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Monday, September 10, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 10, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// District Attorneys Dismantle Legacy of Tough Marijuana Enforcement (NY Times)

// Canadian military to severely curtail use of recreational marijuana (CBC News)

// Marijuana use among baby boomers doubled in a decade, study shows (KOAA News 5 NBC)


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// Air Force says it’s not investigating Elon Musk for smoking pot (The Hill)

// Cash tax payment penalty lifted from cannabis industry (Lake Country News)

// ‘Real nonsense’: Why are Alaska marijuana buyers obsessed with high potency? (Alaska Daily News)

// Congress Will Pass Legalization Bills Next Year, Lawmakers Say (Leafly)

// MedMen Closes $53 Million Florida Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Lab equipment giant Thermo Fisher makes a quiet bet on the Canadian cannabis industry (Financial Post)

// Did Barack Obama Smoke Marijuana At Disneyland? (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, August 17, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 17, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Louisiana’s first legal medical marijuana crop could be planted Friday (Times-Picayune)

// One In Four Young Americans Consume Marijuana Survey Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Second Lawsuit Filed Against Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative (KUER Public Radio 90.1)


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// Ohio’s legal medical marijuana growers will have to break the law to start their first plants (Cleveland.com)

// DEA Wants More Marijuana Grown And Fewer Opioids Produced In 2019. Really. (Forbes)

// Federal Drug Cops Conflate Synthetic Cannabinoids With Marijuana (Deliberately?) (Marijuana Moment)

// New Congressional Bill Would Automatically Seal Marijuana Records (Marijuana Moment)

// Colorado Department of Agriculture Updates List of Pesticides That Can Be Used on Cannabis (Cannabis Business Times)

// Bruce Linton discusses deploying CA$5 billion Canopy’s commitment to international growth (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Denver Sports Omelette: Legalized Colorado marijuana doesn’t change NFL policy for Bears in Denver (Chicago Sun Times)


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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana operator Acreage Holdings announces landmark $119 million funding (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Los Angeles Licensing Delays Hit Minority Applicants Hard (Leafly)

// Oklahoma Marijuana Legalization Unlikely to be Ready for November Vote, Secretary of State Says (Marijuana.com)


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// Vermont AG: It’s Illegal for Businesses to ‘Gift’ Marijuana (Seven Days VT)

// California’s Cannabis Cities Reap Millions in Sales Taxes the Rest Miss Out (Leafly)

// Legalizing Drugs Would Boost US Budgets By $100 Billion, Harvard Researcher Concludes (Marijuana Moment)

// Politicians Turn To Facebook To Promote Marijuana Legalization Views (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: Maryland medical marijuana sales head toward $100 million in first year (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aurora Cannabis Employee Benefits Plan Now Reimburses Medical Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Detroit Police Gang Unit Raids Black-Owned -Operated Marijuana Warehouse and Arrest 6 (Marijuana.com)


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Thursday, May 31, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, May 31, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Why many Michigan medical marijuana businesses won’t have to close (Detroit Free Press)

// OLCC pauses processing recreational marijuana licenses (Bend Bulletin)

// Congress Will Consider These Marijuana Amendments Next Week (Marijuana Moment)


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// The Jeff Sessions Cannabis Crackdown Has Arrived- And It’s Awesome (Leafly)

// Los Angeles Files Charges Against Dozens of Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses (Leafly)

// They Let Their 15-Year-Old Son Smoke Pot to Stop His Seizures. Georgia Took Him Away. (New York Times)

// Top New York Lawmaker: Expunge Convictions if Cannabis Goes Legal (Leafly (AP))

// Southern Africa becomes magnet for Canadian medical cannabis investments (Marijuana Business Daily)

// To Make Dank Beer, Brewers Forced to Get Creative (Leafly)

// United Nations Panel Releases First-Ever Review of Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge Says Florida’s Ban on Smokable Medical Marijuana Is Unconstitutional (Leafly (AP))

// Legalization Advocate Rep. Tom Garrett Drops Re-election Bid Citing Alcoholism (Leafly)

// Alaskan Police Chief Calls Cannabis Prohibition ‘Counterproductive’ (Civilized)


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// California Marijuana Tax Cut Plan Fails To Advance (CBS 13 Sacramento)

// Congressional Republicans Block Marijuana And Drug Policy Reforms In DC (Marijuana Moment)

// Senators Approve Funds For Feds To Restore Cannabis Genetics (Marijuana Moment)

// Thomas Jefferson University Is Creating The Largest Medical Marijuana Patient Database On The Planet (Herb)

// Aphria Joint Venture to Acquire 60% of Licensed African Cannabis Extracts Producer Verve (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Manitoba civil servant policy says booze OK marijuana not at office parties (Alaska Highway News)

// Cannabis a big hit at the Home Garden Flower show (Conway Daily Sun)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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