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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana-Based Drug Gets Positive Review From US Agency (New York Times (AP))

// Scotts Miracle-Gro Announces $450 Million Acquisition of Sunlight Supply as Hawthorne Sales Slump (New Cannabis Ventures )

// California warns legal pot sellers not to participate in unlicensed 4/20 events (LA Times)


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// Canopy Rivers Invests $5 Million in Cannabis Media Company Civilized Worldwide (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Bill to launch recreational marijuana in Maine heads to LePage who has vowed a veto (Portland Press Herald)

// California Cannabis Licenses Could Reach More than 20000 by End of 2018 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Twenty companies pass first hurdle to obtaining adult-use marijuana licenses (Milford Daily News)

// Study: Thousands Admit To Driving While High (CBS Denver)

// Pot holiday traces roots to California high school stoners (Chron (AP))

// MassRoots reports net loss of $44 million in 2017 (Cannabist)


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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Pa. medical marijuana board recommends sale of leaf, plant form (Penn Live)

// The Latest: Maryland lawmakers OK medical marijuana bill (Washington Post (AP))

// High Times Financial Pressure Revealed in SEC Filing (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Database of marijuana rules from every city and county in California shows slow acceptance of Prop. 64 (Cannifornian)

// Chart: Breakdown of California marijuana companies that got cease-and-desist letters (Marijuana Business Daily)

// GOP Senator: ‘Let States Legalize Medical Marijuana, But Don’t Change Federal Law’ (Marijuana Moment )

// David Couch has a new amendment ready for recreational marijuana as soon as approval polls show opportunity (Arkansas Times)

// California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher medical marijuana champion facing tough GOP primary challenge (LA Times)

// Cannex Capital to Acquire California-Based Jetty Extracts for up to $30 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Pennsylvanians seeking medical marijuana at ‘ever-increasing’ pace (Penn Live)


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Friday, April 6, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, April 6, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California testing labs expect marijuana ‘bottleneck’ in July (Marijuana Business Daily)

// High Times Acquires Green Rush Daily In All Stock Deal (Green Market Report)

// Not all Ohio medical marijuana growers dispensaries will open by September deadline to be ‘fully operational,’ state says (Cleveland.com)


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// Raimondo not inclined to take pot dispensary’s offer of budget help (Providence Journal)

// Court: Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Doesn’t Protect Grows on Federal Land (Leafly)

// State denies Deschutes DA sheriff list of pot grow sites (Bend Bulletin)

// Even with rules, investors not applying for Guam’s medical marijuana testing lab (Pacific Daily News)

// Bill allowing medical marijuana to treat chronic pain, PTSD clears Louisiana House committee (Times-Picayune)

// The Standard Will Soon Be Stocking CBD Products In Its Mini Bars (Fresh Toast)

// New York City’s First Lady Says That Weed Should Be Legal: ‘I Loved Marijuana As A Young Person’ (Blavity)


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Friday, March 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, March 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin in administration’s latest shake-up (Cannabist)

// Canadian firm acquires three California marijuana companies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// German court hits brakes on medical cannabis cultivation plan (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Gov. Herbert says he will oppose medical marijuana ballot initiative (Fox 13 Salt Lake City)

// Berkeley Cuts Taxes On Marijuana To Compete With Black Market (CBS SF Bay Area)

// Virginia Governor Renews Marijuana Decriminalization Pledge (Marijuana Moment)

// State Treasurers Want Marijuana Meeting With Sessions (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan orders 210 marijuana shops to close (Crain’s Detroit Business (AP))

// Could IRS policy change strip marijuana trade associations of tax exemption? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Daily cannabis use could delay at-risk youth from moving to higher risk drug use: study (Globe and Mail)


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Friday, March 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, March 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Senate Could Vote To Let Marijuana Businesses Use Banks This Week (Forbes)

// Legislature slashing Health Dep’t pay because of medical marijuana delays (Florida Politics)

// To Encourage Minority Ownership, Maryland House Votes to Expand Grow Licenses (Marijuana.com (AP))


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// Israel’s parliament unanimously votes to progress cannabis decriminalisation (Independent)

// Canadian Company Acquires Arizona Medical Marijuana Company For $15M (KJZZ)

// North Carolina agriculture chief blasts DEA over hemp confusion (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Skeptical of LED lights, marijuana growers decry lighting efficiency rule (Boston Globe)

// NCIA trying to unify state marijuana trade associations, but is competition on the horizon? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Small marijuana firms are being ‘locked out’ of Canada’s industry, lawmaker charges (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Wholesale cannabis prices tumbled in 2017 – and they have yet to hit rock bottom (Cannabist)


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// In another step towards opening retail marijuana shops, Massachusetts regulators sign off on rules for pot industry (Mass Live)

// The New Politics Of Marijuana Are Emerging In Illinois (Marijuana Moment)

// Pa. governor’s panel recommends sale of smokable marijuana (Philadelphia Inquirer)


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// Sonoma DA To Clear Nearly 3,000 Marijuana-Related Convictions (CBS SF Bay Area)

// Canopy Growth Potential Acquirer of Spanish Pharmaceutical Company Alcaliber (New Cannabis Ventures )

// Founder of Green Man Cannabis plans massive Colorado expansion (Summit Daily)

// Board Wants More Testimony Before Vote on Allowing Medical Marijuana for Opiate Withdrawal (NBC Connecticut)

// Georgia to federal government: ease legal restrictions on marijuana study (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

// Idaho Senate vacates vote that killed CBD legalization bill for open meeting law violation (Cannabist (AP))

// Man arrested after criticizing Etowah sheriff released from jail, to attend drug court (AL.com)


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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Aphria Buys Nuuvera for $670 Million as Pot Deals Heat Up (Bloomberg )

// AutoNation Just Decided to Stop Caring About Pot Smoking (Bloomberg)

// Trump sees ‘carnage’ from America’s drug boom. But major cities are getting safer. (Washington Post)


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// Arizona lawmakers call for medical marijuana testing; end to ‘Wild West’ mentality (AZ Family)

// 152,000+ Patients Registered In Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Program (Hemp Gazette)

// Two Canadian cannabis producers each look to raise CA$70 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Investing in High Times: Puff or Pass? (Leafly)

// Michigan Marijuana Industrial Park Sells Out 63 Acres (Forbes)

// Senator Claire McCaskill: ‘I Support Medical Marijuana In Missouri’ (Weed News)

// California’s New Cannabis Laws Squeeze Compassionate Care Programs (Forbes)


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Thursday, January 25, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// ‘Nobody got any sleep’: Aurora Cannabis lands CanniMed after marathon talks (Financial Post)

// Racist Policing Persists Despite Cannabis Legalization, Bemoans New Report from Drug Policy Alliance (Merry Jane)

// Senators And Reps Tell Trump: Keep Marijuana Promise (Marijuana Moment)


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// NBC/WSJ poll: 60 percent of Americans now support marijuana legalization (NBC News)

// People are dying from opioid overdoses, not marijuana says Andrew Lelling, the top fed prosecutor in Massachusetts (Mass Live)

// Colorado sticking with METRC for marijuana seed to sale tracking (Cannabist)

// Raimondo’s medical marijuana plan could nearly double the patients, raise $5 million in revenue (WPRI)

// Alaska marijuana testing facilities to be audited after “significant deviation” in potency results (Cannabist (AP))

// Up Cannabis Parent Newstrike to Raise $51.5 Million with Sale of Stock and Warrants (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Trump’s 24-Year-Old Deputy Drug Czar To Resign After Questions Over Work History (Huffington Post)


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Thursday, January 18, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) speaks to an unseen crowd during a Suffrage parade held in Oakland.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, January 18, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lee & Khanna Sponsor House Version of the Marijuana Justice Act (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth Raising $175 Million at $34.60 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// I’ll Defend ‘Legitimate’ Marijuana Businesses Colorado, AG Says (Colorado Public Radio)


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// State consultant finds grounds to consider race in awarding medical marijuana licenses (Baltimore Sun)

// Medical marijuana dispensaries accepting debit cards again (Turn to 10)

// Lamborn is lone ranger among Colorado delegation in supporting pot crackdown (Colorado Springs Gazette)

// Crowdfunding effort nets CA$6.2M for Canadian hemp marijuana company (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Roadside drug testing won’t be random, won’t target medical marijuana, police say (Michigan Live)

// Vt. Panel Backs Testing Drivers’ Saliva for Pot (Valley News)

// iAnthus Buys Florida Medical Cannabis Provider for $48 Million in Cash and Stock (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Aphria Buys Indoor Cannabis Grower in BC Broken Coast for $230 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Sen. Elizabeth Warren plans legislation to protect states’ marijuana rights (Mass Live)

// Meet the 24-year-old Trump campaign worker appointed to help lead the government’s drug policy office (Washington Post)


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// Medical marijuana compromise hits snags over timing, moratorium (Baltimore Sun)

// New Jersey Bill Would Allow Residents to Purchase Legal Marijuana Before 2018 Ends (Civilized)

// Pennsylvania Health Department ordered to grant access to medical marijuana providers (Trib Live)

// First Cannabis Licenses Issued by Los Angeles (LA Weekly)

// Chart: Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana market set to become one of the country’s biggest (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aphria Buys 25% of Australian Medical Cannabis Producer Althea for $2.5 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// MassRoots loses headquarters following eviction proceedings (Cannabist)


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