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Friday, February 23, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A large glass jar of medical cannabis labeled as 'orange guava' sits on a dispensary's shelf.

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Friday, February 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical Cannabis Laws Don’t Increase Teen Marijuana Use, Another Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Launch of cannabis beverages in Canada could be ‘big business’ for alcohol Goliath (Cannabist)

// Bill would bar Ohio medical marijuana grows during audit of state scoring process (Cleveland.com)


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// Two out of 16 Eugene marijuana shops sell to minors, marking an improvement in the second OLCC compliance check (Register-Guard)

// Oakland pot dispensary takes stand against Hershey’s trademark infringement accusations (ABC 7)

// Marijuana amnesty boxes set up at airport in Las Vegas (Cannabist (AP))

// California Today: After Legalization, Dr. Dre’s ‘Weed Man’ Is Thriving (NY Times)

// No weed allowed at Denver 420 Fest (Brooklyn Vegan)

// No cannabis events or sales at O.C. fairgrounds, board rules (Los Angeles Times)

// Georgia Medical Marijuana Advocate Won’t Run for Re-Election (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Virginia State Capitol sits brightly white sandwiched between a bright blue sky and verdant green lawn.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bills approving marijuana oil pass Va. General Assembly (WTOP)

// Colorado considering dismissing non-violent marijuana convictions: Gov. Hickenlooper (Cannabist)

// Aurora Cannabis Invests $103.5 Million for 19% Stake in Liquor Stores N.A. (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// BC Cannabis Regulations: What You Need to Know (Leafly)

// After Seeing an Anti-Marijuana Website, Someone Made a Pro-Cannabis Site with an Almost Identical URL (Civilized)

// Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: Arizona’s massive medical marijuana market keeps growing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senate joins House in passing Indiana cannabis oil bill (Bellingham Herald (AP) )

// Oakland Asks District Attorney to Investigate Alleged Bribes by Cannabis Lobbyist (East Bay Express )

// Pueblo County pot scholarships enter third year (Pueblo Chieftain)


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Monday, November 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Two mature growing marijuana plants sit next to another, ready for harvest.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, November 20, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// 3 medical marijuana titans team on ‘epic’ partnership to serve global market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medical marijuana caregivers: New rules not as bad as expected (Portland Press Herald)

// Pro-Marijuana Group Will Host First Debate for Governor’s Race in Connecticut (Civilized)


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// Study Finds Alcohol 10 Times More Deadly Than Cannabis on the Road (Leafly)

// Republicans Block Marijuana Banking Measure (Marijuana Moment)

// California has message for the state’s new legal pot industry: Pay your taxes (LA Times)

// Oakland reviewing 255 permit applications to cultivate deliver cannabis (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Some Massachusetts towns going to pot after all (WBUR (AP))

// Oregon cannabis firm is shuttered for interstate transport (Marijuana Business Daily)

// District Attorney Is ‘Changing Focus’ on Marijuana Enforcement (Voices of San Diego)


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Friday, October 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

President Donald Trump addresses a crowd of supporters at a rally.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, October 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump speaks out on drugs: ‘they’re bad’ (Washington Post)

// Sessions ‘Can’t Comment’ On Rumors Of Marijuana Crackdown Plans (Forbes)

// Insys Founder Arrested Charged with Racketeering (Leafly)


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// BioTrack THC Shares Plan to Minimize Disruption to Washington Cannabis Industry Caused by MJ Freeway Delay (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New Jersey Medical Marijuana: Panel OKs 5 New Conditions (Patch)

// A Well-Kept Secret: How Vets And Their Doctors Are Getting Around The VA’s Medical Marijuana Policy (Task Purpose)

// Distribution emerging as important cog in California’s marijuana supply chain (Marijuana Business Daily)

// SF looks to Oakland as it plans to regulate recreational pot sales (San Francisco Chronicle)

// South Carolina Congressman Co-Sponsors Cannabis Business Bill (Leafly)

// 420 License Plate for Vermont’s Former Attorney General (Marijuana.com)


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

The green forested spread of New Hampshire sprawls across a thin meandering line of lake as the sky boils with grey clouds above.

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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Thursday, March 23, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A marijuana joint is held up in front of the Vermont State House.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Updated: Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances to House Vote (VT Digger)

// A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening (Washington Post)

// California lawmakers want to block police from helping federal drug agents take action against marijuana license holders (LA Times)


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// A proposed state “crackdown” on marijuana home grows is getting weaker as it moves along (Denverite)

// Oakland’s Recreational Dispensary Residency Requirement Overturned Amid Legal Uproar (Merry Jane)

// DC to authorize sixth medical cannabis dispensary (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Bill requiring Arkansans to hold 60 percent ownership in medical marijuana facilities advances (Arkansas Online)

// Illinois Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana for Adults (ABC 7 Chicago)

// Oregon’s Chalice Farms Agrees to Sell to Publicly-Traded Golden Leaf Holdings (New Cannabis Ventures)

// North Dakota medical marijuana supporters say Legislature overriding voter intent (Cannabist)


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Monday, March 13, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A black and white photo of a growing marijuana bud.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, March 13, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The case for drug war “reparations” (Vice)

// Oakland Licensing Plan Builds in Diversity and Reparations (Leafly )

// After recalls, marijuana industry focuses on sharing test results (CBC News)


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// Americans for Safe Access Releases State Cannabis Report Cards (Culture Magazine)

// Anchorage collects first full month of marijuana sales tax revenue (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Proponent: Package stores likely won’t be going to pot (Boston Herald)

// Launching retail marijuana sales in Nevada will cost $14M over 2 years (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Cannabis Culture Dispensaries Owned By Emerys Tied To Organized Crime: Police (Huffington Post)

// NJ Man Faces Charges in Killing of California Pot Grower (NBC Bay Area)

// Medbox founder used marijuana vending machine company funds to buy luxurious California home (Fox 43)


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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Proposed Arkansas Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban Rejected (US News & World Report)

// Medical marijuana companies face proposed class-action suits over pesticide use (The Globe and Mail)

// Mass Marijuana Raids Proposed by L.A. County Officials (LA Weekly)


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// Oregon’s Top Marijuana Regulator Stepping Down and Moving On (Weed News)

// Top Pennsylvania Official Supports Legal Marijuana (MassRoots)

// Colorado’s first “Business of Marijuana” course offered at DU (DU Clarion)

// Pot laws under scrutiny in Maryland General Assembly (Washington Post)

// Chart: Patient numbers, medical marijuana sales spike in New Jersey (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Legal weed, Idaho customers breathe life into tiny Oregon town, irk Otter (Idaho Statesman)

// Former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan And Her Husband Plot Outer Sunset Pot Dispensary With Apothecarium Team (SFist)


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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Head Prohibitionist Kevin Sabet is going to need a new job in a few years.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// National anti-pot group SAM takes stock post-election: ‘No one’s closing up shop over here’ (The Cannabist)

// Opponents of legalized marijuana set to request recount, at cost of $500,000 (Portland Press Herald)

// Growers forced to torch moldy marijuana as record rainfall takes toll on Oregon crops (Register Guard)


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// Data Dive: Legalization No Longer a Partisan Issue, 2016 Election Data Show (Leafly)

// Potential New Top Democrat Supports Marijuana Reform (Marijuana.com)

// Clark County DA not pursuing minor marijuana possession cases post-Question 2 (KTNV ABC 13)

// Vermont Lawmakers Will Push To Legalize Pot, Against Gov. Elect Scott’s Urging (Vermont Public Radio)

// Oakland-owned public bank would serve cannabis industry (KTVU Fox 2 News)

// High-CBD products are gaining traction in pot shops and reaching beyond typical consumers, new report shows (The Cannabist)

// Colorado governor calls marijuana gray market “a clear and present danger” (Denver Post)


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