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Thursday, November 30, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington Report Gives Side-Eye to Homegrow Legalization (Leafly)

// Scotts Miracle-Gro Beefs Up Cannabis Industry Exposure with $72.2 Million Acquisition of Can-Filters (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Sessions hints at crackdown on recreational pot affecting California other states (Sacramento Bee)


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// San Francisco pushes forward with legal marijuana sales (Washington Post (AP))

// 66 Members Of Congress Demand Protection Of State Medical Marijuana Laws (Weed News)

// California’s High Cannabis Tax Could Doom Legalization. Here’s a Fix (Leafly)

// Cannabis mergers and acquisitions more than double as Aurora buys rivals with investor windfall (Calgary Herald)

// Massachusetts House budget writers propose giving $2.7 million to marijuana regulators (Mass Live)

// Can medical marijuana users have firearms? Police say no (Lehigh Valley Live )

// Kellyanne Conway Has Zero Experience In Drug Policy But Is Running the White House Opioid Response (Mother Jones)


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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// House passes marijuana legislation bill moves to Senate (CTV News)

// Canadian cannabis company to pay $1.6M for California dispensary (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Surrender Your Guns Police Tell Hawaiian Medical Marijuana Patients (Leafly)


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// Michigan police face questions about using experimental saliva drug test at DUI stops (Cannabist (AP))

// Sacramento to Consider Greenlighting Jan. 1 Cannabis Sales (Leafly)

// How legal marijuana in N.J. will disrupt Pa.’s medical program: A Q&A with Duane Morris lawyers (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// New Yorkers Support Legalizing Marijuana As Budget Fix Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// City Clerk: No Medical Marijuana Businesses Have Applied To Operate in Lansing So Far (WKAR )

// NH marijuana legalization study panel holds third meeting (WMUR)

// Chart: Value of largest Canadian US marijuana companies (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Thursday, November 16, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Kentucky state flag is coated in sunlight as it waves in the wind.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Kentucky Secretary of State starts task force to get medical marijuana legalized (WSAZ)

// House committee rejects N.H. marijuana legalization bill (Concord Monitor)

// Medical Marijuana Weeks Away From Being Sold Legally In Texas (CBS DFW)


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// Julian Fantino who once compared weed to murder defends opening medical marijuana business (CBC Radio)

// Man says marijuana dispensary will bring ‘undesirable elements’ to the area like army vets and cancer patients (Boston Globe)

// On-site marijuana consumption decision delayed (KTUU )

// Montana health department drafts dozens of new medical marijuana rules (Missourian)

// V.A. Doesn’t Understand Marijuana Laws So Veterans Lose Access (Marijuana Moment)

// Jan. 1 Marijuana Sales Delayed as S.F. Supes Choke (San Francisco Weekly)

// Cannabis industry expected to turn out in record numbers for MJBizCon (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A close-up shot of a marijuana plant glistens with with resin crystals.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// BioTrackTHC To The Rescue: Contingency Plan for Washington (Cannabis Industry Journal)

// A snag for legal marijuana in N.J.? New Assembly speaker won’t commit (NJ.com)

// Pot-Stock Frenzy Intensifies in Canada (Bloomberg)


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// 8 Investigates: Patients wait months for state medical marijuana ID cards (WFLA)

// Budweiser’s Ex-Marketing Chief Sees Weed as New Craft Beer (Bloomberg)

// Court asked to rule Arizona’s fee for medical pot permits is illegally high (Tuscon.com)

// Can you be fired in Michigan for using medical marijuana? (Lansing State Journal)

// Chart: Most effective forms of advertising for cannabis businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Watch How Medical Cannabis Instantly Alleviates This Boy’s Seizures (Alternative Daily)

// How the price of weed in N.J. could plunge if it’s legalized (NJ.com)


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Friday, November 10, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, November 10, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Failed deal red ink dwindling sales put MassRoots on the ropes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado marijuana shops maintain $136M pace for third straight month (Cannabist)

// Medical marijuana director resigns the second in two years (Baltimore Sun)


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// Opening of new Delaware medical marijuana dispensary delayed (Washington Post)

// Marijuana, activists companies clash over recreational rules (Boston Globe)

// State preparing for cash – lots of it – when medical marijuana applications come in (Detroit Free Press)

// Vermont Legislature Poised to Approve Legal Weed in 2018 (Seven Days)

// Georgia College poll: Most Georgians back medical marijuana, casinos, Obamacare (WMAZ)

// Marijuana publishing is a growth industry- except in Mexico (Columbia Journalism Review)

// Aurora Cannabis Q1 Sales Surge 169% to $8.25 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

New Jersey's newly elected governor Phil Murphy grins widely for a photo in a dinner while holding up a white ceramic coffee cup.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Election results: Recreational cannabis legalization strong possibility in New Jersey + wins in Detroit (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California treasurer wants the state to study a public bank option for pot businesses (LA Times)

// Only one-third of marijuana extracts accurately labeled, researchers say (CNN)


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// Massachusetts marijuana oversight board seeks $7.5 million budget (MassLive)

// Republicans say they’ll block marijuana bill again if it isn’t overhauled (Portland Press Herald)

// Push to Legalize Recreational Pot in Illinois Takes Step Forward (NBC Chicago)

// SF supervisors offer more changes to recreational cannabis legislation (San Francisco Gate)

// Will recreational pot in Mass. kill RI’s medical marijuana program? (Providence Journal)

// Cannabis Companies Struggle To Be Charitable (CBS Denver)

// Marijuana to be sold through private stores in Manitoba (Globe and Mail)


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Monday, November 6, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Racist Maine governor Paul LePage.

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Monday, November 6, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// LePage just says no to bill that would launch Maine’s marijuana market (Portland Press Herald)

// On Legalization’s 5th Anniversary, Here’s What We’ve Learned (Leafly)

// MJ Freeway’s point-of-sale system goes down again (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Ohio Names 11 Medical Cannabis Cultivation Provisional License Holders (New Cannabist Ventures)

// Senate could hold up government’s pot bill beyond July deadline (CBC News)

// New Mexico May Add Opioid Use Disorder as a Qualifying Condition (Leafly)

// Drugged Driving Crackdown: Michigan Police Officers to Begin Mouth Swabs in 5 Counties (Legal Examiner)

// CDOT Lyft and Marijuana Industry Group partner to stop Coloradans from driving high (Denver Channel)

// Men seeking medical marijuana bombard Pennsylvania gynecologist’s office (Cannabist (AP))

// Five things you should know about Shaleen Title (Boston Globe)


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Constellation’s purchase of Canopy stake is ‘transformative’, portends further investments (Marijuana Business Daily)

// With 9 weeks to go, California’s cities not positioned to start recreational marijuana sales (Cannabist (AP))

// Merkel May Agree To Legalize Marijuana In Germany Under Coalition Deal (Marijuana Moment)


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// Law enforcement continues to push unfounded Halloween marijuana candy claims (Washington Post)

// Chart: Canadian marijuana producers bolster inventories ahead of recreational cannabis legalization (Marijuana Business Daily)

// City Council zoning ordinance blocks medical marijuana businesses in most of Cleveland (Cleveland.com)

// Small towns have big say on future of Michigan’s medical marijuana industry (Michigan Live)

// Missouri groups try again to get medical marijuana on the ballot (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

// Detroit Pistons’ Stan Van Gundy: NBA faces complex issue on marijuana (Detroit Free Press)

// If New Jersey Legalizes Do I Have to Move Back Home? (Leafly)


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Thursday, October 26, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Poll: Legal Marijuana Support At Record High In U.S. (Forbes)

// Incoming New Zealand Government Wants Medical Pot Within 100 Days (Marijuana.com)

// State eyes flight rule to ship marijuana to islands (Boston Globe)


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// Jamaica Grants First Two Licenses to Medical Cannabis Providers (Merry Jane)

// New study commission on legalizing marijuana in RI meets for first time (WPRI)

// Report: Quebec government to set up 20-40 rec marijuana stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Md. pot businesses cleared, win licenses after investigation into possible conflicts (Washington Post)

// Are Extracts Illegal in Arizona? Not So Fast (Leafly)

// Ex-NBA commissioner David Stern says marijuana should no longer be banned (Guardian)

// Just a reminder that literally no one will hand out weed candy in Orlando this Halloween (Orlando Weekly)


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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Maine governor Paul LePage speaks at CPAC 2017.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// House Senate pass bill to regulate Maine marijuana sales, but not by veto-proof margins (Portland Press Herald)

// The Marijuana Evolution Of Senator Orrin Hatch (Marijuana Moment)

// Canadian Lawyers Cry Foul Over New Drugged-Driving Regulations (Leafly)


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// No ‘significant issues’ from marijuana legalization, says Colorado medical officer (CBC News)

// Data Dive: Canadian Medical Marijuana Patient Total Tops 200,000 (Leafly)

// Chart: New York medical marijuana patient counts surge 183%, but challenges remain for businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada marijuana sales eclipse $33 million for August 2017 (Cannabist)

// Political Scene: Journal talks to Governor Raimondo on issues ranging from PawSox to crumbling schools (Providence Journal)

// First billboard for medical marijuana appears in Albuquerque (KRQE)

// Poll: Three in four Utahns support legalizing medical marijuana (Salt Lake Tribune)


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