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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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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions’ letter to Oregon gov cites ‘pervasive illicit cannabis cultivation’ (Cannabist)

// Inslee and Ferguson Defend Washington Marijuana Regulations in Reply to Sessions (Marijuana Industry News)

// Weed Scene Elated as City Appears to Embrace Pot Shop Permits (LA Weekly)


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// State Lawmakers’ Group Urges Feds to Deschedule Cannabis (Leafly)

// Want to influence Massachusetts weed industry decisions? Regs board now forming (Cannabist)

// DEA plans to reduce quota of government-grown marijuana for research in 2018 (Cannabist)

// Scott To Create ‘Blue Ribbon Commission’ To Study Marijuana Legalization Issues (Vermont Public Radio)

// Pot Report Sparks War of Words Between New York Mayor & Drug Policy Alliance (The Fix)

// Chart: Many operational marijuana businesses are seeking funding in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Neil deGrasse Tyson Endorses Legalizing Marijuana (MassRoots)


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Monday, August 7, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, August 7, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Charlie Baker makes his picks for Cannabis Advisory Board (Boston Herald)

// A simple inexpensive piece of tech is upending the burgeoning marijuana industry (Business Insider)

// Town of Nipton Sells Itself to American Green a Silly Penny Stock Company (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// AG Sessions has ‘serious concerns’ on marijuana regulations in letter to Governor Hickenlooper (KDVR)

// Jeff Sessions Questions Washington’s Marijuana Regulations (KUOW)

// Medical-pot enrollment sales up but less than expected (News-Gazette)

// Los Coyotes tribe forging agreement GB science for commercial cannabis venture (East County Magazine)

// Tahoe’s first and only dispensary to sell recreational marijuana (My News 4)

// State pot advisers eye fed crackdown (Boston Herald)

// Nevada Gaming Regulator Warns Casinos to Watch Out for Stoned Gamblers (Merry Jane)


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Friday, August 4, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 4, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther


Just a reminder- our regular podcast will be out of commission until Wednesday, August 9th. In the meantime, we’ll be running past episodes of our pilot series Marijuana Today Story Hour. Today’s episode features our friend Jane West.

We will, however, continue to find your news for you while the podcast is down. Enjoy!

– Shea


// Is This The Feds’ Marijuana Crackdown? (MassRoots)

// Is Supporting Legal Pot Becoming Politically Viable in D.C.? (Rolling Stone)

// Delaware awards fourth medical marijuana business permit (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Tribal pot store near downtown Las Vegas aims to be biggest in the country (Las Vegas Sun)

// Cards Against Humanity Gave $70K To Help Legalize Marijuana In Illinois (Chicagoist)

// Nevada Supreme Court protects confidentiality of medical marijuana business owners (Nevada Independent)

// New Hampshire Lawmakers Not Thrilled With Trump’s ‘Drug-Infested Den’ Comments (Roll Call)

// Minnesota medical cannabis market opens to PTSD patients (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Could Easthampton become a Massachusetts ‘marijuana destination’? Planning Board member says, ‘That’s kind of wonderful’ (Mass Live)

// Puff Piece on Moms and Marijuana Sparks Important Conversation About Racist Cannabis Policing (Merry Jane)


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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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Friday, July 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, July 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Department of Justice Indicates No Changes to Federal Marijuana Enforcement- Yet (Merry Jane)

// Senators OK State Medical Marijuana Protections, Rejecting Sessions (MassRoots)

// High Times Goes From $70 Million To $250 Million In Three Months (Forbes)


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// U.S. Pot Laws Are a Headache for Canada’s Biggest Stock Exchange (Bloomberg)

// Should California start its own bank to serve marijuana companies? It wouldn’t be easy (Los Angeles Times)

// The cannabis industry has a clear favorite in the race to be California’s next governor (Los Angeles Times)

// Group says Springs misses out on $20 million a year in marijuana taxes (KOAA News 5)

// Ohio’s public colleges can soon apply to test medical marijuana (Columbus Business First)

// How distracting is THC to drivers? Enough for a marijuana DUI fatal case to proceed, judge says (Billings Gazette)

// Medical marijuana ruling in Massachusetts could prompt employer policy changes in Florida (Sun Sentinel)


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

Student actors play a scene from the play Reefer Madness, with one young actor with marijuana joint to lip being offered an array of lights from friends.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Thursday, July 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Massachusetts Legislature Backs Deal on Recreational Pot Law (New York Times (AP))

// About 45 percent of Americans have tried marijuana new Gallup, poll finds (Trib Live)

// Legal Marijuana Advocates Not Interested In Study Commissions (MassRoots )


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// Distribution Woes Are a Major Buzzkill for the California Pot Industry (LA Weekly)

// ‘Major milestone’: Colorado hits half a billion in cannabis tax revenue (Cannabist)

// Marijuana Stigma Hurts Doctor-Patient Relationship, Study Says (Leafly)

// Bad weed- Marijuana is now legal in an entire country – but the weed is weak (Vice News)

// Competitive grants for Colorado marijuana tax funding mean some schools miss out (Cannabist)

// Reward jumps to $55,000 for robbers who killed veteran guarding Colorado pot dispensary (Cannabist)

// Undercover Cops Gave Denver’s Church of Cannabis Founders Public Smoking (Merry Jane)


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