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Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Chart: California marijuana market experiences license contraction in 2019 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// USDA Says Hemp Farmers Now Qualify For Federal Crop Insurance (Marijuana Moment)

// Gronk Calling Himself ‘Mr. Recovery,’ Is Getting into the CBD Game (Boston Magazine)


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// Chicago to Clear Thousands of Cannabis Arrests During Legalization (Leafly (AP))

// Curaleaf Q2 Revenue Grows 231% to $48.5 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Minnesota Governor Tells Agencies to Prepare for Marijuana Legalization (U.S. News & World Report)

// Michigan legislature moves closer to approving warning labels for marijuana (Michigan Public Radio)

// Medical cannabis at school? California Assembly OKs bill that would let students take prescription weed (Palm Springs Desert Sun)

// MCSO has been creating marijuana extracts for at least 4 years (AZ Mirror)

// NJ Governor Vetoes Cannabis Expungement, Calls for Stronger Bill (Green Market Report)


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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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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, January 28, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, January 28, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Owners of Colorado marijuana retailer Sweet Leaf sentenced to prison in landmark case (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Maine’s marijuana legalization timeline goes up in smoke (Boston Herald)

// California Cannabis Labs Are Finding Toxic Metal in Vape Carts (Leafly)


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// State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announces support for legalizing pot, calls for expunging misdemeanor convictions (Chicago Tribune)

// AGLC’s licensing freeze thaws to allow 10 new retail cannabis shops (Edmonton Journal)

// Israeli cabinet approves law to allow medical cannabis exports (CNBC)

// California’s Calaveras County refunding nearly $1 million in fees to marijuana farmers (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canadian study finds benzodiazepine use in patients drops 45 percent after medical cannabis treatment (Growth Op)

// Sununu Applauds Anti-Drug Commission Opposition to Marijuana Legalization (New Hampshire Public Radio (AP))

// Mass. hands out 100th marijuana license (Worchester Telegram)


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Thursday, December 13, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Vote on legal marijuana in N.J. unlikely by the end of the year, top Dems say (NJ.com)



// Chicago Mayor Wants Legal Marijuana Revenue To Fund Pensions (Forbes)



// Hemp Legalization Is Officially Headed to President Trump’s Desk For Signature (Marijuana Moment)



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// Aerial Weed-Spotting Missions Come To An End, As Police Put Focus On Opioids (Vermont Public Radio)



// Canadian cannabis producer Canopy Growth expects to enter the US market next year to grab a piece of a $1.6 billion opportunity (Business Insider)



// Cresco Labs Approved to Open First Ohio Medical Cannabis Dispensary (New Cannabis Ventures)



// Connecticut regulators double medical marijuana dispensaries to 18 (Marijuana Business Daily)



// LeafLink Says Alaska Maryland Most Expensive Place To Buy Cannabis (Green Market Report)



// Marijuana Industry Border Issues Would Be Solved Under New Congressional Bill (Marijuana Moment)



// People Searched For A Certain Cannabis Product A Lot In 2018, Google Says (Marijuana Moment)



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Monday, October 8, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 8, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cresco Labs closes $100 million raise, draws institutional investors to cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medical Cannabis To Be Available On Prescription ‘Within Weeks’ (Huffington Post)

// Exclusive: Report finds Washington state rushed into launching marijuana tracking system, fixes needed (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// First medical cannabis plants harvested in Ohio; sales still delayed (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Judge chews out state over marijuana licenses (NWF Daily News)

// B.C. marijuana rules say where you can’t smoke or vape (Keremeos Review)

// Woman fleeing domestic violence denied public housing due to medical marijuana use (WPXI)

// California Task Force Raids Over 250 Illegal Marijuana Grows (Merry Jane)

// Despite delays Arkansas medical cannabis cultivator on track to be growing by early 2019 (Talk Business & Politics)

// ‘I misspoke’: OMA president backtracks on suggestion that recreational cannabis is a gateway drug (CBC News)


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Monday, July 16, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, July 16, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cuomo Administration Report Backs Marijuana Legalization In New York (Forbes)

// Wine and Spirits Wholesaler Association Voices Support for Cannabis Legalization (Brew Bound)

// California publishes first draft of permanent marijuana industry rules (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Marijuana enforcement in Chicago falls, but still lands heaviest on blacks (Chicago Sun Times)

// Oakland’s marijuana equity program is hurting those it was supposed to help (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Health Canada Threatens To Crack Down On Cannabis Growers Who Sponsor All-Ages Concerts (Civilized)

// Hoping to halt cannabis industry outages, regulators disable automated patient-tracking tool for dispensaries (Baltimore Fish Bowl)

// Lawsuits filed in Oklahoma target strict new medical marijuana rules (Marijuana Business Daily)

// World Series of Poker Boots Cannabis Sponsor Blum from Casino (Leafly News)

// Legalizing Marijuana Doesn’t Lead To Higher Youth Use, New Study Shows (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana regulators strike licensing compromise (Boston Globe)

// Denver approves first social marijuana license, allowing vaping and edibles in Lincoln Park coffee shop (Denver Post)

// Chart: Canada fueling explosive growth in global marijuana industry funding (Marijuana Business Daily)


Check out the newly released 2017 State of Cannabis Data Report from our friends over at Eaze! They first aggregated and anonymized the sales data flowing through their online sales platform (an order every ten seconds in 2017!) before they pulled out all sorts of useful bits of wisdom and information for you and other industry professionals. Pop over and check out this must-read resource!


// Federal Judge Dismisses Marijuana Lawsuit (Marijuana Moment)

// NYPD under fire for massive racial gap in city’s marijuana arrest (New York Daily News)

// California Democrats Reaffirm Commitment To Legal Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Candidate’ calls for legalizing marijuana, joint in hand (Chicago Sun Times)

// Sorry, Jeff Sessions – Governors Are Moving Ahead with Pot (Rolling Stone)

// Worldwide Spending On Legal Cannabis Will Reach $57 Billion By 2027 According To New Report (Weed News)

// Washington state’s fledgling hemp program gets lifeline from legislators (Marijuana Business Daily)


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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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Monday, January 15, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, January 15, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canadian cannabis companies ink deals for nearly CA$1B in funding in 10 days (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pa. regulators reverse course; Medical marijuana won’t stop patient gun purchases (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Bipartisan Lawmakers Push For Marijuana Protections In Funding Bill (Marijuana Moment)


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// New Congressional Bill Handcuffs Sessions’s Marijuana Enforcement (Marijuana Moment)

// Colo. congressional members assured by U.S. Attorney they shouldn’t expect marijuana prosecutions to rise (Cannabist )

// Suburban 6th-grader will be allowed to use medical marijuana in school – for now (Chicago Tribune)

// Worcester Police: Feds on their own in pot-biz busts (Telegram)

// Blumenauer blasts Oregon U.S. Attorney on pot stance (KGW NBC)

// Lawmakers propose new panel to integrate Maine’s medical recreational marijuana programs (Portland Press Herald)

// Vermont Gov. Scott confirms he will sign marijuana legalization bill (Cannabist (AP))


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