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Friday, October 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Maine governor and white suprmacist Paul LePage.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Days before vote on marijuana law, bill from LePage calls for delaying sales until 2019 (Portland Press Herald)

// New Zealand Voters Get Chance To Legalize Marijuana By 2020 (Marijuana Moment)

// Airport screeners relaxing handling of passengers with medical marijuana (National Post)


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// Nation’s top cops prosecutors urge Trump not to roll back successful crime policies (Washington Post)

// Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission taps Shawn Collins as executive director of new state marijuana agency (Mass Live)

// Rifle PD gets new drug pups – who will be trained to ignore marijuana (Post Independent)

// Patient says her medical marijuana was confiscated at Maine Med (WLBZ 2 NBC)

// Umpqua Bank to close local company’s account for confusion over hemp (Northern Light)

// New Brunswick issues call for 15 cannabis retail spaces (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ohio to Accept Cannabis Processor License Applications in December (News Cannabis Ventures)


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DOJ Admits It Isn’t Legal To Keep Prosecuting Washington State Medical Marijuana Users (Huffington Post)

// MassRoots in turmoil after CEO ouster; CannaRegs scuttles planned $12M merger (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Crowdfunding Site Cancels Aid to California Wildfire Victims- Because Cannabis (Leafly)


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// Medical marijuana businesses could need up to $500k to start up in Michigan (MLive)

// Share Supply Sinks Canadian Cannabis Companies (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hawaii approves second lab for medical marijuana testing (Pacific Business News)

// Medical Marijuana Grower Gets Green Light in Pennsylvania (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Legalize Maine says Legislature’s rewrite of pot law ‘not ready for prime time’ (Portland Press Herald)

// Report: Cannabis industry capital raises reach $1.8B in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘Everywhere I go, all I smell is pot now,’ Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says (Mass Live)


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Friday, October 6, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, October 6, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana bill would let communities decide on allowing recreational pot businesses (Portland Press Herald)

// Sativa and Indica: Just Smoke and Mirrors? (Marijuana.com)

// Congressman: Medical Marijuana Can Help Breast Cancer Sufferers (Marijuana Moment)


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// Money woes hamper New York’s medical marijuana program (Press Connects)

// Florida nursing home denies use of medical marijuana by chronic pain patient (WFTS Action News)

// Alaska marijuana sales break records for sixth straight month (Juneau Empire)

// Maricann to Offer Julian Marley Cannabis Products in Canada and Western Europe (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Random drug tests after DUI arrest ruled unconstitutional by Washington Supreme Court (Cannabist)

// LARA Releases Advisory Bulletin Regarding Testing of Marihuana and Marihuana-Infused Products (Marijuana Industry News)

// Delaware panel weighs issues of legalizing marijuana told to ‘keep it simple, keep it restricted’ (Cannabist)


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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Administration Makes It Harder To Track Marijuana Arrests (But I Did It Anyway) (Forbes)

// L.A. is set to be a hot market for marijuana sales. But there might not be many places to smoke it (Los Angeles Times)

// As Legalization Looms, Toronto Wrangles Where to Allow Smoking (Leafly)


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// Marijuana industry groups to LA: Don’t shut out existing suppliers (Los Angeles Daily News)

// California Pot Trends Already Resemble Colorado’s Retail Market (Westword)

// U.S. Wholesale Cannabis Prices Down 18.6% During First Half of 2017, Despite Relative Stability (Marijuana Industry News)

// Israel Cannabis Market Could Be Worth $1.1 Billion By 2022 (Green Market Report)

// Marijuana task-force member’s move to legal weed company raises conflict-of-interest concerns (National Post)

// Quarter of Seattle cancer patients turn to marijuana to help cope with pain, stress, and nausea (Independent)

// Vail Valley ranchers say they have the only zero-carbon footprint marijuana grow in Colorado (Vail Daily)


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Monday, September 25, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, September 25, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Tainted: Can California solve pot’s pesticide problem? (Cannifornian)

// Sheriff Nelson talks drugs, immigration with Attorney General Jeff Sessions (The Daily News)

// Maine’s marijuana social clubs likely to be no-smoking venues (Portland Press Herald)


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// 86% of California Cannabis Clones Contaminated According to Steep Hill (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Ontario slams door on dispensaries but marijuana lounges see glimmer of hope (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Las Vegas pot testing lab gets license suspended by state (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Aphria Insiders Cash Out $7.245 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Southern University chooses contractor to grow medical marijuana (NOLA)

// More workers in South Carolina are failing drug tests deepening the state’s labor shortage (Post & Courier)

// Colorado Dominates Top 150 Ancillary Cannabis Companies (Westword)


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Friday, September 15, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, September 15, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Eaze is moving into recreational marijuana delivery with $27 million in new funding (Tech Crunch)

// Washington state considering recreational marijuana home grows (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Justice Department No. 2 Weighs In On Marijuana Legalization (Forbes)


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// How did Florida’s medical marijuana supply fare during Hurricane Irma? (Miami Herald)

// Special session in the works to fix error in hospital provider fee bill (Colorado Politics)

// Uruguay setting up dedicated cannabis dispensaries after banks scare off pharmacies (Cannabist)

// Arizona DCS to Medical-Marijuana Patients: We Don’t Want You as a Foster Parent (Phoenix New Times)

// Policy to ban marijuana for Little Rock airport staff (Arkansas Online)

// Canada’s producers stockpiling cannabis ahead of legalization (Marijuana Business Daily)

// NDP pushes for agreement with U.S. to prevent lifetime travel bans once pot is legal (National Post)


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Thursday, September 7, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// House GOP Blocks State Medical Cannabis Protections For Now (Weed News)

// Roger Stone pulled as cannabis conference’s keynote speaker (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steven Hoffman confident marijuana shops will open on time (Mass Live)


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// Canadian cannabis producer to build $30M production operation in Portugal (CTV News)

// First Cannabis Ad Runs on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC (Leafly)

// Manhattan DA lightens marijuana penalties in new policy (Politico)

// Brooklyn DA’s Pledge to Reduce Marijuana Prosecutions Makes Little Difference (WNYC)

// Scott: Legal pot two years away (Rutland Herald)

// How Insiders Secretly Pocketed $3 Million from Sunset Island Group (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Washington state broker aims to sell bundle of 12 marijuana retailers for up to $70M (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Friday, August 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, August 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge denies Nevada marijuana distribution injunction request (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Tilray to invest CA$30 million to create one of Canada’s largest cannabis facilities (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Feds Slam Marijuana Impairment Testing Methods (MassRoots)


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// The Sessions Letters: Read the U.S. attorney general’s missives to the first four states to legalize marijuana (Cannabist)

// The Haymaker: Are Cannabis Stocks Finally Growing Up? (Leafly)

// Oklahomans Will Vote on America’s Most Progressive Medical Marijuana Proposal in 2018 (Merry Jane)

// The Quest For Lower Electric Bills Is A Sign Of Colorado’s Maturing Pot Biz (Colorado Public Radio)

// Roger Stone and John Morgan Pressure Trump To Legalize Marijuana (Merry Jane)

// Editorial: Jeff Sessions, pot prohibition is so 2011 (Seattle Times)

// Several marijuana-related companies make Inc. 5000 list (Marijuana Business Daily)


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

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

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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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