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Friday, October 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Maine governor and white suprmacist Paul LePage.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Days before vote on marijuana law, bill from LePage calls for delaying sales until 2019 (Portland Press Herald)

// New Zealand Voters Get Chance To Legalize Marijuana By 2020 (Marijuana Moment)

// Airport screeners relaxing handling of passengers with medical marijuana (National Post)


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// Nation’s top cops prosecutors urge Trump not to roll back successful crime policies (Washington Post)

// Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission taps Shawn Collins as executive director of new state marijuana agency (Mass Live)

// Rifle PD gets new drug pups – who will be trained to ignore marijuana (Post Independent)

// Patient says her medical marijuana was confiscated at Maine Med (WLBZ 2 NBC)

// Umpqua Bank to close local company’s account for confusion over hemp (Northern Light)

// New Brunswick issues call for 15 cannabis retail spaces (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ohio to Accept Cannabis Processor License Applications in December (News Cannabis Ventures)


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Thursday, October 19, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is caught grim faced during a candlelight vigil.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sessions: Expanding Marijuana Cultivation For Research Is ‘Healthy’ (Marijuana Moment)

// Cory Booker Explains Why He’s Making Legal Weed His Signature Issue (Vice)

// Pro-Legalization Congressman To Target Anti-Cannabis Lawmakers (Marijuana Moment)


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// Justice Department creates watchdog for asset forfeiture program (Washington Post)

// 130-acre medical marijuana development to provide 1,000 new Michigan jobs (Michigan Live)

// Tapatio Hot Sauce Is Suing Cannabis-Infused Brand ‘Trapatio’ Over Logo Rip-Off (Merry Jane)

// Massachusetts Legalization Advocates: More Towns Should Follow Marshfield Example (Weed News)

// MassRoots Confirms CEO Change and Will Pay Dietrich $31,666.64 in Severance (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cannabis Symposium Focuses on Sustainability Energy Efficiency (Westword)

// Undercover Agents Arrest San Diego Cannabis Delivery Drivers (Leafly)


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DOJ Admits It Isn’t Legal To Keep Prosecuting Washington State Medical Marijuana Users (Huffington Post)

// MassRoots in turmoil after CEO ouster; CannaRegs scuttles planned $12M merger (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Crowdfunding Site Cancels Aid to California Wildfire Victims- Because Cannabis (Leafly)


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// Medical marijuana businesses could need up to $500k to start up in Michigan (MLive)

// Share Supply Sinks Canadian Cannabis Companies (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hawaii approves second lab for medical marijuana testing (Pacific Business News)

// Medical Marijuana Grower Gets Green Light in Pennsylvania (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Legalize Maine says Legislature’s rewrite of pot law ‘not ready for prime time’ (Portland Press Herald)

// Report: Cannabis industry capital raises reach $1.8B in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘Everywhere I go, all I smell is pot now,’ Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says (Mass Live)


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Thursday, September 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sessions reiterates distaste for marijuana legalization (Cannabist)

// Sen. Al Franken Is Evolving On Marijuana (Forbes)

// Ontario considers pricing recreational pot at $10 a gram (CBC News)


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// Roger Stone is desperate for people to know he wants to legalize weed (Death and Taxes)

// Las Vegas marijuana shop can stay open 24/7 (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Poll: Broad support among Utahns for medical marijuana ballot initiative, including strong support among Mormons (Utah Policy)

// Kentucky judge dismisses challenge of medical marijuana ban (Washington Post)

// CHP Could Be Put in Charge of Quashing the Cannabis Black Market (LA Weekly)

// How long will it take Pa. to respond to medical marijuana request? Years state says (Penn Live)

// As legalization looms, Couche-Tard considers selling marijuana (Montreal Gazette)


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Michigan to dispensaries: close by Dec. 15 or risk not getting a license (Michigan Radio (AP))

// Cannabis Jobs Count: Legal Marijuana Supports 149,304 Americans (Leafly)

// Milestone for Colorado marijuana: $100M in monthly recreational sales (Cannabist)


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// British Columbia premier eyes role for private cannabis retailers (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis grows – legal or not – are far from business as usual for electric co’s (Cannabist)

// Brown Signs Legislation To Ban Using Pot While Driving Or Riding In Car (CBS Los Angeles)

// Denver $2B budget plan uses marijuana money for transportation, community projects (Cannabist)

// Draft bill would tax Maine recreational pot sales at 20% (Portland Press Herald)

// REI Exec Says Entering Marijuana Industry Discussed But Company Says It Wants No Part Of It (Forbes)

// Sandoval against Nevada marijuana lounges (Las Vegas Review Journal)


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Justice Department at odds with DEA on marijuana research, MS-13 (Washington Post)

// Mainers won’t be selling recreational pot by February deadline (Portland Press Herald)

// Washington Officials Respond to Sessions’s Marijuana Threats (MassRoots)


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// Online sales drives revenue for Boulder indoor garden maker AeroGrow (Daily Camera)

// The VA Can’t Provide Cannabis to Veterans With PTSD, so This Group Gives It Out for Free (Leafly)

// The Industrial Hemp Farming Act is back- is this the year Congress legalizes the crop? (Cannabist)

// Over 500 Medical Marijuana Cards Approved in Ark. (NWA News)

// 2018 Governor Candidates Support Marijuana Reform (MassRoots)

// Without Banks, Lawmaker Calls AR Medical Marijuana Business ‘Wild, Wild West’ (Arkansas Matters)

// Who’s Sabotaging This Cannabis Company’s Instagram Account? (Leafly)


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Thursday, August 10, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Latino Lawmakers Endorse Legalizing Marijuana (MassRoots)

// San Diego DA’s Prosecution of Pot Attorney Has Sent Chills Through the Legal Community (Voices of San Diego)

// Letter from Clark County to marijuana industry: Don’t promote public pot use (Las Vegas Sun)


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// Colorado lawmaker calls Sessions’ marijuana policy letters a ‘political ploy’ (Cannabist)

// Made-in-L.A. Marijuana Strains Find a Market in Las Vegas (LA Weekly)

// With pot legal state, vows crackdown on impaired drivers (Boston.com)

// This former minister expects to make $22 million next year selling marijuana (CNBC)

// After 2015 legalization, Texans may be able to buy medical cannabis oil by January (Texas Tribune)

// Medical marijuana companies in Canada capitalizing on ‘insane’ growth abroad (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Seattle Drops Fine Against Hempfest (Leafly (AP))


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions’ letter to Oregon gov cites ‘pervasive illicit cannabis cultivation’ (Cannabist)

// Inslee and Ferguson Defend Washington Marijuana Regulations in Reply to Sessions (Marijuana Industry News)

// Weed Scene Elated as City Appears to Embrace Pot Shop Permits (LA Weekly)


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// State Lawmakers’ Group Urges Feds to Deschedule Cannabis (Leafly)

// Want to influence Massachusetts weed industry decisions? Regs board now forming (Cannabist)

// DEA plans to reduce quota of government-grown marijuana for research in 2018 (Cannabist)

// Scott To Create ‘Blue Ribbon Commission’ To Study Marijuana Legalization Issues (Vermont Public Radio)

// Pot Report Sparks War of Words Between New York Mayor & Drug Policy Alliance (The Fix)

// Chart: Many operational marijuana businesses are seeking funding in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Neil deGrasse Tyson Endorses Legalizing Marijuana (MassRoots)


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Monday, August 7, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, August 7, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Charlie Baker makes his picks for Cannabis Advisory Board (Boston Herald)

// A simple inexpensive piece of tech is upending the burgeoning marijuana industry (Business Insider)

// Town of Nipton Sells Itself to American Green a Silly Penny Stock Company (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// AG Sessions has ‘serious concerns’ on marijuana regulations in letter to Governor Hickenlooper (KDVR)

// Jeff Sessions Questions Washington’s Marijuana Regulations (KUOW)

// Medical-pot enrollment sales up but less than expected (News-Gazette)

// Los Coyotes tribe forging agreement GB science for commercial cannabis venture (East County Magazine)

// Tahoe’s first and only dispensary to sell recreational marijuana (My News 4)

// State pot advisers eye fed crackdown (Boston Herald)

// Nevada Gaming Regulator Warns Casinos to Watch Out for Stoned Gamblers (Merry Jane)


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Monday, July 31, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, July 31, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Signing marijuana law Massachusetts, gov continues to express reservations (Cannabist)

// Marijuana in Massachusetts: Here are the first appointees to a key advisory panel (Mass Live)

// SJC to hear case against ‘unconstitutionally vague’ medical marijuana law (Boston Herald)


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// Medical marijuana dispensaries will get a jump on new retailers (Boston Herald)

// D.C. Marijuana Market: Stuck In A Gray Zone (Rhode Island Public Radio)

// Lawmakers head to Denver for pot fact-finding mission (Central Maine)

// In Vermont’s Third Year Of Industrial Hemp, Growth And Growing Pains (Vermont Public Radio)

// Cops are Using Stoned Focus Groups to Improve Roadside Cannabis Impairment Testing (Merry Jane)

// For This Pot Guy, States Are His Biggest Customers (Governing)

// Grandpas smoking weed for the first time is as hilarious as it sounds (Mashable)


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