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Friday, May 11, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

California Senator Kamala Harris is seen smiling on stage during a political event as she hands the mic to New Jersey Senator Cory Booker.

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)


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// 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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Thursday, May 10, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A very close-up shot of a 100 dollar bill zooms in on a printing of '100'.

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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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A wide-angle shot of a log jam along the Washington state coast on a grey day.

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)


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// 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)


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A stone carved sign reads 'Arkansas- A natural state' in front of a bed of flowers.

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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Monday, May 7, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A green mature marijuana plant grows under light.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, May 7, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Missouri Groups Deliver Signatures For Medical Marijuana Ballot Measures (Marijuana Moment)

// Can the Mass. marijuana industry help heal communities devastated by the War on Drugs? (Boston Globe)

// Does Bernie Sanders Support Legalizing All Drugs? (Marijuana Moment)


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// Legalizing Hemp Brings Schumer And McConnell Together (Forbes)

// Blumenauer blisters SBA over new cannabis guidelines (KOIN 6 CBS)

// Marijuana edibles to be held to similar production standards as other foods (WFLA 8 NBC)

// Concerns grow that British Columbia may lowball cannabis growers for supplies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Some Montana medical marijuana providers are raising concerns over new rules (KRTV 3)

// Medical marijuana dispensary on Capitol Hill forced to shut down temporarily (Washington Post)

// California Assemblyman Shares Vape Pen With Melissa Etheridge (Leafly)


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Friday, May 4, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A pale blue sky sits above a brown wooden sign reading 'Welcome to Colorful Colorado'.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, May 4, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado lawmakers approve bill for cannabis tasting rooms (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabist’ Founder Submits Bid to Buy the Franchise From the Denver Post (Leafly)

// Caesars dropping pre-employment marijuana testing (KTNV 13 ABC)


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// Poll: NY voters favor legalizing marijuana by almost 2-to-1 margin (Syracuse)

// Gov. Murphy admits to trying marijuana ‘once or twice’ (New Jersey 12 News)

// StatsCannabis: Canadians keep puff, puff, passing along how much they pay for pot (CTV News)

// NH Senate votes to study legislation allowing medical marijuana patients to grow own (WMUR)

// Toker Travels: How To Buy Marijuana Legally In Jamaica (Forbes)

// MJ Freeway: US cannabis retailers saw record 4/20 sales, firm gets new CEO (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Hired canvassers seek to persuade voters to take their name off Utah’s medical marijuana ballot initiative (Salt Lake Tribune)


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Thursday, May 3, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A happy moose turns its head towards the camera as it eats some delicious greenery.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, May 3, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maine moves a major step closer to opening retail marijuana market (Portland Press Herald)

// Canada’s Marijuana Legalization Bill Faces New Challenges (Marijuana Moment)

// TGOD Completes 31.5 Million Share IPO at $3.65 (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Roadside saliva testing for DUI dies for the year (My NBC 5)

// Marijuana delivery to all of California? Measure would expand access (Sacramento Bee)

// Despite backlog, state holding medical marijuana dispensaries to June 15 deadline (Michigan Live)

// From pills to creams to drinks: The future of marijuana goes way beyond inhaling (Financial Post)

// Mayor Kenney calls again for state stores to sell marijuana (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Where Ohio Gubernatorial Candidates Stand On Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// BCC issues first-ever temporary event license to High Times for this weekend’s Cannabis Cup in Sacramento (LA Times)


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

California Senator Diane Feinstein speaks to an unseen man during an event.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Feinstein drops opposition to legal pot giving legal marijuana a new ally (McClatchy DC)

// Cannabis Cup At Cal Expo Will Have Marijuana After City Council Vote (CBS 13 Sacramento)

// Top Mass. marijuana regulator predicts ‘sparse’ pot market (ABC 5 WCVB)


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// Missouri House passes bill to legalize medical marijuana (The Hill)

// Another error found in Ohio medical cannabis license scoring process (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Florida Appeals Court Grants Stay in Cannabis Juicing Case (Marijuana.com (AP))

// Alaska collects more than $1 million in marijuana taxes in March (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Canadian Cannabis Producer Stocks Suffer Double-Digit Decline in April (New Cannabis Ventures)

// What’s the holdup with awarding medical marijuana licenses in Michigan? (Detroit Free Press)

// New Jersey Senator says weed can kill you if you ‘get too high’ (Herb)


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

President Donald Trump bloviates on stage.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Trump administration has found a new way to crack down on legal weed (CNBC)

// Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of licenses after illegal sales scheme hearing officer rules (Cannabist)

// Enjoy Lauryn Hill, because Sacramento’s marijuana music festival may not have marijuana (Sacramento Bee)


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!


// State gives marijuana businesses more time for compliance (Orange County Register)

// Nancy Pelosi Suggests Marijuana And Yoga As Opioid Alternatives (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical marijuana may help combat the opioid crisis. But there are better solutions. (Vox)

// Alaska Legislature urges feds to rethink marijuana stance (SF Gate (AP))

// Proponents of Idaho medical marijuana ballot initiative abandon effort (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Montana medical marijuana patient counts skyrocket in revived program (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Illegal exports of Canadian cannabis products top CA$1 billion in 2017 (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, April 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Maine governor Paul LePage speaks at a podium.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, April 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// LePage vetoes bill to launch recreational marijuana marketplace (Portland Press Herald)

// As Denver Post Guts Cannabist, Former Editor Ricardo Baca May Buy It (Marijuana Moment)

// Seattle Moves to Wipe Out 2 Decades Of Marijuana Possession Convictions (Fortune)


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// Is Michael Cohen Trump’s Lawyer Investing In Marijuana? (Fresh Toast)

// At 89, legendary psychiatrist and marijuana advocate still wonders about Harvard professorship (Boston Globe)

// 5 Contentious Items in BC’s New Cannabis Legislation (Leafly)

// Michigan’s Cannabis Power Base Influences State Politics (Weed News)

// Walters: Effort to Revive Full Cannabis Legalization Flames Out (Seven Days)

// So far California has 6,000 licensed cannabis businesses. Here’s what that looks like (Orange County Register)

// NFL player makes medical marijuana history: ‘I have a life to live’ (CNN)


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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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