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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Opposition Group’s Marijuana Poll Shows Strong Support for Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Monterey County’s Budding Cannabis Industry Wants Tax Relief (KAZU 90.3)

// Chart: Colorado recreational marijuana sales boom in month of March (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Michael Cohl Invests in Cannabis Company Civilized (IQ Magazine)

// For The First Time, Thailand Seriously Considers Legalizing Medical Marijuana (Herb)

// The Trailer Park Boys Are Entering The Legal Cannabis Industry (Green Rush Daily)

// Complications Arise From High Demand for Medical Cannabis in Germany (High Times)

// Cannabis tech firm BDS Analytics plans national expansion after $3.5M raise (Marijuana Business Daily)

// North Dakota Selects Lab for Testing Medical Marijuana (Marijuana.com (AP))

// Canada should heed cautionary tale of Oregon’s flooded pot market (CTV News (Canadian Press))


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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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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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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Michigan Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure Has Enough Signatures (Marijuana Moment)

// Suit that tried to blow up Pa.’s medical marijuana program fizzles (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Florida medical cannabis patient count reaches 100,000 milestone (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Cannabis Cup and other 4/20 events smaller, but not dead in era of legal weed (Orange County Register)

// License applications rolling in as Connecticut adds medical cannabis dispensaries (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Broken Coast, Maricann Expand Cannabis Production, But Is It Too Much? (Green Market Report)

// Medical marijuana expansion hopes revived in Iowa Senate, but still face hurdle in House (Des Moines Register)

// Missouri House Moves to Legalize Medical Marijuana (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Med schools need to get with the times on medical marijuana, chronic pain, and more (Stat News)

// NCIA leader vows to move forward while ex-board members question group’s direction (Marijuana Business Magazine)


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Monday, April 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, April 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Autism for MMJ Bill Passes Committee, Acute Pain Doesn’t (Denver Westword)

// Congressman Wants To Show Fox News Host ‘Awesome’ California Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Alaska delays discussion on onsite recreational cannabis use (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Massachusetts Border Towns Plan To Cash In Out-Of-State Cannabis Shoppers (Civilized)

// Cronos Group Closes $100 Million Capital Raise (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Number of marijuana growers paying Alaska taxes tripled in the past year (Anchorage Daily News)

// SC Voters Should Get a Say on Medical Marijuana, Fmr. US Attorney Says (WLTX 19 CBS)

// Medical marijuana could expand to leaf form in Pennsylvania (Trib Live)

// DC cannabis activist moves to Md. to vote congressman out of office (WTOP)

// With marijuana legalization on the horizon, Michigan’s ‘Hash Bash’ becomes a call to action (Detroit Free Press)


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Thursday, March 29, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 29, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical Cannabis Survives Another Vote After Patients Tell Tennessee Lawmakers Their Stories (Nashville Public Radio)

// D.C. lawmakers accept weed from activists as conflict over murky marijuana laws continues (Washington Post)

// Will Cannabis Employees Finally Be Allowed to Get Free Samples? (Westword)


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!


// Lawmakers Want Research On Medical Marijuana For Veterans (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical marijuana business bids backing up: Michigan adds more licensing meetings (Detroit Free Press)

// Industrial hemp bill clears Kansas House (KWCH)

// Indiana Excise Police dismiss ‘ridiculous’ marijuana citations against dozens of stores (WTHR 13 NBC)

// GrowGeneration Generates $14.4 Million Revenue in 2017 and Projects $37 Million in 2018 (New Cannabis Ventures )

// Third Recreational Marijuana Bill Up For Hearing Includes Substance Abuse Treatment Prevention Programs (Hartford Courant)

// Could state lawmakers pave the way for medical marijuana to treat opioid addiction? (AZ Family)


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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Illinois Voters Approve Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure (Forbes)

// Canada’s marijuana packaging rules blasted as ‘unscientific,’ ‘fearmongering’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// More Than 30 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Now Open (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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!


// Dispensary Tasting Room Bill Advances in House (Westword)

// Commissioner wants to require medical and recreational licenses for all pot businesses (Las Vegas Sun)

// Pot bill fails early test (CT Post)

// The Cannabis Industry Needs To Support Advocacy. Here’s Why (Forbes)

// Sir Patrick Stewart urges cannabis treatment for boy with epilepsy (Telegraph)

// Women Hold Fewer Than a Quarter of LA’s Cannabis Licenses (Leafly)

// CBD limits loosening in states written off by marijuana reformers (Marijuana Business Daily)


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

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

// Washington Regulators: ‘Security Incident’ Caused Cannabis-Tracking Woes (Leafly)

// Baker’s comment on Cannabis Control Commission triggers backlash (Salem News)

// Seattle moves to wipe away old pot possession convictions (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)


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// Publicly-Traded Global Tobacco Company Bets on Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hawaii May Allow Tourists To Buy Medical Marijuana (Civil Beat)

// Bernie Sanders Launches Marijuana Petition (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Crackdown? Marijuana ‘Gifting’ Events Draw The Attention Of D.C. Authorities (WAMU)

// LA pot shop serves 23606 people in first month of legalization (Mashable)

// Why Is it So Hard to Study Pot? (Rolling Stone)

// Trump Pressured Netanyahu to Stop Israeli Cannabis Exports, Reports Say (Leafly)


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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bills approving marijuana oil pass Va. General Assembly (WTOP)

// Colorado considering dismissing non-violent marijuana convictions: Gov. Hickenlooper (Cannabist)

// Aurora Cannabis Invests $103.5 Million for 19% Stake in Liquor Stores N.A. (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// BC Cannabis Regulations: What You Need to Know (Leafly)

// After Seeing an Anti-Marijuana Website, Someone Made a Pro-Cannabis Site with an Almost Identical URL (Civilized)

// Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: Arizona’s massive medical marijuana market keeps growing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senate joins House in passing Indiana cannabis oil bill (Bellingham Herald (AP) )

// Oakland Asks District Attorney to Investigate Alleged Bribes by Cannabis Lobbyist (East Bay Express )

// Pueblo County pot scholarships enter third year (Pueblo Chieftain)


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Friday, February 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington State Readies Marijuana Lawsuit Against Trump Administration (Marijuana Moment)

// Rob Kampia removed from National Cannabis Industry Association board (Marijuana Business Daily)

// House Fails To Pass Short-Term Moratorium On Retail Marijuana Sales (Maine Public Radio)


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// MassRoots now headquartered in Denver co-working space, repaying its debt obligations, CEO tells shareholders (Cannabist)

// Aphria Evaluating Divestiture of U.S. Cannabis Assets (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Lawmakers considering ‘SB54-ing’ medical marijuana ballot initiative (updated) (Utah Policy)

// Medical dispensaries argue against wide expansion of ways to get pot (Boston Globe)

// Marijuana shops prep for Super Bowl sales blitz (USA Today)

// Pennsylvania’s second medical marijuana dispensary opens near Pittsburgh (Fox 43)

// Feds May Remove Marijuana Banking Protections, Treasury Department Says (Forbes)


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