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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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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana-Based Drug Gets Positive Review From US Agency (New York Times (AP))

// Scotts Miracle-Gro Announces $450 Million Acquisition of Sunlight Supply as Hawthorne Sales Slump (New Cannabis Ventures )

// California warns legal pot sellers not to participate in unlicensed 4/20 events (LA Times)


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// Canopy Rivers Invests $5 Million in Cannabis Media Company Civilized Worldwide (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Bill to launch recreational marijuana in Maine heads to LePage who has vowed a veto (Portland Press Herald)

// California Cannabis Licenses Could Reach More than 20000 by End of 2018 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Twenty companies pass first hurdle to obtaining adult-use marijuana licenses (Milford Daily News)

// Study: Thousands Admit To Driving While High (CBS Denver)

// Pot holiday traces roots to California high school stoners (Chron (AP))

// MassRoots reports net loss of $44 million in 2017 (Cannabist)


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Friday, March 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, March 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Talks Up Death Penalty For Drug Dealers (Forbes)

// Illinois Senate Approves Marijuana Legalization Ballot Question (Marijuana Moment)

// Canopy, world’s biggest marijuana company, hopes for Nasdaq listing (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// House passes medical marijuana changes (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

// Vermont House Gives Initial OK For Saliva Test To Determine Presence Of Drugs In Drivers (Vermont Public Radio)

// New high tallied for Alaska marijuana tax collections (News Miner (AP))

// Lt. Gov. Randy McNally predicts close vote failure of medical marijuana bill (Tennessean)

// Publicly traded plant-touching marijuana companies: Q&A with Terra Tech CEO Derek Peterson (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Washington state extends contingency plan for marijuana tracking (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Texas Wesleyan coach fired after refusing to recruit Colorado player over weed laws (WFAA )


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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Vows To ‘Get Much Tougher’ On Drugs In State Of The Union Speech (Marijuana Moment)

// John Chiang offers plan to create a public bank for marijuana businesses (SF Gate)

// High taxes spark sticker shock for cannabis customers in California (Cannifornian)


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// Maine House Leader suggests delaying cannabis sales another year (Cannabist (AP))

// Cannabis Wheaton acquires Uruguayan hemp CBD producer for $15 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// San Diego reports brisk business during first month of recreational marijuana sales (San Diego Tribune)

// Targeting marijuana industry Boulder venture capital firm launches $50M fund (Denver Business Journal)

// Here’s What a Gram of Cannabis Costs in Cities Around the World (Leafly)

// Scotts’ hydroponics business slowed by ‘bottleneck’ in California’s recreational marijuana industry CEO says (Columbus Business Journal)

// Hydropothecary Raises $149.5 Million Selling Units at $4.00 (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Aphria Buys Nuuvera for $670 Million as Pot Deals Heat Up (Bloomberg )

// AutoNation Just Decided to Stop Caring About Pot Smoking (Bloomberg)

// Trump sees ‘carnage’ from America’s drug boom. But major cities are getting safer. (Washington Post)


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// Arizona lawmakers call for medical marijuana testing; end to ‘Wild West’ mentality (AZ Family)

// 152,000+ Patients Registered In Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Program (Hemp Gazette)

// Two Canadian cannabis producers each look to raise CA$70 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Investing in High Times: Puff or Pass? (Leafly)

// Michigan Marijuana Industrial Park Sells Out 63 Acres (Forbes)

// Senator Claire McCaskill: ‘I Support Medical Marijuana In Missouri’ (Weed News)

// California’s New Cannabis Laws Squeeze Compassionate Care Programs (Forbes)


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Annual cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion, says White House (Cannabist (AP))

// MassRoots sues former CEO alleges theft of over $250K drug use and other ‘serious misconduct’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MassRoots founder initiates proxy battle to overthrow marijuana firm’s board leadership (Cannabist)


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// Michigan Vote on Legalizing Marijuana Is Likely in 2018 (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// State gets 370 pot dispensary applications (Toledo Blade)

// Nevada’s recreational marijuana sales top September forecast (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Not so fast on legalizing weed, says N.J. senate leader of black caucus (New Jersey.com)

// Officials Sign Deal to Outsource Medical Marijuana ID Cards (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Top GOP Senator’s Bill Lets DC Legalize Marijuana Sales (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: MJBizCon produces some eye-popping numbers (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Thursday, November 9, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Leading US marijuana retailer LivWell takes ‘significant’ ownership stake in Canadian producer (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Maine tightens rules over medical marijuana caregivers (Portland Press Herald)

// Cannabis consumer website Leafly lays off 15 employees, hires CEO (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Onsite consumption tops agenda for marijuana board (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// Drugs, but no sex, violence, or party dogs: Cannabis companies lay out proposed ad guidelines (Financial Post)

// Ontario Wants Bigger Cut of Canada Pot Tax, Expecting Strong Demand (Bloomberg)

// Complete Colorado election results for 2017 cannabis issues (Cannabist)

// Snoop Dogg’s venture capital firm is leading an investment in a cannabis lab-testing company (Business Insider)

// Inside ‘DrugsLab’: Why the Netherlands pays these hot young people to get high on YouTube (Mic)

// Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz: Stop punishing cannabis industry. Remove 280E from tax code (Cannabist)


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Friday, October 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, October 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump speaks out on drugs: ‘they’re bad’ (Washington Post)

// Sessions ‘Can’t Comment’ On Rumors Of Marijuana Crackdown Plans (Forbes)

// Insys Founder Arrested Charged with Racketeering (Leafly)


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// BioTrack THC Shares Plan to Minimize Disruption to Washington Cannabis Industry Caused by MJ Freeway Delay (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New Jersey Medical Marijuana: Panel OKs 5 New Conditions (Patch)

// A Well-Kept Secret: How Vets And Their Doctors Are Getting Around The VA’s Medical Marijuana Policy (Task Purpose)

// Distribution emerging as important cog in California’s marijuana supply chain (Marijuana Business Daily)

// SF looks to Oakland as it plans to regulate recreational pot sales (San Francisco Chronicle)

// South Carolina Congressman Co-Sponsors Cannabis Business Bill (Leafly)

// 420 License Plate for Vermont’s Former Attorney General (Marijuana.com)


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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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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Soon-to-be-former head of the DEA Chuck Rosenburg is seen on C-SPAN testifying in front of a Congressional committee.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DEA administrator plans to step down (Washington Post)

// Do not tell U.S. border guards that you’ve smoked pot, despite what some say: lawyer (Global News)

// Mass. pot czar to push ‘strong economic benefits’ of dispensaries to towns (Boston Globe)


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// Pot Farmer to Neighbors: Chill Out. Neighbors: No. (New York Times)

// Almost half of Canadians willing to try cannabis-infused food: study (Chronicle Herald)

// Marijuana Should Be Available At Private Retailers, Two-Thirds Of Canadians Say (Huffington Post)

// Aurora Cannabis a billion-dollar pot producer posts $6M in revenue (Calgary Herald)

// Colorado marijuana edibles makers bracing for new standards (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Legalization Boosts Property Values, Study Says (Leafly)

// Georgia Tech sports teams consider changes to policies on marijuana and other drugs (Cannabist)


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