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Friday, August 16, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California now has the biggest legal marijuana market in the world. Its black market is even bigger (LA Times)

// Illegal pot still a source for 4 in 10 cannabis users, Stats Can survey shows (CTV News)

// Maryland’s Highest Court Rules Pot Smell Not Enough To Search Person (CBS Baltimore)


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// Short’s Brewing will make marijuana beverages, candy in partnership agreement (Michigan Live)

// High Times Partners With Clio To Launch Cannabis Marketing Awards (Times of CBD)

// Five Federal Agencies Respond To Presidential Candidate’s Hemp Banking Letter (Marijuana Moment)

// Federal Health Agency Releases List Of Marijuana Research Priorities (Marijuana Moment)

// New Mexico gov opposes opening medical cannabis market to nonresidents (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Outside Lands Music Festival Raked in $1 Million in Legal Weed Sales (Merry Jane)

// UFC star Nate Diaz lights up joint during open workout (NY Post)


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Monday, July 22, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, July 22, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Utah Licenses 8 Companies to Grow Medical Marijuana (Leafly)

// Pot being sold on sidewalk outside shuttered illegal dispensary (Toronto Star)

// In legalizing marijuana, Canada did everything differently. Here’s what we can learn (Boston Globe)


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// Banks Are Redlining the 99% Out of the Legal Cannabis Industry (Leafly)

// Cannabis sales jumped $11M in May as more stores open (Global News)

// THC slushies pirate radio and the cannabis-driven boom in a Mohawk community (CBC News)

// High hopes: Buttigieg pushes for marijuana legalization (NY Post)

// In 2018 Denver’s Power-Hungry Marijuana Grows Reduced Their Electricity Demand For The First Time (CPR News)

// Louisiana grower says medical cannabis rollout a ‘few weeks’ away (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canadian cannabis LPs line up to swipe CannTrust’s medical patients while sales are offline (Financial Post)


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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Illinois Just Legalized Cannabis. Here’s What Happens Next (Leafly)

// One year after SQ 788 vote, Oklahoma near No. 1 for patients among medical marijuana states (Tulsa World)

// Beginning July 1, patients will get faster access to medical marijuana (Mass Live)


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// Worcester’s Clark University first in the nation to offer graduate certificate in marijuana regulation (Mass Live)

// University of Maryland Launches Nation’s First Medical Marijuana Master’s Program (Merry Jane)

// California cannabis vape cartridges required to include universal symbol (Marijuana Business Daily)

// National Sheriffs’ Association Calls For Marijuana Rescheduling (Marijuana Moment)

// California Cannabis Legislation: SB 475 Would (Finally) Allow Licensees to Exchange Trade Samples (Canna Law Blog)

// Canadian Dealers Are Disguising Black Market Weed as Legal Product (Merry Jane)

// Chart: Ranks of US banks serving cannabis firms growing, but data may overstate true number (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, June 10, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, June 10, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Gov. Ducey Signs Bill Making Arizona Marijuana Cards Valid for 2 Years (AZ Marijuana)

// Ocasio-Cortez wants to lead the charge for magic mushrooms research (NY Post)

// Kroger joins growing number of CBD retailers in Mich. (Detroit News)


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// Mainers can have their say about new recreational marijuana rules on Monday (Bangor Daily News)

// Jamaican Official Says Government Will Pressure U.S. To Pass Marijuana Banking Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Auction of licensed California cannabis business brings in $8.25 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Police end regular patrols at Amherst pot shop for now (New Haven Register (AP))

// UK Authorities Confiscated a Child’s Medical Marijuana… Again. (Civilized)

// Rhode Island Senate Approves Bill Allowing Supervised Consumption Sites For Illegal Drugs (Marijuana Moment)

// Toronto using concrete blocks to prevent unlicensed marijuana dispensaries from reopening (Global News)


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Monday, April 29, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, April 29, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Home delivery of marijuana could start in Massachusetts this year (Boston Globe)

// ‘Getting Worse, Not Better’: Illegal Pot Market Booming in California Despite Legalization (New York Times)

// Cresco Labs Files $500 Million Preliminary Base Shelf Prospectus (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// In Communities With Retail Pot, Public Consumption Citations Not A Hot Item (New England Public Radio)

// Cannabis is medicine to thousands in N.J. But why is it taxed like takeout food or booze? (NJ.com)

// Arizona Hemp Farms Could Cross-Pollinate and Ruin Medical Marijuana Farms (AZ Marijuana)

// Cannabis Education is Now Mandatory for Pharmacists in Canada’s Most Populated Province (Civilized)

// New Report Says an Adult-Use Cannabis Industry Could Provide $4 Billion for New York State (Leafly)

// Organigram Announces Application to List on NASDAQ (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Iowa lawmakers again expand medical marijuana program (Quad-City Times)


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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The cover of the 'Preliminary Draft of the Rules Governing Maine's Adult Use Marijuana Program' with the title and the Maine flag emblem above set on a white background.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maine releases draft rules for its recreational marijuana market. Read them here. (Portland Press Herald)

// Cannabis vaporizer company Pax Labs raises benchmark $420 million in funding (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Legalization Not Linked To Increased Traffic Deaths, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)


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// Cops seize bikes without bells at 4/20 event (NY Daily News)

// It’s Not Easy Being Green for Cannabis Growers in Canada (Leafly)

// Neighbourhood pot dealers cheaper than government, StatsCannabis says (Alaska Highway News)

// Cannabis Church Co-Founder Found Not Guilty in 4/20 Case From 2017 (Denver Westword)

// Denver council refuses to loosen restrictions on social-use marijuana businesses (Denver Post)

// Nevada judge sets May hearing on lawsuits to halt marijuana licensing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Merrill Lynch launches marijuana sector coverage predicts more cross-border deals (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Thursday, April 4, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Florida Lawmakers Move to Limit Medical Marijuana Potency (Leafly (AP))

// Federal Reserve Bank Presidents Call For Marijuana Banking Clarity (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical marijuana sales approved by Georgia Legislature (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)


These headlines are brought to you by Curaleaf, one of the leading vertically-integrated cannabis operators in the U.S. With legal medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation sites, and processing facilities all over the United States, Curaleaf has served more than 150,000 medical cannabis patients and looks forward to helping many more long into the future. Swing over to Curaleaf.com to learn more about this very cool company!


// Strip club owner doesn’t have the right to grow his own medical marijuana, court says (Miami Herald)

// Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Patients Can Hold Open-Carry Gun Permits (Leafly)

// Holy Shit: 75% of Madrid’s Hash Contains Poo, Scientist Says (Merry Jane)

// The presence of a single legal marijuana plant could lead your home insurer to deny your claim (Globe and Mail)

// Citizenship Barred From Immigrants Working In Pot Industry: ‘Gut Wrenching’ (CBS 4 Denver)

// This One Chart Captures California’s Cannabis Supply Crunch (Leafly)

// Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Marijuana In Guam (Marijuana Moment)


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Monday, March 18, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, March 18, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// SXSW Cannabis Headliner Draws Crowds and Protest (Leafly)

// Gov. Charlie Baker pushes bill to crack down on marijuana-impaired drivers (Mass Live)

// Trump White House Claims Executive Privilege Over Agency Memos on Marijuana Legalization (Reason)


These headlines are brought to you by Curaleaf, one of the leading vertically-integrated cannabis operators in the U.S. With legal medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation sites, and processing facilities all over the United States, Curaleaf has served more than 100,000 medical cannabis patients and looks forward to helping many more long into the future. Swing over to Curaleaf.com to learn more about this very cool company!


// Legalizing Marijuana With a Focus on Social Justice Unites 2020 Democrats (New York Times)

// Medical cannabis expansion bill could still be signed by governor (KOAT 7 Action News)

// As marijuana gets legalized companies drop THC testing of employees (Herald-Tribune)

// RCMP worried Hells Angels and Mafia would take over medical cannabis business internal report says (Toronto Star)

// California May Try to Fill the Gaps on Provisional Licensing (Canna Law Blog)

// Secretary of State: Voter initiative bill would apply to cannabis petition (Post Register)

// New Mexico Lawmakers Send Marijuana Decriminalization Bill To Governor (Marijuana Moment)


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Monday, March 4, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Michigan governor Rachel Whitmer speaks at a podium.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, March 4, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// 7 questions raised by the governor’s decision to eliminate the marijuana licensing board (Michigan Live)

// Liberal Hawaii Decides Again Not to Legalize Cannabis (Leafly (AP))

// Illicit cannabis sales in Canada decline after legalization (Marijuana Business Daily)


Today’s headlines are brought to you by our friends over at Eaze.com, California’s top one stop website for legal marijuana delivery. If you live in the golden state, swing over to Eaze.com to see if they are active in your area. With deliveries taking place in less than an hour, it’s never been easier to get legal California marijuana delivery. And of course, if you don’t live where Eaze delivers, you can still benefit from all the useful bits of industry insight and analysis they’ve developed using their properly aggregate and anonymized sales data stream.


// Demand for legal marijuana in Illinois would far exceed licensed growers’ ability to supply it, study shows (Chicago Tribune)

// Idaho State Police may get tests to tell hemp and pot apart (AP News)

// Colorado appears ready to open cannabis markets to outside investors (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Oregon lawmakers consider cannabis cafes (Bend Bulletin)

// Georgia House committee passes medical marijuana bill (SF Chronicle (AP))

// The US Surgeon General Just Tweeted WHAT About Cannabis? (Leafly)

// Chances Are ‘Good’ That Whole Foods Will Sell Marijuana Products, CEO Says (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, February 1, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 1, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// World Health Organization Recommends Rescheduling Marijuana Under International Treaties (Forbes)

// Baltimore Prosecutor Files Rare Petition to Erase Cannabis Convictions (Leafly (AP))

// Attorney General backs legal cannabis market in Vermont (VT Digger)


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// Oregon Is Producing Twice As Much Cannabis As People Are Using (Oregon Public Radio)

// Oregon’s Cannabis Lab Testing System Flunks State Audit (Leafly)

// History Of Alcohol Prohibition Suggests Advantage For States That Legalize Marijuana Early (Marijuana Moment)

// Feds local police launch raids on up to 50 black-market marijuana grow houses in Denver area (Denver Post)

// Organigram Surpasses One Million Pre-Rolls Production (New Cannabis Ventures)

// A cannabis producer just topped Apple as the favorite stock among millennials (Business Insider)

// Lack of cannabis tracking data in WA sparks confusion, missed business opportunities (Marijuana Business Daily)


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