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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana dispensaries waiting for licenses to get more breathing room (Detroit Free Press)

// Commission Discusses a Taxed-and-Regulated Cannabis Market for Vermont (Seven Days VT)

// Federal Court Rules In Favor Of Worker Rejected For Medical Marijuana Use (Marijuana Moment)


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// Congress Removes Military Veteran Medical Marijuana Provision From Funding Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Poll: Marijuana legalization support helps Nikki Fried’s Ag. Commish bid (Florida Politics)

// Aurora Cannabis Buys South American ICC Labs In C$290 Million All Stock Deal (Green Market Report)

// Wirtz-linked Breakthru Beverage invests $9.2 million in Canadian marijuana producer (Chicago Tribune)

// Legal Marijuana Access Disrupts The Illicit Market, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// People who break Manitoba cannabis rules to face fines up to $2,500 (The Province (Canadian Press))

// Chart: Dominant player emerging for state cannabis seed-to-sale tracking contracts (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Weed stocks are going nuts after one of the largest marijuana companies strikes a deal for lab-made THC (Business Insider)

// Many Oklahoma doctors won’t recommend medical marijuana (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aurora Cannabis Closes $200 Million Tier 1 Bank Debt Deal (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Canadian Cannabis Corp Makes Historic Investment in Jamaica (Forbes)

// State panel handing out Virginia’s first medical marijuana licenses will conduct work in secret (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

// How Cynthia Nixon Changed the New York Cannabis Game (Leafly)

// Few Crimes Linked to Legal Pot Dispensaries in First Half of 2018 (Voices of San Diego)

// How Many Americans Can Hold A Joint Of Marijuana Without Fear Of Going To Jail? (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis crackdown: Pot businesses stoked as law enforcement takes aim at unlicensed shops (Desert Sun)

// Why a saturated marijuana market is leading some Oregon growers to pivot to hemp (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, August 27, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, August 27, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// OMMA receives 996 patient applications on the first day of medical marijuana licensing requests (KFOR News 4)

// Medical marijuana sales in Pa. halted again by software crash (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Denver awards second cannabis social-use license (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// State law allows local bans on medical marijuana facilities, state AG says (Telegram)

// The LDS Church’s opposition to Proposition 2 pits it against a tough foe: faithful members who already use medical marijuana (Salt Lake Tribune)

// Constellation Brands and Molson Coors are in. Now the cannabis world is wondering who’s next (Financial Post)

// Fearing a Leak Into the Black Market, Oregon Suddenly Caps How Much Weed Medical Cardholders Can Buy Each Day (Willamette Week)

// Gov. Bruce Rauner signs bill legalizing industrial hemp (Chicago Sun Times)

// Burners are stopping at Nevada’s pot shops, taking the risk (Reno Gazette Journal)

// A Crippled 76-Year-Old Is Rotting in Prison for a Decades-Old Weed Charge (Vice)


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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// A 5-year-old and her cannabis can go to public kindergarten, California judge rules (Sacramento Bee)

// Garbage from Washington state’s booming pot industry clogs gutters, sewers, and landfills (Washington Post)

// Investor Scraps $8.3M Marijuana Deal With Businessman Linked To Investigation (Maine Public)


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// Pennsylvania cracks down on dispensary for selling cannabis for $1 a gram (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana is not really legal in California if residents don’t have a reasonable way to buy it (Los Angeles Times)

// Scientists Discover You Can Use Espresso Machines To Make Marijuana Extracts (Marijuana Moment)

// Anti-Marijuana Group Wants Campaign Finance Transparency, Kind Of (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Emerges As Key Issue In Nevada U.S. Senate Race (Marijuana Moment)

// Maryland Bank Continues to Aggressively Bank Cannabis Industry (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Regulatory delay holds up Louisiana’s medical cannabis program (Marijuana Business Daily)


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

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

// Senators Push Sessions To Stop Blocking Marijuana Cultivation Applications (Marijuana Moment)

// Los Angeles Will Vote on a Cannabis Bank (Leafly)

// Wet marijuana’ illegal in Michigan, appeals court rules (Michigan Live)


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// New York Governor Received Nearly $100,000 in Donations From Cannabis Industry (Herb)

// Americans View Marijuana As Significantly Less Harmful Than Cigarettes (Marijuana Moment)

// Legalizing Marijuana Brings Illicit Consumers To The Legal Market, Study Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Licensed marijuana cultivation in Canada exceeds 10 million square feet (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Why financing is a key hurdle for California cannabis firms – and forcing some to the black market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Survey Finds the American Public has a Favorable View of Marijuana. Researchers Find That ‘Concerning.’ (Marijuana.com)

// San Diego DA agrees to drop charges against cannabis attorney (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Utahns will be voting on medical marijuana and Medicaid expansion – but not Utah’s candidate nominating law (Salt Lake Tribune)

// United States Territory Inches Closer To Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// U.S. Attorney to Crack Down on Illegally Grown Northern California Marijuana (Marijuana.com (AP))


Check out the newly released 2017 State of Cannabis Data Report from our friends over at Eaze! They first aggregated and anonymized the sales data flowing through their online sales platform (an order every ten seconds in 2017!) before they pulled out all sorts of useful bits of wisdom and information for you and other industry professionals. Pop over and check out this must-read resource!


// Feds Call Out Religious Discrimination Against Marijuana Consumers (Marijuana Moment)

// LA-based MedMen lists on Canadian Securities Exchange with $1.6 billion valuation (Redlands Daily Facts)

// New York Medical Marijuana Program May Soon Include Care for Pets (High Times)

// Chart: US marijuana industry’s economic impact could hit $80 billion by 2022 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis tax leads to 563 scholarships for Pueblo students (KRDO 13 ABC)

// Freedom Leaf Interview: BiotrackTHC’s Patrick Vo (Freedom Leaf)

// Here’s Where California’s Next Governor Stands on Cannabis (Leafly)


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

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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, November 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, November 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge Grants Convicted Murderer Permission To Use Medical Marijuana (High Times)

// Wiping Out Illegal Weed Industry Could Harm Canada’s Economy: Report (Huffington Post)

// California Weed Entrepreneurs Will Make $5.2B In 2018 With Almost No Banks To Put It In (Forbes)


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// There’s something fishy with Alaska’s marijuana potency testing results (Cannabist (AP))

// Alberta’s plan to allow marijuana use in hotels could create huge industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Why some communities are pushing back hard against California cannabis farms (Cannabist (AP))

// John Morgan says he will not run for governor of Florida as a Democrat (Orlando Weekly)

// Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD (Washington Post (AP))

// Week in Review: MPP chief bows out Ohio’s dispensary application glut & MassRoots’ internal war (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Judge: No ‘blanket immunity’ for aspiring pot growers facing lawsuit (Capital Press)


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Thursday, November 2, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Michigan reverses stance, will let certain marijuana shops stay open (Michigan Radio)

// White House opioid commission calls for wide-ranging changes to anti-drug policies (Washington Post)

// The FDA Targets Country’s Largest CBD Producer In Warning Over Cancer Claims (Forbes)


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// San Francisco pot proposal aims to help victims of ‘failed drug war’ (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Nevada Tax Commission extends emergency pot regulations (Sierra Sun)

// Colorado budget proposal calls for new task force to target illegal marijuana ops (Cannabist)

// Pennsylvania Starts Signing up Medical Marijuana Patients (Leafly (AP))

// Ontario introduces pot legislation with steep fines for illegal dispensaries (Global News (Canadian Press) )

// Hemp Crop Acres Increase 138% In One Year (Green Market Report )

// 3 Santa Ana police officers sentenced to community service for petty theft and vandalism charges connected to pot shop raid (OC Register)


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