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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))


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// 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

A listing of the states and territories still afforded some measure of protection for legal medical marijuana.

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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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// High taxes on legal pot in California could mean black market will thrive (Los Angeles Times)

// LA is one step closer to setting rules for cannabis business permits (Los Angeles Daily News)

// N.J. must recognize marijuana’s medicinal value court says (NJ.com)


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// Medical marijuana ‘super grows’ would be snuffed out under bill (Michigan Live)

// Medical marijuana bids unfairly rejected by Arkansas panel suits say (Arkansas Online)

// Alaska cannabis tax revenue tops $700K in September (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Another cultural tipping point? Cannabis ads appear in TSA checkpoint trays at Ontario airport (LA Times)

// Poseidon aims to raise $100M-$150M through new cannabis fund (Marijuana Business Daily)

// No Contest: 8 of Forbes’ 10 ‘Coolest’ Cities Have Legal Cannabis (Leafly)

// The Billboard Battle: Anti-Marijuana Group Wants Pro-Pot Signage Gone (Phoenix New Times )


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Thursday, September 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sessions reiterates distaste for marijuana legalization (Cannabist)

// Sen. Al Franken Is Evolving On Marijuana (Forbes)

// Ontario considers pricing recreational pot at $10 a gram (CBC News)


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// Roger Stone is desperate for people to know he wants to legalize weed (Death and Taxes)

// Las Vegas marijuana shop can stay open 24/7 (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Poll: Broad support among Utahns for medical marijuana ballot initiative, including strong support among Mormons (Utah Policy)

// Kentucky judge dismisses challenge of medical marijuana ban (Washington Post)

// CHP Could Be Put in Charge of Quashing the Cannabis Black Market (LA Weekly)

// How long will it take Pa. to respond to medical marijuana request? Years state says (Penn Live)

// As legalization looms, Couche-Tard considers selling marijuana (Montreal Gazette)


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

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

// Rohrabacher-Blumenauer medical marijuana protections extended by debt limit deal (Cannabist)

// The Ontario Proposition: Details and Feedback from the Scene (Leafly)

// Future of Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries in the hands of licensing board (Detroit Free Press)


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// Legal Marijuana Is Almost Here. If Only Pot Farmers Were on Board. (New York Times)

// Insights: How Republicans went to pot in Colorado (Gazette)

// Going into its fourth harvest, industrial hemp industry still facing growing pains (Denver Post)

// Leafly Launches ‘The Roll-Up,’ a Podcast That Makes News Less Newsy (Leafly)

// Startup buzzkill: California bans drone delivery services of legalized pot (ARS Technica)

// Hundreds of Unlicensed Marijuana Delivery Services Spark Controversy in San Diego (NBC San Diego)

// President Trump’s claim that a wall will ‘stop much of the drugs from pouring into this country’ (Washington Post)


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lawmakers Resume Talks on Compromise Marijuana Bill (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Group hits 100K signatures for Michigan ballot measure to legalize marijuana (Click On Detroit)

// Emerald Triangle Pot Growers Resist State Regulation (Court House News)


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// Santa Ana Police Had No Right to Expect Privacy When They Ate Marijuana During a Pot Shop Raid: Court of Appeal (Voice of OC)

// Marijuana-focused credit union to go back to Fed for master account (Denver Business Journal)

// Chart: Most marijuana infused product companies have diversified their offerings (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New Marijuana Distribution Law Allows More Efficiency Product Consistency (Westword)

// RTD, Denver Zoo, and more lose funding because of typo in Colorado law (9 News NBC)

// Assembly will consider signing resolution supporting onsite consumption of marijuana (KTUU 2 NBC)

// No Oregon Isn’t Decriminalizing Drugs (Not Yet Anyway) (MassRoots)


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