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

A red Canadian pot leaf flag waves in the sunlight as activists march in parade.

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

// Proposed Medical Marijuana Tax Angers Patients (Huffington Post)

// Cuomo signs bill expanding medical marijuana to PTSD patients (WBFO)

// Bill Could Boost Minorities’ Stake as Medical Cannabis Nears (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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// Government still can’t say when legal pot goes on sale in Canada (CBC News)

// Alberta to hand marijuana sales to private sector (Marijuana Business Daily)

// More than half of Colorado marijuana users think it’s OK to drive high, CDOT says. Changing that could be an uphill battle (Summit Daily)

// New Report Highlights Alarming Racial Disparities In Buffalo’s Marijuana Arrests (Weed News)

// Wisconsin hemp law advances to governor’s desk (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Las Vegas gets a marijuana drive-thru touted as first of its kind in the country (Las Vegas Sun)

// The Cannabis Industry Has Had Explosive Growth in Business Expos and It Isn’t Slowing Down (Entrepreneur)


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Friday, November 10, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, November 10, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Failed deal red ink dwindling sales put MassRoots on the ropes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado marijuana shops maintain $136M pace for third straight month (Cannabist)

// Medical marijuana director resigns the second in two years (Baltimore Sun)


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// Opening of new Delaware medical marijuana dispensary delayed (Washington Post)

// Marijuana, activists companies clash over recreational rules (Boston Globe)

// State preparing for cash – lots of it – when medical marijuana applications come in (Detroit Free Press)

// Vermont Legislature Poised to Approve Legal Weed in 2018 (Seven Days)

// Georgia College poll: Most Georgians back medical marijuana, casinos, Obamacare (WMAZ)

// Marijuana publishing is a growth industry- except in Mexico (Columbia Journalism Review)

// Aurora Cannabis Q1 Sales Surge 169% to $8.25 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)


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

A loon arrests itself with outflaired wings just after touching down on a green-blue Maine lake.

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

// Maine House upholds LePage’s veto of recreational marijuana regulations (Portland Press Herald)

// House criminal justice bill would allow expungement of marijuana convictions (Mass Live)

// IBM Proposes Blockchain as Cannabis Seed to Sale Tracking Solution (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Chart: Medical marijuana patient counts surging in Florida (Marijuana Business Daily)

// How Big Tobacco, Alcohol, and Pharma Companies Could Enter the Cannabis Industry (New Cannabis Ventures)

// CA senator: San Francisco proposal a ‘ban’ on new cannabis firms (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Massachusetts Is Hiring a Marijuana Inspector (NBC Boston)

// Cannabis Information Provider Leafly Hires Groupon’s OrderUp Co-Founder as CEO (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Don’t Increase Teen Use (Marijuana Moment )

// Usable Medical Marijuana Still a Year Away in North Dakota (US News & World Report)


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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 23, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 23, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Our View: Don’t waste legislators’ solid work on pot law (Portland Press Herald)

// L.A. aims to help disadvantaged communities cash in on marijuana legalization (Los Angeles Times)

// MJ Freeway Cannabis Traceability System Delay to Disrupt Washington Industry (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Why Ohio may have to break the law to launch its medical pot program (Dayton Daily News)

// What the California Fires Mean for the Weed Industry (Rolling Stone)

// Peru Congress passes bill to legalize medical marijuana (Reuters)

// Cannabis sobriety ‘pilot’ tests now underway, says federal Health Minister (CBC News)

// SAD 61 wrestles with medical marijuana policy (Bridgeton News)

// Why Aphria Decided to Sell $80 Million of Stock (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Inside NYC’s uneven pot policy for homeless kids (NY Post)


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

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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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Monday, October 2, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 2, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Legal age to buy pot in Quebec will be 18 and it won’t be sold at deps (Montreal Gazette)

// Shane McMahon, son of Trump cabinet member, poured $500G into legal cannabis company (NY Daily News)

// Florida will miss deadline for handing out medical-marijuana licenses (Orlando Weekly)


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// Black Caucus may ‘take a knee’ if General Assembly leaders don’t swiftly pass medical marijuana expansion (Baltimore Sun)

// Maui’s second medical marijuana dispensary receives state approval to begin sales (Pacific Business News)

// RTD: Pot Tax Money ‘Lost Forever’ (CBS Denver)

// Concerns grow over how to bank cash crop (Boston Herald)

// Marijuana providers await details of state’s so-far murky testing requirements (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)

// Pot legalization in California brings a bonanza of government jobs (Los Angeles Times)

// Marijuana arrests plunge in 2016, but racial disparity remains (Boston Globe)


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana arrests in city increased in 2016, with large racial disparities (Politico)

// No pesticide testing done for medical marijuana, Health Canada says (The Globe and Mail)

// Bay Area Medicinal Marijuana Tests Positive For Toxic Fungicide (CBS SF BayArea)


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// UC Davis Study Finds Mold, Bacterial Contaminants in Medical Marijuana Samples (Marijuana Industry News)

// Utah House passes medical marijuana research bill (KUTV 2 CBS)

// Florida begins rulemaking workshops on medical cannabis (First Coast News ABC)

// Legal Marijuana In CT Would Bring $30M In First Full Year Under Mass. Model (Hartford Courant)

// Lawmakers aim to lower THC, add autism for medical marijuana (The Kansas City Star)

// Survey of Tennessee Conservatives Finds Support for Medical Marijuana (Memphis Daily News)

// UK Authorities Disassemble Marijuana Grow Op Found At Legoland (Huffington Post)


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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California won’t be ready to regulate marijuana businesses next year, lawmaker says (Sacramento Bee)

// Jeff Sessions provides written responses on marijuana questions to Senators (Tom’s Marijuana Newsletter)

// Patriot Care Panned for Felony Stand (Leafly)


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// Virginia Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana, Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition (Tenth Amendment Center)

// Major pot insurer coming to Canada (Insurance Business)

// Israel to fund research for medical cannabis crops (Times of Israel)

// Mo. Republican: Give medical marijuana for terminally ill a shot (Hannibal Courier-Post)

// Aurora Cannabis to Raise $50.625mm (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Bill in Colorado legislature would OK PTSD for medical marijuana treatment (The Gazette)

// California marijuana business owners in legal fog as they await statewide rules (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana dispensary says people w/ drug convictions can’t work in industry because they ignored “federal drug laws” (Tom’s Marijuana Newsletter)

// Illinois treasurer asks Trump to assure banks on marijuana (Chicago Sun Times)

// Colorado court says police can destroy marijuana seized in investigations (ABC 7 Denver)


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// Chart: Colorado wholesale marijuana prices tumble in 2016 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senate panel fast-tracks Montana medical marijuana fix (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)

// New Mexico Medical Cannabis Revenues Grow 64% to $50.6mm (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Police urge pot dispensary owners to report robberies (The Star)

// Marijuana advertising bill first to clear second reading in Legislature (Durango Herald)

// ND House: Workers’ comp can’t be used for medical marijuana (Grand Forks Herald)

// Anchorage assemblyman proposes ban on pot discounts for active military (Alaska Dispatch News)


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