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Friday, February 8, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oregon Cannabis Export Bill Gets Hearing and Warning (KDVR 12 ABC)

// Green Growth Brands Taps Tilray and Authentic Brands for Greg Norman Branded CBD Products (New Cannabis Ventures)

// With 63-0 vote, a bill allowing medical marijuana to treat autism passes the Colorado House (Colorado Sun (AP))


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// CCC chair ‘comfortable’ with banking, retail progress (Metro West Daily News)

// Hawaii Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Marijuana Legalization Bill In Committee (Marijuana Moment)

// Colombia’s first-ever export of medical cannabis set to ship to Canada (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Arizona Prosecutor Likens Cannabis Extracts To Illegally Manufactured Explosives (KJZZ 91.5)

// CA tries to clarify rules around THC limits in edibles potentially spelling relief for infused product firms, labs (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Florida’s CFO seeks banking changes for medical marijuana (Action News Jax)

// Here’s Who Will Testify About Marijuana On Capitol Hill Next Week (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, January 18, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, January 18, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana In The U.S. Virgin Islands (Marijuana Moment)

// Connecticut Marijuana Legalization Bill Has A Huge Cosponsor List (Marijuana Moment)

// DeSantis asks Legislature to end marijuana smoking ban (The Ledger)


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// State sells $75,000 in medical marijuana on first day (Toledo Blade)

// Colorado company working to retrieve what it says is $500K in hemp seized by authorities in Pawhuska (Tulsa World (AP))

// Marijuana Legalization Will Be A Top Priority For Hawaii Legislature In 2019 (Marijuana Moment)

// MedMen Q2 Revenue Projected to Grow 40% from Prior Quarter to $29.9 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Medical marijuana sales in Arizona up 41% in 2018, report says (Tucson.com)

// Mike Tyson And Joe Rogan Swap Stories About Psychedelics And Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// High compliance costs lost market share could take toll on cannabis edibles firms under new Washington state rules (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Four Governors Talk Marijuana Reform During Major Speeches In A Single Day (Marijuana Moment)

// Tilray signs creative $250-million revenue-sharing deal with U.S. brand powerhouse ABG (Canada.com)


// Cannabis businesses call on state regulators to fix Michigan’s medical marijuana shortage (Michigan Radio)


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// New York Gov. Cuomo Releases Marijuana Legalization Details (Marijuana Moment)

// Boulder company report: 2018 global cannabis spending expected to top $12 billion (Daily Camera)

// Big Island medical marijuana dispensary gets formal OK to open (Pacific Business News)

// Fairbanks city borough take in $1M in pot taxes for 2018 (KTUU 2 NBC (AP))

// Demand for pre-rolled joints, oil caught supplier OrganiGram off guard (CBC News)

// Washington State Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana Home Cultivation (Marijuana Moment)

// Trump Attorney General Nominee Won’t Go After Legal Marijuana Businesses And Urges Congress To Act (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, October 12, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, October 12, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// MedMen to Acquire PharmaCann for $682 Million in Stock (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Successful Constitutional Case Against Death Penalty Works For War on Drugs, Too (Marijuana Moment)

// Trump Plans To Back Legal Medical Marijuana After Midterms, GOP Congressman Says (Marijuana Moment)


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// Exclusive: Facebook stops blocking marijuana search results ahead of Canadian legalization (Market Watch)

// Massachusetts pot shop inspections drag, but state says process protects public (Boston Herald)

// Cannabis companies ramp up marketing as Health Canada warns them not to advertise pot (Ottawa Citizen)

// Lab: More than 20 percent of Hawaii medical marijuana products rejected for sale (Hawaii News Now)

// United Kingdom sets date for allowing medical cannabis prescriptions (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MTech Acquisition Corp. and MJ Freeway LLC Announce Merger Agreement (Green Market Report)

// Watch Story Of 81-Year Old Michigan Woman Jailed For Marijuana Possession (Weed News)


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Monday, August 13, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A jar of medical marijuana is labeled as 'Purple Diesel'.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, August 13, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Massachusetts Wants People Harmed By The Drug War To Sell Legal Marijuana. How’s It Going So Far? (Forbes)

// Workplace Deaths Drop After States Legalize Medical Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Trump Tariffs Set To Hit Cannabis Industry (Forbes)


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// Medical marijuana commission alerts patients to how best to report negative reactions (Baltimore Sun)

// Cannabis industry grows as source of campaign funds (Sante Fe New Mexican)

// 91 Percent of Australians Support Medical Cannabis Legalization (Herb)

// Legal Weed: California Lawmakers Leave Many Marijuana Policies in Suspense (Marijuana.com)

// Marijuana Dispensaries Have Yet to Open on Big Island (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// First FDA-Approved Cannabis Medicine Epidiolex to Cost $32,500 a Year (Herb)

// Elizabeth Warren stands by claim that US criminal justice system is ‘racist’ (Mass Live)


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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// N.J. won’t prosecute many weed cases until September. It’s a big step toward legalization. (NJ.com)

// N.J. health commissioner: We need more medical marijuana dispensaries to meet demand | Opinion (NJ.com)

// N.M. Medical Cannabis Program Surging Toward $100 Million in 2018 (Globe Newswire)


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// Marijuana testing lab not among 7 licenses before Cannabis Control Commission (MassLive)

// Terp Town’ Fire Rips Through California’s Most Coveted Cannabis (Leafly)

// Why Marijuana Consumers Have Smaller Waistlines Than Non-Users (Marijuana Moment)

// Watch Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard And Other Federal Reps File New Marijuana Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// West Virginia Congressional Candidate Running On Marijuana Gets Political Boost (Marijuana Moment)

// Sweet Leaf granted temporary reprieve from destroying its Denver cannabis (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Outgoing Boston Police Commissioner William Evans is gifted bong by Boston Public Radio’s Jim Braude and Margery Eagan (MassLive)


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lawmakers endorse sweeping medical marijuana reforms (Portland Press Herald)

// A line in the sand:’ Medical industry won’t rule out lawsuit on medical marijuana if smokables aren’t banned from dispensaries (Tulsa World)

// Israeli Committee Clears Path To Marijuana Decriminalization (Marijuana Moment)


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// Tilray NASDAQ IPO Values Company Near $1.5 Billion (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Michigan Adds Nearly a Dozen Medical Conditions Qualifying for Marijuana (Marijuana.com (AP))

// What’s Holding Up Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Licenses? (Leafly)

// Chart: No end in sight for Florida’s rapid medical marijuana growth (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Hawaii’s Governor Sandbags Law to Allow Marijuana As Opioid Remedy (Marijuana.com)

// Here Are The Most And Least Marijuana-Friendly Newspapers, According To Science (Marijuana Moment)

// Here Are The DEA’s Newest Slang Terms for Marijuana: ‘Shoes,’ ‘My Brother,’ And More (Marijuana Moment)


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Monday, April 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, April 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical marijuana dispensaries among entities that get first shot at applying for a retail pot shop license (MassLive)

// Georgia Lawmakers Approve PTSD, Intractable Pain as Qualifying Conditions (Leafly)

// Oregon’s Crackdown On Cannabis Sales To Minors Appears To Be Working (Oregon Public Radio)


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// Here’s why pot sellers are paying prime rents for warehouse and storefront space (LA Times)

// California Today: In Oakland, a Clash of Artists vs. Big Cannabis (New York Times)

// From horse to hemp: Colorado rancher eyes second calling (Cannabist)

// An Oral History of ‘Up In Smoke’ on Its 40th Anniversary (Leafly)

// This State Could Allow Non-Residents Access to Medical Marijuana (High Times)

// RI Compassion Center Employee Denied Mortgage Due to ‘Marijuana Related’ Income (Go Local Prov)

// Amid Federal Threats, State Treasurer Pushes For Marijuana Banking Access (Marijuana Moment)


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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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Friday, February 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington Regulators: ‘Security Incident’ Caused Cannabis-Tracking Woes (Leafly)

// Baker’s comment on Cannabis Control Commission triggers backlash (Salem News)

// Seattle moves to wipe away old pot possession convictions (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)


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// Publicly-Traded Global Tobacco Company Bets on Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hawaii May Allow Tourists To Buy Medical Marijuana (Civil Beat)

// Bernie Sanders Launches Marijuana Petition (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Crackdown? Marijuana ‘Gifting’ Events Draw The Attention Of D.C. Authorities (WAMU)

// LA pot shop serves 23606 people in first month of legalization (Mashable)

// Why Is it So Hard to Study Pot? (Rolling Stone)

// Trump Pressured Netanyahu to Stop Israeli Cannabis Exports, Reports Say (Leafly)


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