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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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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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Thursday, February 1, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 1, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// SF will wipe thousands of marijuana convictions off the books (San Francisco Gate)

// Decimated’ by oversupply Oregon’s wholesale marijuana prices drop to $50 a pound (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Maine Employers Must Ignore Off-Work Marijuana Use Cease Testing Applicants (Lexology )


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// California Cannabis Growers Are Suing the State Over Legal Loophole for Large Marijuana Farms (Merry Jane)

// Local Colorado officials lead new national coalition challenging Sessions’ Cole Memo moves (Cannabist)

// LePage agrees to delay new, more restrictive medical marijuana rules (Portland Press Herald)

// Harvest One Cannabis Closes Upsized $40.25 Million Financing (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Willie Nelson’s marijuana company raises $12 million for expansion (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Makes Marijuana a Wellness Industry (New Yorker)

// VT lawmakers considering ‘saliva test’ ahead of marijuana legalization (News 10)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Friday, January 26, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, January 26, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Privateer Raises Over $100 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Two Marijuana Producers Are Worth More Than Canada’s Pot Market (Bloomberg)

// OLCC triples penalties for underage marijuana sales (Oregon Live)


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// BMO Open to More Pot Deals If Firms Pass Bank’s Tests, CEO Says (Bloomberg)

// California bill seeks to legalize banking for cannabis businesses (SF Gate)

// High Times to Offer Shares at $11.00 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Georgia lawmakers advance medical marijuana cultivation bill, more hearings may follow (The Telegraph)

// GW Pharmaceutical Gets One Step Closer On Epidiolex (Green Market Report)

// Panel votes to put new medical pot rules on hold until July (Portland Press Herald)

// Keystone State Auditor General Advocating for Pennsylvania Legalization (Marijuana Industry News)


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Thursday, January 25, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// ‘Nobody got any sleep’: Aurora Cannabis lands CanniMed after marathon talks (Financial Post)

// Racist Policing Persists Despite Cannabis Legalization, Bemoans New Report from Drug Policy Alliance (Merry Jane)

// Senators And Reps Tell Trump: Keep Marijuana Promise (Marijuana Moment)


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// NBC/WSJ poll: 60 percent of Americans now support marijuana legalization (NBC News)

// People are dying from opioid overdoses, not marijuana says Andrew Lelling, the top fed prosecutor in Massachusetts (Mass Live)

// Colorado sticking with METRC for marijuana seed to sale tracking (Cannabist)

// Raimondo’s medical marijuana plan could nearly double the patients, raise $5 million in revenue (WPRI)

// Alaska marijuana testing facilities to be audited after “significant deviation” in potency results (Cannabist (AP))

// Up Cannabis Parent Newstrike to Raise $51.5 Million with Sale of Stock and Warrants (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Trump’s 24-Year-Old Deputy Drug Czar To Resign After Questions Over Work History (Huffington Post)


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Thursday, January 18, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) speaks to an unseen crowd during a Suffrage parade held in Oakland.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, January 18, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lee & Khanna Sponsor House Version of the Marijuana Justice Act (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth Raising $175 Million at $34.60 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// I’ll Defend ‘Legitimate’ Marijuana Businesses Colorado, AG Says (Colorado Public Radio)


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// State consultant finds grounds to consider race in awarding medical marijuana licenses (Baltimore Sun)

// Medical marijuana dispensaries accepting debit cards again (Turn to 10)

// Lamborn is lone ranger among Colorado delegation in supporting pot crackdown (Colorado Springs Gazette)

// Crowdfunding effort nets CA$6.2M for Canadian hemp marijuana company (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Roadside drug testing won’t be random, won’t target medical marijuana, police say (Michigan Live)

// Vt. Panel Backs Testing Drivers’ Saliva for Pot (Valley News)

// iAnthus Buys Florida Medical Cannabis Provider for $48 Million in Cash and Stock (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Monday, January 15, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, January 15, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canadian cannabis companies ink deals for nearly CA$1B in funding in 10 days (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pa. regulators reverse course; Medical marijuana won’t stop patient gun purchases (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Bipartisan Lawmakers Push For Marijuana Protections In Funding Bill (Marijuana Moment)


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// New Congressional Bill Handcuffs Sessions’s Marijuana Enforcement (Marijuana Moment)

// Colo. congressional members assured by U.S. Attorney they shouldn’t expect marijuana prosecutions to rise (Cannabist )

// Suburban 6th-grader will be allowed to use medical marijuana in school – for now (Chicago Tribune)

// Worcester Police: Feds on their own in pot-biz busts (Telegram)

// Blumenauer blasts Oregon U.S. Attorney on pot stance (KGW NBC)

// Lawmakers propose new panel to integrate Maine’s medical recreational marijuana programs (Portland Press Herald)

// Vermont Gov. Scott confirms he will sign marijuana legalization bill (Cannabist (AP))


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

A bright green marijuana plant grows thick on an equally verdant hilly Vermont farm.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Hampshire House Votes for Marijuana Legalization (New Hampshire Public Radio)

// Marijuana shops in Mass. go cash-only with fear of federal crackdown (Boston Globe)

// Las Vegas plan to develop open marijuana lounges on hold after Sessions’ move (Las Vegas Sun)


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// Maine’s federal prosecutor says pot charges will be considered on a case-by-case basis (Portland Press Herald)

// Maine lawmakers propose extending retail pot ban until May (Portland Press Herald)

// MedReleaf to Raise $100.7 Million Selling Units at $26.50 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Canadian marijuana producers have bankrolled more than enough capacity to meet rec demand (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado Congress members send letter to Sessions urging reinstatement of Cole Memo (Cannabist)

// Alabama, Jeff Sessions’ Home State, Supports Cannabis (Green Market Report)

// Kansas lawmaker quits leadership posts after comments about black ‘genetics’ and marijuana (The Hill)


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