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Thursday, July 26, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, July 26, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Senators Push Sessions To Stop Blocking Marijuana Cultivation Applications (Marijuana Moment)

// Los Angeles Will Vote on a Cannabis Bank (Leafly)

// Wet marijuana’ illegal in Michigan, appeals court rules (Michigan Live)


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// New York Governor Received Nearly $100,000 in Donations From Cannabis Industry (Herb)

// Americans View Marijuana As Significantly Less Harmful Than Cigarettes (Marijuana Moment)

// Legalizing Marijuana Brings Illicit Consumers To The Legal Market, Study Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Licensed marijuana cultivation in Canada exceeds 10 million square feet (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Why financing is a key hurdle for California cannabis firms – and forcing some to the black market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Survey Finds the American Public has a Favorable View of Marijuana. Researchers Find That ‘Concerning.’ (Marijuana.com)

// San Diego DA agrees to drop charges against cannabis attorney (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canadian marijuana companies raise record cash ahead of legalization (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The SEC says he defrauded investors. Now he’s trying to raise $12.5M to grow marijuana (Desert Sun)

// One in Fourteen People In Massachusetts Is Driving High, Says Study (Herb)


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// County Officials From Across The U.S. Push Feds To Reform Marijuana Laws (Marijuana Moment)

// It’s halfway through July. Why aren’t any recreational marijuana dispensaries open yet? (Boston.com)

// Sen. Jeff Merkley ‘Disappointed’ That Democrats Blocked His Marijuana Banking Amendment (Marijuana Moment)

// Mexico Takes Small Steps Toward Medical Marijuana Legalization (Leafly News)

// Oklahoma Attorney General to give advice to health department regarding medical marijuana challenge (KFOR News)

// Chart: Can medical marijuana programs survive in states with recreational markets? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// N.J.’s medical marijuana program to double in size as supply crisis grows (NJ.com)


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// 5 Cultivators Receive Arkansas Medical Marijuana Licenses (Marijuana.com (AP))

// Marijuana legalization measure likely to appear on November ballot (Bismarck Tribune)

// Analysis: GOP Congress Has Blocked Dozens Of Marijuana Amendments (Marijuana Moment)


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// Prop. 64 didn’t legalize every cannabis crime, but arrests are falling fast (Daily News)

// New York calls on banks to work with medical marijuana industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vape Pens Continue to See Strong Growth in Key Cannabis States, Research Shows (Green Market Report)

// Canopy Rivers Prepares to Go Public After Raising $104 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hiku Brands to Join Canopy Growth and Abandons WeedMD Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Red States Are Embracing Cannabis Legalization Expanding Access (Leafly)

// OK adds limits to medical cannabis rules including restriction on smokable MMJ (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Friday, June 22, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, June 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Senators Vote To Block Marijuana Banking Amendment (Forbes)

// Republicans In Congress Aren’t Planning To Hold Hearings On The Pot Bill Trump Supports (BuzzFeed)

// Arkansas High Court Green-lights Medical Marijuana Program (Marijuana.com (AP))


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// Marijuana Legalization Bill Moves Forward In U.S. Territory (Marijuana Moment)

// Province plans to offer 300 different cannabis products after legalization (Edmonton Journal)

// Vermont State Police ‘lacks the technical capability’ to measure legal pot limits in edibles (Burlington Free Press)

// How Is ‘Cooking On High’ Legal? Netflix’s Newest Cooking Show Features A Secret Ingredient – Weed (Bustle)

// Rhode Island budget to boost medical marijuana dispensary fee from $5K to $250K (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Massachusetts regulators award first marijuana cultivation license for recreational program (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MJ Freeway cannabis software system hits new glitch in Washington state; contract up for renewal (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Friday, June 15, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, June 15, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Senate Committee Keeps Medical Marijuana Protections In Place (Marijuana Moment)

// Fed Reserve chair: Without lawmakers’ guidance, banks can’t take cannabis money (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Massachusetts Pot Shops By July 1? Not So Fast, Says State Panel (New England Public Radio)


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// Maine Supreme Court: Workers’ Comp Doesn’t Cover Medical Marijuana (Marijuana.com (AP))

// Sens. Warren And Gardner On Why Marijuana Policy Should Be Left To States (WBUR)

// Tax Court Again Denies Deductions Of State-Legal Marijuana Facility (Forbes)

// TGOD to Acquire 49% of Jamaica’s Epican (New Cannabis Ventures)

// NM medical marijuana advisory board cancels meeting, struggles to fill vacancies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada opens up 84 potential recreational marijuana licenses to limited field (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The Pot Industry Is Overwhelmingly White and One Congresswoman Wants to Change That (Rolling Stone)


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Thursday, June 14, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canada’s ruling party rejects controversial amendments to cannabis bill (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Bill To Legalize Hemp Passes Key Senate Committee (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Banking Measure Rejected By Congressional Committee (Marijuana Moment)


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// Lack Of Cannabis Banking Hurts Average Small Business Owners While Wealthy Entrepreneurs Flourish (Forbes)

// Drugged driving a complex question for new commission (Boston Globe)

// Delaware bill to legalize pot amended to address safety regulatory concerns (WHYY)

// Canopy Growth to Sell $400 Million in Convertible Notes (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Celebs Explain Why They’re In The Canna-Business (Entrepreneur)

// Tax Marijuana By THC Content? That’s What Alaska Regulator Suggests (Marijuana.com)

// Oregon to inspect outdoor cannabis harvests in response to federal law enforcement pressure (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Friday, June 8, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, June 8, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// With Trump’s Support, STATES Act Could End Nationwide Cannabis Prohibition (Leafly)

// Amended Cannabis Act Passes Senate, Heads Back to House of Commons for Final Approval (Leafly)

// Senators Approve Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans (Marijuana Moment)


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// Medical marijuana commissioner says he was bribed by applicant, didn’t take it (THV 11 CBS)

// No More Arrests For Selling Small Amounts Of Marijuana In Minneapolis (NPR)

// Shock, Disappointment From Marijuana Advocates Industry Over Hickenlooper’s Vetoes (Colorado Public Radio)

// New Data Shows Smoking Marijuana Is A Dying Trend (Forbes)

// California Weed Dispensaries Can Legally Sell Customer Information to Data Brokers (Motherboard)

// Cannabis Investment Fund Phyto Partners Raises $14 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Detroit takes another run at medical marijuana ordinance (Michigan Radio)


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Friday, June 1, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, June 1, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Africa’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary is About to Open in Durban (Herb)

// Bill Nelson: Allow smokable medical marijuana in Florida (Tampa Bay Times)

// World’s First Cannabis Bank Advances in California (Leafly)


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// Medicinal cannabis use can help mitigate symptoms of PTSD, study says (Globe and Mail)

// Possible Massachusetts recreational marijuana license delay shouldn’t slow sales launch (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Major Canadian bank expands focus on marijuana sector (Marijuana Business Daily )

// Bill would pit medical marijuana against opioids (Daily Gazette)

// A Marijuana.com Exclusive Interview With John Chiang (Marijuana.com)

// Cannabis Sponsors Half of Colorado’s Adopt-a-Highway Signs (Leafly)

// This Startup Incubator Helps Drug War Survivors Build Cannabis Companies (Leafly)


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Thursday, May 10, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, May 10, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Exclusive: US marijuana sales may reach $10 billion this year, $22 billion by 2022 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado logs $106M in recreational cannabis sales in March (Denver Post)

// California’s low marijuana tax stream complicating MJ business climate (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// What Tuesday’s Primary Elections Mean for Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Moody’s Says Legalized Marijuana Could Put A Dent In Alcohol Pharmaceutical Businesses (Green Market Report)

// When banks abandoned American Samoa, the islands found a solution nobody had used in a century (Washington Post)

// House Rules: Weed Remains Illegal for Federally Subsidized Tenants (Seven Days VT)

// Senators vote to expand Louisiana medical marijuana program (Times-Picayune)

// Growing hemp in Massachusetts: Here’s what you need to know (Mass Live)

// Indigenous Communities and the Cannabis Act: A Clash of Tradition and Treaties (Leafly)


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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// First Marijuana Reform Bill Clears Congressional Committee (Marijuana Moment)

// California has slow start to marijuana tax collections (Modesto Bee (AP))

// Georgia Adds Pain and PTSD as Conditions for Medical Marijuana (High Times)


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// Health Canada says delaying pot bill for more Indigenous consultation would leave kids vulnerable (CBC News)

// Missouri Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Another Hurdle (Marijuana Moment)

// Escape from Los Angeles: Marijuana businesses leave as city struggles to roll out legal market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Another big Canadian bank dips toes in marijuana sector (Marijuana Business Daily)

// McConnell And Schumer Discuss Each Other’s Cannabis Bills (Marijuana Moment)

// Arizona Hemp Industry Ready to Take Off if Governor Ducey Signs Bill (Phoenix New Times)

// Illinois Police Threaten to Euthanize Over 200 Drug-Sniffing Dogs If Weed Is Legalized (Merry Jane)


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