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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Annual cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion, says White House (Cannabist (AP))

// MassRoots sues former CEO alleges theft of over $250K drug use and other ‘serious misconduct’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MassRoots founder initiates proxy battle to overthrow marijuana firm’s board leadership (Cannabist)


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// Michigan Vote on Legalizing Marijuana Is Likely in 2018 (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// State gets 370 pot dispensary applications (Toledo Blade)

// Nevada’s recreational marijuana sales top September forecast (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Not so fast on legalizing weed, says N.J. senate leader of black caucus (New Jersey.com)

// Officials Sign Deal to Outsource Medical Marijuana ID Cards (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Top GOP Senator’s Bill Lets DC Legalize Marijuana Sales (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: MJBizCon produces some eye-popping numbers (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Friday, October 13, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, October 13, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Northern California’s Cannabis Community Is Coming Together in the Face of Fire Devastation (Merry Jane)

// Congress Debates Medical Marijuana For Cops (Marijuana Moment)

// Inside California’s Scramble Toward Legal Weed (Rolling Stone)


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// Los Angeles County Issues Its First Cannabis License (Forbes)

// 11% Of Government Employees In D.C. Area Have Bought Legal Marijuana, Survey Suggests (Forbes)

// State tries to remove judge in medical marijuana dispute (Tallahassee Democrat)

// Political Party in Costa Rica Vows to Legalize Marijuana (Marijuana.com)

// Proposed ban on smoking vaping for Denver’s 16th Street Mall discriminates homeless, advocates say (Cannabist)

// Two Canadian marijuana producers ink pacts to serve most of Germany’s 20,000 pharmacies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// As Towns Ban, Pot States Withhold Legalization’s Profits (Governing)


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Thursday, September 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical Marijuana dispensaries could stay open while applying for licenses under bills (Michigan Live)

// Recreational marijuana sales won’t start in January in SF after all (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Injunction blocks Smithfield from restricting medical pot cultivation + video (Providence Journal)


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// Coming soon to a billboard near you: Marijuana ads (Inquirer Daily News )

// As lawmakers add cut and tweak Maine recreational pot laws take shape (Portland Press Herald)

// Marijuana industry uses cross-border beer case to argue against provincial monopolies (CBC News)

// L.A. marijuana businesses unhappy with draft rules but talks continue (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada Cancels Seed-to-Sale Contract Months Into 5-Year Contract in Favor of Metrc (Dope Magazine)

// Legalize pot in R.I.? 19 people picked to study the issue (Providence Journal)

// Giving the gift of green in the ‘District of Cannabis’ (Star Tribune)


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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Court: Roadside drunken driving tests not valid for pot (Washington Post (AP))

// Watch Dr. Oz surprise the hosts of ‘Fox & Friends’ by talking about America’s pot ‘hypocrisy’ (Washington Post)

// Aurora Cannabis Exports First 50,000 Grams to Germany (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Las Vegas Officials Waiting for Denver to Act on Pot Lounges (New York Times (AP))

// Canadian marijuana firms raised $165.9M via debt instruments this year – and that’s just the start (Marijuana Business Daily)

// DC Lawmaker Wants To Let People Get Medical Marijuana Without Doctor Approval (Forbes)

// Ontario Hypes Penalties for High Driving While Awaiting a Reliable Test (Leafly)

// Measures that could grow Detroit’s medical marijuana industry go to voters (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ohio Opens Medical Cannabis Dispensary Application Process (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Justin Trudeau says won’t ask for changes to U.S. border’s marijuana rules (Metro News)


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Legislature’s lawyers: Marijuana consumption lounges don’t run afoul of Nevada law (Nevada Independent)

// Senators Want Feds To Make Sure Dispensary Marijuana Is Safe (Forbes)

// Proposed Cannabis Dispensary Shutdown Would Effect 2/3 Of Michigan Patients (Weed News)


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// All the Cannabis Legalization Measures in Play Right Now (Leafly)

// Massachusetts pot board to meet for 1st time discuss hiring (CT Post)

// Colorado marijuana firm secures $10 million for massive Massachusetts facility (Mass Live)

// MassRoots And CannaRegs: Does The $12 Million Acquisition Make Sense? (Bengzinga)

// Charities Are Refusing Contributions From Cannabis Companies Despite Legalization (Merry Jane)

// ‘I’m Two For Two’: Judge Drops Case Against Weed Advocate Who Toked On Capitol Hill (DCist)

// Chart: 19% of cannabis businesses are owned or were founded by racial minorities (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Thursday, August 17, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Alaska and Washington govs push back on Sessions’ marijuana enforcement letters (Cannabist)

// Feds Call Out Religious Discrimination Against Marijuana Consumers (MassRoots)

// Charges dropped against marijuana activist who gave out joints in front of Capitol (Washington Post)


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// Nevada’s marijuana sales down product suffering as program ‘limps along’ (Reno Gazette-Journal)

// Several factors led to Hawaii’s flawed medical marijuana launch (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario Report Urges Immediate Decriminalization (and Many Other Things) (Leafly)

// Bull! Pot Revenue Has Definitely Helped Fund Cherry Creek Schools (Westword)

// Oregon makes drug possession a misdemeanor (Associated Press News)

// L.A. City Council approves new Cannabis Department head (LA Times)

// Pot industry massively increases its Washington lobbying (Washington Examiner)


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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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Monday, July 31, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, July 31, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Signing marijuana law Massachusetts, gov continues to express reservations (Cannabist)

// Marijuana in Massachusetts: Here are the first appointees to a key advisory panel (Mass Live)

// SJC to hear case against ‘unconstitutionally vague’ medical marijuana law (Boston Herald)


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// Medical marijuana dispensaries will get a jump on new retailers (Boston Herald)

// D.C. Marijuana Market: Stuck In A Gray Zone (Rhode Island Public Radio)

// Lawmakers head to Denver for pot fact-finding mission (Central Maine)

// In Vermont’s Third Year Of Industrial Hemp, Growth And Growing Pains (Vermont Public Radio)

// Cops are Using Stoned Focus Groups to Improve Roadside Cannabis Impairment Testing (Merry Jane)

// For This Pot Guy, States Are His Biggest Customers (Governing)

// Grandpas smoking weed for the first time is as hilarious as it sounds (Mashable)


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

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

// Cops busted 60,000 for pot in de Blasio’s first three years (New York Daily News)

// D.C. public weed use arrests nearly tripled last year (Washington Post (AP))

// Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to bring back anti-drug program D.A.R.E. from the dead (New York Daily News)


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// Still No Deal on Pot Bill; Baker Suggests Time Running Short (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Merger creates one of Arizona’s biggest medical marijuana firms (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Governor Cuomo considers expansion of medical marijuana program for PTSD patients (WXXI AM News)

// Hemp-based CBD market continues its enormous growth (Marijuana Business Daily)

// North Dakota expects medical marijuana to be available in Spring 2018 (Cannabist)

// Anchorage Assembly resolution calls for regulations on allowing pot consumption in retail stores (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Senators to Vote On Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans (MassRoots)


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Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana sales in Nevada exceed stores’ expectations (Seattle Times (AP))

// Canada’s marijuana companies say young people not their demographic (The Record)

// Australia’s THC Driving Limits Could Put Brakes on Patients (Leafly)


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// Did you just smell that too? In our nation’s capital, weed is seemingly everywhere (Cannabist)

// What’s that smell in the air? In Boston, it’s marijuana – again and again and again. (Boston Globe)

// Florida Department of Health files rules for new medical marijuana law (Florida Politics)

// Why medical marijuana shops in Pa. won’t reek (Philly.com)

// Greece legalises marijuana for medical purposes (Independent UK)

// McGovern: Board can’t weed out doc who OK’d pot for mother-to-be (Boston Herald)

// Pot For Pets: Cannabis Treats Help Dogs Relax During 4th Of July Fireworks (International Business Times)


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