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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Aphria Closes $350 Million Convertible Note Private Placement Offering (New Cannabis Ventures)

// This Massachusetts marijuana store gets almost half its business from New York (Boston Globe)

// Half Of Marijuana Users In The US Think They’re Fine To Drive Stoned (Buzzfeed News)


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// Dr. Bronner’s CEO Launches Non-Profit Cannabis Company (Ganjapreneur)

// Chart: Eastern US salaries top Western compensation in cannabis (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Legalization Bill Debated In New Hampshire Senate Committee (Marijuana Moment)

// Texas House Votes To Legalize The Farming Of Industrial Hemp (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan regulators polling prospective recreational marijuana licensees (Marijuana Business Daily)

// aHappy 4/20 Sacramento: DA dismisses or reduces more than 5,300 marijuana convictions (Sacramento Bee)

// Alabama county ending misdemeanor marijuana arrests (Tuscaloosa News)


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Monday, April 22, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, April 22, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// State-Legal Marijuana Use Makes Immigrants Morally Unfit for Citizenship, Trump Administration Warns (Marijuana Moment)

// Top execs at American weed retailer MedMen quit amid ex-CFO’s claims of financial duress (CNBC)

// Expungement Efforts Surge on 4/20 With Ben & Jerry’s, Code for America (Leafly)


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// How the Queen of Etiquette Got In on Pot (Rolling Stone)

// Study: Wisconsin would see $1.1 billion benefit with medical marijuana legalization (Madison.com)

// Congressional Committees Outline Plans For Marijuana Reform In 2019 (Marijuana Moment)

// Rep. Ilhan Omar: Legalize marijuana nationwide expunge criminal records of those jailed for pot offenses (Newsweek)

// The Indica vs. Sativa Distinction Isn’t Real (Slate)

// Lots Of Politicians And Companies Are Tweeting About Marijuana On 4/20 (Marijuana Moment)

// Carl’s Jr. CBD Burgers Go Over Big in Denver (Leafly)


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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congressional Democrats Hold First-Ever Marijuana Reform Panel At Policy Retreat (Marijuana Moment)

// State Financial Regulators Press Congress To Allow Marijuana Banking Access (Forbes)

// Chart of the Week: Colorado 4/20 sales spike higher than other recreational cannabis markets (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Foxx could start pot expungements in months; will also review weed sales cases (Chicago Sun Times)

// Colorado’s new U.S. attorney agrees with rescinding of Cole Memo says ‘jury is still out’ on enforcement around marijuana concentrates (Colorado Sun)

// Alabama Police Ruined a Couple’s Lives Over $50 of Weed. Now the Charges Against Them Have Been Dropped (Reason)

// Canopy Growth Acquires Spanish Cannabis Producer Cafina (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Medical pot sales near $100 million in first year (Clinton Herald)

// What Does 4/20 Mean to You? We Asked 12 Cannabis Leaders (Leafly)

// Here’s how much marijuana businesses pay in taxes (Quartz)


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Monday, April 15, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, April 15, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mass. marijuana industry in mostly corporate and white. Inside one Boston battle to change that (Boston Globe)

// Maryland cannabis regulators tell dispensaries they need to open by Sept. 30 or else (Baltimore Sun)

// Teagan Appleby to have confiscated medical cannabis returned (Guardian)


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// Legalization led to people trying cannabis for the first time ever (CTV News)

// Ontario Cannabis Store expects CA$25 million loss despite monopoly advantage (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Mile High Labs Raises $65MM to Purchase Mountains of Hemp (New Cannabis Ventures)

// California Might Require 1 Dispensary for 4 Alcohol-Serving Businesses (Weedmaps (AP))

// Inability To Ship Across State Lines Hurts Cannabis Businesses, Especially Small Operators (Forbes)

// Groups with more pot arrests may get edge in Michigan’s legalized industry (Detroit News)

// Ontario’s new licence plate slogan sounds suspiciously weedy (Georgia Straight)


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Thursday, April 11, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bill to penalize operation of a medical marijuana facility without a license passes House committee (Interlochen Public Radio)

// California bill to block home delivery of cannabis sidelined for year (Los Angeles Times)

// Indiana Lawmakers Amend Hemp Bill To Allow Smokeable Flower (Marijuana Moment)


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// New Bill Would Protect Veterans From Losing Benefits Over Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Trulieve Maintains American Cannabis Operator Revenue Leadership with $35.9 Million in Q4 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Maine on track to launch recreational marijuana market this year, says state’s pot czar (Portland Press Herald)

// Tennessee medical marijuana bill dropped for the year (WATE 6 ABC (AP))

// Cannabis M&A fever spreading to Europe with HolyWeed deal (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canadians paying about $10 a gram for legal pot (or $6.37 for illegal pot): StatCan (Global News)

// Oregon lawmakers reject plan to restrict recreational cannabis supply (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bill to limit medical pot THC going to full Florida House (WPTV (AP))

// Marijuana Hospitality and Delivery Bills Move On in House (Denver Westword)

// Kent girl Teagan Appleby may have medicinal cannabis returned (BBC News)


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// Why Pro-Legalization Cory Booker Isn’t Cosponsoring The New Marijuana Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// ACLU: Bill Montgomery’s Office Is Still Prosecuting Medical Marijuana Patients (Phoenix New Times)

// Treasury Secretary Calls For Bipartisan Fix To Marijuana Banking Issues (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: Low prices, lack of investment stifle cannabis growing capacity in Washington state (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The First Cannabis Report From Headset And Nielsen Looks At Weed Vs. Alcohol Sales On Big Holidays (Forbes)

// No affirmative action for who gets to sell Missouri medical marijuana, state says (Kansas City Star)

// Why Social Equity Needs to Be Front and Center in the Cannabis Space (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Friday, April 5, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, April 5, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Commission wants more scrutiny of pot company ownership (Boston Globe)

// Lawmakers Roll Out ‘Landmark’ Bill To Protect Legal Marijuana States From Federal Interference (Marijuana Moment)

// California Senate approves bill to extend temporary cannabis licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Gov. Lujan Grisham signs marijuana decriminalization bill (KRQE)

// ‘It felt wrong and ridiculous’: A caregiver was banned from joining her husband inside a dispensary (Boston Globe)

// FDA Chief Explains Agency’s ‘Risk-Based Approach’ To CBD Enforcement (Marijuana Moment)

// How the Cannabis Industry Defeated Legalization in New York (Leafly)

// LA’s Struggling Cannabis Market Hiring ‘Social Equity’ Program Manager (Forbes)

// Legalization Bill Clears New Hampshire House, but Veto Expected (Leafly (AP))

// Is Legal Hemp About to Ruin America’s Outdoor Cannabis Crops? (Leafly)


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Thursday, April 4, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Florida Lawmakers Move to Limit Medical Marijuana Potency (Leafly (AP))

// Federal Reserve Bank Presidents Call For Marijuana Banking Clarity (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical marijuana sales approved by Georgia Legislature (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)


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// Strip club owner doesn’t have the right to grow his own medical marijuana, court says (Miami Herald)

// Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Patients Can Hold Open-Carry Gun Permits (Leafly)

// Holy Shit: 75% of Madrid’s Hash Contains Poo, Scientist Says (Merry Jane)

// The presence of a single legal marijuana plant could lead your home insurer to deny your claim (Globe and Mail)

// Citizenship Barred From Immigrants Working In Pot Industry: ‘Gut Wrenching’ (CBS 4 Denver)

// This One Chart Captures California’s Cannabis Supply Crunch (Leafly)

// Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Marijuana In Guam (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Chicago’s Cresco Labs to buy marijuana distributor for $850 million as pot industry dealmaking heats up (Chicago Tribune)

// Two More California Counties Will Use Tech To Expunge 54,000 Marijuana Convictions (Marijuana Moment)

// ‘I’m here to buy pot’: First cannabis stores in Ottawa already drawing lineups (Ottawa Citizen)


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// With no explanation, CA regulators delay marijuana social equity funding (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Legalized marijuana in New York will have to wait (Democrat & Chronicle)

// Florida’s largest medical marijuana operator gets more dispensaries after reaching deal with state (Orlando SunSentinel)

// Paid to smoke pot: Edmontonian selected as one of eight cannabis connoisseurs out of 25,000 applicants (Edmonton Journal)

// Texas Lawmakers Hold Hearings On 11 Cannabis Bills In One Day (Marijuana Moment)

// Mass. attorney general strikes down Brewster marijuana ban (Boston Business Journal)

// Oklahoma’s Green Rush Is Even Wilder Than You Imagine (Leafly)


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Monday, April 1, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, April 1, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Ed Perlmutter’s Pot Banking Act Passes Committee, Moves to Full House (Denver Westword)

// Michigan judge thwarts crackdown at 50 unlicensed medical marijuana shops (Michigan Live)

// Provisional cannabis licenses will be issued when temporary licenses expire, says CDFA (Kym Kemp)


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// Massachusetts marijuana regulators investigating whether companies violated license limits (Boston Globe)

// AP Exclusive: Harris’ call for reform collides with her past (Washington Post)

// Amid backlash, Baltimore County cannabis firm drops lawsuit trying to halt Maryland from awarding new licenses (Baltimore Sun)

// A hoax ‘exclusive’ cannabis club makes a real point about legalization and privilege (Quartz)

// In pot chase, social equity meets economic reality (Commonwealth Magazine)

// Massachusetts Marijuana Regulator Talks Social Equity And The Presidential Election (Marijuana Moment)

// The DEA Wants You To Stop Calling Them About Getting Paid To Burn Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)


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