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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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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maui dispensary approved as 1st to begin selling medical marijuana (Hawaii News Now)

// Poll: Record High Support For Legal Marijuana (MassRoots)

// Multi-State Cannabis Operator GTI Quietly Raises Over $50 Million (New Cannabist Ventures)


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// Activists concerned that state’s marijuana regulatory agency is underfunded (WWLP News)

// Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Board Members Largely From Pro-Pot Cities (New England Public Radio)

// Attorney: State can’t outlaw medical marijuana on college campuses (Verde Independent)

// Virginia’s Leading Gubernatorial Candidate Is Already Calling for Marijuana Decriminalization (Merry Jane)

// North Dakota Department of Health looking for lab to test medical marijuana (Bismarck Tribune)

// Unfinished business: Maine lawmakers delayed many key decisions (Bangor Daily News)

// The Post’s View: Maryland is mired in a medical-marijuana morass (Washington Post)


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Thursday, August 3, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, August 3, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Pot Laced With Pesticides Forces States to Act as EPA Stays Away (Bloomberg Politics)

// Maine lawmakers propose limits on marijuana home growing (Portland Press Herald)

// Casino Industry Wants Clarity On Marijuana Rules (MassRoots)


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// The Haymaker: Why Is Jeff Sessions Hiding His Task Force? (Leafly)

// Scotts Miracle-Gro eyes global leadership position in hydroponics sector (Cannabist)

// Oakland test-drives marijuana permit program aimed at those affected by War on Drugs (Cannafornian)

// DEA Chief Instructs Agents to Ignore Trump’s Call to Use Increased Force Against Suspects (Merry Jane)

// Pot performance: Canadian sports committee to de-mystify cannabis rules for elite athletes (Metro News)

// Alaska’s marijuana industry is enjoying a summer boom (Juneau Empire)

// An Oregon Couple Raced to Open a Pot Shop in the Path of the Eclipse. But They’re Stuck Waiting for the OLCC. (Willamette Week)


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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DOH Certifies Steep Hill Hawaii to Begin Cannabis Testing (Maui Now)

// State leaders reject call for special session on medical marijuana (Baltimore Sun)

// Trump Opioid Commission Ignores Marijuana As Solution (MassRoots)


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// Senate Bill Punishes States For Discriminatory Marijuana Arrests (MassRoots)

// Ballot measure ‘typo’ could cost recreational marijuana campaign (Argus Leader)

// Finding of possible conflicts in Md. medical pot program sparks call for legislation (Washington Post)

// State gives OK to grow medical marijuana in Secaucus (NorthJersey.com)

// Marijuana grows leaving more Colorado homes filled with mold (Denver Post)

// Chart: Recreational marijuana stores are clustered in low-income areas of Denver, Seattle (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana is 9% of all Michigan arrests, and other facts on marijuana arrests (Michigan Live)


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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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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Republicans Block Congressional Marijuana Votes (MassRoots)

// The Haymaker: Will Trump Fire Sessions By the Time You Finish This Headline? (Leafly)

// Federal lawsuit against Sessions and DEA says marijuana’s Schedule I status unconstitutional (Cannabist)


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// Colorado Springs head shops accused of illegal marijuana sales; 13 indicted (Cannabist)

// LA’s weed industry needs a bank. City leaders might create one it can use (Los Angeles Daily News)

// Wash. state anti-pot billboard aimed at Latinos sparks outrage (New York Daily News)

// Canada’s Licensed Producers Band Together Over Advertising Rules (Marijuana.com)

// Brazil’s Health Agency Plans Regulations for Medical Cannabis Cultivation (Merry Jane)

// The future of cannabis is organic and ethical: Q&A with Dr. Bronner’s CEO David Bronner (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Adam Silver Partly Blames NBA Weed Ban on Travel (Marijuana.com)


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge denies injunction against Nevada pot distribution (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Big Week For Marijuana In Congress (MassRoots)

// Economy Needs Workers, but Drug Tests Take a Toll (New York Times)


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// Maine employers shouldn’t test for marijuana without changes to state law, official says (Portland Press Herald)

// Ohio medical marijuana program budget grows to $11 million (Cleveland.com)

// Could Cristina Barbuto’s Court Win Help Coloradans Fired for Medical Pot? (Westword)

// Court offers job protection for medical marijuana patients; could it happen in California? (Cannifornian)

// Marijuana use legal and illegal is increasing in Michigan (Michigan Live)

// Marijuana board moves to prohibit common lease arrangement (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// How Activists Turned a Bad Massachusetts Bill Into a Great Law (Leafly)


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Friday, July 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, July 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Feds Hold Secret Marijuana Meetings In Colorado (MassRoots)

// Canadian provinces may seek delay in recreational cannabis rollout (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Long Lines $1.30 Grams Mark Uruguay’s Legal Cannabis Debut (Leafly (AP))


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// Michigan companies can’t fill jobs because too many people can’t pass a drug test (Crain’s Detroit Business)

// Drug-testing companies can’t find workers (Boulder Weekly)

// Raid on Los Angeles marijuana grow has Teamsters up in arms (Marijuana Business Daily)

// DOH may certify Hawaii’s first medical marijuana testing lab soon (Hawaii News Now)

// A look at Denver’s Levitt Pavilion funded in part by $250,000 donation from marijuana companies (Cannabist)

// Sessions has no plans to resign despite Trump rebuke (Cannabist)

// Senator Nelson Resubmits Medical Marijuana Bill In Face Of Federal Government Crackdown (Virginia Islands Consortium)


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Hampshire Just Decriminalized Cannabis Possession (Leafly)

// Recreational weed sales begin tomorrow at Uruguay’s pharmacies (Cannabist)

// No replacement winners if PA revokes a medical marijuana permit (Elevated Nation)


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// Congressman Running For Sessions’s Senate Seat Backs Medical Marijuana (MassRoots)

// Treasurer has ‘no idea’ if pot shops can open by July 2018 (Lowell Sun)

// Oklahoma DA protests ruling to return pipes and papers to head shop (Cannabist)

// Marijuana advocacy group Drug Policy Alliance hires director (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Democrats say Gov. Scott Walker accepted donation from marijuana trade group (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

// A Canadian marijuana growth strategy: Q&A with Canopy CEO Bruce Linton (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Can Oakland Help Solve the Weed Industry’s Diversity Problem? (Rolling Stone)


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