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

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

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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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Thursday, July 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congressional Committee Slams Marijuana’s Schedule I Status (MassRoots)

// Court rejects challenge to medical marijuana registration (Las Vegas Sun)

// Come January, California will have too much pot (Ventura County Star)


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// L.A. Could Ban the Production of Dabs (LA Weekly)

// Cannabis social media platform MassRoots raises $1.2 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana companies could soon face major upheaval at federal level (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Getting records from Massachusetts State Police continues to be a challenge – even after you pay for them (MuckRock News)

// How Pa. doctors will handle medical marijuana (Philly.com)

// Medicine Man Technologies Closes Denver Consulting Group Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Maine Governor Wants Recreational Marijuana Legalization Repealed (Merry Jane)


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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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Monday, July 24, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, July 24, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump’s DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana (The Hill)

// Dem senator: Administration crackdown on marijuana is ‘backward and inhumane’ (The Hill)

// More Details From Feds’ Secret Marijuana Enforcement Meetings Emerge (Merry Jane)


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// Feds Developing Phone App To Measure Marijuana Impairment (MassRoots)

// Thousands apply for cannabis permits in Emerald Triangle, but few in Sonoma County (Press Democrat)

// Gov. Scott Walker Defense of Taking Donation From Marijuana Industry Advocates While Calling For More Drug Testing: $25,000 Check Too Small to Influence Him (Marijuana Industry News)

// The EPA Will Deny All Requests to License Pesticides for Cannabis (Merry Jane)

// Maine Governor Says He Will Veto any Cannabis Regulations that Leave Medical Marijuana Untaxed (Merry Jane)

// Trump’s New Communications Director Thinks Legal Weed Is Creating Cities Full of ‘Pot Zombies’ (Merry Jane)

// New measure sets restrictions on cannabis store advertisements (Kitsap Sun)


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Read the Massachusetts marijuana bill: Lawmakers release compromise rewriting of the state’s pot and medical marijuana laws (Mass Live)

// Jeff Sessions Ready to Ramp Up More Asset Forfeitures (Leafly)

// Marijuana ruling by Massachusetts high court ‘first case of its kind in the country’ (Mass Live)


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// Editorial: Smoking Marijuana While Black (New York Times)

// The Haymaker: How Prohibition Aided a Pennsylvania Murder Spree (Leafly)

// Maine Takes Advice From Colorado’s ‘Marijuana Czar’ (Weed Daily)

// Canadian Dollars Are Funding Global Cannabis Expansion (Marijuana.com)

// Texarkana board approves two medical marijuana regulations (KSLA News)

// San Francisco Office Of Cannabis To Regulate Recreational Marijuana Sales (CBS San Francisco)

// Congressmen Tell Marijuana Jokes (MassRoots)


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

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Friday, July 14, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Latest: Nevada Passes Rules to Ensure Pot Won’t Run Out (New York Times (AP))

// Delaware officials expand access to medical marijuana (WMDT News)

// Senators Approve Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans (MassRoots)


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// State’s Marijuana Control Board pushes back ‘on-site consumption’ discussion until Friday (Webcenter 11 NBC)

// Monthly marijuana sales of $100 million the ‘new norm’ in Colorado (Cannabist)

// Hemp-growing: first step to medicinal cannabis in Utah? (Salt Lake Tribune)

// Lawmakers seek tax on pot that raises revenue but keeps buyers off black market (Portland Press Herald)

// Marijuana Reform Advocates Ask N.H. Governor To Veto Marijuana Study Commission Bill (Weed News)

// Cannabis expo comes to New England with plans to link investors entrepreneurs job seekers (New Hampshire 1)

// Aphria CEO calls on marijuana companies to disclose and improve their cash costs (Financial Post)


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Monday, July 10, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, July 10, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Nevada dispensaries running out of marijuana; governor steps in (Reno Gazette-Journal)

// Massachusetts lawmakers approve compromise $40.2 billion state budget (Boston.com)

// Walmart Is Selling a $299 Cannabis Rosin Press. So We Bought One (Leafly)


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// ‘San Diego DA’s Exit is a Celebration for All, Especially Cannabis Advocates (Leafly)

// University of Maryland School of Pharmacy takes on training for medical marijuana (Baltimore Sun)

// Weed-Smoking Gorilla Ushers in New Era in Marijuana Packaging (Bloomberg)

// With Legal Weed Sales Just Weeks Away, Uruguay Plans To Make Retail Cannabis As Boring As Possible (Merry Jane)

// Nevada’s recreational marijuana industry has powerful momentum (Las Vegas Sun)

// Communities activists and businesses in holding pattern while Massachusetts Legislature debates pot (Metro West Daily News)

// Maine lawmakers still have work ahead (Portland Press Herald)


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