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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Utah state capitol building sits on its own grounds with Salt Lake City sprawled out behind it under a cloud-speckled blue sky.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Utah Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana ‘Compromise’ Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis firm Cronos confirms talks for investment by Marlboro maker Altria (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Falsified California testing lab data may result in major marijuana product recall (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// ‘It’s a game changer’: Ontario company prepares Canada’s first outdoor cannabis crop (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 280E still applies to marijuana companies, US Tax Court rules (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Where does California’s recreational marijuana supply come from? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pot Is So Hot in Canada That Firms Are Importing Workers (Bloomberg)

// Major Alcohol Association Briefs Congress On Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// California cannabis vape cartridge makers facing counterfeit products hurdle (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Minnesota Adds Alzheimers As Qualifying Condition For Medical Marijuana (WCCO 4 CBS)


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Friday, June 8, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Senator Elizabeth Warren gestures while speaking on stage during a campaign rally.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, June 8, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// With Trump’s Support, STATES Act Could End Nationwide Cannabis Prohibition (Leafly)

// Amended Cannabis Act Passes Senate, Heads Back to House of Commons for Final Approval (Leafly)

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


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// Medical marijuana commissioner says he was bribed by applicant, didn’t take it (THV 11 CBS)

// No More Arrests For Selling Small Amounts Of Marijuana In Minneapolis (NPR)

// Shock, Disappointment From Marijuana Advocates Industry Over Hickenlooper’s Vetoes (Colorado Public Radio)

// New Data Shows Smoking Marijuana Is A Dying Trend (Forbes)

// California Weed Dispensaries Can Legally Sell Customer Information to Data Brokers (Motherboard)

// Cannabis Investment Fund Phyto Partners Raises $14 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Detroit takes another run at medical marijuana ordinance (Michigan Radio)


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Friday, May 11, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

California Senator Kamala Harris is seen smiling on stage during a political event as she hands the mic to New Jersey Senator Cory Booker.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, May 11, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Kamala Harris Finally Endorses the Marijuana Justice Act (Leafly)

// State Marijuana Legalization Measures Headed For Passage, Polls Show (Forbes)

// When Cancer Patients Ask About Weed, Many Doctors Say Go For It (Iowa Public Radio)


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// The Latest: Medical marijuana company lost $5.3M in 2017 (Star Tribune (AP))

// California Town Discovers That Cannabis Has a Scent (Leafly)

// Possible Trump Veterans Chief Backs State Medical Marijuana Laws (Marijuana Moment)

// Video Shows Canvasser Lying About Medical Marijuana Initiative (High Times)

// Ohio recreational marijuana measure certified by Attorney General Mike DeWine (Cleveland.com)

// As Marijuana Business Booms, Denver Loosens Its Purse Strings (Bloomberg)

// Rap video, social campaign targets teen pot smokers (Washington Post (AP))


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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Maine governor Paul LePage speaks in a close up shot with a blurred out man in the background looking like a sad panda.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// LePage will need to flip votes to sustain veto of the recreational marijuana bill (Portland Press Herald)

// Pa. health secretary approves access to whole plant for medical marijuana patients (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

// Rohrabacher Pushes New Marijuana Bill In Wake of Trump Pledge (Marijuana Moment)


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// Republicans eye getting in front of marijuana legalization (Michigan Radio)

// Alaska House votes to limit access to marijuana convictions (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (AP))

// Medical marijuana question fails to reach 2018 ballot in South Dakota (Argus Leader)

// GOP Senate Candidates Debate Medical Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Ann Arbor may limit marijuana dispensaries after 30-plus seek OK (MLive)

// Chart: Minnesota medical marijuana patient count rises with approval of PTSD, pain (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Athletes are leading cannabis into the mainstream (SB Nation)


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Friday, October 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Maine governor and white suprmacist Paul LePage.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Friday, August 25, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Denver mayor John Hickenlooper is brightly lit standing at a podium.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 25, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado gov responds to Sessions marijuana letter questioning state’s regulatory regime (Cannabist)

// American Legion To Feds: Increase Veterans’ Medical Marijuana Access (MassRoots)

// Denver businesses can now apply for social marijuana use licenses (Cannabist)


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// Marijuana has no place in Nevada casinos, gaming officials say (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// In opioid war, nonprofits call for medical marijuana (Sante Fe New Mexican)

// Recent raids on Mendocino County grows elicit response from local government (Cannifornian)

// California lawmakers ask Gov. Jerry Brown to bar the marketing of pot edibles to minors (Los Angeles Times)

// Dayton: No legal recreational marijuana on my watch (Minnesota Public Radio)

// Marijuana cultivators up 20% in Canada as industry scrambles to meet growing demand (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado marijuana companies brace for flood of cannabis from outdoor grows (Marijuana Business Daily)


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

A close up shot of blue police lights lit up at night.

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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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates addresses the members of the media during a presser.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates Criticizes Jeff Sessions for Renewed Drug War (Merry Jane)

// Massachusetts picks panel to draft rec cannabis compromise (Marijuana Business Daily)

// After Two Years Medical Cannabis Still Not Profitable in Minnesota (Iowa Public Radio)


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// Maryland regulators want to deny license to medical cannabis firm (Baltimore Sun)

// Utah Group Files 2018 Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative (Leafly (AP))

// Marijuana smuggling scandal linked to Pa. grower permit recipient (Penn Live)

// T-Shirts and Hats Used to Advertise Pot Products Could Be Banned (LA Weekly)

// Nevada Taxation Department prepares to license recreational pot purveyors this week (Record-Courier)

// Trump Veterans Secretary: Legal Marijuana Helps Advance Research (MassRoots)

// Chart: Cannabis industry employs 165,000-plus workers (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

An abstract photo of the inside of the Connecticut State Capitol dome shows a white eight-pointed star with radiating yellow swirls of fractal lines enveloped by a white blue offset border.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Connecticut Lawmakers Push Legal Marijuana As Budget Fix (MassRoots)

// Midwest’s Cross-Border MMJ Proposal Is ‘Absolute Lunacy,’ Poses Nationwide Threat (Leafly )

// Journalist Freed From Testifying in Pot Resort Trial (Courthouse News Service)


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// Pot lounge bill heads to Assembly, but Sandoval signature appears doubtful (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// State of Washington Law Paves Way for Organic Marijuana Market (US News & World Report)

// 250 Cannabis Business Leaders On Capitol Hill For NCIA’s Annual Lobby Days (Weed News)

// Majority of Minnesota Medical Cannabis Patients Saw Benefit During the Program’s First Year (Marijuana Industry News)

// New Mexico medical marijuana program balloons in just a year, now has 40,000 patients (Cannabist)

// Kamala Harris to Trump: Leave grandma’s marijuana alone (Sacramento Bee)

// A frantic push for medical marijuana in Texas, bureaucratic heartbreak and renewed resolve (Cannabist)


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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Minnesota medical pot providers run $11M in red (The Bulletin)

// Medical marijuana firm seeks emergency ruling to halt Maryland industry (Baltimore Sun)

// Congress Pushes Back Against Jeff Sessions’ Drug War 2.0 (Leafly)


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// Health Dept. Orders Sales Stopped on New Cannabis Product (US News & World Report)

// New Jersey Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana (MassRoots)

// Iowans could look to Minnesota for low-THC medical cannabis (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Why you won’t see the ‘Alaska Grown’ logo on local marijuana anytime soon (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Medical marijuana special session in limbo: It’s up to Rick Scott or Joe Negron (Tampa Bay)

// Chart: Washington DC’s medical marijuana industry poised for more growth (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Reporter called to testify in marijuana trial (Minnesota Public Radio)


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