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Thursday, February 22, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Ohio auditor: It’s too late to ‘pause’ medical marijuana program rollout (Cleveland.com)

// Committee’s marijuana regulation bill omits licensing of social clubs (Portland Press Herald)

// Pot board members say retail sales could be delayed (Gloucester Times)


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// Alameda County DA Says Plan Would Reduce Dismiss Marijuana Convictions (East County Today )

// Fresno County DA not following other prosecutors in proactive cannabis case dismissals (KFSN 30 ABC)

// Ontario opens door to suppliers of all sizes in what will be Canada’s biggest marijuana market (Financial Post)

// Illinois voters could be asked in November about legalizing marijuana (Chicago Tribune)

// Bay Area senator wants license suspensions for teen drivers with any pot in system (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Saliva Testing Round II: Second House panel weighs legal challenges (VT Digger)

// Top cannabis regulator: Massachusetts should consider government-run bank for pot companies (Boston Globe)


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Friday, February 16, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 16, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Latest: Senate confirms head of Justice Department unit (Washington Post)

// Senate deal to vote on pot bill on June 7 means no actual sales before August (CTV News)

// Canadian Health Insurer Announces Groundbreaking Medical Cannabis Plan (Leafly)


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// Proceed with caution,’ Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey tells marijuana regulators (Mass Live)

// Philadelphia DA drops 50 marijuana possession cases (Cannabist)

// Utah House Passes Two Cannabis Bills for Terminally Ill, Advocates Skeptical (Marijuana.com)

// Feds working on new marijuana banking guidance, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin tells Congress (Cannabist)

// North Dakota Chooses System for Medical Marijuana Program (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Marijuana producer working with Corona on cannabis-infused beverages (Times-Colonist)

// Ohio says error inadvertently excluded marijuana grower (Seattle Times (AP))


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Thursday, February 15, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana Justice Act Gains Momentum In Senate (Marijuana Moment)

// White House Official Resigns Over Cannabis Use 5 Years Ago (Leafly)

// L.A. County Supes Cultivate Plan to Clear Past Pot Convictions (Marijuana.com)


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// Medical Cannabis Clearly Saves Lives, Federal Judge Declares (Leafly)

// Molson Coors calls legal marijuana a ‘risk factor’ for its beer business (Cannabist)

// Pernod Ricard boss: We’re eyeing legal cannabis market ‘closely’ (Telegraph)

// Proposal would protect medical marijuana patients from losing their jobs (Cannifornian)

// Ontario set to lay out how it will procure marijuana for recreational sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The Open-Source Database That Can Save the Cannabis Industry Needs Your Help (Willamette Week)

// Berkeley Declares Itself a Sanctuary City for Cannabis Consumers (Leafly)


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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions Is Steamed Over Senator’s Cannabis Blockade (Leafly)

// Trump Budget Guts Drug Czar’s Office (Marijuana Moment)

// In LA, Legal Cannabis Stores Call for Crackdown on Illegal Pop-Ups (Leafly)


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// New disclosure rules open door to fresh funding, M&As for Canadian cannabis companies in US (Marijuana Business Daily)

// How the First Month of Legal Cannabis Went in California (Merry Jane)

// Chart: More banks serving cannabis sector, but Cole Memo repeal threatens to slow progress (Marijuana Business Daily)

// No pot party for Canada’s landlords who want to limit drug’s use (Toronto Star)

// New Mexico Leaders Want to Give Opioid Patients MMJ Access (Leafly)

// Cannabis Control Commission holds final public hearing (MV Times)

// DAs Making it Easier to Clear California Cannabis Convictions (Leafly)


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Friday, February 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, February 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington Regulators: ‘Security Incident’ Caused Cannabis-Tracking Woes (Leafly)

// Baker’s comment on Cannabis Control Commission triggers backlash (Salem News)

// Seattle moves to wipe away old pot possession convictions (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)


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// Publicly-Traded Global Tobacco Company Bets on Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hawaii May Allow Tourists To Buy Medical Marijuana (Civil Beat)

// Bernie Sanders Launches Marijuana Petition (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Crackdown? Marijuana ‘Gifting’ Events Draw The Attention Of D.C. Authorities (WAMU)

// LA pot shop serves 23606 people in first month of legalization (Mashable)

// Why Is it So Hard to Study Pot? (Rolling Stone)

// Trump Pressured Netanyahu to Stop Israeli Cannabis Exports, Reports Say (Leafly)


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Thursday, February 8, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 8, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Visiting Tampa, Jeff Sessions says opioid addicts should ‘tough it out,’ take aspirin (Florida Politics)

// Trump Says He Will Focus On Opioid Law Enforcement Not Treatment (NPR)

// Audit takes regulators to task for failing to monitor marijuana industry (Oregonian)


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// Cory Gardner’s siege of the Justice Department over marijuana enters second month (Denver Post)

// Canaccord Genuity earnings get big boost from marijuana sector (CBC News)

// State Lawmakers Push Marijuana Referendums (Marijuana Moment)

// Fox News Poll: Support for legalizing marijuana hits record high (Fox News)

// Leafly to Begin Excluding Unlicensed California Dispensaries on March 1 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Aspen marijuana shops sold $11.3 million in 2017, topping liquor stores for first time (Aspen Times)

// Vermont Lawmakers Consider A Fast Lane For Erasing Marijuana Misdemeanors From Record (Vermont Public Radio)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// How a Maryland bank is quietly solving the marijuana industry’s cash problem (Washington Post)

// 63 arrested for marijuana possession at party in Georgia (Cannabist (AP))

// Recreational Marijuana Use Is Now Legal in California. Here Come the Ads (Ad Week)


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// Alaska reports dip in marijuana tax revenue in latest report (News Tribune (AP))

// Big Week For Marijuana In State Capitols (Marijuana Moment)

// Mike Tyson Preparing to Revolutionize Marijuana Industry, Breaks Ground on ‘Tyson Ranch’ (Blast)

// Will Michigan Legalize Marijuana In 2018? A Vote Is Likely (CBS Detroit)

// Cronos signs deal to secure CA$30 million for marijuana R&D (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Carson City dispensaries open for recreational marijuana sales (Nevada Appeal)

// Water access poses big risk for many hemp growers in 2018 (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, December 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, December 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sweet Leaf Raids Casts Shadow Over Pot Industry (Westword)

// Fairbanks cannabis edibles maker has license revoked fined $500,000 (Anchorage Daily News)

// California’s new pot rules violate the promise to small farmers (Los Angeles Times)


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// Taxes on wholesale marijuana frustrate Alaska growers (Daily News-Miner)

// Sen. Orrin Hatch slams ‘regulatory acrobatics’ needed for cannabis research (Deseret News)

// 6 doctors have submitted medical marijuana applications in La. (Times-Pucayune)

// Burners beware: California pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted (San Francisco Gate)

// Convicted of a marijuana crime in California? It might go away, thanks to legal pot. (Washington Post)

// Tripp Keber resigns as CEO of marijuana edibles powerhouse Dixie Brands for new role (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Some Colorado police chiefs and sheriffs shift attitudes toward recruits’ past marijuana use (Denver Post)


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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Legal marijuana deadline may be up in smoke as Tory senators stall bills (Globe and Mail)

// Teen Marijuana Use Down In Most Legalized States, Federal Data Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Opioid Crisis: Trump Prescribes Heavy Dose of ‘Alternative Facts’ (Leafly)


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// Canada provinces reach tax deal for recreational marijuana (BBC News)

// Hostile Takeovers and Poison Pills: Canadian Cannabis Gets Combative (Leafly)

// Coffee Shop Wants to Be Denver’s First Legal Cannabis Club (Leafly (AP))

// First Look At Ohio’s 2018 Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure (Marijuana Moment)

// After a hot summer, Colorado’s cannabis sales cool down (Cannabist)

// Long Strange Marijuana Case Takes Another Turn in Pot Entrepreneur’s Favor (Voice of San Diego)

// Poll shows Georgia Republicans support medical marijuana cultivation (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)


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