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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 9, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Florida dies without a hearing (Orlando Weekly)

// UK Cops Will Stop Arresting People for Weed (Merry Jane)

// In Massachusetts, people of color are the first to get arrested for marijuana – and the last to be licensed (Boston Globe)


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// Another Committee Approves Legalized Pot In Conn. (WNPR Connecticut Public Radio)

// Cannabis Enters the Kentucky Governor’s Race (Leafly (AP))

// British Columbia opens agricultural grants to cannabis companies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New data shows record-breaking number of New Mexicans using medical marijuana (KRQE)

// Nova Scotia Woman Plans Constitutional Challenge of Roadside Cannabis Test (Leafly (Canadian Press))

// How Cannabis Legalization Sparked Beto O’Rourke’s Presidential Bid (Leafly )

// Senators Eye Oregon as ‘Tip of the Spear’ for Interstate Marijuana Sales (Weed Maps (AP))


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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Corrections Department rescinds medical cannabis policy (Minnesota Lawyer)

// Aurora Cannabis Files Preliminary Prospectus to Raise up to $750 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New York Governor Sets a New Date for Cannabis Legalization (Civilized)


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// Legalization Isn’t Enough: 10 Things Every New Cannabis Law Must Have (Leafly)

// FDA Announces Details On CBD Public Hearing (Marijuana Moment)

// Colorado House panel advances marijuana home delivery bill (Marijuana Business Daily)

// U.S. Senators Push Federal Bank Regulators To Clarify Rules For Hemp Businesses (Marijuana Moment)

// NJ calls for big increase in number of medical marijuana dispensaries (NJ Spotlight)

// Cannabis investor takes 9.8% stake in Jones Soda (Food Dive)

// Chart: Are Nevada cannabis sales beginning to plateau? (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, March 11, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, March 11, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cancer patient speaks out after police search his room for marijuana (WWLP 22 News)

// Altria Takes Control of Cronos Group with C$2.4 Billion Investment (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Senators Are Angry That Marijuana Sentences Are Longer Than Paul Manafort’s (Marijuana Moment)


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// House-Passed Legal Marijuana Bill Advances In New Mexico Senate (Marijuana Moment)

// California Cannabis Agencies Drop New Packaging and Labeling Guidance (Canna Law Blog)

// NJ Marijuana Lobbyists Tripled Their Spending After Christie Left (Patch Livingston)

// Here’s How Tourists Can Get Legal Medical Marijuana in Hawaii (Civilized)

// Did the first medical cannabis drive-thru in New England just open? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// L.A. City Council moves ahead with marijuana licensing and enforcement proposals (Marijuana Business Daily)

// NC man free after he was found with 17 pounds of marijuana in Baltimore (WBAL TV 11 NBC)


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Thursday, March 7, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 7, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Michigan to enforce March 31 deadline for unlicensed pot dispensaries to close (Detroit Free Press)

// Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Key Kentucky Committee (Marijuana Moment)

// David Irving not interested in NFL return until marijuana policy change (Sports Naut)


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// Medical marijuana sales in Michigan exceed $42M after four months (WXYZ 7 ABC)

// ‘CBD’ Coffee and the Importance of Distinctiveness for Trademark Protection (Canna Law Blog)

// State Cannabis Control Commission expected to green light 2 more recreational pot shops (WHDH News 7)

// Nielsen Partners with Headset for Cannabis Data Analytics Offering (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hickenlooper: Federal government shouldn’t decide whether to legalize marijuana (The Hill)

// Majority Of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana And Expunging Records, Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Nikki Fried may soon target stores selling CBD oil (Florida Politics)


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Thursday, February 28, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 28, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Hampshire gives initial approval to recreational pot (Washington Post (AP))

// Ottawa to unveil ‘no-cost expedited’ pardons for Canadians convicted of pot possession (The Record)

// FDA Head Reveals New Details About Agency’s CBD Regulation Plans (Marijuana Moment)


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// Lawmakers file bills to legalize and tax marijuana in Florida (WFLA 8 NBC)

// Curaleaf Choom Announce Expansion Acquisitions (Green Market Report)

// 4Front Strengthens Platform with Acquisitions in Massachusetts and Arizona (Green Market Report)

// Walmart Canada removes Canopy Growth’s cannabis vaporizer from website (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Gov. Holcomb admits to using marijuana in college not budging on opposition to legalization (Indy Channel)

// New York City Council Holds Joint Hearing On Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Decriminalization Approved By Hawaii House Committee (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Another Caribbean nation to legalize medical cannabis, decriminalize adult use (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Denver just made a big change on social-use cannabis: It will be permanent (Denver Post)

// Tech Helps San Francisco Erase 8,000 Cannabis Convictions (Leafly (AP))


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// Fetterman: Pennsylvanians mixed on legalizing recreational pot (Trib Live)

// Iowa poll: 78 percent of adults want medical marijuana program expansion (KCRG 9 ABC)

// Limit on medical pot plants expiring (Albuquerque Journal)

// Firm that launched Colorado’s legal cannabis market wins Maine contract (Lewiston Sun Journal)

// Marijuana dispensary licenses outnumber QuikTrip and Starbucks combined (KTUL 8 ABC)

// Maryland Sets Sights on Cannabis Bills- 18 of Them (Leafly)

// Uh-Oh, California Could Run Out of Legal Cannabis by Summer (Leafly)


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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California made $345 million, not predicted $1 billion, on legal cannabis in 2018 (Whittier Daily News)

// Legislative committee endorses bill to allow sale of CBD edibles in Maine (Portland Press Herald)

// Florida to challenge court ruling that would up medical cannabis dispensary caps (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Delaware’s new AG says her office won’t prosecute possession of up to six ounces of pot (WHYY)

// New Alaska Gov. Dunleavy hopes to scrap state’s Marijuana Control Board (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Tilray Closes $35 Million Greenhouse Grower Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Marijuana: Most top Ohio officials say they haven’t tried it, don’t want it legalized for personal use (Cincinnati Enquirer)

// Maine taps firm to track growth, distribution of marijuana (Boston Herald (AP))

// ‘It’d be like flipping a switch.’ Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensaries eye adult-use market (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// The tiny Canadian town that marijuana saved (KARE 11 NBC)


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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// NJ edges closer to legalizing recreational cannabis after breakthrough on taxing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Most California municipalities ban commercial cannabis activity (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MedMen Is Already Praised as the ‘Apple Store of Weed’ But Its Rapid Trajectory Is Getting Sticky (Esquire)


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// New York bodega owners want in on selling legal marijuana (SF Gate)

// Marijuana-themed Cheba Hut opening more sub joints in Colorado across the country (Denver Post)

// ND House bill to expand conditions for medical marijuana qualifications passes (KFYR TV NBC)

// Bill to allow medical marijuana in schools passes New Mexico Senate (KRQE News)

// Proposed bill would let first-time marijuana offenders have conviction dismissed (East Idaho News)

// New York City councilman wants companies to stop testing for marijuana (Fox 8 Cleveland)

// Study Shows That Bees Like Hemp, And That’s Great News For The Environment (Marijuana Moment)


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Monday, February 11, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Senator Ron Wyden introduces S. 420, a bill to legalize marijuana (CBS News)

// This Is The Marijuana Banking Bill Democrats Plan To Pass In 2019: Draft Text Released (Marijuana Moment)
// Recreational pot bill proposing 9% tax clears first hurdle in New Mexico (Sante Fe New Mexican)


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// Former House Speaker Boehner gets behind marijuana lobbying group (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Drivers in hemp case now out of jail – but still charged – after talks with Osage County prosecutors (Tulsa World)

// Vermont House Bill Would Allow Legal Cannabis Sales Next Year (Seven Days VT)

// Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Forces Wellspring to Cease Operations While it Addresses Violations (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Mexican Senate Report Lays Out Marijuana Legalization Considerations (Marijuana Moment)

// NE Ohio Alzheimer’s homes grapple with offering with medical marijuana (Cleveland.com)

// CBD the cannabis compound or CBD the coffee? Just ask owners of the Portland company. (Portland Press Herald)


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