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Monday, May 7, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, May 7, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Missouri Groups Deliver Signatures For Medical Marijuana Ballot Measures (Marijuana Moment)

// Can the Mass. marijuana industry help heal communities devastated by the War on Drugs? (Boston Globe)

// Does Bernie Sanders Support Legalizing All Drugs? (Marijuana Moment)


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// Legalizing Hemp Brings Schumer And McConnell Together (Forbes)

// Blumenauer blisters SBA over new cannabis guidelines (KOIN 6 CBS)

// Marijuana edibles to be held to similar production standards as other foods (WFLA 8 NBC)

// Concerns grow that British Columbia may lowball cannabis growers for supplies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Some Montana medical marijuana providers are raising concerns over new rules (KRTV 3)

// Medical marijuana dispensary on Capitol Hill forced to shut down temporarily (Washington Post)

// California Assemblyman Shares Vape Pen With Melissa Etheridge (Leafly)


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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, March 23, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, March 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Liberals’ plan to legalize marijuana by midsummer passes first hurdle in the Senate (Toronto Star)

// Colorado lawmakers fail in bid to shield recreational marijuana from feds (Cannabist)

// Kellyanne Conway on avoiding opioids: Eat the ice cream, have the french fries (Market Watch)


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// New Sessions memo pushes death penalty for big drug dealers. That could include legal marijuana business owners. (Cannabist)

// Doctors — not politicians — should decide who gets medical marijuana N.J. panel says (NJ.com)

// A medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland banned patients for online complaints (Washington Post)

// Indiana approves CBD for all, ending months of retailer confusion (Marijuana Business Daily)

// N.H. House punts on marijuana legalization; opts for further study (Concord Monitor)

// HHS Secretary Pushes New Weed Scare Tactic: ‘Marijuana Laced With Fentanyl’ (Huffington Post)

// Feds revoke cannabis business owner’s airport security clearance (Marijuana Business Daily)


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

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

// Congressional Budget Deal Includes Medical Marijuana Protections (Leafly)

// Arkansas judge tosses medical pot growing licensing process (Washington Post (AP))

// This is an industry in crisis.’ High taxes black market threaten pot businesses (Sacramento Bee)


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// Senate Independents Scrambling Ahead Of Crucial Bill C-45 Cannabis Vote (Huffington Post )

// Canadian Cannabis Producer Cronos Group to Raise C$100 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// LARA Listing Of All Michigan Opt-In Communities For MMFLA Program (Weed News)

// In need of new officers, Portland police drop rules against hiring non-citizens, recent pot users (Portland Press Herald)

// Iowa’s first legal marijuana producer gets ready to grow (Des Moines Register)

// Georgia Lt. Gov. Cagle accused of taking revenge over marijuana bill (Politically Georgia)

// Herbert OKs Law to Allow Terminally Ill to Use Marijuana (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Death Penalty for Drugs? Trump Makes the Loser’s Choice in Opioid Fight (Leafly)

// MedMen, Cronos Group Create Powerhouse In Joint Venture (Green Market Report)

// Canadians support strict restrictions on pot packaging: Health Canada (Vancouver Sun)


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// Legislation Would Create Marijuana ‘Lounges’ and Dispensaries Across State (Hartford Courant)

// MedReleaf Signs German Medical Cannabis Distribution Agreement (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New York Lawmakers Divided On Marijuana Legalization Study Proposal (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: Hawaii medical cannabis patient count climbs 33% in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medical Marijuana Advocates Fuming Over Georgia PTSD Bill (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Crucial R.I. pot legislation to get scrutiny (Providence Journal)

// State Senate votes to let Marylanders possess more marijuana but prohibit smoking in cars (Baltimore Sun)


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

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

// Chart: Tourism drives hot start to recreational marijuana sales in Nevada, but where’s the ceiling? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Don’t Legalize Marijuana, UN Drug Enforcement Board Warns Countries (Marijuana Moment)

// Video: Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA 10) Unable to Explain Her Anti-Veteran Vote (Blue Virginia)


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// Emerald Farms BC Cannabis JV Receives Health Canada License for 1.1 Million Square Foot Facility (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Nevada panel likely to keep barrier between gaming, marijuana (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Pennsylvania looks into changing medical marijuana program (WKBN)

// Detroit could miss out on millions from medical marijuana (Detroit Free Press)

// The Coming Decline of the Employment Drug Test (Bloomberg)

// New Michigan Poll Shows 61% Support For Marijuana Legalization (Weed News)

// New Jersey Lawmakers Begin Deliberations on Legal Cannabis (Merry Jane)


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Monday, February 26, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, February 26, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Wants Death Penalty For Drug Dealers, Report Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Maine’s pot legalization committee reaches agreement on rewrite of voter-approved law (Portland Press Herald)

// Chief Massachusetts marijuana regulator says decisions coming on pot cafes, yoga studios, and home delivery (Mass Live)


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// Compared with Colorado, state’s marijuana tax revenue nearly triple in first 6 months (News 3 Las Vegas NBC)

// Listen: Colorado governor says DOJ wants to ‘sow doubt’ on marijuana (The Hill)

// Senate approves SB1420: Medical pot must be tested for mold, bacteria (AZ Daily Sun)

// Will a lack of power kill Coachella’s dream of cannabis cultivation? (Desert Sun)

// LA’s ‘Pot Czar’ Cares Who Cashes in on Legal Weed (Vice)

// Study: Marijuana use in Canada doubled in 30-year span (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senator Calls Out Big Pharma For Opposing Legal Marijuana (Forbes)


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

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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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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Treasury Secretary Wants Marijuana Money In Banks (Forbes)

// Marijuana-focused credit union gets conditional approval from the Federal Reserve (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana can only go on sale in Canada months after law passed: minister (Reuters)


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// Washington’s New Cannabis-Tracking Software Is Disrupting the Industry (Leafly)

// Launchpad to Asia’: Cronos pulls veil off Australian joint venture (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Baker API Enables Cannabis Dispensaries to Better Analyze Revenue and Key Data (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Chicago Police Arrested 20,000 Fewer People for Marijuana Possession in 2017 Than In 2007 (Civilized)

// Another Marijuana Amendment Blocked In Congress (Marijuana Moment)

// Sessions Blames Media For Drug Issues And Says Marijuana Isn’t Good For You (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Is The Big Super Bowl Winner (Green Market Report)


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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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