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Friday, April 20, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, April 20, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bernie Sanders Backs Bill To Punish States With Harsh Marijuana Laws (Forbes)

// Schumer backs federal effort to decriminalize marijuana (Washington Post)

// How legalized pot could ruin a famous pot convention (Washington Post)


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// Cannabis 4/20 Celebration Sales Could Top $1 Billion This Year Says LeafLink (Green Market Report)

// Majority of N.J. residents want legal weed: Here’s what a new poll found (NJ.com)

// OH lawmakers at odds over bill calling for medical marijuana program audit (WDTN 2 News)

// Cannabis industry not king in Colorado economy: new report (Cannabist )

// Supreme Court of Canada Decision Could Affect Cannabis Sales (Leafly)

// Why the price of pot is dropping across Alaska (Anchorage Daily News)

// MassRoots Loses $44 Million In 2017 CEO Gets $190659 Bonus (Green Market Report)


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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// LePage will need to flip votes to sustain veto of the recreational marijuana bill (Portland Press Herald)

// Pa. health secretary approves access to whole plant for medical marijuana patients (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

// Rohrabacher Pushes New Marijuana Bill In Wake of Trump Pledge (Marijuana Moment)


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// Republicans eye getting in front of marijuana legalization (Michigan Radio)

// Alaska House votes to limit access to marijuana convictions (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (AP))

// Medical marijuana question fails to reach 2018 ballot in South Dakota (Argus Leader)

// GOP Senate Candidates Debate Medical Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Ann Arbor may limit marijuana dispensaries after 30-plus seek OK (MLive)

// Chart: Minnesota medical marijuana patient count rises with approval of PTSD, pain (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Athletes are leading cannabis into the mainstream (SB Nation)


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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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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// More Than 200 Apply For Adult-Use Marijuana Business Licenses On 1st Day (WBUR)

// First pot-business licenses would go to Maine residents of at least 4 years (Portland Press Herald)

// California Cannabis Licenses Now Represent 34.5% of All U.S. Licenses Issued (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Tennessee Medical-Marijuana Bill Dead for the Year (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Alaska Marijuana Regulators to Again Review On-Site Use (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Arguments break out in Senate over medical marijuana industry bill amendment (WBAL 11 NBC)

// Medical Marijuana Gets Wary Welcome from Older Adults, Poll Shows (U of M Health)

// State Senate OKs bill to improve local access to medical marijuana (Sentinel Source)

// Dozens Of Permits Issued For New York’s Industrial Hemp Pilot (Hemp Gazette)

// Health insurance should cover medical marijuana, Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez says (Mass Live)


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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Gov. Murphy greatly expands New Jersey’s medical marijuana program (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Medical marijuana: Dispensary offers R.I. $5M to limit competition (Providence Journal)

// Stolen Weed, Stolen Cash: New Marijuana Laws Put Pot Producers at Risk (Rolling Stone)


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// Dried medical cannabis exports from Canada rise tenfold in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canada’s Golden Leaf seeks to carpet U.S. with cannabis retail stores (Globe and Mail)

// Detailed Look at 815 California Cannabis Retail and Dispensing Licenses (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Alaska recreational cannabis supply on the upswing, wholesale marijuana still fetching high prices (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Iowa licenses three retailers for upcoming low-THC marijuana sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 25 marijuana dispensaries seek OK to operate in Ann Arbor (Michigan Live)

// Remember that company developing a marijuana resort in California? They’re selling the town to an oil company. (Cannabist)


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

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

// Trump Talks Up Death Penalty For Drug Dealers (Forbes)

// Illinois Senate Approves Marijuana Legalization Ballot Question (Marijuana Moment)

// Canopy, world’s biggest marijuana company, hopes for Nasdaq listing (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// House passes medical marijuana changes (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

// Vermont House Gives Initial OK For Saliva Test To Determine Presence Of Drugs In Drivers (Vermont Public Radio)

// New high tallied for Alaska marijuana tax collections (News Miner (AP))

// Lt. Gov. Randy McNally predicts close vote failure of medical marijuana bill (Tennessean)

// Publicly traded plant-touching marijuana companies: Q&A with Terra Tech CEO Derek Peterson (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Washington state extends contingency plan for marijuana tracking (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Texas Wesleyan coach fired after refusing to recruit Colorado player over weed laws (WFAA )


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Monday, February 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, February 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oregon’s Top Federal Prosecutor Holds Cannabis Summit (Leafly)

// Canadian Cannabis Companies Correct After Capital Raising Crescendo (Forbes)

// Opening Day For Recreational Marijuana Shops May Be Delayed Again (CBS Boston)


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// MedMen Becomes The First Marijuana Unicorn (Green Market Report)

// Medical marijuana sales, caregivers, and patient numbers decline (Portland Press Herald)

// While Some California DAs Are Throwing Out Old Pot Convictions, L.A. County’s Jackie Lacey Takes a Different Path (KTLA 5)

// Canadian medical marijuana firm begins sell-off of U.S. cannabis assets (Cannabist)

// Marijuana sales in Alaska drop for second month in a row (Cannabist (AP))

// Ohio awards contract for medical marijuana customer call center (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Beware Cannabis Companies Aggressively Soliciting Investment (New Cannabis Ventures)


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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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Monday, January 22, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, January 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// What the Federal Shutdown Means for Medical Marijuana (Leafly)

// Did Vermont Gov sign marijuana legalization bill Sunday? (Cannabist (AP))

// Marijuana Is Safer Than Alcohol, Tobacco, Or Sugar Americans Say In New Poll (Marijuana Moment)


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// Ontario seeks public feedback on allowing cannabis lounges as legalization looms (Vancouver Sun)

// Walker names new member to Marijuana Control Board (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// Shulkin clarifies marijuana comments: VA can study the drug but won’t (Stars and Stripes)

// Pa. has approved all but two of 12 marijuana growers; Lower Merion gives OK for dispensary (Philly Inquirer)

// Regs For Sale Of Recreational Pot In Maine Put On Hold – Again – Until Mid April (Maine Public Radio)

// Cancer Patients Get Little Guidance From Doctors On Using Medical Marijuana (National Public Radio)

// Troubles deepen for co-founder of Mendocino County’s only cannabis distribution business (Press Democrat)


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Friday, January 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, January 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lawmakers React To Sessions Anti-Marijuana Move (Marijuana Moment)

// Vt. House gives marijuana bill a clear path to governor’s desk (The Hill)

// Pennsylvania Gives Approval to First Medical Pot Dispensary (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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// Following shift in federal policy, Alaska Marijuana Control Board Chair resigns (KTUU 2 NBC)

// Maine accepting applications for industrial hemp licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Oklahoma Governor Sets June Election for Medical Marijuana (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Pot Stocks Plunge on Report U.S. to Rescind Expansion Policy (Bloomberg)

// Aurora Nordic Cannabis Denmark Facility Targets 120 Million Grams Annual Production (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Rebecca Johnson says legalizing medical marijuana will stop Kentucky’s opioid crisis (Louisville Courier-Journal)

// As Vets Demand Cannabis for PTSD, Science Races to Unlock Its Secrets (Scientific American)


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