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Monday, June 18, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, June 18, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Texas Republican Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization (Forbes)

// Marijuana abundance driving price downward (Curry Coastal Pilot)

// Marijuana jobs in limbo after R.I. lawmakers strike dispensary expansion from budget (Providence Journal)


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// Epileptic boy to be given cannabis treatment previously banned by Home Office (Sky News)

// Cannabis Investors Embrace Green Thumb Industries After Avoiding MedMen (Forbes)

// Cannabis industry a growing political force beneath the Gold Dome in Denver (Colorado Springs Gazette)

// Oregon Appeals Court Rejects Restrictions Imposed by County on Marijuana Growers (Marijuana.com (AP))

// Survey of oncologists finds knowledge gap on medical marijuana (Harvard Gazette)

// Canadian cannabis companies ink CA$880 million in funding deals in 14 days (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Denver police cited 31 people on marijuana tour buses today (Denverite)


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Friday, May 18, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, May 18, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Rohrabacher–Blumenauer Renewal OK’d by Congressional Committee (Leafly)

// Ohio Awards Additional Cannabis Cultivation License to PharmaCann (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Major U.S. Alcohol Distributor Enters Canadian Cannabis Market with Aphria Deal (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Floodgates poised to open in Colorado with potential new wave of cannabis investors (Marijuana Business Daily)

// LARA issues CBD clarification under medical marijuana program (WZZM 13 ABC)

// Cannabis Investment Funds Fuel BDS Analytics Expansion as Part of $3.5 Million Capital Raise (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Growers say medical marijuana research dispensaries will unfairly flood market (Trib Live)

// Illinois GA Says ‘Yes’ to Medical Marijuana at School (NPR Illinois)

// Despite decriminalization, Pittsburgh’s marijuana-possession arrests are on the rise (Pittsburgh City Paper)

// The Green Green Grass of Rome: Italy’s Legal Marijuana Loophole (Marijuana.com)


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Monday, April 23, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, April 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canada’s Ruling Liberal Party Endorses Drug Decriminalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Washington Governor: ‘We’ve Got The Best Weed’ (Marijuana Moment)

// For the first time a major Australian political party backs cannabis legalization (Herb)


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// Senator Wants Jeff Sessions To Meet With Drug War Victims (Marijuana Moment)

// Massachusetts lawmakers unlikely to update medical marijuana home cultivation law this session (Mass Live)

// Reduced home-grow limit offensive pot advocates say (Portland Press Herald)

// State wants to help marijuana businesses find an alternative to banks (Michigan Radio)

// Less politics, more commercial touches: Changes, big and small, evident at Denver’s 4/20 festival as marijuana industry takes control of event (Denver Post)

// Lawmakers pitch recreational marijuana as a way to help fund Arizona teacher pay raises (AZ Family)

// Your legal pot buying data could get you banned from the U.S. lawyers warn (Global News )


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Friday, April 20, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, April 20, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bernie Sanders Backs Bill To Punish States With Harsh Marijuana Laws (Forbes)

// Schumer backs federal effort to decriminalize marijuana (Washington Post)

// How legalized pot could ruin a famous pot convention (Washington Post)


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// Cannabis 4/20 Celebration Sales Could Top $1 Billion This Year Says LeafLink (Green Market Report)

// Majority of N.J. residents want legal weed: Here’s what a new poll found (NJ.com)

// OH lawmakers at odds over bill calling for medical marijuana program audit (WDTN 2 News)

// Cannabis industry not king in Colorado economy: new report (Cannabist )

// Supreme Court of Canada Decision Could Affect Cannabis Sales (Leafly)

// Why the price of pot is dropping across Alaska (Anchorage Daily News)

// MassRoots Loses $44 Million In 2017 CEO Gets $190659 Bonus (Green Market Report)


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

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

// Senate Could Vote To Let Marijuana Businesses Use Banks This Week (Forbes)

// Legislature slashing Health Dep’t pay because of medical marijuana delays (Florida Politics)

// To Encourage Minority Ownership, Maryland House Votes to Expand Grow Licenses (Marijuana.com (AP))


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// Israel’s parliament unanimously votes to progress cannabis decriminalisation (Independent)

// Canadian Company Acquires Arizona Medical Marijuana Company For $15M (KJZZ)

// North Carolina agriculture chief blasts DEA over hemp confusion (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Skeptical of LED lights, marijuana growers decry lighting efficiency rule (Boston Globe)

// NCIA trying to unify state marijuana trade associations, but is competition on the horizon? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Small marijuana firms are being ‘locked out’ of Canada’s industry, lawmaker charges (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Wholesale cannabis prices tumbled in 2017 – and they have yet to hit rock bottom (Cannabist)


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Monday, October 30, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, October 30, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Fortune 500 Constellation Brands Takes $191 Million Stake in Cannabis Industry (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Key Senator Has Tough Cannabis Questions For Sessions (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana users have more sex, researchers find (Washington Post)


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// Sen. Cory Booker Is Tired Of Marijuana Stereotypes (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan Dispensary Hopefuls Wait A Week Outside in Freezing Temperatures (Weed News)

// Halloween Is The Third Biggest Cannabis Holiday For Sales (Green Market Report)

// AP Fact Check: Past anti-drug campaigns show little success (Kansas City Star)

// Most homegrown marijuana tainted lab reports (West Hawaii Today)

// Gov. Kate Brown Names First Cannabis Industry Representative to Oregon Liquor Control Commission (Willamette Week )

// Texas House Speaker Orders Marijuana Decrim Study (Marijuana Moment)


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Thursday, October 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A medical marijuana outdoor cultivation site is left ravaged by wildfire.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Devastating Photos Show Wildfire’s Toll on a California Cannabis Farm (Leafly)

// ‘We lost it all’: Puerto Rico medical marijuana businesses assess hurricane damage (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado’s 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months (Cannabist)


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// Canada’s Largest Cannabis Producer Is Doubling in Size (Leafly)

// Atlanta Mayor Signs Marijuana Decrim Proposal (Marijuana Moment)

// Setting the cannabis age at 19 is ‘not practical at all’, lawyer says (Global News)

// Cannabis Control Commission Hears from Vineyarders (Vineyard Gazette)

// Case that could disrupt Maryland medical marijuana industry will go to trial (Baltimore Sun)

// State names new medical marijuana director (Portland Press Herald)

// Watch: Rep. Earl Blumenauer testifies that medical marijuana could solve opioid crisis (Cannabist)


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bad Cannabis Headlines Dangerously Misinform Readers (Marijuana Moment)

// UK Bill Legalizing Medical Cannabis Passes First Reading Unopposed (Marijuana.com)

// AG says random drug testing violates constitution (Pacific Daily News)


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// Carbondale pot infusion business faces permit revocation (Post Independent)

// Dutch government eyes regulated cannabis production (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Could Cannabis Eventually Replace Anti-Anxiety Medications? (Leafly)

// Cannabis-related butane bill vetoed by Gov. Brown (Sacramento Business Journal)

// Scottish National Party Wants the Power to Decriminalize All Drugs (Merry Jane)

// Montana’s medical marijuana industry expected to hit $18.7 million this year (KPAX)

// Eric Holder slams Sessions’ ‘almost obsession with marijuana’ (The Hill)


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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bill to make sale of recreational marijuana legal in Maine faces uncertain fate (Portland Press Herald)

// Atlanta City Council votes unanimously to decriminalize marijuana (Atlanta Loop)

// GOP state lawmakers down one of two bills brought by Democrats during special legislative session to fix pot-tax error (Denver Post)


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// Longtime Activist Launches Cannabis News Portal (Weed News)

// This Obscure 45-Year-Old Federal Law Exempts State-Legal Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Grower asks state for edible cannabis rules (Florida Politics)

// Interior Alaska voters have big decisions to make Tuesday (Daily News-Miner)

// Chart: Lots of patients, small purchases in Hawaii’s first month of medical marijuana sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado drags down national marijuana prices in first half of 2017 (Cannabist)

// CEO Spotlight: O.penVAPE’s Ralph Morgan (Green Market Report)


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Thursday, August 17, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Alaska and Washington govs push back on Sessions’ marijuana enforcement letters (Cannabist)

// Feds Call Out Religious Discrimination Against Marijuana Consumers (MassRoots)

// Charges dropped against marijuana activist who gave out joints in front of Capitol (Washington Post)


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// Nevada’s marijuana sales down product suffering as program ‘limps along’ (Reno Gazette-Journal)

// Several factors led to Hawaii’s flawed medical marijuana launch (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario Report Urges Immediate Decriminalization (and Many Other Things) (Leafly)

// Bull! Pot Revenue Has Definitely Helped Fund Cherry Creek Schools (Westword)

// Oregon makes drug possession a misdemeanor (Associated Press News)

// L.A. City Council approves new Cannabis Department head (LA Times)

// Pot industry massively increases its Washington lobbying (Washington Examiner)


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