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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Dawn rises on Boston's Back Bay as blue speckled clouds hazily stretch across the sky.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colo. offers another model for marijuana industry: Its pot czar (Boston Globe)

// Obama grants clemency to Arizona man convicted of marijuana possession (KTAR News)

// Guam Governor Calls For Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana.com)


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// Cannabis REIT Innovative Industrial Properties Closes $30MM Sale-Leaseback (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Chart: The Trump effect – Some marijuana companies shifting 2017 growth plans, but most staying the course (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Arizona Bill Would Legalize Marijuana, Nullify Federal Prohibition (Tenth Amendment Center)

// Minn. Medical Marijuana Company Announces Price Cuts (CBS Minnesota)

// Hemp growers may try to block federal ban on marijuana extracts (Star Telegram)

// The National Fraternal Order of Police Asks Trump to Leave State Marijuana Laws Alone (Westword)

// US women increasingly use pot during pregnancy, study finds (Philly.com)


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Monday, December 19, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A chicken doll looks up at the sky as if to expect it to fall.

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Monday, December 19, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Sky’s Not Falling! Media Misreporting DEA on CBD “Illegality” (Cashinbis)

// Opponents drop recount effort, acknowledge that Maine voters approved legalized marijuana (Portland Press Herald)

// Marijuana advocates hand out free pot in front of State House (Worcester Business Journal)


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// ‘Prince’ and ‘Princess of Pot’ arrested and released in Montreal dispensary raids (The Star)

// California City to charge $141 a year to issue permits for residents wanting to grow marijuana at home (Inquisitr)

// State Approves St. Francis Hospital Research Into Marijuana As Alternative To Opioid Painkillers (Hartford Courant)

// This Colorado dollhouse shop is selling unique ‘vases’ – a.k.a. mini bongs (Cannabist)

// N.H. Senate minority leader to propose marijuana legalization bill (Concord Monitor)

// This Colorado county may have to return $500K in marijuana taxes collected to fund scholarships (Cannabist)

// CU Boulder researchers receive state grant to study high-potency marijuana effects (CU Boulder)


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Thursday, December 15, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

CBD oil for sale on Walmart.com

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, December 15, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New DEA Rule Says CBD Oil is Really, Truly, No-Joke Illegal (Leafly)

// Marijuana Is Now Officially Legal In Massachusetts (Weed News)

// Oregon Health Authority Releases New Cannabis Testing Rules… Again (Weed News)


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// Despite Mass. legalization, some college campuses still ban marijuana (WWLP 22 News)

// Anchorage sees first retail pot store open Thursday (News Miner)

// Michigan House votes to let landlords bar medical pot (Wood TV 8)

// Pot Dispensaries Frustrated By State’s Costly Delays (Hawaii Public Radio)

// Tennessee Republican Lawmakers Push Medical Marijuana (Marijuana.com)

// Pa. senator says he used medical marijuana despite ban (York Daily Record)

// Shumlin releases PSA to support marijuana pardons (Vermont Biz)


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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A big yellow school bus sits at a green traffic light waiting to turn left.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana Is Harder Than Ever for Younger Teens to Find (US News & World Report)

// Trudeau Gets Green Light on Legalizing Pot With Retail Sales (Bloomberg)

// How States Can Bring African-Americans Into the Marijuana Industry (Rolling Stone)


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// Mexican Senate approves medical marijuana bill (Yahoo News)

// New Vermont Governor Supports Predecessor’s Marijuana Move (Marijuana.com)

// Pro-pot group slams age limit (Boston Herald)

// Kentucky Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana, Take Step to Nullify Federal Prohibition (10th Amendment Center)

// Oregonians to banks: Go ahead, work with cannabis businesses (Portland Business Journal)

// Colorado researchers receive $2.35M to study marijuana use on driving, other impacts of legalization (Cannabist)

// Medical marijuana dispensary told they must close their doors; Owner says no (South Tahoe Now)


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Monday, November 28, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

President-elect Donald Trump.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, November 28, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Doubles Down on His Lie ‘Millions Voted Illegally’ by Claiming ‘Serious Voter Fraud’ in 3 States He Lost (New Civil Rights Movement)

// Wary Of Trump, New Jersey Lawmakers Eying Pot Legalization (CBS Philly)

// Study Shows California Cannabis Wouldn’t Pass Oregon’s Strict Standards (Civilized Life)


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// Exclusive: Seattle Officials Crafting Bill to Legalize Cannabis Delivery in Washington (Leafly)

// Next on Denver’s cannabis to-do list: Home grows (Denverite)

// Ex-big pharma executive behind OxyContin sells medical marijuana (BBC)

// California town looking to cash in on growth in legal marijuana (CCTV America)

// Trailer Park Boys Land Gig As Marijuana Brand Ambassadors (Huffington Post)

// If you rent an apartment in Massachusetts, you may not be able to use marijuana at home (Mass Live)

// Colorado County Plans To Open The First National Marijuana Museum (Civilized Life)


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Monday, November 21, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, November 21, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bars just got nixed from seeking Denver social marijuana use permits (The Cannabist)

// Leader of Maryland’s black lawmakers outraged by medical marijuana plan (Baltimore Sun)

// WTF?! And Just When You Thought Women Were Welcome Here (Her Canna Life)


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// Post-Election Interest Overwhelms Sold-Out Las Vegas Biz Show (Leafly)

// MedMen gives MPP $1 million for advocacy efforts (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pot sales surge in Washington state, surpass $200M in one quarter (Kiro 7)

// Opposition forms against proposed 6% tax on medical marijuana (NBC Montana)

// New Arizona medical marijuana proposal emerging for 2018 (Tucson.com)

// Will NH follow in marijuana legalization? (Seacoast Online)

// Legal or not, South Shore police chiefs say cops can’t use pot (Wicked Local Hull)


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Thursday, October 27, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, October 27, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Report: Colorado weed a beast with $2.4B impact (The Cannabist)

// R.I. emergency regulations create new category to supply medical marijuana dispensaries (Providence Journal)

// Mom faces misdemeanor for providing cannabis to seizing daughter (Valley News KMVT/KSVT)


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// Two more Broward voters report ballots missing medical marijuana amendment (Sun Sentinel)

// Poll: Majority of Floridians support amendment to legalize medical marijuana (Action News Jax)

// Santa Ana to pay marijuana dispensary $100,000 after video appears to back police harassment claims (LA Times)

// Medical cannabis industry in Washington State on life support (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 722 days after vote, Alaska’s first pot shop opens Saturday (Alaska Public)

// Marijuana association filed late reports, commissioner rules (Billings Gazette)

// Common, Russell Simmons, Shailene Woodley among celebrities pushing to legalize weed in California (LA Times)


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Friday, October 14, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Cannabis Station dispensary in Denver Colorado.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, October 14, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado: Record-breaking pot shop sales in August 2016 (Cannabist)

// Bill would legalize marijuana in Delaware (Delaware Online)

// Maine AG says Question 1 would allow children to have pot (Bangor Daily News)


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// Maine Governor Paul LePage releases statement on adult use Question 1 (Facebook)

// LDS leaders ask Mormons to oppose legalization of assisted suicide, recreational marijuana (Deseret News)

// Minimum age for legal marijuana should be 25, public health agency says (CBC News)

// Uncertainty rumors after Arizona awards medical marijuana business licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// WSDA proposes organic marijuana certification (Capital Press)

// Arkansas Court Says Voters Can Decide Medical Marijuana Plan (ABC News)

// Steep Hill Licenses Cannabis Testing Technology in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Monday, October 3, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A sign for the Portland dispensary Potlandia with a pot leaf for the 'o'.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 3, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Recreational Marijuana Shops Licensed In Oregon, Now Set To Open (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

// New Mexico Weighs Legal Marijuana in Special Session (Marijuana.com)

// Raid! National Guard, State Police descend on 81-year-old’s property to seize single pot plant (Daily Hampshire Gazette)


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// Cop Spends 2 Months Working Undercover At Burger King, Nets 5 Grams Of Weed (Huffington Post)

// Pete Davidson: ‘I wouldn’t be able to perform on SNL if I couldn’t smoke weed! (High Times)

// State senator spends $100K for ‘No on 2’ ad (NBC 2 News)

// Pro-medical marijuana group gets $1 million boost (Orlando Weekly)

// Marijuana centre opens for veterans suffering PTSD (Edmonton Journal)

// ‘Yes on 4’ to launch first TV ad on marijuana legalization (Boston Globe)

// AG: Former state rep sold marijuana to other lawmakers (WMUR 9 ABC)


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Friday, September 30, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Baby elephants walk with their herd.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 30, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Republican Congressional Candidates Back Marijuana Reform (Marijuana.com)

// High Hopes Dashed for Pot Amendment That Passed House and Senate (U.S. News & World Report)

// When are marijuana users dangerous drivers? Gov. Brown approves study to find out (LA Times)


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// Denver police need more room money to store seized marijuana since legalization (The Denver Post)

// Oregon Cannabis Market Off to a Good Start; Concentrates and Edibles Made a Big Splash in June (Marijuana Industry News)

// Tweed Co-Founder Chuck Rifici Rescues Aeroponics Technology Company (New Cannabis Ventures)

// ‘We don’t exactly know what to do with it’: Marijuana tourism still confounds legalized states (The Cannabist)

// University of New Mexico Launches Medical Cannabis Research Fund (Marijuana Industry News)

// Hawaii medical marijuana dispensary prepares to open in Maui early 2017 (The Cannabist)

// THIS WEEKEND – World’s First Athletics and Cannabis Series Heads to Boulder, Colorado (Marijuana Industry News)


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