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Friday, August 11, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, August 11, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington Licensing Change Expected to Bring Frenzy of Business Activity (Leafly)

// Could Trump’s declaration of opioids as national emergency be used for Sessions’ war on drugs? (The Cannabist)

// 2 More Medical Marijuana Licenses Awarded in Florida (U.S. News & World Report)


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// Gubernatorial Candidates Make Marijuana A 2017 Campaign Issue (MassRoots)

// The Haymaker: Polis Party Is a Pivot Point in Canna-Politics (Leafly)

// Data: Half of New York’s medical marijuana patients are repeat buyers (Times Union)

// Second Arkansas Medical Marijuana Industry Group Formed (KUAR Public Radio)

// Students allowed to use medical marijuana in school (CBS 12 News)

// Ban on home delivery for recreational pot surprises Nevada industry officials (Las Vegas Sun)

// Gorilla Glue lawsuit: Cannabis biz stuck in the middle of branding battle over strain name (Cannabist)


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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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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Senator Presses Sessions To Release Marijuana Recommendations (MassRoots)

// Trump’s opioid commission ignores 7,800 public comments about weed (Vice News)

// Can Weed Make John Morgan Governor of Florida? (Politico)


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// How three missing words cast confusion over marijuana ballot measure (Argus Leader)

// New York OKs five new medical cannabis businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// $770 million windfall: Canadian marijuana companies see surge in new investments (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Scientists go through trouble to research if regular weed users are more relaxed than others (Cannabist)

// Former L.A. Police Commissioner Says ‘Limited Immunity’ Law Would Be Disaster for Canna-Businesses (Merry Jane)

// Yonder Mountain String Band Collaborates On New Strain With Boulder Dispensary (Show the Show)

// Kanye West Sues Insurers for $10 Million Over Canceled Tour (New York Times)


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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DOH Certifies Steep Hill Hawaii to Begin Cannabis Testing (Maui Now)

// State leaders reject call for special session on medical marijuana (Baltimore Sun)

// Trump Opioid Commission Ignores Marijuana As Solution (MassRoots)


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// Senate Bill Punishes States For Discriminatory Marijuana Arrests (MassRoots)

// Ballot measure ‘typo’ could cost recreational marijuana campaign (Argus Leader)

// Finding of possible conflicts in Md. medical pot program sparks call for legislation (Washington Post)

// State gives OK to grow medical marijuana in Secaucus (NorthJersey.com)

// Marijuana grows leaving more Colorado homes filled with mold (Denver Post)

// Chart: Recreational marijuana stores are clustered in low-income areas of Denver, Seattle (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana is 9% of all Michigan arrests, and other facts on marijuana arrests (Michigan Live)


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Thursday, June 29, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Vermont Governor Passes Buck On Legal Marijuana Failure (MassRoots)

// Oregon Couple Sue Cannabis Growers for Federal Racketeering (Merry Jane)

// Catalonia Spain Legalizes Cannabis Cultivation and Consumption (Marijuana.com)


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// Massive marijuana bust dismantles illegal trafficking ring in Denver metro area (Denver Post)

// Vast Majority of Pain Patients Prefer Cannabis to Opioids, Study Finds (Leafly)

// Sununu signs medical marijuana bill into law expanding number of qualifying ill patients (NH1)

// House Speaker Robert DeLeo signals room to compromise on marijuana tax (Greenfield Recorder)

// Vast Majority of Pain Patients Prefer Cannabis to Opioids, Study FindsUN Drug Office can’t find a single cannabis drug overdose, despite it being most widely-consumed drug (Cannabist)

// ‘Amsterdam on steroids’: Las Vegas dispensaries brace for Saturday start of recreational sales (Las Vegas Sun)

// ‘It is permissible to smoke medical marijuana on Shabbat’ (Arutz Sheva 7 News)


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Friday, June 16, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, June 16, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Wolf responds to Sessions’ request to remove legal protections for medical marijuana (Lancaster Online (AP))

// Vermont gov and legislators still negotiating marijuana legalization (Cannabist)

// Cannabis attorney expects court decision on 280E by ‘end of year’ (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// B.C. Kills Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Marijuana Producers (Leafly)

// Health chief: No medical cannabis to treat opioid addiction (Sante Fe New Mexican)

// California’s new cannabis rules create path to organic grows, delivery, regional naming, and more (Cannabist)

// HelloMD Telemedicine Services Now Available to New York Medical Cannabis Patients (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Florida Cuts Telemedicine Out of New Medical Marijuana Law (mHealth Intelligence)

// Analysts: High Times sale could buoy cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Iowa State University Students Win Federal Court Case Over Right to Print Pot-Themed T-Shirts (Merry Jane)


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Friday, May 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, May 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions Rolls Back Obama-Era Drug Sentencing Reforms (Huffington Post)

// New Hampshire Senate Approves Marijuana Decrim (MassRoots)

// Plan for Denver social marijuana use permits includes waivers for every customer (Denver Post)


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// Georgia Cop Decides A Sober Woman Is High On Marijuana Jails Her (Huffington Post)

// Defiant Medical Marijuana Vendor Is Selling the Smokeable Product (Sunshine State News)

// Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Laboratory Application Now Available (Marijuana Industry News)

// Sales growth at Maine’s medical marijuana dispensaries slows drastically (Portland Press Herald)

// Philadelphia Mayor Believes Recreational Weed Should Be Sold in State-Run Liquor Stores (Merry Jane)

// Trump Names Appointees to Commission Combating Drug Addiction (Marijuana.com)

// DUI marijuana bill sent to Nevada governor (Nevada Appeal)


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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical Marijuana Protected in Congressional Budget Deal (MassRoots)

// NHS gives first medical cannabis prescription to 11-year-old boy with severe epilepsy (Independent)

// Media Advisory: Polis to host first ever Marijuana Big Thinker Talks and Expo on Capitol Hill (Marijuana Industry News)


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// Have you ever smoked pot? Saying yes can get foreigners barred for life at US border (Fresno Bee)

// Bill to prevent federal violations of Colorado constitutional rights dies (Durango Herald)

// Chart: With recreational marijuana sales on the horizon, Maine’s MMJ program surges (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Why is legal marijuana so expensive in Alaska? (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Alaska’s March marijuana revenue jumps (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Cannabis Site ‘Civilized’ Locks Down $1M Funding (MediaPost)

// Feds Admit Marijuana’s Potential To Reduce Opioid Problems (MassRoots)


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Friday, March 31, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, March 31, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Legislation Would Force The Federal Government To Treat Marijuana Like Alcohol (Huffington Post)

// Delaware lawmakers unveil recreational marijuana bill (PhillyVoice)

// Since 2007, the DEA has taken $3.2 billion in cash from people not charged with a crime (Washington Post)


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// John Kasich Says Medical Marijuana Has No Place in Stopping Ohio’s Opioid Crisis (Time)

// Maryland legislators propose using marijuana to treat heroin addiction (The Baltimore Sun)

// WV House fast-tracks medical marijuana (The Herald-Dispatch)

// Delaware to get Second Medical Marijuana Facility (Delmarva Public Radio)

// San Francisco’s 4/20 Marijuana Festival Will Be A City-Permitted Event (KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area)

// Cities Swap SWAT-Style Dispensary Raids for Softer Approach (Leafly)

// Canadian pharmacy chain to cover employees’ medical cannabis (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Thursday, March 30, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Richard Baum to Be Trump’s Acting Drug Czar (Leafly )

// Colorado Legislators Vote to Rein In Medical Marijuana Home Grows (5280)

// Canadian medical marijuana producer to open online store (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Researchers identify genes that give cannabis its flavor (Phys.org)

// Aurora Cannabis to Take 19.9% Stake in Australia’s Cann Group IPO (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Dispensary announces statewide marijuana delivery service (WCVB 5 ABC)

// Argentine Senate approves medical use of cannabis oil (WFMJ NBC)

// Rehab Clinics Are Using Cannabis to Help Drug Addicts Recover (Merry Jane)

// Viceland Goes To Pot; Sets Weed Week With Return Of ‘Weediquette’, ‘Bong Appetit’ (Deadline Hollywood)

// Las Vegas man to become first pro race car driver sponsored by marijuana brand (News 3 Las Vegas NBC)


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