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Thursday, August 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Texas state house dome is seen from the inside looking nearly straight up.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Legislators From Across US Push Feds To Respect State Marijuana Laws (Marijuana Moment)

// Why This Moderate Democrat’s Recent Moves Drew Attention (Time)

// Rauner OKs allowing medical cannabis for students at school (Herald & Review)


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// Democratic Congressman Calls Marijuana A ‘Gateway Drug’ (Marijuana Moment)

// Is Facebook Shadow Banning Marijuana Pages, Including Government Ones? (Marijuana Moment)

// Nevada releases revamped design for mandated cannabis edibles symbol (Marijuana Business Daily)

// DEA Raids Green Gorilla in Texas Takes Legal CBD and $170,000 (Herb)

// Los Angeles marijuana industry still in turmoil as second licensing round begins (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canadian Cannabis Producers Decline 13% in July (New Cannabis Ventures)

// California Company Creates First CBD Oil Made From Hops, Not Cannabis or Hemp (Merry Jane)


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Monday, June 4, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The inside of the Michigan State House in Lansing.

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Monday, June 4, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Michigan Republicans could vote to legalize recreational marijuana next week (Michigan Live)

// Youth Support For Marijuana Legalization At All-Time High (Marijuana Moment)

// Illinois Lawmakers Pass Major Improvement To Medical Cannabis Program (Weed News)


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// Maine AG orders vape tent closed at medical marijuana trade show (Portland Press Herald)

// At 23, student entrepreneur has won 1 of 7 permits for Saskatoon cannabis retail stores (CBC News)

// Ankerfelt: Moving the dialog forward on marijuana in Alaska (KCAW)

// Vanguard Mutual Fund Surprisingly Owns $47 Million of Cannabis Stocks (New Cannabis Ventures)

// A Marijuana.com Exclusive Interview With Antonio Villaraigosa (Marijuana.com)

// Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Advocates Confident About This Month’s Ballot Vote (Marijuana Moment)

// NCIA Adds 3 New Members to its Board of Directors (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Friday, May 25, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Utah governor Gary Herbert is seen in a close up shot sitting at a table testifying into a microphone.

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Friday, May 25, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Gov. Gary Herbert says ‘let’s have the debate’ and vote on medical marijuana (Salt Lake Tribune)

// Lawmaker seeks to ease taxes on groups that give free medical cannabis (San Francisco Chronicle)

// City’s ruling may set up clash between Weedmaps execs, California marijuana agency (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Florida Man Dies From A Vape Pen Explosion (Herb)

// Recreational pot vendors don’t need to keep your personal info. But they do anyway (Fresno Bee)

// Illinois House considers using marijuana to fight opioids (Charlotte Observer)

// Cannabis Legalization Is Shaking Up America’s Glass Market (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth becomes first plant-touching cannabis company on NYSE; shares fall (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Control Board newest member announced (Web Center 11 NBC)

// Pa. marijuana dispensaries join Michigan pain study (Philadelphia Inquirer)


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Thursday, May 24, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Statue of Liberty is silhouetted against an early morning rising sun.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New York Democratic Party Endorses Legalizing Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Arizona Supreme Court: Medical Marijuana on Campus Not a Crime (Arizona Public Media)

// Merkley Cosponsors Landmark Bill to End Federal Prohibition of Marijuana (Office of Sen. Jeff Merkley)


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// Nevada exceeds pot tax revenue expectations; rec sales have topped $304 million (Reno Gazette-Journal)

// Queens DA Has No Plans To Stop Prosecuting Pot Charges (Kew Gardens Patch)

// Texas Backs Off Changes That Could’ve Led to CBD Confiscation, for Now (Dallas Observer)

// Illinois governor gets bill legalizing industrial hemp (State Journal-Register)

// New Report Finds ‘Substantial’ Increase In Marijuana Use In Colorado (Green Market Report)

// Big cannabis growers urge senators to ban commercial outdoor growing (iPolitics)

// Marijuana Business Owners Rally On Capitol Hill As Cannabis Bills Gain Momentum (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, May 18, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, May 18, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Rohrabacher–Blumenauer Renewal OK’d by Congressional Committee (Leafly)

// Ohio Awards Additional Cannabis Cultivation License to PharmaCann (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Major U.S. Alcohol Distributor Enters Canadian Cannabis Market with Aphria Deal (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Floodgates poised to open in Colorado with potential new wave of cannabis investors (Marijuana Business Daily)

// LARA issues CBD clarification under medical marijuana program (WZZM 13 ABC)

// Cannabis Investment Funds Fuel BDS Analytics Expansion as Part of $3.5 Million Capital Raise (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Growers say medical marijuana research dispensaries will unfairly flood market (Trib Live)

// Illinois GA Says ‘Yes’ to Medical Marijuana at School (NPR Illinois)

// Despite decriminalization, Pittsburgh’s marijuana-possession arrests are on the rise (Pittsburgh City Paper)

// The Green Green Grass of Rome: Italy’s Legal Marijuana Loophole (Marijuana.com)


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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// First Marijuana Reform Bill Clears Congressional Committee (Marijuana Moment)

// California has slow start to marijuana tax collections (Modesto Bee (AP))

// Georgia Adds Pain and PTSD as Conditions for Medical Marijuana (High Times)


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// Health Canada says delaying pot bill for more Indigenous consultation would leave kids vulnerable (CBC News)

// Missouri Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Another Hurdle (Marijuana Moment)

// Escape from Los Angeles: Marijuana businesses leave as city struggles to roll out legal market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Another big Canadian bank dips toes in marijuana sector (Marijuana Business Daily)

// McConnell And Schumer Discuss Each Other’s Cannabis Bills (Marijuana Moment)

// Arizona Hemp Industry Ready to Take Off if Governor Ducey Signs Bill (Phoenix New Times)

// Illinois Police Threaten to Euthanize Over 200 Drug-Sniffing Dogs If Weed Is Legalized (Merry Jane)


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Friday, April 27, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A bright green hemp plant grows under sunlight with just the beginnings of buds starting to show.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, April 27, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mitch McConnell Aims To Attach Hemp Legalization To Farm Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan voters will decide on marijuana legalization (The Hill)

// People with opioid prescriptions could get medical marijuana instead under Illinois Senate plan (Chicago Tribune)


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// Sessions: States Can Make ‘Own Decision’ About Marijuana, But Remain At Risk (Marijuana Moment)

// Americans support federal bill to shield legal cannabis states: new poll (Cannabist (AP))

// British Columbia Announces New Cannabis Guidelines (Leafly)

// Vermont Lawmakers Push To Expand Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Could medical marijuana take the place of opioids for acute pain? Colorado may let doctors try it. (Denver Post)

// Why N.J. legal weed plan went off the rails and how it can be saved (NJ.com)

// DC’s Cannabis Confusion Could Be Solved by Maryland Voters (Leafly)


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

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sessions Admits There ‘May Well Be Some Benefits From Medical Marijuana’ (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Cultivation Will Be A Race To The Bottom (Forbes)

// This anti-weed member of the Kennedy family cashes in on opioid-addiction (Herb)


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// More older Americans are smoking marijuana (Washington Post)

// British Columbia under pressure to pass key cannabis legislation within days (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Gardner To Bring Bipartisan Cannabis Bill To Senate Floor (Colorado Public Radio)

// Bill to expunge marijuana convictions goes to Illinois House floor (WQAD 8)

// Oregon marijuana: Lots of data, few to analyze and check it (SF Gate (AP))

// Washington state cannabis businesses want mandatory pesticide testing, worrying small growers (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Publisher Dope Media Raises $875K (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Thursday, April 19, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A man stands on stage during a smokey High Times Cannabis Cup with his hands held up in the air.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// High Times Cannabis Cup 4/20 event rejected in Southern California (NBC News)

// House GOP Blocks Another Marijuana Amendment (Marijuana Moment)

// Black and Indigenous people are overrepresented in Canada’s weed arrests (Vice News)


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// Medical marijuana reform bill headed to Gov. LePage’s desk (Portland Press Herald)

// Tiger Global Leads Green Bits $17 Million Investment Round (New Cannabis Ventures)

// 800 marijuana businesses interested in priority review for Massachusetts recreational licenses (Mass Live)

// Oregon Grew More Cannabis Than Customers Can Smoke. Now Shops and Farmers Are Left With Mountains of Unwanted Bud (Willamette Week)

// Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee votes down bill to allow marijuana delivery (KDVR)

// Medical Marijuana For School Students Approved By IL House (CBS Chicago)

// DC High School Restricts Baked Goods at School During Week of 4/20 (NBC Washington)


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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Maine governor Paul LePage speaks in a close up shot with a blurred out man in the background looking like a sad panda.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// LePage will need to flip votes to sustain veto of the recreational marijuana bill (Portland Press Herald)

// Pa. health secretary approves access to whole plant for medical marijuana patients (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

// Rohrabacher Pushes New Marijuana Bill In Wake of Trump Pledge (Marijuana Moment)


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// Republicans eye getting in front of marijuana legalization (Michigan Radio)

// Alaska House votes to limit access to marijuana convictions (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (AP))

// Medical marijuana question fails to reach 2018 ballot in South Dakota (Argus Leader)

// GOP Senate Candidates Debate Medical Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Ann Arbor may limit marijuana dispensaries after 30-plus seek OK (MLive)

// Chart: Minnesota medical marijuana patient count rises with approval of PTSD, pain (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Athletes are leading cannabis into the mainstream (SB Nation)


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