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Monday, October 10, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A police officer holds a single seized marijuana plant.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 10, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The DEA spent $73,000 to eradicate marijuana plants in Utah. It didn’t find any. (Washington Post)

// Why we ignore thousands of killings in the Philippines: The victims were drug users (Washington Post)

// Marijuana tech firm MassRoots clears debt defaults, continues cost-cutting (The Cannabist)


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// Mormon Leaders Worried About Marijuana, Leaked Video Shows (Marijuana.com)

// Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan appoints new marijuana regulator (Washington Post)

// With little money or oversight, untrained volunteers set up Maryland’s medical marijuana industry (Baltimore Sun)

// Top foe of medical pot in Ohio gets 2 advisory board slots (WHIO News)

// Goldman Sachs Suggests Potential GW Pharma Acquisition Price of $349 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// The unexpected hurdles Anchorage marijuana businesses face: Parking and gardening (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Massachusetts State Court Rejects Medical Marijuana Suit (National Law Review)


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Friday, September 23, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Prohibitionist Kevin Sabet holds up two bags of candy- one of which he said was medicated.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 23, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Anti-Pot Crusader Kevin Sabet Loses Marijuana Gummies At Boston Forum (Weed News)

// Missouri Secretary of State Pushes Legislature on Medical Mariuana (Marijuana.com)

// 2018 Michigan marijuana legalization vote petition drive planned (Michigan Live)


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// Medical Marijuana Company Has Financial Issues (WGRZ)

// One down two to go: Court rejects challenge to Arkansas medical marijuana plan (The Cannabist)

// Army bans Alaska soldiers from attending marijuana festivals and events (Alaska News Dispatch)

// Bill might curb marijuana reciprocity (Toledo Blade)

// How one of America’s most visible Fortune 1000 giants quietly snuck into the cannabis industry (The Cannabist)

// In Florida’s cannabis cash race, pro-weed group has the edge for now (Palm Beach Post)

// SAFEMontana investigated for possible campaign finance violations (NBC Montana)


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A whitechess king sits defeated at the base of a black queen standing near her sentinel knightsman.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Missouri MMJ Campaign Loses Fight for Ballot Spot (Marijuana Business Daily)

// U.S. Attorney General Admits Marijuana Is Not a Gateway Drug (Merry Jane)

// Economic Report Suggests New Mexico Legal Cannabis Sales Would Exceed $400mm in First Year (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Nashville marijuana decriminalization bill passes final reading (WSMV NBC)

// Nashville May Decriminalize Tonight. But Should It? (Leafly)

// Court OKs rule that lets Ohio attorneys advise on pot law (CT Post)

// Former Broncos want the NFL to allow player use of medical marijuana (Fox 31 Denver)

// Is Oakland idea on pot permits legal? (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Lindsey Graham’s Mind-Expanding Pot Journey (Politico)

// Yippie! There’s Gonna Be a 51-Foot Joint at the Presidential Debate (Bedford + Bowery)


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Thursday, September 15, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Three military style helicopters approach against a sunset lit sky.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Defense Secretary Says Pentagon Should Hire More Marijuana Users (Marijuana.com)

// NJ Gov. Christie Signs PTSD Law, Finally (Leafly)

// Snyder to decide pot law overhaul after House approval (Detroit News)


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// Judge blasts Florida health officials over medical marijuana scorecards (Orlando Weekly)

// Marin General to study medical marijuana use on site (Marinij.com)

// Baker Administration Suggests Cuts to School Funding, Local Aid if Pot’s Legalized (Boston Magazine)

// Massachusetts medical marijuana shops could soon be able to post product prices online (Mass Live)

// Arizona attorney general rules town may have violated state law by charging pot grower $800,000 (Tucson.com)

// MPs call for medical cannabis to be made legal (BBC News)

// Alaska Court: Homeless People Possessing Marijuana Not Protected by Constitution (Alaska Commons)


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Friday, September 9, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Medical marijuana tinctures and salves on display at Ann Arbor dispensary Om of Medicine

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 9, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Senate moves to clear up legal haze around medical marijuana edibles, dispensaries (M Live)

// Arizona Drug Firm Insys Makes Synthetic Pot Compound, Spends Big to Defeat Legal Pot (Phoenix New Times)

// Vireo Health of New York Achieves Cannabis Industry Milestone with UFCW Pact (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Make 21 the minimum age to smoke pot Canadian Medical Association urges gov’t (Global News)

// Nate Diaz still facing possible UFC suspension, despite Nevada state officials okaying his vape pen use (Washington Post)

// Montel Williams the Latest Celebrity to Enter the Medical Cannabis Game (Weed Horn)

// Tryke Companies Partners With Wiz Khalifa to Grow and Distribute Khalifa Kush (PR Newswire)

// Medical marijuana grower booted from state fair (KOAT 7 ABC)

// State questions hip-hop video shot in medical marijuana greenhouse (Albuquerque Journal)

// Alaska Cannabis Regulators OK First Retail License (Leafly News)


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Thursday, September 8, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A close up of the filing paperwork that accompanied petition signatures filed in Michigan in support of legalizing adult use marijuana.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Michigan Supreme Court blocks marijuana ballot group (Lansing State Journal)

// Tilray’s Cannabis PTSD Phase 2 Clinical Trial Advances (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Expire This Month (Marijuana.com)


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// Fed’s Williams sees ‘unsustainable tension’ on pot-related banking (Reuters)

// GW Pharma Soars on Takeover Rumors (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Illinois Adds Patients and Medical Marijuana Sales Hit $3.3 Million in August (Marijuana Industry News)

// Legislative committee to look at marijuana ahead of 2017 session (Bennington Banner)

// Seantrel Henderson given 4-game suspension for reportedly using marijuana to treat Crohn’s (SB Nation)

// The Latest: Alaska delays on pot use in marijuana stores (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

// Arizona Supreme Court won’t alter laws for lawyers in marijuana matters (Tucson.com)


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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A collapsed barn sits in a green Vermont field.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oregon agency charged with accrediting pot labs ‘on verge of collapse’ (Oregon Live)

// American Legion Calls for Marijuana Rescheduling (Marijuana.com)

// Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt’s rewrite of MMJ ballot misleads voters, suit alleges (The Cannabist)


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// Eugene Monroe: After seven years in the NFL, I won’t allow my son to play football (The Cannabist)

// Vets against banning commercial marijuana in Pueblo County (The Pueblo Chieftain)

// Ohio’s medical marijuana law goes in effect Thursday, but no pot for two years (The Columbus Dispatch)

// Ohio leader seeks applicants for medical marijuana panel (The Morning Journal)

// New law allows some students to use medical marijuana oil at school (Delaware Public Media)

// Colorado hits another cannabis 1st with certified hemp seed (Fredericksburg.com)

// Poll: Half want to see marijuana legalized in Arizona (AZ Central)


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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Doh! A man smacks his head in frustration.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// NORML Member Tries To Kick Medical Marijuana Off Arkansas Ballot (Marijuana.com)

// NRA Silent On Medical Marijuana Patients’ Gun Rights (Marijuana.com)

// Veterans Affairs data gives detailed picture of veterans using medical marijuana (City News)


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// Are big Texas cities going easier on pot? (My Statesman)

// Cost of medical marijuana still high across WNY (WIVB 4)

// Melissa Etheridge developing cannabis collection (Belfast Telegraph)

// Pain patients are flooding into Minnesota’s medical marijuana program (Star Tribune)

// Thousands petition Christie for PTSD in N.J. medical marijuana program (Philly Voice)

// You’ll become a jailbird: Moment cheeky magpie flies onto a man’s porch to steal a cannabis joint (Daily Mail UK)

// Boulder’s BDS Analytics launches consumer research division for cannabis industry (Daily Camera)


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Monday, August 29, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, August 29, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Arkansas: Two Medical Marijuana Measures on November Ballot (Marijuana.com)

// Whoops. Could an error in Montana’s medical marijuana initiative delay changes to the law? (The Cannabist)

// More growers brings surge in weed supplies, plunge in Boulder County pot prices (Daily Camera)


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// Israel to begin exporting marijuana soon – minister (Times of Israel)

// Gov. Haslam ‘not a fan’ of cities’ efforts to decriminalize marijuana (Knoxville News Sentinel)

// New Petition Initiative to Legalize Marijuana in Nebraska (NTV ABC)

// Johnson defends association with pot industry (The Hill)

// Backers of minimum-wage increase in Arizona have raised $1.4 million (Tucson.com)

// Oregon State Fair generates buzz with first legal pot display in U.S. (Chicago Tribune)

// Grants police sergeant arrested Wednesday released from jail (KOB 4 News)


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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Test tubes

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// CSU-Pueblo gets $270k for marijuana research (The Gazette)

// Press Conference: Pennsylvania House Judiciary Plans To Raise Marijuana Fines (The Weed Blog)

// State university gives a big NO to pot leaf on T-shirt (The Cannabist)


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// With state and federal marijuana laws in opposition, attorneys in Nevada waiting to exhale (Las Vegas Sun)

// Chart of the Week: Sales of Marijuana Concentrates, Edibles Surging in Colorado (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The State Accidentally Released a Boatload of Personal Data on Pot License Applicants (The Stranger)

// Medical marijuana becomes legal in Macedonia (France 24)

// After slow start, worries turning to optimism for area medical pot sellers (Chicago Tribune)

// Ebbu Addresses Major Cannabis Industry Challenge of Inconsistency (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Two-city raid troubles medical marijuana advocate (Providence Journal)


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