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

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Ohio auditor: It’s too late to ‘pause’ medical marijuana program rollout (Cleveland.com)

// Committee’s marijuana regulation bill omits licensing of social clubs (Portland Press Herald)

// Pot board members say retail sales could be delayed (Gloucester Times)


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// Alameda County DA Says Plan Would Reduce Dismiss Marijuana Convictions (East County Today )

// Fresno County DA not following other prosecutors in proactive cannabis case dismissals (KFSN 30 ABC)

// Ontario opens door to suppliers of all sizes in what will be Canada’s biggest marijuana market (Financial Post)

// Illinois voters could be asked in November about legalizing marijuana (Chicago Tribune)

// Bay Area senator wants license suspensions for teen drivers with any pot in system (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Saliva Testing Round II: Second House panel weighs legal challenges (VT Digger)

// Top cannabis regulator: Massachusetts should consider government-run bank for pot companies (Boston Globe)


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Monday, February 19, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, February 19, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// LA’s Cannabis Office Is Woefully Understaffed, Chief Says (Leafly)

// Voter-approved law says Mainers can grow 6 pot plants each, but lawmakers want to make it 3 (Portland Press Herald)

// Internal control ‘weaknesses’ could delay medical marijuana rollout (Dayton Daily News)


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// California Sends ‘Several Hundred’ Warning Letters to Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses (Leafly)

// Marijuana Opponent Kennedy Reconsiders State Legalization Protections (Marijuana Moment)

// Alberta expects 250 cannabis stores will open in first year of legalization (Calgary Herald)

// Are you getting marijuana delivered to you? If so, it’s probably illegal (Sacramento Bee)

// Canopy Growth BC Tweed Greenhouse Gets Health Canada Green Light (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Joint Committee chair: Draft regs ignore law (Boston Herald)

// Munchies meet Thin Mints: Girl Scouts will now allow cookie sales outside Colorado pot shops (Cannabist)


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Friday, February 16, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 16, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Latest: Senate confirms head of Justice Department unit (Washington Post)

// Senate deal to vote on pot bill on June 7 means no actual sales before August (CTV News)

// Canadian Health Insurer Announces Groundbreaking Medical Cannabis Plan (Leafly)


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// Proceed with caution,’ Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey tells marijuana regulators (Mass Live)

// Philadelphia DA drops 50 marijuana possession cases (Cannabist)

// Utah House Passes Two Cannabis Bills for Terminally Ill, Advocates Skeptical (Marijuana.com)

// Feds working on new marijuana banking guidance, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin tells Congress (Cannabist)

// North Dakota Chooses System for Medical Marijuana Program (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Marijuana producer working with Corona on cannabis-infused beverages (Times-Colonist)

// Ohio says error inadvertently excluded marijuana grower (Seattle Times (AP))


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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Wolf Administration Unveils When and Where Medical Marijuana Will be Available to Patients (Marijuana Industry News)

// Sen. Cory Gardner stands ground on marijuana against Jeff Sessions’ taunts (Colorado Springs Gazette)

// Protect Marijuana From Jeff Sessions, GOP & Dem Senators Ask Leaders (Marijuana Moment)


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// Federal Courts Hear Major Marijuana Cases This Week (Marijuana Moment)

// Gov. Deal Opposes Medical Marijuana Cultivation in Georgia (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Detroit issues moratorium on new medical marijuana licenses (Detroit Free Press)

// When Vermont’s General Fund Needed More Money, Lawmakers Raided The Medical Marijuana Program (Vermont Public Radio)

// Can Olympic Athletes Use Cannabis? Officially No, But… (Leafly)

// Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program is Suffering (Marijuana.com)

// Kush Bottles Raises $6 Million from Merida Capital Partners to Fund East Coast Expansion (New Cannabis Ventures)


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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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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bills approving marijuana oil pass Va. General Assembly (WTOP)

// Colorado considering dismissing non-violent marijuana convictions: Gov. Hickenlooper (Cannabist)

// Aurora Cannabis Invests $103.5 Million for 19% Stake in Liquor Stores N.A. (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// BC Cannabis Regulations: What You Need to Know (Leafly)

// After Seeing an Anti-Marijuana Website, Someone Made a Pro-Cannabis Site with an Almost Identical URL (Civilized)

// Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: Arizona’s massive medical marijuana market keeps growing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senate joins House in passing Indiana cannabis oil bill (Bellingham Herald (AP) )

// Oakland Asks District Attorney to Investigate Alleged Bribes by Cannabis Lobbyist (East Bay Express )

// Pueblo County pot scholarships enter third year (Pueblo Chieftain)


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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Vows To ‘Get Much Tougher’ On Drugs In State Of The Union Speech (Marijuana Moment)

// John Chiang offers plan to create a public bank for marijuana businesses (SF Gate)

// High taxes spark sticker shock for cannabis customers in California (Cannifornian)


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// Maine House Leader suggests delaying cannabis sales another year (Cannabist (AP))

// Cannabis Wheaton acquires Uruguayan hemp CBD producer for $15 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// San Diego reports brisk business during first month of recreational marijuana sales (San Diego Tribune)

// Targeting marijuana industry Boulder venture capital firm launches $50M fund (Denver Business Journal)

// Here’s What a Gram of Cannabis Costs in Cities Around the World (Leafly)

// Scotts’ hydroponics business slowed by ‘bottleneck’ in California’s recreational marijuana industry CEO says (Columbus Business Journal)

// Hydropothecary Raises $149.5 Million Selling Units at $4.00 (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Thursday, January 25, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// ‘Nobody got any sleep’: Aurora Cannabis lands CanniMed after marathon talks (Financial Post)

// Racist Policing Persists Despite Cannabis Legalization, Bemoans New Report from Drug Policy Alliance (Merry Jane)

// Senators And Reps Tell Trump: Keep Marijuana Promise (Marijuana Moment)


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// NBC/WSJ poll: 60 percent of Americans now support marijuana legalization (NBC News)

// People are dying from opioid overdoses, not marijuana says Andrew Lelling, the top fed prosecutor in Massachusetts (Mass Live)

// Colorado sticking with METRC for marijuana seed to sale tracking (Cannabist)

// Raimondo’s medical marijuana plan could nearly double the patients, raise $5 million in revenue (WPRI)

// Alaska marijuana testing facilities to be audited after “significant deviation” in potency results (Cannabist (AP))

// Up Cannabis Parent Newstrike to Raise $51.5 Million with Sale of Stock and Warrants (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Trump’s 24-Year-Old Deputy Drug Czar To Resign After Questions Over Work History (Huffington Post)


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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Opioid commission member: Our work is a ‘sham’ (CNN)

// LePage likely to veto bill to extend pot sales moratorium – and seek longer delay (Central Maine)

// Nevada officials cracking down on marijuana testing labs (Las Vegas Review-Journal)


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// Global cannabis market poised for 1,000%-plus growth to $140B, report predicts (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New Jersey governor seeks improvements in medical marijuana program (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Has Your Washington State Marijuana Business Been Impacted By Jeff Sessions? (Weed News)

// POLL: 57 percent of Michigan voters would currently support proposal for recreational marijuana use (Click on Detroit)

// This map shows every state that has legalized marijuana (Business Insider)

// Snoop Dogg is smoking a blunt on Twitch, won’t be banned thanks to California’s pot laws (Polygon)

// Federal Court Says Medical Marijuana Rider Blocks DOJ Appeals (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, December 22, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, December 22, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions Leaves the Cole Memo Intact, For Now (Leafly)

// Cannabis Control Commission approves draft regulations for Massachusetts marijuana industry (WWLP)

// CDC releases grim new opioid overdose figures: ‘We’re talking about more than an exponential increase’ (Washington Post)


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// Organigram plans to increase marijuana production via CA$73 million raise (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Shoppers Drug Mart Names MedReleaf as Second Medical Cannabis Supplier (New Cannabis Ventures)

// DOJA Cannabis and Tokyo Smoke Merge to Become Hiku Brands (New Cannabis Ventures)

// California’s former top cop forms marijuana distribution firm in new age of legalization (Los Angeles Times)

// California issues first cannabis cultivation licenses; 69 marijuana businesses now sanctioned (Cannifornian)

// Los Angeles pot shops will get visits from health inspectors – just like restaurants (Daily Bulletin)

// Joy to the weed: Marijuana legalization comes bearing gifts (CT Post (AP))


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