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Thursday, February 22, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Ohio auditor: It’s too late to ‘pause’ medical marijuana program rollout (Cleveland.com)

// Committee’s marijuana regulation bill omits licensing of social clubs (Portland Press Herald)

// Pot board members say retail sales could be delayed (Gloucester Times)


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// Alameda County DA Says Plan Would Reduce Dismiss Marijuana Convictions (East County Today )

// Fresno County DA not following other prosecutors in proactive cannabis case dismissals (KFSN 30 ABC)

// Ontario opens door to suppliers of all sizes in what will be Canada’s biggest marijuana market (Financial Post)

// Illinois voters could be asked in November about legalizing marijuana (Chicago Tribune)

// Bay Area senator wants license suspensions for teen drivers with any pot in system (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Saliva Testing Round II: Second House panel weighs legal challenges (VT Digger)

// Top cannabis regulator: Massachusetts should consider government-run bank for pot companies (Boston Globe)


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Friday, February 16, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 16, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Latest: Senate confirms head of Justice Department unit (Washington Post)

// Senate deal to vote on pot bill on June 7 means no actual sales before August (CTV News)

// Canadian Health Insurer Announces Groundbreaking Medical Cannabis Plan (Leafly)


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// Proceed with caution,’ Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey tells marijuana regulators (Mass Live)

// Philadelphia DA drops 50 marijuana possession cases (Cannabist)

// Utah House Passes Two Cannabis Bills for Terminally Ill, Advocates Skeptical (Marijuana.com)

// Feds working on new marijuana banking guidance, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin tells Congress (Cannabist)

// North Dakota Chooses System for Medical Marijuana Program (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Marijuana producer working with Corona on cannabis-infused beverages (Times-Colonist)

// Ohio says error inadvertently excluded marijuana grower (Seattle Times (AP))


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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions Is Steamed Over Senator’s Cannabis Blockade (Leafly)

// Trump Budget Guts Drug Czar’s Office (Marijuana Moment)

// In LA, Legal Cannabis Stores Call for Crackdown on Illegal Pop-Ups (Leafly)


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// New disclosure rules open door to fresh funding, M&As for Canadian cannabis companies in US (Marijuana Business Daily)

// How the First Month of Legal Cannabis Went in California (Merry Jane)

// Chart: More banks serving cannabis sector, but Cole Memo repeal threatens to slow progress (Marijuana Business Daily)

// No pot party for Canada’s landlords who want to limit drug’s use (Toronto Star)

// New Mexico Leaders Want to Give Opioid Patients MMJ Access (Leafly)

// Cannabis Control Commission holds final public hearing (MV Times)

// DAs Making it Easier to Clear California Cannabis Convictions (Leafly)


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

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

// Trump Treasury Secretary Wants Marijuana Money In Banks (Forbes)

// Marijuana-focused credit union gets conditional approval from the Federal Reserve (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana can only go on sale in Canada months after law passed: minister (Reuters)


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// Washington’s New Cannabis-Tracking Software Is Disrupting the Industry (Leafly)

// Launchpad to Asia’: Cronos pulls veil off Australian joint venture (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Baker API Enables Cannabis Dispensaries to Better Analyze Revenue and Key Data (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Chicago Police Arrested 20,000 Fewer People for Marijuana Possession in 2017 Than In 2007 (Civilized)

// Another Marijuana Amendment Blocked In Congress (Marijuana Moment)

// Sessions Blames Media For Drug Issues And Says Marijuana Isn’t Good For You (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Is The Big Super Bowl Winner (Green Market Report)


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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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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Vows To ‘Get Much Tougher’ On Drugs In State Of The Union Speech (Marijuana Moment)

// John Chiang offers plan to create a public bank for marijuana businesses (SF Gate)

// High taxes spark sticker shock for cannabis customers in California (Cannifornian)


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// Maine House Leader suggests delaying cannabis sales another year (Cannabist (AP))

// Cannabis Wheaton acquires Uruguayan hemp CBD producer for $15 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// San Diego reports brisk business during first month of recreational marijuana sales (San Diego Tribune)

// Targeting marijuana industry Boulder venture capital firm launches $50M fund (Denver Business Journal)

// Here’s What a Gram of Cannabis Costs in Cities Around the World (Leafly)

// Scotts’ hydroponics business slowed by ‘bottleneck’ in California’s recreational marijuana industry CEO says (Columbus Business Journal)

// Hydropothecary Raises $149.5 Million Selling Units at $4.00 (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Friday, January 26, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, January 26, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Privateer Raises Over $100 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Two Marijuana Producers Are Worth More Than Canada’s Pot Market (Bloomberg)

// OLCC triples penalties for underage marijuana sales (Oregon Live)


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// BMO Open to More Pot Deals If Firms Pass Bank’s Tests, CEO Says (Bloomberg)

// California bill seeks to legalize banking for cannabis businesses (SF Gate)

// High Times to Offer Shares at $11.00 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Georgia lawmakers advance medical marijuana cultivation bill, more hearings may follow (The Telegraph)

// GW Pharmaceutical Gets One Step Closer On Epidiolex (Green Market Report)

// Panel votes to put new medical pot rules on hold until July (Portland Press Herald)

// Keystone State Auditor General Advocating for Pennsylvania Legalization (Marijuana Industry News)


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Friday, January 19, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, January 19, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// BMO marks first foray by a major Canadian bank in marijuana sector with $175M deal (Financial Post)

// Medical Marijuana Sales Down In Colorado (Green Market Report)

// Vermont Gov. Scott Expects to Sign Pot Bill Before Monday (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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// Nebraska Proposal Would Put Medical Marijuana on 2018 Ballot (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// MA picks Franwell’s Metrc for cannabis seed-to-sale traceability system (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana regulator ‘misspoke,’ Cannabis commission has contacted U.S. Attorney Lelling (Wicked Local)

// Aurora Cannabis to Supply Italy with Medical Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// NCIA board member departs early, rips group’s direction and handling of sexual misconduct accusations (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pennsylvania Opens State’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary in the Lehigh Valley (NBC Philadelphia)

// The public really really really opposes current federal marijuana law (Vox)


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

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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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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// 19 state attorneys general back Colo. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s marijuana banking bill (Cannabist)

// Legalization panel makes concession votes to delay social cannabis clubs until 2023 (Portland Press Herald)

// Harsh response to Shulkin’s decision that VA won’t study medical marijuana for PTSD (Stars and Stripes)


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// Cuomo considers legalizing recreational marijuana (Buffalo News)

// Tax Commission approves new marijuana regulations (Las Vegas Sun)

// Fed threat may mean bigger returns for pot investors (Lowell Sun)

// AZ Bill: Publish Wrong Medical-Marijuana Dispensary Address and You Could Be a Felon (Phoenix New Times)

// Reporter’s California Notebook: Regulated marijuana market an adjustment for some growers (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Recreational marijuana dispensaries boost nearby home prices, says study (Cannabist)

// New Jersey Governor Promises Legal Marijuana In Inauguration Speech (Marijuana Moment)


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