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Thursday, August 10, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Latino Lawmakers Endorse Legalizing Marijuana (MassRoots)

// San Diego DA’s Prosecution of Pot Attorney Has Sent Chills Through the Legal Community (Voices of San Diego)

// Letter from Clark County to marijuana industry: Don’t promote public pot use (Las Vegas Sun)


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// Colorado lawmaker calls Sessions’ marijuana policy letters a ‘political ploy’ (Cannabist)

// Made-in-L.A. Marijuana Strains Find a Market in Las Vegas (LA Weekly)

// With pot legal state, vows crackdown on impaired drivers (Boston.com)

// This former minister expects to make $22 million next year selling marijuana (CNBC)

// After 2015 legalization, Texans may be able to buy medical cannabis oil by January (Texas Tribune)

// Medical marijuana companies in Canada capitalizing on ‘insane’ growth abroad (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Seattle Drops Fine Against Hempfest (Leafly (AP))


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis delivery startup Eaze confirms theft of some user data from service provider (TechCrunch)

// Trump Cabinet Member Backs State Marijuana Laws From White House Podium (MassRoots)

// Nearly 3 in 4 Utah Voters Support Medical Marijuana Survey Finds (Leafly)


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// LDS Church weighs in on medical marijuana ballot initiative in Utah (Fox 13 Salt Lake City)

// Why the Latest Data on Marijuana and Car Crashes Has Some Experts Skeptical (GovTech)

// Etain plans to close Albany medical marijuana dispensary, begin home delivery (Times Union)

// California cannabis rules taking shape: Q&A with MJ attorney Khurshid Khoja (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Behind Closed Doors Mass. Lawmakers Hold Late-Stage Pot Law Negotiations (WBUR Radio)

// Rainbow Family gathering in Oregon has clouds on horizon with fed-state marijuana conflicts (Cannabist (AP))

// Update: Police in Florida review test kits after drywall tests positive for cocaine (KIRO 7)


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Connecticut Lawmakers Push Legal Marijuana As Budget Fix (MassRoots)

// Midwest’s Cross-Border MMJ Proposal Is ‘Absolute Lunacy,’ Poses Nationwide Threat (Leafly )

// Journalist Freed From Testifying in Pot Resort Trial (Courthouse News Service)


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// Pot lounge bill heads to Assembly, but Sandoval signature appears doubtful (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// State of Washington Law Paves Way for Organic Marijuana Market (US News & World Report)

// 250 Cannabis Business Leaders On Capitol Hill For NCIA’s Annual Lobby Days (Weed News)

// Majority of Minnesota Medical Cannabis Patients Saw Benefit During the Program’s First Year (Marijuana Industry News)

// New Mexico medical marijuana program balloons in just a year, now has 40,000 patients (Cannabist)

// Kamala Harris to Trump: Leave grandma’s marijuana alone (Sacramento Bee)

// A frantic push for medical marijuana in Texas, bureaucratic heartbreak and renewed resolve (Cannabist)


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Thursday, May 11, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, May 11, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana Legalization Heads To Vermont Governor (MassRoots)

// After ‘Unheard-Of Momentum’, Medical Marijuana Bill Declared Dead by Authors (Texas Observer)

// MedReleaf $100mm IPO Ahead (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Richard Corcoran joins calls for medical marijuana special session (Florida Politics)

// As Florida debates medical cannabis rules, some CBD firms already selling full-strength MMJ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// House committee overwhelmingly approves legal pot bill (Delaware Public Media)

// No consensus on Nevada regulation of Marijuana edibles (Las Vegas Review Journal)

// Canadian producer Tilray expands its cannabis export market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California AG defends state’s marijuana laws (Politico)

// Gov. Brown to budget $1.5 million to clean up after illegal pot farming along North Coast (Los Angeles Times)


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Monday, May 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, May 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Senate Vote Keeps Pot Bill In Play But House Still Undecided On Legalization This Year (Vermont Public Radio)

// John Morgan calls for special session on medical marijuana (My News 13)

// Trump indicated where he stands on medical marijuana for the first time since he took office (Business Insider)


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// Dasvidaniya Drug Czar: Trump to Axe White House Drug Policy Office (Leafly)

// Health Canada orders medical marijuana growers to test for banned pesticides (Ottawa Citizen)

// Medical Marijuana Bill Moves Forward After More than Half of the Texas House Signs on (Texas Observer)

// N.Y. Health Department releases medical marijuana provider list (Times Union)

// Marijuana isn’t attracting homeless people to Denver or Colorado, according to “best data we have” (Denverite)

// Nevada lawmakers back blood-only detection of marijuana DUIs (Kansas City Star)

// Judge blasts ‘ridiculous’ 18-year sentence for marijuana (WKOW)


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Friday, April 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, April 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medicaid Can Save $1 Billion With Medical Marijuana (MassRoots)

// President Trump’s top prosecutor Jeff Sessions, is ‘obsessed’ with marijuana, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says (Mass Live)

// Canadians trust pot producers less than banks, realtors and fast food companies: report (Global News)


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// Sparking up support: N.H. poised to expand medical marijuana laws (Concord Monitor)

// Marijuana legalization support at all-time high (CBS News)

// The DEA has lost its moral authority: Rep. Jared Polis pulls no punches in exclusive interview (The Cannabist)

// Colorado House rejects ban on cannabis use in churches, OKs medical marijuana for PTSD (The Gazette)

// Hundreds stand in line for free pot on 4/20 (WCSH 6 NBC)

// Texas regulators won’t punish teacher for getting high in Colorado (Austin American-Statesman)

// Snoop Dogg dropped in on Earl Blumenauer’s 4/20 Reddit AmA (Oregon Live)


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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bill to diversify Md. medical marijuana industry fails in final seconds of session (Washington Post)

// Vt. Senate near punting on pot (Rutland Herald)

// New Trump Drug Czar Voted Against Marijuana Amendments in Congress (MassRoots)


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// Melissa Etheridge Flies With Her Medical Marijuana (Marijuana.com)

// Dallas To Vote On Proposal Reducing Marijuana Penalty (CBS DFW)

// State releases draft medical marijuana regulations for doctors (McCall)

// Governor Bruce Rauner talks passenger rail and legalizing recreational marijuana on tour through the state (WQAD 8)

// Nevada County prepares for process to write new marijuana grow regulations (The Union)

// Judge to decide if RI employers can refuse to hire medical marijuana users (WPRI 12)

// Marijuana Business Daily joins Associated Press (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Government marijuana looks nothing like the real stuff. See for yourself. (Washington Post)

// Trump Admin Not Concerned About Canadian Legal Marijuana (MassRoots)

// Citing organized crime, Colorado House OKs efforts to limit marijuana grows (Denver Post)


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// Denver council opts to take more time on measure to allow midnight closing for marijuana shops (Denver Post)

// Group Asks Lawmakers To Hold Off On Changes To Marijuana Law (CBS Boston)

// Bill would reduce penalty for marijuana possession (My San Antonio)

// Gov. McAuliffe expected to sign marijuana reforms (TWVR CBS 6)

// ‘Cannabis’ more accurate label than ‘marijuana’, state lawmaker says (West Hawaii Today)

// Farmers in Italy fight soil contamination with cannabis (CBS Evening News)

// Chart: Marijuana business licensing backlog in Alaska (Marijuana Business Daily )


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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oregon pot tax revenue continues decline (Statesman Journal)

// Hemp Petition Forces Trump Response (MassRoots)

// Colorado Proposal Would Allow Marijuana Delivery (Westword)


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// Texas Has a Medical Cannabis ‘Prescription’ Problem (Leafly)

// New Poll Says Texas Residents Want Marijuana Treated Like Beer (Merry Jane)

// Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office hires new director (Alaska Public Media)

// Indiana House approves medical marijuana bill for epilepsy patients (CBS 4 Indianapolis)

// State Health Department to Hold Forum on Medical Marijuana (SNJ Today)

// Dutch Lawmakers Extend Tolerance to Cannabis Cultivation (Leafly)

// O, Cannabis! Get Weed Now – No Medical Card Required, if you know where to go (Valley Advocate)


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Friday, February 17, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 17, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis Caucus Kicks Off in Congress (MassRoots)

// DA Ogg, Police Leaders Announce Landmark Marijuana Diversion Program (Houston Press)

// California lawmaker raises possibility of delaying licensing of recreational marijuana sales (LA Times)


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// Georgia Senate reduces medical marijuana potency (11 Alive NBC)

// Senate panel OKs marijuana research bill (Salt Lake Tribune)

// New Approach to get head start on medical marijuana ballot measure (Missouri Times)

// More than $1-million of tainted medical marijuana destroyed (The Globe and Mail)

// South Dakota House panel passes industrial hemp bill (McClatchy DC)

// New Market: Ohio medical cannabis program set to be big, but license rules could curb growth (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ricky Williams on Eugene Monroe’s Inspiring Cannabis Journey (Marijuana.com)


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