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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 4, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, January 4, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sessions To Rescind Memo On State Marijuana Laws (Marijuana Moment)

// Thursday’s House Vote On Marijuana Legalization Is First Big Vote Of 2018 Session (Vermont Public Radio)

// Marijuana board issues consumer alert amid testing issues (Alaska Journal of Commerce)


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// First glitch in California cannabis sales: Computer tracking system not up yet (Cannabist (AP))

// Delay in Washington state’s marijuana seed-to-sale system causes diversion concerns (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Connecticut seeks to add 3 medical marijuana dispensaries, totaling 12 (New Haven Register)

// Wolf: ‘We Won’t Take Guns Away’ From Medical Marijuana Users (WESA)

// Jeff Sessions’ Marijuana Adviser Wants Doctors to Drug-Test Everyone (Daily Beast)

// Anderson Cooper Defends Anchor’s Marijuana Joint on CNN NYE (Hollywood Reporter)

// Ex-Cops Are Cashing in on Cannabis. Is That Okay? (Leafly)


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Monday, December 11, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, December 11, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California begins accepting permit applications for the sale of recreational marijuana (Los Angeles Times)

// Vermont Will Legalize Marijuana In Early January, House Speaker Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Jeff Sessions Just Met With These Anti-Marijuana Activists (Marijuana Moment)


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// Legal cannabis consumption may triple in SF, totaling $240M in sales annually (SF Examiner)

// Canopy Growth Wins Retail Cannabis Supply Agreement with Newfoundland and Labrador (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Ontario communities can’t opt out of marijuana shops: government (CTV News)

// Prince Edward Island turns to government-run stores to sell recreational marijuana (Marijuana Business Daily)

// How will Ohio know gun owners don’t use medical pot? The honor system (Dayton Daily News)

// Mass. is tackling marijuana rules this week. Here’s what to watch for (Boston Globe)

// Marijuana Movement Dodges Sexual Harassment Consequences (High Times)


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// HPD Won’t Force Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns Right Away (Civil Beat)

// Recreational pot rules in San Francisco reach last hurdle (Washington Post (AP))

// Days after opening, Maryland medical marijuana dispensaries sell out of product (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Public and private stores to sell recreational pot in B.C., with 19 as the purchasing age (CBC News)

// Manitobans will be able to buy pot online, but can’t grow at home under new legislation (CBC News)

// Surgeon general: Cannabis deserves further medical research (Marijuana Business Daily)

// No Bankruptcy Aid For Marijuana Businesses, Justice Department Officials Say (Forbes)

// Colorado Certifies Four Hemp Seed Varieties (Weed News)

// Washington state halts issuing of hemp licenses, citing budget shortfall (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Oregon’s medical marijuana market changing as recreational pot businesses keep growing (Register Guard)


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Thursday, November 30, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington Report Gives Side-Eye to Homegrow Legalization (Leafly)

// Scotts Miracle-Gro Beefs Up Cannabis Industry Exposure with $72.2 Million Acquisition of Can-Filters (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Sessions hints at crackdown on recreational pot affecting California other states (Sacramento Bee)


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// San Francisco pushes forward with legal marijuana sales (Washington Post (AP))

// 66 Members Of Congress Demand Protection Of State Medical Marijuana Laws (Weed News)

// California’s High Cannabis Tax Could Doom Legalization. Here’s a Fix (Leafly)

// Cannabis mergers and acquisitions more than double as Aurora buys rivals with investor windfall (Calgary Herald)

// Massachusetts House budget writers propose giving $2.7 million to marijuana regulators (Mass Live)

// Can medical marijuana users have firearms? Police say no (Lehigh Valley Live )

// Kellyanne Conway Has Zero Experience In Drug Policy But Is Running the White House Opioid Response (Mother Jones)


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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// House passes marijuana legislation bill moves to Senate (CTV News)

// Canadian cannabis company to pay $1.6M for California dispensary (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Surrender Your Guns Police Tell Hawaiian Medical Marijuana Patients (Leafly)


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// Michigan police face questions about using experimental saliva drug test at DUI stops (Cannabist (AP))

// Sacramento to Consider Greenlighting Jan. 1 Cannabis Sales (Leafly)

// How legal marijuana in N.J. will disrupt Pa.’s medical program: A Q&A with Duane Morris lawyers (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// New Yorkers Support Legalizing Marijuana As Budget Fix Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// City Clerk: No Medical Marijuana Businesses Have Applied To Operate in Lansing So Far (WKAR )

// NH marijuana legalization study panel holds third meeting (WMUR)

// Chart: Value of largest Canadian US marijuana companies (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Friday, May 5, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, May 5, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maricann Secures $42.5mm German Streaming Deal to Fund Cannabis Production Facility (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Nevada Cannabis Operations to be Acquired for $19mm by Canadian Public Company (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Kush Bottles Announces $20mm Acquisition of CMP Wellness (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Colorado lawmakers remain divided on whether you can smoke marijuana on your front porch (Denver Post)

// Rise In Gun Permit Denials For Medical Marijuana in Hawaii (MassRoots)

// Emergency Medical Marijuana Rules to Take Effect May 8 (Arkansas Matters)

// Ohio cannabis firms can turn to insurer for surety bonds (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Florida Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Implementing Bill (US News & World Report)

// W. Brett Wilson Invests $500K into ABcann Global and Joins Advisory Board (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cannabis REIT Innovative Industrial Properties to Deploy $15mm in Maryland (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Thursday, April 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado May Bar Cops From Helping With Marijuana Crackdown (US News & World Report)

// Canopy Growth Corp. to implement new pesticide-testing regime for cannabis (The Globe and Mail)

// Nevada pushes ahead with marijuana clubs (Las Vegas Review-Journal)


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// MJ Freeway Reports Cannabis Retail Sales for April 20 “4/20” Holiday Exceeded $45M (Yahoo Finance)

// Massachusetts House bans marijuana purchases with public assistance (Metro Boston)

// New York’s marijuana lobbying dollars top $2 million by applicants (Lohud)

// Marijuana decriminalized but still triggers gun felony (Delaware Online)

// PA gets hundreds of applications for medical cannabis licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// International org takes on creating safety and other standards for cannabis industry (The Cannabist)

// NYPD Says Call 911 To Report Marijuana Use (MassRoots)


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Former Oklahoma governor Scott Pruitt, current administrator of the EPA and noted enemy of the environment, sits up onstage at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) Conference.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical marijuana one step closer to Oklahoma ballot (The Oklahoman)

// Trump Taps Christie to Lead New Charge Against Opioid Epidemic (Marijuana.com)

// Speakers at hearing back bill to make medical marijuana users eligible for organ transplants (Portland Press Herald)


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// Border Crossings: The Hidden Cannabis Crackdown- Part 1, Legal Cannabis Is a Deportable Offense (Leafly)

// Senate Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana Users To Own Guns (KTVN 2 News)

// Utah governor signs medical marijuana research bill (KUTV 2 News CBS)

// Colorado protects marijuana use while patients await trial (ABC 7 Denver)

// Poll Shows ‘Large Majorities’ of Illinois Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana (Illinois Policy)

// Chart: 8 new marijuana markets slated to launch in 2018 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Richard Branson Says New Zealand Farmers Should Grow Marijuana (Baller Status)


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Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Disgraced New Jersey governor Chris Christie.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// ‘Are you high right now?’ – Christie blasts marijuana tax revenue as ‘blood money’ (New Jersey 101.5)

// Feds Add Marijuana Warning to Gun Application (Marijuana.com)

// New Lab Rules are Killing Oregon’s Craft-Scale Companies (Leafly)


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// Chart: Sales projections for states that legalized cannabis on Election Day vs. 2016 industry estimates (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Why a tax break for California medical marijuana patients may be short-lived (The Califnorian)

// Changes To Medical Marijuana Taxes A Possibility, Says Governor (UALR Public Radio)

// Maine nears recounts on marijuana legalization, education tax measures (Portland Press Herald)

// Veterans’ reimbursement for medical marijuana to be ‘substantially’ reduced as bill soars (Vancouver Sun)

// Largest Dutch Political Party Wants to Overhaul Cannabis Laws (Leafly)

// Medical Cannabis Oil Legalized in the Cayman Islands (Marijuana Industry News)


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