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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

President Donald Trump bloviates on stage.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Trump administration has found a new way to crack down on legal weed (CNBC)

// Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of licenses after illegal sales scheme hearing officer rules (Cannabist)

// Enjoy Lauryn Hill, because Sacramento’s marijuana music festival may not have marijuana (Sacramento Bee)


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// State gives marijuana businesses more time for compliance (Orange County Register)

// Nancy Pelosi Suggests Marijuana And Yoga As Opioid Alternatives (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical marijuana may help combat the opioid crisis. But there are better solutions. (Vox)

// Alaska Legislature urges feds to rethink marijuana stance (SF Gate (AP))

// Proponents of Idaho medical marijuana ballot initiative abandon effort (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Montana medical marijuana patient counts skyrocket in revived program (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Illegal exports of Canadian cannabis products top CA$1 billion in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, April 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Maine governor Paul LePage speaks at a podium.

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Monday, April 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// LePage vetoes bill to launch recreational marijuana marketplace (Portland Press Herald)

// As Denver Post Guts Cannabist, Former Editor Ricardo Baca May Buy It (Marijuana Moment)

// Seattle Moves to Wipe Out 2 Decades Of Marijuana Possession Convictions (Fortune)


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// Is Michael Cohen Trump’s Lawyer Investing In Marijuana? (Fresh Toast)

// At 89, legendary psychiatrist and marijuana advocate still wonders about Harvard professorship (Boston Globe)

// 5 Contentious Items in BC’s New Cannabis Legislation (Leafly)

// Michigan’s Cannabis Power Base Influences State Politics (Weed News)

// Walters: Effort to Revive Full Cannabis Legalization Flames Out (Seven Days)

// So far California has 6,000 licensed cannabis businesses. Here’s what that looks like (Orange County Register)

// NFL player makes medical marijuana history: ‘I have a life to live’ (CNN)


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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy smiles widely while sitting in a coffee shop holding a mug.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Gov. Murphy greatly expands New Jersey’s medical marijuana program (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Medical marijuana: Dispensary offers R.I. $5M to limit competition (Providence Journal)

// Stolen Weed, Stolen Cash: New Marijuana Laws Put Pot Producers at Risk (Rolling Stone)


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// Dried medical cannabis exports from Canada rise tenfold in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canada’s Golden Leaf seeks to carpet U.S. with cannabis retail stores (Globe and Mail)

// Detailed Look at 815 California Cannabis Retail and Dispensing Licenses (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Alaska recreational cannabis supply on the upswing, wholesale marijuana still fetching high prices (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Iowa licenses three retailers for upcoming low-THC marijuana sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 25 marijuana dispensaries seek OK to operate in Ann Arbor (Michigan Live)

// Remember that company developing a marijuana resort in California? They’re selling the town to an oil company. (Cannabist)


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Thursday, March 1, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A cluster of growing marijuana plants grows under indoor lights against a blurred background of reflective mylar.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// American Legion Pushes Congress On Medical Marijuana At Hearing (Marijuana Moment)

// Colorado cannabis firms could get publicly traded out-of-state investors under proposed bill (Cannabist)

// Recreational Marijuana: City Taking in More Revenue Than Expected, Triples Pot Regulation Staff (Los Feliz Ledger)


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// Marijuana producer Maricann shares plunge on news of trading probe (CBC News)

// Aurora Cannabis clears final regulatory hurdle in CA$1.2B CanniMed acquisition (Marijuana Business Daily)

// NMU’s ‘Marijuana major’ attracts hundreds of applicants for upcoming semester (WLUC)

// Idaho House OKs Bill Allowing Use of Marijuana Derivative (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// In spite of concerns from smaller businesses, lawmakers unanimously approve marijuana regulations (Nevada Independent)

// Cannabis Control Commission votes to place growth cap on marijuana farmers (WWLP 22)

// Texas college baseball coach: Colorado athletes not welcome due to ‘trouble passing drug tests’ (Denver 7 ABC)


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Monday, February 12, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, February 12, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington pot industry faces major setback after delivery routes, vehicle data hacked (Spokesman-Review)

// Jim Carroll Tapped as Trump’s Drug Czar (Leafly)

// Illinois Appeals Adding ‘Pain’ as Medical Marijuana Qualifier (Leafly)


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// Prosecutors ask Massachusetts marijuana regulators to hold off on cannabis cafes home delivery (Cannabist (AP))

// Warning of high power costs of marijuana, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration recommends energy standards (MassLive)

// Colorado marijuana sales hit $1.5 billion in 2017 (Cannabist)

// LCBO chooses Shopify to run online cannabis sales; more pot retail news expected (Financial Post)

// Loophole could allow private members-only pot clubs anywhere (Boston Herald)

// Canada’s marijuana heavyweights set sights on the ultimate prize: Conquering the world (Financial Post)

// Proposal for Denver’s first cannabis club takes early steps (Denverite)


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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Virginia State Capitol sits brightly white sandwiched between a bright blue sky and verdant green lawn.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bills approving marijuana oil pass Va. General Assembly (WTOP)

// Colorado considering dismissing non-violent marijuana convictions: Gov. Hickenlooper (Cannabist)

// Aurora Cannabis Invests $103.5 Million for 19% Stake in Liquor Stores N.A. (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// BC Cannabis Regulations: What You Need to Know (Leafly)

// After Seeing an Anti-Marijuana Website, Someone Made a Pro-Cannabis Site with an Almost Identical URL (Civilized)

// Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: Arizona’s massive medical marijuana market keeps growing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senate joins House in passing Indiana cannabis oil bill (Bellingham Herald (AP) )

// Oakland Asks District Attorney to Investigate Alleged Bribes by Cannabis Lobbyist (East Bay Express )

// Pueblo County pot scholarships enter third year (Pueblo Chieftain)


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Monday, January 29, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Joe Kennedy III addresses a crowd at a public event, microphone in hand.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, January 29, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Dems Pick Anti-Marijuana Kennedy For Trump State Of The Union Response (Marijuana Moment)

// Canadian pot companies are worth billions – but is it a bubble ready to burst? (CBC News)

// Marijuana growers install required (and expensive) vaults for security, now the rule is scrapped (Financial Post)


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// Sessions Blames Legalization Movement For Drug Deaths (Marijuana Moment)

// Hearing for Colorado marijuana operator Sweet Leaf postponed; more arrests (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Marijuana Stores Fear Supply Shortage (Skanner)

// Controversial Portland program uses marijuana and kratom to treat opioid addiction (Portland Press Herald)

// Mexican tourism secretary says legal pot idea was ‘personal’ (SF Gate)

// Democrats’ guests to State of the Union include DACA recipient, medical marijuana patient, hurricane evacuees (Florida Politics)

// Dennis Peron, father of medical marijuana in California, dies at 72 (Guardian)


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Monday, January 22, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

President Donald Trump speaks at an event looking not unlike a stout and smug orange frog wearing a blue tie.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, January 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// What the Federal Shutdown Means for Medical Marijuana (Leafly)

// Did Vermont Gov sign marijuana legalization bill Sunday? (Cannabist (AP))

// Marijuana Is Safer Than Alcohol, Tobacco, Or Sugar Americans Say In New Poll (Marijuana Moment)


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// Ontario seeks public feedback on allowing cannabis lounges as legalization looms (Vancouver Sun)

// Walker names new member to Marijuana Control Board (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// Shulkin clarifies marijuana comments: VA can study the drug but won’t (Stars and Stripes)

// Pa. has approved all but two of 12 marijuana growers; Lower Merion gives OK for dispensary (Philly Inquirer)

// Regs For Sale Of Recreational Pot In Maine Put On Hold – Again – Until Mid April (Maine Public Radio)

// Cancer Patients Get Little Guidance From Doctors On Using Medical Marijuana (National Public Radio)

// Troubles deepen for co-founder of Mendocino County’s only cannabis distribution business (Press Democrat)


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Friday, January 12, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, January 12, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado’s Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner to U.S. Treasury: Leave marijuana banking rules alone (Denver Post)

// Attorney for Sweet Leaf budtenders files to dismiss felony marijuana charges (Cannabist)

// On Marijuana, Voters Want Feds To Butt Out Of State Laws, Polls Find (Marijuana Moment)


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// California predicts 1M pounds of marijuana sales in first year (The Hill)

// Staties BPD to feds: We won’t bust bud in Bay State (Boston Herald)

// Edible THC Options Shrink with Recreational Pot Legalization (Fox 40)

// State establishes eight regions for medical marijuana dispensaries (Bismark Tribune (AP))

// California’s booming pot business poisoning spotted owls, research shows (Reno Gazette Journal)

// At bill-signing, Tsongas urges Trump to focus on opioids not marijuana (Lowell Sun)

// Maryland credit union to cannabis businesses: We’re open (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A thick grey fog sweeps away the details of the Point Reyes Lighthouse in California.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in California (New York Times)

// CNN Reporter Celebrates New Year’s Eve and Legal Recreational Pot by Lighting Reveler’s Bong (Fortune)

// Denver DA files charges against Sweet Leaf budtenders allegedly involved in ‘looping’ marijuana sales (Cannabist )


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// Christmas bonuses given taken away after police raid marijuana shops (Denver Channel)

// Lawmakers take up pot debate this week (Rutland Herald)

// New Hampshire Lawmakers Could OK Legal Marijuana This Week (Marijuana Moment)

// Lawmakers working on pot bill compromise cautiously optimistic after meeting with Gov. LePage (Portland Press Herald)

// Jane West Launches New Product Line (Green Market Report)

// MassRoots creates blockchain subsidiary in bid to increase marijuana efficiencies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Rob Kampia Leaves Marijuana Policy Project (Marijuana Moment)


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