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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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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bad Cannabis Headlines Dangerously Misinform Readers (Marijuana Moment)

// UK Bill Legalizing Medical Cannabis Passes First Reading Unopposed (Marijuana.com)

// AG says random drug testing violates constitution (Pacific Daily News)


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// Carbondale pot infusion business faces permit revocation (Post Independent)

// Dutch government eyes regulated cannabis production (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Could Cannabis Eventually Replace Anti-Anxiety Medications? (Leafly)

// Cannabis-related butane bill vetoed by Gov. Brown (Sacramento Business Journal)

// Scottish National Party Wants the Power to Decriminalize All Drugs (Merry Jane)

// Montana’s medical marijuana industry expected to hit $18.7 million this year (KPAX)

// Eric Holder slams Sessions’ ‘almost obsession with marijuana’ (The Hill)


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A large white industrial truck holds a layered stack of seized outdoor marijuana plants while awaiting a trip to the incinerator.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The California wildfires aren’t just bad news for wine- weed is in danger, too (Quartz)

// Legal marijuana causes warehouse rent to skyrocket in Sacramento – 4 or 5 times normal (Sacramento Bee)

// Editorial: Californians will soon be able to buy marijuana; they need legal places to smoke it (Los Angeles Times)


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// The High Price of Cheap Weed (Grist)

// Medical marijuana patients report reduction in use of prescription drugs (Chicago Tribune)

// Leaked Document Reveals Ontario’s Conflicted Path to Legalization (Leafly)

// With cannabis legalization around the corner, Los Angeles contemplates another dumb move (LA Times)

// US Territory Considers Legal Marijuana Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Arkansas AG again rejects bid for legal marijuana in state (KATV Little Rock)

// Chart: Record first month of recreational marijuana sales in Nevada (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Friday, September 29, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, September 29, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Nevada’s first month of recreational marijuana sales brings state $3.7 million in tax revenue (Nevada Independent)

// Nevada Attorney General asked to rule on pot lounges (Nevada Appeal)

// Update: CBD oil hits national stage with Target.com – briefly (Cannabist)


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// Michigan regulators will allow mega-growers of medical marijuana into the state (Detroit Free Press)

// Citing concerns about federal law, Albuquerque rejects medical marijuana bus ads (Santa Fe New Mexican)

// Is costly Colorado pot tax error worth a special session? Why the GOP says no (Denver Post)

// Legislative panel signs off on bill to spell out Maine’s rules for recreational pot (Portland Press Herald)

// Cannabis Fund Green Acre Capital Raises $25 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// How did Long Beach decide who gets a medical marijuana license? With an actual lottery machine, of course (Press-Telegram)

// MLB instantly regrets Wiz Khalifa throwing out first pitch (NY Post)


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Thursday, September 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical Marijuana dispensaries could stay open while applying for licenses under bills (Michigan Live)

// Recreational marijuana sales won’t start in January in SF after all (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Injunction blocks Smithfield from restricting medical pot cultivation + video (Providence Journal)


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// Coming soon to a billboard near you: Marijuana ads (Inquirer Daily News )

// As lawmakers add cut and tweak Maine recreational pot laws take shape (Portland Press Herald)

// Marijuana industry uses cross-border beer case to argue against provincial monopolies (CBC News)

// L.A. marijuana businesses unhappy with draft rules but talks continue (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada Cancels Seed-to-Sale Contract Months Into 5-Year Contract in Favor of Metrc (Dope Magazine)

// Legalize pot in R.I.? 19 people picked to study the issue (Providence Journal)

// Giving the gift of green in the ‘District of Cannabis’ (Star Tribune)


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Thursday, September 14, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch Pushes Medical Marijuana As Opioid Alternative (Forbes)

// Canopy Growth signs deal to supply Australian company with medical cannabis (CTV News)

// Andrew Freedman on Legalization and His Time as Colorado’s Marijuana Czar (Westword)


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// New pot law goes into effect Saturday (Eagle Tribune)

// Oregon pot regulators announce moves to tame illegal market (Portland Business Journal)

// ‘So many things can go awry’ with Michigan’s medical marijuana plan (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Funding gap now an issue for Mass. marijuana control commission (Telegram)

// Bill Montgomery’s Quixotic Crusade Against Medical Marijuana Quashed Again (Phoenix New Times)

// It Appears You Can Officially Get High at Food Festivals Now (LA Weekly)

// Newly Launched Website Will Host In-Depth Financial Reporting on Marijuana Industry (Civilized)


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A sunny day shines down on the city of Las Vegas with its faux Statue of Liberty backed by a wall of casino towers.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Legislature’s lawyers: Marijuana consumption lounges don’t run afoul of Nevada law (Nevada Independent)

// Senators Want Feds To Make Sure Dispensary Marijuana Is Safe (Forbes)

// Proposed Cannabis Dispensary Shutdown Would Effect 2/3 Of Michigan Patients (Weed News)


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// All the Cannabis Legalization Measures in Play Right Now (Leafly)

// Massachusetts pot board to meet for 1st time discuss hiring (CT Post)

// Colorado marijuana firm secures $10 million for massive Massachusetts facility (Mass Live)

// MassRoots And CannaRegs: Does The $12 Million Acquisition Make Sense? (Bengzinga)

// Charities Are Refusing Contributions From Cannabis Companies Despite Legalization (Merry Jane)

// ‘I’m Two For Two’: Judge Drops Case Against Weed Advocate Who Toked On Capitol Hill (DCist)

// Chart: 19% of cannabis businesses are owned or were founded by racial minorities (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Thursday, September 7, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// House GOP Blocks State Medical Cannabis Protections For Now (Weed News)

// Roger Stone pulled as cannabis conference’s keynote speaker (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steven Hoffman confident marijuana shops will open on time (Mass Live)


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// Canadian cannabis producer to build $30M production operation in Portugal (CTV News)

// First Cannabis Ad Runs on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC (Leafly)

// Manhattan DA lightens marijuana penalties in new policy (Politico)

// Brooklyn DA’s Pledge to Reduce Marijuana Prosecutions Makes Little Difference (WNYC)

// Scott: Legal pot two years away (Rutland Herald)

// How Insiders Secretly Pocketed $3 Million from Sunset Island Group (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Washington state broker aims to sell bundle of 12 marijuana retailers for up to $70M (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana activist and lawyer Shaleen Title was just named to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Shaleen Title On The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Is A VERY Big Deal (Weed News)

// Trump’s new drug czar nominee once said drug users belong in a ‘hospital-slash-prison’ (Vox)

// How legalization caused the price of marijuana to collapse (Washington Post)


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// Chart: Minorities occupy 17% of executive positions in marijuana industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Legal recreational marijuana likely to be in short supply, experts say (Mass Live)

// Oregon’s legalization quickly cut Washington border pot sales (Around the O)

// Major roadblock to medical marijuana in Ohio solved? College steps up to test cannabis (Cincinnati.com)

// Rep. Allen Peake Pledges to Continue Medical Marijuana Fight (Flag Pole)

// Maricann Revises Annual Sales Forecast to $4.3mm After Windstorm (New Cannabis Ventures)

// California is about to open its first legal cannabis shops, and it’s posing a huge problem for local pot farms (Independent)


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Thursday, August 24, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A illustrated poster shows Jeff Sessions cooking an egg with the text 'This is your brain on Jeff Sessions'.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lawmakers Tell Sessions To Stop Blocking Marijuana Research (MassRoots)

// First member of state pot commission didn’t support legalization (Boston Globe)

// What happened to Women Grow? Rapid growth strategic changes contributed to contraction (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// MassRoots to Acquire CannaRegs for $12 Million in Stock (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Will legal pot be a chance for minority business owners? (Boston Globe)

// When you write legislation really quickly sometimes you accidentally cut funding for buses and museums (Denverite)

// Smoke this: John Morgan adds plaintiffs to marijuana lawsuit (Florida Politics)

// Marijuana Industry More Stable Than Journalism Says Reporter Jumping Ship (Westword)

// Why weed could cut into liquor sales across Nevada (Las Vegas Sun)

// New York Announces Major Changes to Medical Cannabis Program (New Cannabis Ventures)


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