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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A Canadian flag is shot from below as it ripples in the wind.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Legal marijuana deadline may be up in smoke as Tory senators stall bills (Globe and Mail)

// Teen Marijuana Use Down In Most Legalized States, Federal Data Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Opioid Crisis: Trump Prescribes Heavy Dose of ‘Alternative Facts’ (Leafly)


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// Canada provinces reach tax deal for recreational marijuana (BBC News)

// Hostile Takeovers and Poison Pills: Canadian Cannabis Gets Combative (Leafly)

// Coffee Shop Wants to Be Denver’s First Legal Cannabis Club (Leafly (AP))

// First Look At Ohio’s 2018 Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure (Marijuana Moment)

// After a hot summer, Colorado’s cannabis sales cool down (Cannabist)

// Long Strange Marijuana Case Takes Another Turn in Pot Entrepreneur’s Favor (Voice of San Diego)

// Poll shows Georgia Republicans support medical marijuana cultivation (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)


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Friday, December 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The US Capitol Building sits brightly lit against a dark nigh sky casting its reflection onto the pool of water sitting in front.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, December 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Shutdown Averted, but Medical Marijuana Protections Still at Risk (Leafly)

// Less-guarded Sessions spars with interns in internal DOJ video (ABC News)

// Wildfires pile woes on California pot industry after tough year (Reuters)


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// Nova Scotia announces marijuana will be sold through NSLC and online (CBC News)

// Here’s The Industry Job Seekers Want Most (Green Market Report)

// Marijuana Dispensary Named Lyft’s Top Las Vegas Destination (Nevada Public Radio)

// Members Of Congress: Allow Research of Medical Marijuana As Alternative to Opioids (Weed News)

// Old drug conviction puts Maine marijuana expert on the defensive (Portland Press Herald)

// Lab tests find mold on medical marijuana sold in Phoenix; ‘It should be pulled off the shelf’ (AZ Family)

// MassRoots launches delivery concierge service in public beta (PR Newswire)


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The front of the White House is seen set back against a green lawn and framed by trees.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Annual cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion, says White House (Cannabist (AP))

// MassRoots sues former CEO alleges theft of over $250K drug use and other ‘serious misconduct’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MassRoots founder initiates proxy battle to overthrow marijuana firm’s board leadership (Cannabist)


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// Michigan Vote on Legalizing Marijuana Is Likely in 2018 (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// State gets 370 pot dispensary applications (Toledo Blade)

// Nevada’s recreational marijuana sales top September forecast (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Not so fast on legalizing weed, says N.J. senate leader of black caucus (New Jersey.com)

// Officials Sign Deal to Outsource Medical Marijuana ID Cards (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Top GOP Senator’s Bill Lets DC Legalize Marijuana Sales (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: MJBizCon produces some eye-popping numbers (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, November 6, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Racist Maine governor Paul LePage.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, November 6, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// LePage just says no to bill that would launch Maine’s marijuana market (Portland Press Herald)

// On Legalization’s 5th Anniversary, Here’s What We’ve Learned (Leafly)

// MJ Freeway’s point-of-sale system goes down again (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Ohio Names 11 Medical Cannabis Cultivation Provisional License Holders (New Cannabist Ventures)

// Senate could hold up government’s pot bill beyond July deadline (CBC News)

// New Mexico May Add Opioid Use Disorder as a Qualifying Condition (Leafly)

// Drugged Driving Crackdown: Michigan Police Officers to Begin Mouth Swabs in 5 Counties (Legal Examiner)

// CDOT Lyft and Marijuana Industry Group partner to stop Coloradans from driving high (Denver Channel)

// Men seeking medical marijuana bombard Pennsylvania gynecologist’s office (Cannabist (AP))

// Five things you should know about Shaleen Title (Boston Globe)


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Thursday, November 2, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A neon medical marijuana sign sits in a glass storefront next to another neon sign reading 'Open'.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Michigan reverses stance, will let certain marijuana shops stay open (Michigan Radio)

// White House opioid commission calls for wide-ranging changes to anti-drug policies (Washington Post)

// The FDA Targets Country’s Largest CBD Producer In Warning Over Cancer Claims (Forbes)


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// San Francisco pot proposal aims to help victims of ‘failed drug war’ (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Nevada Tax Commission extends emergency pot regulations (Sierra Sun)

// Colorado budget proposal calls for new task force to target illegal marijuana ops (Cannabist)

// Pennsylvania Starts Signing up Medical Marijuana Patients (Leafly (AP))

// Ontario introduces pot legislation with steep fines for illegal dispensaries (Global News (Canadian Press) )

// Hemp Crop Acres Increase 138% In One Year (Green Market Report )

// 3 Santa Ana police officers sentenced to community service for petty theft and vandalism charges connected to pot shop raid (OC Register)


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Monday, October 30, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A bottle of Corona beer sits half empty on a rough wooden surface.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 30, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Fortune 500 Constellation Brands Takes $191 Million Stake in Cannabis Industry (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Key Senator Has Tough Cannabis Questions For Sessions (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana users have more sex, researchers find (Washington Post)


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// Sen. Cory Booker Is Tired Of Marijuana Stereotypes (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan Dispensary Hopefuls Wait A Week Outside in Freezing Temperatures (Weed News)

// Halloween Is The Third Biggest Cannabis Holiday For Sales (Green Market Report)

// AP Fact Check: Past anti-drug campaigns show little success (Kansas City Star)

// Most homegrown marijuana tainted lab reports (West Hawaii Today)

// Gov. Kate Brown Names First Cannabis Industry Representative to Oregon Liquor Control Commission (Willamette Week )

// Texas House Speaker Orders Marijuana Decrim Study (Marijuana Moment)


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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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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Pennsylvania Congressman Tom Marino sits at a table during a meeting.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Drug Industry’s Triumph Over the DEA (Washington Post)

// MassRoots Board Removes CEO Isaac Dietrich (Forbes)

// Black Adults Are 7 Times More Likely to Be Arrested for Pot Than White Adults in Philadelphia Suburbs (NBC Philadelphia)


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// Legal marijuana is saving lives in Colorado, study finds (Washington Post)

// Three finalists named for cannabis commission director (Boston Globe)

// Board aims for early 2018 to issue marijuana cultivation licenses (THV 11)

// TSX Threatens to Delist Canadian Companies with U.S. Cannabis Operations (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Chart: 42% of marijuana business owners plan to expand into new markets (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New Hampshire Marijuana Study Commission To Hold First Meeting (Marijuana Moment)

// Rebuked, ex-Wolf adviser suspends sale of marijuana company (The Inquirer)


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Thursday, October 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A medical marijuana outdoor cultivation site is left ravaged by wildfire.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Devastating Photos Show Wildfire’s Toll on a California Cannabis Farm (Leafly)

// ‘We lost it all’: Puerto Rico medical marijuana businesses assess hurricane damage (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado’s 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months (Cannabist)


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// Canada’s Largest Cannabis Producer Is Doubling in Size (Leafly)

// Atlanta Mayor Signs Marijuana Decrim Proposal (Marijuana Moment)

// Setting the cannabis age at 19 is ‘not practical at all’, lawyer says (Global News)

// Cannabis Control Commission Hears from Vineyarders (Vineyard Gazette)

// Case that could disrupt Maryland medical marijuana industry will go to trial (Baltimore Sun)

// State names new medical marijuana director (Portland Press Herald)

// Watch: Rep. Earl Blumenauer testifies that medical marijuana could solve opioid crisis (Cannabist)


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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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