Author Archive | Shea Gunther

Monday, May 21, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, May 21, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// EXCLUSIVE: De Blasio to tell NYPD to stop arresting New Yorkers for smoking pot in public (New York Daily News)

// Judge dismisses most of CannAscend lawsuit challenging Ohio medical marijuana grow licenses (Cleveland.com)

// US attorney in Oregon will address marijuana trafficking (KATU 2 (AP))


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// California Proposes Extending Temporary Cannabis Licensing (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Marijuana Isn’t Addictive Former A.G. Eric Holder Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Africa Receives It’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary (Civilized)

// The Looming Canadian Cannabis Shortage (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New Excise Tax Puts Blackmarket Cannabis Producers on Notice (Leafly)

// Why anti-marijuana group wants Michigan to legalize weed (Detroit Free Press)

// State Board Certifies Ohio Petition to Legalize Cannabis (Leafly (AP))


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Friday, May 18, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, May 18, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Rohrabacher–Blumenauer Renewal OK’d by Congressional Committee (Leafly)

// Ohio Awards Additional Cannabis Cultivation License to PharmaCann (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Major U.S. Alcohol Distributor Enters Canadian Cannabis Market with Aphria Deal (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Floodgates poised to open in Colorado with potential new wave of cannabis investors (Marijuana Business Daily)

// LARA issues CBD clarification under medical marijuana program (WZZM 13 ABC)

// Cannabis Investment Funds Fuel BDS Analytics Expansion as Part of $3.5 Million Capital Raise (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Growers say medical marijuana research dispensaries will unfairly flood market (Trib Live)

// Illinois GA Says ‘Yes’ to Medical Marijuana at School (NPR Illinois)

// Despite decriminalization, Pittsburgh’s marijuana-possession arrests are on the rise (Pittsburgh City Paper)

// The Green Green Grass of Rome: Italy’s Legal Marijuana Loophole (Marijuana.com)


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Thursday, May 17, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congressional Republicans Block Votes On Hemp Amendments (Marijuana Moment)

// When opportunity comes, it’s usually too late’: Minority-owned marijuana businesses confronted by municipal indifference, ‘chaos’ (Mass Live)

// Why can’t patients smoke marijuana in Florida? John Morgan pushes for answers today in court. (Tampa Bay Times)


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// Fearing cannibalization, beer companies ask Canada for higher cannabis taxes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Study Finds CBD Drug Epidiolex Reduces Seizures by 42% (Leafly)

// San Francisco to Pilot Digital Tool that Aids in Reducing Marijuana Convictions (Government Technology)

// California Co-Working Licenses Could Help Further Equity in Cannabis (Leafly)

// What Canada’s top CEOs say about cannabis ‘commoditization’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// License required? Deadline looms for Michigan marijuana businesses (WXYZ ABC Detroit)

// Deep-Pocketed Investors Are Storming Oregon’s Cannabis Market. They’re Shifting the Business Model From Mom-and-Pop Shops to Starbucks. (Willamette Week)


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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// TILT Holdings Projects $200 Million Cannabis Related Revenue in 2019 as Public Company (New Cannabis Ventures)

// De Blasio, Who Opposes Legalizing Marijuana, Vows to Relax Police Enforcement (Bloomberg)

// US Territory Considers Marijuana Legalization This Week (Marijuana Moment)


Check out the newly released 2017 State of Cannabis Data Report from our friends over at Eaze! They first aggregated and anonymized the sales data flowing through their online sales platform (an order every ten seconds in 2017!) before they pulled out all sorts of useful bits of wisdom and information for you and other industry professionals. Pop over and check out this must-read resource!


// Legalizing marijuana in New York would improve state city budgets, Stringer says (AM New York)

// New Jersey’s medical marijuana patient count could reach 50,000, regulator says (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Quebec Wants to Ban Home-Grow. Is It the Will of the Voters or Vested Interests? (Leafly)

// Philadelphia to Treat Opioid Addiction with Medical Marijuana (High Times)

// Joe Redner asks Florida Supreme Court: Let me grow marijuana now (Tampa Bay Times)

// Marijuana industry – now worth $31 billion – looks abroad for growth (Financial Post)

// Canopy Growth to Pay Outside Investors $101 Million in Stock for Balance of Canopy Health Innovations (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// State Marijuana Laws Dodge Supreme Court Bullet (Marijuana Moment)

// State Democrats plan to endorse marijuana legalization (New York Post)

// Two Canadian Companies Are Merging in the Biggest Weed Deal Ever (Bloomberg)


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// Surest Way to Face Marijuana Charges in New York: Be Black or Hispanic (New York Times)

// Two District Attorneys May Stop Prosecuting Most Marijuana Offenses (New York Times)

// Arizona farmers will soon be able to grow hemp (Tucson.com)

// Eight Pennsylvania colleges get OK to study medical marijuana (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Dixie Brands Licenses IP and Formulations to Cannabis Wheaton (New Cannabis Ventures)

// iAnthus Capital Secures $50 Million Investment from Gotham Green Partners (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Chart: Putting the $55 billion US retail cannabis market in perspective (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
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Monday, May 14, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, May 14, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congress Considers Three Hemp Amendments To Farm Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// LDS Church opposes medical marijuana initiative (Utah Policy)

// U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer Says Cannabis May Be De-Regulated Nationwide Within Four Years (Willamette Week)


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// Illegal California marijuana firms starting to comply with cease-and-desist letters (Marijuana Business Daily )

// Name change reflects Edmonton-based liquor retailer’s ambition to dominate alcohol, cannabis markets (CBC News)

// California Rules May Make Weed Shippers Report Themselves to the Feds (Wired)

// Pot growers say tossed-out marijuana byproduct is a wasted opportunity (CTV News)

// Marijuana Growers Diversify With Hemp Amid CBD Boom (U.S. News & World Report)

// Congressional Black Caucus Pushes Major Marijuana Reforms (Marijuana Moment)

// Republican Rule Change Allows Marijuana Use By Judge Nominees (Marijuana Moment)


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Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
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Friday, May 11, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, May 11, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Kamala Harris Finally Endorses the Marijuana Justice Act (Leafly)

// State Marijuana Legalization Measures Headed For Passage, Polls Show (Forbes)

// When Cancer Patients Ask About Weed, Many Doctors Say Go For It (Iowa Public Radio)


Check out the newly released 2017 State of Cannabis Data Report from our friends over at Eaze! They first aggregated and anonymized the sales data flowing through their online sales platform (an order every ten seconds in 2017!) before they pulled out all sorts of useful bits of wisdom and information for you and other industry professionals. Pop over and check out this must-read resource!


// The Latest: Medical marijuana company lost $5.3M in 2017 (Star Tribune (AP))

// California Town Discovers That Cannabis Has a Scent (Leafly)

// Possible Trump Veterans Chief Backs State Medical Marijuana Laws (Marijuana Moment)

// Video Shows Canvasser Lying About Medical Marijuana Initiative (High Times)

// Ohio recreational marijuana measure certified by Attorney General Mike DeWine (Cleveland.com)

// As Marijuana Business Booms, Denver Loosens Its Purse Strings (Bloomberg)

// Rap video, social campaign targets teen pot smokers (Washington Post (AP))


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Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
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Thursday, May 10, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, May 10, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Exclusive: US marijuana sales may reach $10 billion this year, $22 billion by 2022 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado logs $106M in recreational cannabis sales in March (Denver Post)

// California’s low marijuana tax stream complicating MJ business climate (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// What Tuesday’s Primary Elections Mean for Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Moody’s Says Legalized Marijuana Could Put A Dent In Alcohol Pharmaceutical Businesses (Green Market Report)

// When banks abandoned American Samoa, the islands found a solution nobody had used in a century (Washington Post)

// House Rules: Weed Remains Illegal for Federally Subsidized Tenants (Seven Days VT)

// Senators vote to expand Louisiana medical marijuana program (Times-Picayune)

// Growing hemp in Massachusetts: Here’s what you need to know (Mass Live)

// Indigenous Communities and the Cannabis Act: A Clash of Tradition and Treaties (Leafly)


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Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// First Marijuana Reform Bill Clears Congressional Committee (Marijuana Moment)

// California has slow start to marijuana tax collections (Modesto Bee (AP))

// Georgia Adds Pain and PTSD as Conditions for Medical Marijuana (High Times)


Check out the newly released 2017 State of Cannabis Data Report from our friends over at Eaze! They first aggregated and anonymized the sales data flowing through their online sales platform (an order every ten seconds in 2017!) before they pulled out all sorts of useful bits of wisdom and information for you and other industry professionals. Pop over and check out this must-read resource!


// Health Canada says delaying pot bill for more Indigenous consultation would leave kids vulnerable (CBC News)

// Missouri Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Another Hurdle (Marijuana Moment)

// Escape from Los Angeles: Marijuana businesses leave as city struggles to roll out legal market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Another big Canadian bank dips toes in marijuana sector (Marijuana Business Daily)

// McConnell And Schumer Discuss Each Other’s Cannabis Bills (Marijuana Moment)

// Arizona Hemp Industry Ready to Take Off if Governor Ducey Signs Bill (Phoenix New Times)

// Illinois Police Threaten to Euthanize Over 200 Drug-Sniffing Dogs If Weed Is Legalized (Merry Jane)


Check out our other projects:
Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Arkansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in medical marijuana case in June (Arkansas Times)

// Democratic Group Sees Political Value In Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Loblaws Announces Plans to Sell Cannabis in Newfoundland & Labrador (Leafly)


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// Video Shows Canvasser Misleading Voter About Marijuana Initiative (KUER 90.1)

// Chart: Connecticut’s medical marijuana patient count is skyrocketing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// When It Comes To Colorado’s Marijuana Industry, Congress’ View Is Clouded By Myth (Colorado Public Radio)

// National Music Promoters Want a Slice of the Cannabis Pie (Leafly)

// Washington State Marijuana Companies Getting Some, But Not All Banking Services (Forbes)

// Ontario’s ‘Cannabis Product Call’ Offers Clues on the Forthcoming Retail Marketplace (Leafly)

// How Reddit’s r/trees Helped Scientists Make Marijuana Discoveries (Marijuana Moment)


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Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
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