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Friday, April 14, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a podium up on stage.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, April 14, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canada is poised to approve a law legalizing marijuana nationwide (Washington Post)

// Colorado ends plans for pot clubs over Trump uncertainty (Associated Press)

// Three cannabis companies raise over $7 million (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Cannabis investment climate warming but big investors not writing checks (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Stocks in Canada Drop on Thursday’s Legalization Announcement (Marijuana Industry News)

// Denver: Don’t use marijuana products made outside Colorado (Denverite)

// North Dakota legislature approves medical marijuana (KFGO)

// David Downs author of ‘The Medical Marijuana Guidebook’ hired to be The San Francisco Chronicle’s first cannabis editor (Talking New Media)

// New York Reminds Insurers to Cover Visits Resulting in MMJ Certification (Marijuana Industry News)

// Buzzkill: Medical marijuana cards still required at first post-legalization Cannabis Cup (OC Register)


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Monday, March 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A retail display shows trimmed marijuana buds arrayed over a Canadian Flag maple leaf.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, March 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trudeau government to legalize marijuana by Canada Day 2018: reports (The Star)

// Colorado Legislation Would Create a Loophole for Cannabis Growers to Escape a Federal Crackdown (Merry Jane)

// DEA OKs synthetic marijuana for pharma company that spent $500,000 to keep pot illegal (Chicago Tribune)


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// More medical marijuana licenses would be awarded in deal reached by Maryland legislative leaders (Baltimore Sun)

// State House Votes to Block Memphis, Nashville Pot Ordinances (Memphis Daily News)

// Buzzkill: Gov. Rauner ‘Not A Believer’ That Legalized Marijuana Would Help State’s Woes (Chicagoist)

// Lawmakers Have Lots of Ideas For How to Spend Proceeds from Taxing Pot Sales (Maine Public)

// WV Senate committee passes medical marijuana bill (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

// Medical marijuana bill in South Carolina bolstered by conservatives (Boston Globe)

// 3 former pro athletes to talk about marijuana after 2017 Hash Bash (MLive)


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

A pile and bowl of the US Governments crappy crappy ditchweed. It barely resembles marijuana as we know it.

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

// Government marijuana looks nothing like the real stuff. See for yourself. (Washington Post)

// Trump Admin Not Concerned About Canadian Legal Marijuana (MassRoots)

// Citing organized crime, Colorado House OKs efforts to limit marijuana grows (Denver Post)


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// Denver council opts to take more time on measure to allow midnight closing for marijuana shops (Denver Post)

// Group Asks Lawmakers To Hold Off On Changes To Marijuana Law (CBS Boston)

// Bill would reduce penalty for marijuana possession (My San Antonio)

// Gov. McAuliffe expected to sign marijuana reforms (TWVR CBS 6)

// ‘Cannabis’ more accurate label than ‘marijuana’, state lawmaker says (West Hawaii Today)

// Farmers in Italy fight soil contamination with cannabis (CBS Evening News)

// Chart: Marijuana business licensing backlog in Alaska (Marijuana Business Daily )


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

The Maryland state flag waves in the wind.

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

// Should legalizing marijuana be on the ballot in Maryland? (Baltimore Sun)

// Gov. Paul LePage pressures Legislature to provide money to regulate marijuana (Sun Journal)

// Boulder DA Stan Garnett named to group that will advise Trump administration on pot (Daily Camera)


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// Colorado bill adding PTSD as qualifier for marijuana crosses important first hurdle (Colorado Politics)

// Baker: Pot law changes need to be done by April (Herald News)

// Chart: Nevada medical marijuana patient counts soar, but more growth needed (Marijuana Business Daily)

// A year after almost legalizing it Utah Legislature questions whether marijuana is medicine (Salt Lake Tribune)

// Minnesota’s medical marijuana program needs more money (Star Tribune)

// California’s new pot economy valued at $7 billion (LA Times)

// Stephen Jackson smoked marijuana before NBA games, played high (UPI)


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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Congressman Tom Price of Georgia will be the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Picks Marijuana Opponent For Health Secretary (Marijuana.com)

// Report: Beer Volumes Declining in Markets Where Recreational Cannabis is Legal (Brewbound)

// You may have to wait longer for legal pot in Mass. (Boston Globe)


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// Gov. Hickenlooper debuts “aggressive” new efforts to battle homelessness with marijuana tax dollars (Denver Post)

// Some Pot Shops Are Already Selling To Everyone, Despite Questionable Legality (LAist)

// Man turned away from Metro East bank for medical marijuana use (KMOV 4 News)

// Governor, legislators eyeing tax of marijuana (Missoulian)

// Proposed national fire safety codes in works for cannabis businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// State receiving first tax payments from marijuana businesses (KTUU 2 NBC)

// Retired NFL Player Eugene Monroe Joins Chicago Medical Marijuana Company (Chicago Inno)


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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The IRS Is ‘Aggressively’ Auditing a Handful of Colorado Cannabis Companies (Inc.)

// Election May Be a Turning Point for Legal Marijuana (New York Times)

// Eaze Completes $13mm Capital Raise (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Man pulls mobile home across the country seeking legalization of medical marijuana for vets (Fox 5 DC)

// Chart: Marijuana legalization campaigns raising more money than opposition (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Casino owner gives half-million to Arizona anti-pot campaign (SF Gate)

// Detained in Thailand, Cannabis Coffeeshop Pioneer Asks Dutch King for Rescue (Leafly)

// How Pot Has Changed Colorado, According To Its Largest Marijuana Dispensary (NPR Illinois)

// Canopy Growth Now Licensed to Sell 12mm Grams of Medical Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Maine towns seek to delay marijuana clubs, stores ahead of Question 1 vote (Portland Press Herald)


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Monday, October 24, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, October 24, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oregon Health Authority Finds High Pesticide Levels in Batches of “Dr. Jack” and “Marion Berry” Cannabis (Willamette Week)

// Feds Drop Case Against California Marijuana Dispensary (Marijuana.com)

// MassRoots Completes $5.0 Million Equity Financing (Marijuana Industry News)


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// State Marijuana Votes Could End Federal Prohibition in 2017 (Marijuana.com)

// Canadian Medical Cannabis Patient Enrollment Triples (New Cannabis Ventures)

// NJ lawmakers see no problems with legalized pot (Philly.com)

// Even without marijuana for sale, Anchorage’s first retail pot shop opens its doors (KTUU 2 NBC)

// Report: Arkansas’ costs to legalize MMJ could outweigh tax revenue (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Analysis: More Than 4,500 TV Ads for 4 Maine Referendums (Maine Public)

// Massachusetts Couple File Lawsuit Against State Police for Return of Seized Cannabis Plants (Merry Jane)


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Friday, October 21, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Weinholzt of Utah holds a press conference about medical marijuana reform.

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Friday, October 21, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Democrat running for Utah governor unveils medical marijuana plan (Fox 13 Salt Lake City)

// Group sues over some Broward ballots missing marijuana question (Sun Sentinel)

// Marijuana Lights Up State Ballots (New York Times)


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// California readies landmark water rules for cannabis cultivators (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Majority of Montana voters oppose medical marijuana initiative, poll shows (Missoulian)

// Massachusetts Senate President: I’m Voting for Cannabis Question (Leafly)

// ‘But this is just drug abuse and it’s not medicine’: Arkansas medical marijuana opponents launch first TV ad (The Cannabist)

// Gummies overtake chocolate in Colorado cannabis edibles space (Confectionery News)

// Signal Bay Completes Purchase of Portland Cannabis Testing Lab (EconoTimes)

// Alaska Railroad sees hope in marijuana industry and other areas as profits drop (Alaska Dispatch News)


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Monday, October 17, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The blue-graded sky screams overhead a green and rusty red Colorado forested lake.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 17, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// So Far So Good: What We Know About Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. (Drug Policy Alliance)

// With $1M boost, cannabis company launches glass line (Business Den)

// Discount Tire gives $1 million to campaign against marijuana legalization (Phoenix Business Journal)


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// Head of Maryland medical marijuana grower licensing defends decisions says scores were tightly bunched (Baltimore Sun)

// Montana anti-marijuana group called out for breaking law on campaign spending (Cannabist)

// Richard Branson to cannabis advocates: Fight to legalize it. (CNET)

// Leak Reveals Clinton’s Marijuana Debate Prep (Marijuana.com)

// Cannabis Beer Brewer Prepares for National Distribution (US News & World Report)

// Austin company lights way for cannabis industry (Austin American-Statesman)

// Survey: Most Delawareans support legal marijuana (Delaware State News)


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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A green marijuana leaf sits under the light.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maryland lawmakers to pot regulators: No licenses without diverse industry (Washington Post)

// Marijuana VC company subject of fraud investigation (Business Den)

// The Marijuana Election Ad War Begins (Marijuana.com)


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// State lawmaker explains drug purchases after report (WMUR)

// California marijuana legalization faces unlikely foe: growers (Reuters)

// Anchorage assembly OKs city’s first retail marijuana shop (KTUU 2 NBC)

// Nevada veterans launch Mainstream Marijuana Association to promote access (My 4 News NBC)

// Maine Voices: ACLU endorses ‘yes’ vote on legalizing, regulating, taxing marijuana (Portland Press Herald)

// Viceland TV to air episode of “Weediquette” filmed entirely in Maine (Bangor Daily News)

// Memphis council OKs decriminalizing pot in some cases (The Commercial Appeal)


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