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Friday, September 9, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Medical marijuana tinctures and salves on display at Ann Arbor dispensary Om of Medicine

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 9, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Senate moves to clear up legal haze around medical marijuana edibles, dispensaries (M Live)

// Arizona Drug Firm Insys Makes Synthetic Pot Compound, Spends Big to Defeat Legal Pot (Phoenix New Times)

// Vireo Health of New York Achieves Cannabis Industry Milestone with UFCW Pact (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Make 21 the minimum age to smoke pot Canadian Medical Association urges gov’t (Global News)

// Nate Diaz still facing possible UFC suspension, despite Nevada state officials okaying his vape pen use (Washington Post)

// Montel Williams the Latest Celebrity to Enter the Medical Cannabis Game (Weed Horn)

// Tryke Companies Partners With Wiz Khalifa to Grow and Distribute Khalifa Kush (PR Newswire)

// Medical marijuana grower booted from state fair (KOAT 7 ABC)

// State questions hip-hop video shot in medical marijuana greenhouse (Albuquerque Journal)

// Alaska Cannabis Regulators OK First Retail License (Leafly News)


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Thursday, September 8, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A close up of the filing paperwork that accompanied petition signatures filed in Michigan in support of legalizing adult use marijuana.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Michigan Supreme Court blocks marijuana ballot group (Lansing State Journal)

// Tilray’s Cannabis PTSD Phase 2 Clinical Trial Advances (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Expire This Month (Marijuana.com)


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// Fed’s Williams sees ‘unsustainable tension’ on pot-related banking (Reuters)

// GW Pharma Soars on Takeover Rumors (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Illinois Adds Patients and Medical Marijuana Sales Hit $3.3 Million in August (Marijuana Industry News)

// Legislative committee to look at marijuana ahead of 2017 session (Bennington Banner)

// Seantrel Henderson given 4-game suspension for reportedly using marijuana to treat Crohn’s (SB Nation)

// The Latest: Alaska delays on pot use in marijuana stores (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

// Arizona Supreme Court won’t alter laws for lawyers in marijuana matters (Tucson.com)


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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A collapsed barn sits in a green Vermont field.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oregon agency charged with accrediting pot labs ‘on verge of collapse’ (Oregon Live)

// American Legion Calls for Marijuana Rescheduling (Marijuana.com)

// Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt’s rewrite of MMJ ballot misleads voters, suit alleges (The Cannabist)


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// Eugene Monroe: After seven years in the NFL, I won’t allow my son to play football (The Cannabist)

// Vets against banning commercial marijuana in Pueblo County (The Pueblo Chieftain)

// Ohio’s medical marijuana law goes in effect Thursday, but no pot for two years (The Columbus Dispatch)

// Ohio leader seeks applicants for medical marijuana panel (The Morning Journal)

// New law allows some students to use medical marijuana oil at school (Delaware Public Media)

// Colorado hits another cannabis 1st with certified hemp seed (Fredericksburg.com)

// Poll: Half want to see marijuana legalized in Arizona (AZ Central)


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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Doh! A man smacks his head in frustration.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// NORML Member Tries To Kick Medical Marijuana Off Arkansas Ballot (Marijuana.com)

// NRA Silent On Medical Marijuana Patients’ Gun Rights (Marijuana.com)

// Veterans Affairs data gives detailed picture of veterans using medical marijuana (City News)


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// Are big Texas cities going easier on pot? (My Statesman)

// Cost of medical marijuana still high across WNY (WIVB 4)

// Melissa Etheridge developing cannabis collection (Belfast Telegraph)

// Pain patients are flooding into Minnesota’s medical marijuana program (Star Tribune)

// Thousands petition Christie for PTSD in N.J. medical marijuana program (Philly Voice)

// You’ll become a jailbird: Moment cheeky magpie flies onto a man’s porch to steal a cannabis joint (Daily Mail UK)

// Boulder’s BDS Analytics launches consumer research division for cannabis industry (Daily Camera)


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Friday, September 2, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Two ducks bobbing for dinner.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 2, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Arkansas election gets interesting with second medical marijuana initiative OK’d for ballot (The Cannabist)

// CDC: More people are using marijuana, but fewer are abusing it (Washington Post)

// On the ballot: Denver to vote on allowing social marijuana use in some businesses (The Cannabist)


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// Connecticut medical marijuana registration open to patients under 18 (New Haven Register News)

// Markell signs bill to allow marijuana for terminally ill (Delaware Online)

// Pro-marijuana group challenges Alabama lobbying law (AL.com)

// Illinois Supreme Court working through new approach to marijuana laws (WQAD 8)

// Medical marijuana chair says he’s committed to diversity (WMDT 47 ABC)

// Medicinal cannabis to be legalised in Australia from November (The Sydney Morning Herald)

// Pitch Your Cannabusiness at The Arcview Group’s Las Vegas Meeting (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Thursday, September 1, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A handgun is gripped and being fired at a gun club range

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 1, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// US court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders (AP- The Big Story)

// Arizona will definitely be voting on marijuana legalization in November (The Cannabist)

// Terra Tech Rescinds Reverse-Split Proposal (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Montana dispensaries close under strict new rules (The Cannabist)

// Proposed Rules Would Permit Ohio Lawyers to Help MMJ Firms (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Social Clubs Are Illegal, Alaska AG Says (Leafly)

// Alaska banks, credit unions won’t follow Lower 48 counterparts into bud business (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// New medical-marijuana products OKd in N.J. (Philly.com)

// Obama commutes sentences of 111 inmates, setting record for a single month (Washington Post)

// Hillsborough deputy fatally shoots unarmed man while serving warrant at Clair-Mel home (Tampa Bay Times)


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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Actor and writer Ben Sinclair poses as a NYC delivery guy

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// In Expansion, New York’s Medical Marijuana Program Will Offer Home Delivery (New York Times)

// Marijuana advocates claim misstatements of fact for ballot measure (Arizona Capitol Times)

// Oregon has named its first licensed recreational cannabis labs, marijuana processors (Portland Business Journal)


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// Supreme Pharma Raises Another $10mm for Cannabis Greenhouse Expansion (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cowboys rookie running back responds to marijuana dispensary visit controversy (Fox 29 San Antonio)

// Weed Can Save NBA Careers… ‘I’d Still Be Playing’ (TMZ)

// Rapper The Game buys stake in Santa Ana marijuana dispensary (OC Register)

// The onslaught of crappy weed sitcoms begins with MTV’s ‘Mary + Jane’ (The Cannabist)

// Pot businesses are now headhunting employees who specifically have experience in Colorado weed (The Cannabist)

// Marijuana Entrepreneurs Pitch Hundreds of Private Investors In NYC Sep 12-13 (Marijuana Industry News)


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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A row of voting booths are busy in a small gymnasium.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana supporters ask Michigan Supreme Court to allow legalization vote (M Live)

// Pot clubs plan by Denver NORML won’t make ballot (The Cannabist)

// Governor Says Pennsylvania Should Decriminalize Marijuana (Marijuana.com)


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// Navy Veteran walks across country to legalize medical marijuana (WXOW ABC 19)

// Canopy Growth Posts 39% Sequential Growth in Q1 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Terra Tech Insiders Cash Out As Cannabis Penny Stock Enrichment Scheme Unfolds (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Black caucus backs Nashville, Memphis marijuana decriminalization efforts (The Tennessean)

// Chart of the Week: Recreational Marijuana Pushing Down MMJ Patient Counts (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New Web Series Celebrates Moms Who Consume Cannabis (Culture Magazine)

// Cannabis Crusader Turned Grifter Finally Will Answer In Court (Salem News)


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Monday, August 29, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Two awkward penguins

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, August 29, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Arkansas: Two Medical Marijuana Measures on November Ballot (Marijuana.com)

// Whoops. Could an error in Montana’s medical marijuana initiative delay changes to the law? (The Cannabist)

// More growers brings surge in weed supplies, plunge in Boulder County pot prices (Daily Camera)


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// Israel to begin exporting marijuana soon – minister (Times of Israel)

// Gov. Haslam ‘not a fan’ of cities’ efforts to decriminalize marijuana (Knoxville News Sentinel)

// New Petition Initiative to Legalize Marijuana in Nebraska (NTV ABC)

// Johnson defends association with pot industry (The Hill)

// Backers of minimum-wage increase in Arizona have raised $1.4 million (Tucson.com)

// Oregon State Fair generates buzz with first legal pot display in U.S. (Chicago Tribune)

// Grants police sergeant arrested Wednesday released from jail (KOB 4 News)


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Friday, August 26, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 26, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Weedmaps- a Yelp for pot- is riddled with suspicious reviews (LA Times)

// Oregon Cannabis Convictions Expunged Free of Charge in Portland on August 27th (Marijuana Politics)

// Jack Splitt, teen who inspired medical pot law, has died (The Cannabist) | Click here to contribute to a GoFundMe campaign in support of Jack’s family.


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// Opponents of marijuana legalization initiative take their case to the Arizona Supreme Court (ABC 15 Arizona)

// Supporters of medical marijuana state question criticize AG Scott Pruitt’s rewrite of ballot title (Tulsa World)

// Gov. Hutchinson says legalizing marijuana would be ‘drain on state’s resources’ (THV 11 CBS)

// Nevada AG Laxalt, law enforcement announce opposition to legalizing recreational marijuana (My News 4 NBC)

// Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott’s pot dispensary visit ‘just not good’ (ABC News)

// Open to marijuana legalization, Sen. Elizabeth Warren says substance should be safely regulated in Massachusetts (Mass Live)

// Maine Governor Smoked Marijuana, But Opposes Legalization (Marijuana.com)


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