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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canadian marijuana companies raise record cash ahead of legalization (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The SEC says he defrauded investors. Now he’s trying to raise $12.5M to grow marijuana (Desert Sun)

// One in Fourteen People In Massachusetts Is Driving High, Says Study (Herb)


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// County Officials From Across The U.S. Push Feds To Reform Marijuana Laws (Marijuana Moment)

// It’s halfway through July. Why aren’t any recreational marijuana dispensaries open yet? (Boston.com)

// Sen. Jeff Merkley ‘Disappointed’ That Democrats Blocked His Marijuana Banking Amendment (Marijuana Moment)

// Mexico Takes Small Steps Toward Medical Marijuana Legalization (Leafly News)

// Oklahoma Attorney General to give advice to health department regarding medical marijuana challenge (KFOR News)

// Chart: Can medical marijuana programs survive in states with recreational markets? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// N.J.’s medical marijuana program to double in size as supply crisis grows (NJ.com)


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Friday, June 29, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, June 29, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// U.S. Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp After Decades-Long Ban Under Marijuana Prohibition (Forbes)

// Canada releases key details on marijuana business licensing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Special session may not be needed for medical marijuana regulations, House majority leader says (Tulsa World)


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// What’s Next For Epidiolex Maker GW Pharmaceuticals (Leafly)

// July 1 could be ‘extinction event’ for some California cannabis businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 4Front Raises $13.4 Million to Expand Branded U.S. Cannabis Dispensaries and Cultivation Facilities (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Ex-Police Chief Cited Misleading Stats When Lobbying Against Pot Facilities (Voice of San Diego)

// Vancouver approves new ‘Cannabis Store’ designation ahead of legalization (CBC News)

// Court ruling could have cooling effect on AZ’s $425M medical cannabis market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aphria Closes Largest Canadian Cannabis Equity Offering to Date (New Cannabis Ventures)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// 7 mayors want pot removed from federal list of illegal drugs (Washington Post)

// Alaska senators join push for states’ rights in marijuana laws (Anchorage Daily News)

// Colorado marijuana sales nearly flat in April (Denver Post)


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// British Seize CBD From 12-Year-Old Epilepsy Patient at Heathrow Airport (Leafly)

// 6 Months On Maryland Patients Struggle With Limited Selection and Supply (Leafly)

// Chart: Timeline for launch projected sales in seven new marijuana markets (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Analysis: Medical Marijuana Licensing Caught in Web of Arkansas Political Corruption (Marijuana.com (AP))

// With marijuana sales set to begin, employers grapple with drug tests (Boston Globe)

// Report: Why AK marijuana testing facilities have a hard time measuring potency (KTUU 2 NBC)

// Cannabis Media Company PRØHBTD Raises $8 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Friday, June 8, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, June 8, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// With Trump’s Support, STATES Act Could End Nationwide Cannabis Prohibition (Leafly)

// Amended Cannabis Act Passes Senate, Heads Back to House of Commons for Final Approval (Leafly)

// Senators Approve Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans (Marijuana Moment)


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// Medical marijuana commissioner says he was bribed by applicant, didn’t take it (THV 11 CBS)

// No More Arrests For Selling Small Amounts Of Marijuana In Minneapolis (NPR)

// Shock, Disappointment From Marijuana Advocates Industry Over Hickenlooper’s Vetoes (Colorado Public Radio)

// New Data Shows Smoking Marijuana Is A Dying Trend (Forbes)

// California Weed Dispensaries Can Legally Sell Customer Information to Data Brokers (Motherboard)

// Cannabis Investment Fund Phyto Partners Raises $14 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Detroit takes another run at medical marijuana ordinance (Michigan Radio)


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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// What you need to know about California’s updated marijuana rules (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MedMen Breaks Ground on Large-Scale California Cannabis Cultivation and Manufacturing Facility (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cannabis Wheaton to Raise $100 Million Selling Units at $1.40 (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Bill On Trump’s Desk Would Allow Marijuana (And Maybe MDMA) For Some Patients (Marijuana Moment)

// Utah medical cannabis foes go to court to keep legalization off ballot (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Investment firm offers CA$1M seed money to Canadian marijuana entrepreneurs (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Micro-cultivation canopy limit clarified for Canadian cannabis growers (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ohio medical marijuana dispensary announcement postponed (Cleveland.com)

// Poll: Support inches up for legalizing pot in New Mexico (Sante Fe New Mexican)

// Canadian Researchers Are Using Government Grants to Make Weed-Infused Beer (Merry Jane)


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Thursday, April 26, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, April 26, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sessions Admits There ‘May Well Be Some Benefits From Medical Marijuana’ (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Cultivation Will Be A Race To The Bottom (Forbes)

// This anti-weed member of the Kennedy family cashes in on opioid-addiction (Herb)


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// More older Americans are smoking marijuana (Washington Post)

// British Columbia under pressure to pass key cannabis legislation within days (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Gardner To Bring Bipartisan Cannabis Bill To Senate Floor (Colorado Public Radio)

// Bill to expunge marijuana convictions goes to Illinois House floor (WQAD 8)

// Oregon marijuana: Lots of data, few to analyze and check it (SF Gate (AP))

// Washington state cannabis businesses want mandatory pesticide testing, worrying small growers (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Publisher Dope Media Raises $875K (New Cannabis Ventures)


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

A listing of the states and territories still afforded some measure of protection for legal medical marijuana.

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, February 13, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions Is Steamed Over Senator’s Cannabis Blockade (Leafly)

// Trump Budget Guts Drug Czar’s Office (Marijuana Moment)

// In LA, Legal Cannabis Stores Call for Crackdown on Illegal Pop-Ups (Leafly)


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// New disclosure rules open door to fresh funding, M&As for Canadian cannabis companies in US (Marijuana Business Daily)

// How the First Month of Legal Cannabis Went in California (Merry Jane)

// Chart: More banks serving cannabis sector, but Cole Memo repeal threatens to slow progress (Marijuana Business Daily)

// No pot party for Canada’s landlords who want to limit drug’s use (Toronto Star)

// New Mexico Leaders Want to Give Opioid Patients MMJ Access (Leafly)

// Cannabis Control Commission holds final public hearing (MV Times)

// DAs Making it Easier to Clear California Cannabis Convictions (Leafly)


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Monday, February 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, February 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oregon’s Top Federal Prosecutor Holds Cannabis Summit (Leafly)

// Canadian Cannabis Companies Correct After Capital Raising Crescendo (Forbes)

// Opening Day For Recreational Marijuana Shops May Be Delayed Again (CBS Boston)


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// MedMen Becomes The First Marijuana Unicorn (Green Market Report)

// Medical marijuana sales, caregivers, and patient numbers decline (Portland Press Herald)

// While Some California DAs Are Throwing Out Old Pot Convictions, L.A. County’s Jackie Lacey Takes a Different Path (KTLA 5)

// Canadian medical marijuana firm begins sell-off of U.S. cannabis assets (Cannabist)

// Marijuana sales in Alaska drop for second month in a row (Cannabist (AP))

// Ohio awards contract for medical marijuana customer call center (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Beware Cannabis Companies Aggressively Soliciting Investment (New Cannabis Ventures)


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