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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana measure (CNN)

// Voters In Two States Nominate Marijuana Legalization Supporters for Governor (Marijuana Moment)

// Maine House and Senate approve sweeping reform of medical marijuana bill (Portland Press Herald)


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// Cannabis Control Commission to prioritize testing lab licenses (Fox 25 Boston)

// Mass. will train some marijuana workers, entrepreneurs (Boston Globe)

// John Morgan wants to put recreational marijuana legalization on the ballot (Orlando Sentinel)

// Testing Labs Brace for New Calif. Cannabis Rules (Swiowa News Source)

// Embattled California cannabis CEO resigns after #PermitPatty controversy (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Is Our ‘Birthright,’ Jamaican Government Official Says (Marijuana Moment)

// The Medical Marijuana Movement was at a Standstill until AIDS Activists Stepped In (Out)


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Monday, June 25, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, June 25, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// #PermitPatty Episode Blows Up on California Cannabis Company (Leafly)

// AG Maura Healey’s ruling could slow Mass. marijuana industry (Boston Globe)

// Pennsylvania lawmakers approve bill to spur research on medical marijuana (Trib Live (AP))


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// Maine cities towns may gain control over all retail marijuana sales (Portland Press Herald)

// In Maine industrial hemp is the crop to watch (Portland Press Herald)

// Pot companies on hiring spree ahead of lucrative legal market (CBC News)

// More State Political Parties Endorse Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Nunavut’s new official name for cannabis – ‘surrarnaqtuq’ – leaves some with bad buzz (Toronto Star)

// Utah politico asks federal court to throw out challenge to medical cannabis initiative (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Molson Coors said to be in talks with pot firms as legalization looms (BNN Bloomberg)


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Justice Department at odds with DEA on marijuana research, MS-13 (Washington Post)

// Mainers won’t be selling recreational pot by February deadline (Portland Press Herald)

// Washington Officials Respond to Sessions’s Marijuana Threats (MassRoots)


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// Online sales drives revenue for Boulder indoor garden maker AeroGrow (Daily Camera)

// The VA Can’t Provide Cannabis to Veterans With PTSD, so This Group Gives It Out for Free (Leafly)

// The Industrial Hemp Farming Act is back- is this the year Congress legalizes the crop? (Cannabist)

// Over 500 Medical Marijuana Cards Approved in Ark. (NWA News)

// 2018 Governor Candidates Support Marijuana Reform (MassRoots)

// Without Banks, Lawmaker Calls AR Medical Marijuana Business ‘Wild, Wild West’ (Arkansas Matters)

// Who’s Sabotaging This Cannabis Company’s Instagram Account? (Leafly)


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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// As Deadline Looms, Vermont’s Governor Remains Undecided on Historic Recreational Cannabis Bill (Merry Jane)

// West Virginia begins early stages of launching MMJ program (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senator’s Reefer Tweet Goes Viral (Marijuana.com)


// Poll: Canadians Want Ottawa to Erase Cannabis Convictions (Leafly)

// Volusia County removes beach porta-potty after pot complaints (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

// SEC Suspends Two Cannabis Stocks (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hickenlooper signs hemp bill into law in Cortez (Durango Herald)

// Chart: Startup costs for wholesale marijuana cultivators (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Santee Sioux Trial, Day Two: Ex-Partner Denies Hagen’s Guilt (Leafly)

// Sen. Kamala Harris Thinks The Drug War Is Over (It’s Not) (MassRoots)


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Monday, May 22, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, May 22, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Rhode Island Marijuana Legalization Deal In The Works (MassRoots)

// Medical cannabis producers’ numbers don’t match reports (NM Political Report)

// Australian Cannabis Producer AusCann Raises $12mm (New Cannabis Ventures)


// Alaska cops and prison guards banned from owning or operating cannabis businesses (Cannabist)

// Utah Republicans Blunt Medical Marijuana Resolution (KUER 90.1 News)

// Ohio supreme court judge calls for legalisation of marijuana (The Guardian)

// Keep paying higher fees for medical marijuana users Arizona judge rules (Tucson.com)

// Pot convictions go up in smoke with California legalization (The Courier)

// Organizers of a Colorado marijuana rally fined over trash (KOAA News 5 NBC)

// Facebook Shuts Down the Page of Pot-Legalization Campaign Safer Arizona (New Phoenix Times)


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// VT House delays vote on legalizing marijuana (Burlington Free Press)

// Massachusetts approves $300k for marijuana start-up costs (Mass Live)

// Twitter Censors Marijuana Searches – Then Reverses Decision (Merry Jane)


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// First Amendment 2 Implementing Bill Passes House Committee (US News & World Report)

// Georgia closer to medical marijuana expansion (The Telegraph)

// Canadian producer invests $3M in Arizona medical marijuana grower (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Clark County marijuana panel talks social clubs in first meeting (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Brownies and gummy bears dominate marijuana discussion in Nevada Legislature (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Dustup Over NIDA-Grown Ditch Weed Leads Johns Hopkins to Ditch PTSD Study (Leafly)

// Illinois medical marijuana use rejected for intractable pain, autism (Chicago Tribune)


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Friday, December 16, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, December 16, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Senators ask Treasury to help ease MJ industry’s banking issues (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Oklahoma Court Asks: Can State OK Medical Marijuana? (Marijuana.com)

// LePage: After legalization, Maine should ‘get rid’ of medical marijuana (Bangor Daily News)


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// DNC Chair Candidate Keith Ellison: “Crazy” to Jail Folks for Marijuana (Weed News)

// Malloy Blasts Legalizing Recreational Marijuana (Hartford Courant)

// With Marijuana Legal In Mass., Hydroponic Equipment Stores Expecting A Boom (WBUR)

// Delaware looks to end lifetime ban to public aid for those with drug convictions (News Works)

// Marijuana is legal, in California but Prop. 64 won’t help you in a custody battle (Orange County Register)

// Ohio’s draft medical cannabis rules call for up to 40 dispensaries (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Software Provider Whaxy to Merge with MassRoots (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Monday, October 24, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 24, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oregon Health Authority Finds High Pesticide Levels in Batches of “Dr. Jack” and “Marion Berry” Cannabis (Willamette Week)

// Feds Drop Case Against California Marijuana Dispensary (Marijuana.com)

// MassRoots Completes $5.0 Million Equity Financing (Marijuana Industry News)


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// State Marijuana Votes Could End Federal Prohibition in 2017 (Marijuana.com)

// Canadian Medical Cannabis Patient Enrollment Triples (New Cannabis Ventures)

// NJ lawmakers see no problems with legalized pot (Philly.com)

// Even without marijuana for sale, Anchorage’s first retail pot shop opens its doors (KTUU 2 NBC)

// Report: Arkansas’ costs to legalize MMJ could outweigh tax revenue (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Analysis: More Than 4,500 TV Ads for 4 Maine Referendums (Maine Public)

// Massachusetts Couple File Lawsuit Against State Police for Return of Seized Cannabis Plants (Merry Jane)


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Embattled weed tech company MassRoots cuts jobs amid debt default (The Cannabist)

// Maryland Medical Marijuana Applicant Plans to Sue Over Lack of Diversity (Leafly)

// Retired judge: Most of Arkansas medical marijuana signatures valid (Arkansas Online)


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// Former Daily News gossip columnist launches all-marijuana website (Philly.com)

// State senator filing bill to fund medical marijuana research (Good 4 Utah)

// CT promotes medical marijuana research (Hartford Business Journal)

// Poll: More Than Two-Thirds of Florida Voters Support Medical Marijuana (Marijuana Industry News)

// Panel: Don’t add eye disease to medical marijuana list (WTOL 11 CBS)

// BDS Analytics Launches Scientific Consumer Survey of Nation’s Cannabis Users (Westword)

// U.S. Marijuana Sales Get Really Really High On Fridays (Huffington Post)


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