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Monday, April 23, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, April 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canada’s Ruling Liberal Party Endorses Drug Decriminalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Washington Governor: ‘We’ve Got The Best Weed’ (Marijuana Moment)

// For the first time a major Australian political party backs cannabis legalization (Herb)


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// Senator Wants Jeff Sessions To Meet With Drug War Victims (Marijuana Moment)

// Massachusetts lawmakers unlikely to update medical marijuana home cultivation law this session (Mass Live)

// Reduced home-grow limit offensive pot advocates say (Portland Press Herald)

// State wants to help marijuana businesses find an alternative to banks (Michigan Radio)

// Less politics, more commercial touches: Changes, big and small, evident at Denver’s 4/20 festival as marijuana industry takes control of event (Denver Post)

// Lawmakers pitch recreational marijuana as a way to help fund Arizona teacher pay raises (AZ Family)

// Your legal pot buying data could get you banned from the U.S. lawyers warn (Global News )


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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions (New York Times (AP))

// Main bank for Illinois’ medical marijuana industry is pulling out, leaving some operators to deal in cash (Chicago Tribune)

// Weed Is Serious Business for Canada’s Go-To Pot Banker (Bloomberg)


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// Chart: Medical marijuana patient counts sales tumble in Maine (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pizza, Pad Thai, and Pot: Home Delivery of Marijuana Is Legal in These States (Pew Trusts)

// The top 8 anti-pot politicians up for re-election this year (Herb)

// Micro-Security for Micro-Processors in Canada: Fair or Foul? (Leafly)

// More uncertainty as medical cannabis bill heads to state Senate for first time (WKRN)

// Utah Medical Association accuses medical marijuana campaign of misleading voters into supporting initiative (Salt Lake Tribune)

// VERIFY: Is Rep. Allen Peake violating cannabis law? (WMAZ)


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Monday, April 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, April 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical marijuana dispensaries among entities that get first shot at applying for a retail pot shop license (MassLive)

// Georgia Lawmakers Approve PTSD, Intractable Pain as Qualifying Conditions (Leafly)

// Oregon’s Crackdown On Cannabis Sales To Minors Appears To Be Working (Oregon Public Radio)


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// Here’s why pot sellers are paying prime rents for warehouse and storefront space (LA Times)

// California Today: In Oakland, a Clash of Artists vs. Big Cannabis (New York Times)

// From horse to hemp: Colorado rancher eyes second calling (Cannabist)

// An Oral History of ‘Up In Smoke’ on Its 40th Anniversary (Leafly)

// This State Could Allow Non-Residents Access to Medical Marijuana (High Times)

// RI Compassion Center Employee Denied Mortgage Due to ‘Marijuana Related’ Income (Go Local Prov)

// Amid Federal Threats, State Treasurer Pushes For Marijuana Banking Access (Marijuana Moment)


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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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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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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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