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

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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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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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Thursday, January 11, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Vermont Legislature Legalizes Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Exclusive: Justice Department Blindsided Banking Agency on Pot Policy Flip – Sources (Reuters)

// If the U.S. legalizes marijuana what happens to its international drug treaties? (Bloomberg View)


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// Organigram to Raise $100 Million in Convertible Note Deal (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Turnkey Cannabis Cultivation Company MJardin to Go Public in Canada (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Maine lawmakers trying to rein in large medical marijuana growers (Portland Press Herald)

// Canadians uncomfortable with the idea of consuming cannabis with their families (Global News)

// Colorado marijuana shops ring up nearly $120 million in sales in November (Cannabist)

// Longtime High Times Editor Sues Magazine Over Ouster (Courthouse News)

// Multi-State Cannabis Operator 4Front Raises $6 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Massachusetts legislative leaders worried about federal marijuana policy’s impact on businesses (Mass Live)

// Random Testing, Million-Dollar Fines: Canada’s Cannabis Pesticide Crackdown (Leafly)

// Kansas Official Goes 100% Racist to Defend Cannabis Prohibition (Leafly)


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// Hydropothecary to Raise $100 Million Selling Units at $4.00 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Saskatchewan Will Have Privately Owned Cannabis Dispensaries (Marijuana.com)

// Sandoval wants Nevada to follow Colorado plan on marijuana (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// New Pew poll: Support for marijuana legalization inches up among Americans (Cannabist)

// Canadian cannabis companies with US operations must disclose risks (Marijuana Business Daily)

// In the Fight Over LA Weekly, Cannabis Companies Are Caught in the Middle (Leafly)

// How Legalization Is Already Hurting California’s Small Pot Farmers (Rolling Stone)


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Friday, January 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, January 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lawmakers React To Sessions Anti-Marijuana Move (Marijuana Moment)

// Vt. House gives marijuana bill a clear path to governor’s desk (The Hill)

// Pennsylvania Gives Approval to First Medical Pot Dispensary (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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// Following shift in federal policy, Alaska Marijuana Control Board Chair resigns (KTUU 2 NBC)

// Maine accepting applications for industrial hemp licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Oklahoma Governor Sets June Election for Medical Marijuana (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Pot Stocks Plunge on Report U.S. to Rescind Expansion Policy (Bloomberg)

// Aurora Nordic Cannabis Denmark Facility Targets 120 Million Grams Annual Production (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Rebecca Johnson says legalizing medical marijuana will stop Kentucky’s opioid crisis (Louisville Courier-Journal)

// As Vets Demand Cannabis for PTSD, Science Races to Unlock Its Secrets (Scientific American)


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Friday, December 22, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, December 22, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions Leaves the Cole Memo Intact, For Now (Leafly)

// Cannabis Control Commission approves draft regulations for Massachusetts marijuana industry (WWLP)

// CDC releases grim new opioid overdose figures: ‘We’re talking about more than an exponential increase’ (Washington Post)


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// Organigram plans to increase marijuana production via CA$73 million raise (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Shoppers Drug Mart Names MedReleaf as Second Medical Cannabis Supplier (New Cannabis Ventures)

// DOJA Cannabis and Tokyo Smoke Merge to Become Hiku Brands (New Cannabis Ventures)

// California’s former top cop forms marijuana distribution firm in new age of legalization (Los Angeles Times)

// California issues first cannabis cultivation licenses; 69 marijuana businesses now sanctioned (Cannifornian)

// Los Angeles pot shops will get visits from health inspectors – just like restaurants (Daily Bulletin)

// Joy to the weed: Marijuana legalization comes bearing gifts (CT Post (AP))


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Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canadians consumed C$5 billion to C$6.2 billion in cannabis in 2015: study (Reuters)

// Senior Senate Dem Signs Bill To Punish States With Bad Marijuana Laws (Marijuana Moment)

// Legal or not, cannabis takes a toll on Northern California watersheds (KALW Public Radio)


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// California Goes Legal: These Stores & Cities Are Set to Open Jan. 1, 2018 (Leafly)

// Indigenous Cannabis: Revitalizing First-Nation Economies Through Legalization (Leafly )

// Even Without the Rider That Protects Medical Marijuana, a Pot Crackdown Is Unlikely (Reason)

// Chart: Regulatory framework in place for Michigan medical marijuana businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// How One Machine Can Change Colorado Hemp Farming (Westword)

// Cannabis activists Marc and Jodie Emery plead guilty to drug-related charges (Toronto Star)

// Op-ed: Denver should re-think the overly strict rules for social marijuana venues (Cannabist)


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Friday, December 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, December 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Shutdown Averted, but Medical Marijuana Protections Still at Risk (Leafly)

// Less-guarded Sessions spars with interns in internal DOJ video (ABC News)

// Wildfires pile woes on California pot industry after tough year (Reuters)


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// Nova Scotia announces marijuana will be sold through NSLC and online (CBC News)

// Here’s The Industry Job Seekers Want Most (Green Market Report)

// Marijuana Dispensary Named Lyft’s Top Las Vegas Destination (Nevada Public Radio)

// Members Of Congress: Allow Research of Medical Marijuana As Alternative to Opioids (Weed News)

// Old drug conviction puts Maine marijuana expert on the defensive (Portland Press Herald)

// Lab tests find mold on medical marijuana sold in Phoenix; ‘It should be pulled off the shelf’ (AZ Family)

// MassRoots launches delivery concierge service in public beta (PR Newswire)


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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Government Shutdown Could Allow Sessions To Launch Marijuana Crackdown (Forbes)

// Who’s buying pot in Nevada? More than a quarter of adults, according to survey (Nevada Independent)

// Michigan Releases Medical Cannabis Emergency Administrative Rules (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Aphria to Supply Shoppers Drug Mart with Medical Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Massachusetts Medical Society develops medical marijuana curriculum (Mass Live)

// GW Pharmaceuticals Says 2018 ‘A Pivotal Year’ (Green Market Report)

// Oklahoma Governor Plans to Set Medical Marijuana Ballot Date (Leafly (AP))

// L.A. lawmakers are close to setting ground rules for marijuana industry (Los Angeles Times)

// Feds willing to share pot tax (Castanet (Canadian Press))

// The Insane World of Vintage Anti-Marijuana PSAs (KQED)


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DOJ Admits It Isn’t Legal To Keep Prosecuting Washington State Medical Marijuana Users (Huffington Post)

// MassRoots in turmoil after CEO ouster; CannaRegs scuttles planned $12M merger (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Crowdfunding Site Cancels Aid to California Wildfire Victims- Because Cannabis (Leafly)


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// Medical marijuana businesses could need up to $500k to start up in Michigan (MLive)

// Share Supply Sinks Canadian Cannabis Companies (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hawaii approves second lab for medical marijuana testing (Pacific Business News)

// Medical Marijuana Grower Gets Green Light in Pennsylvania (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Legalize Maine says Legislature’s rewrite of pot law ‘not ready for prime time’ (Portland Press Herald)

// Report: Cannabis industry capital raises reach $1.8B in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘Everywhere I go, all I smell is pot now,’ Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says (Mass Live)


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