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Friday, April 13, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, April 13, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mitch McConnell Introduces Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp (Green Market Report)

// While Weedmaps battles state, its executives seek cannabis distribution license in California (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Meet Acreage Holdings John Boehner’s New Cannabis Crush (Leafly)


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// Medical marijuana bill to treat PTSD, chronic pain, and Parkinson’s heads to the state senate (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

// Senators Press Sessions To Stop Blocking Marijuana Research (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana and pizza entrepreneur has raised more than $100,000 to challenge Denver’s mayor in the 2019 election (Cannabist)

// MedMen to Enter into Reverse Merger to Become Public Company in Canada (Green Market Report)

// Pushing the boundaries’: Canadian cannabis companies aim to skirt strict rules with creative marketing (Toronto Star)

// Police: Cannabis users top 3,000 for 1st time in 2017 (Japan News)

// Maine House OKs retail marijuana bill, but with fewer votes (Cannabist (AP))


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Friday, March 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, March 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin in administration’s latest shake-up (Cannabist)

// Canadian firm acquires three California marijuana companies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// German court hits brakes on medical cannabis cultivation plan (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Gov. Herbert says he will oppose medical marijuana ballot initiative (Fox 13 Salt Lake City)

// Berkeley Cuts Taxes On Marijuana To Compete With Black Market (CBS SF Bay Area)

// Virginia Governor Renews Marijuana Decriminalization Pledge (Marijuana Moment)

// State Treasurers Want Marijuana Meeting With Sessions (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan orders 210 marijuana shops to close (Crain’s Detroit Business (AP))

// Could IRS policy change strip marijuana trade associations of tax exemption? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Daily cannabis use could delay at-risk youth from moving to higher risk drug use: study (Globe and Mail)


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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Gov. Murphy greatly expands New Jersey’s medical marijuana program (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Medical marijuana: Dispensary offers R.I. $5M to limit competition (Providence Journal)

// Stolen Weed, Stolen Cash: New Marijuana Laws Put Pot Producers at Risk (Rolling Stone)


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// Dried medical cannabis exports from Canada rise tenfold in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canada’s Golden Leaf seeks to carpet U.S. with cannabis retail stores (Globe and Mail)

// Detailed Look at 815 California Cannabis Retail and Dispensing Licenses (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Alaska recreational cannabis supply on the upswing, wholesale marijuana still fetching high prices (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Iowa licenses three retailers for upcoming low-THC marijuana sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 25 marijuana dispensaries seek OK to operate in Ann Arbor (Michigan Live)

// Remember that company developing a marijuana resort in California? They’re selling the town to an oil company. (Cannabist)


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Thursday, March 8, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Benjamin Thomas Wolf, a candidate for the 5th Congressional District, sits in a campaign photo while smoking a marijuana joint.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis candidate’ accused of abusing women and inflating his resume (Politico)

// California orders Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed marijuana businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Lawmakers support sweeping changes to Maine’s medical marijuana rules (Portland Press Herald)


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// America Is Giving Away the $30 Billion Medical Marijuana Industry (Bloomberg)

// California Has Already Issued More than 2,000 Cannabis Cultivation Licenses. Are Growers Being Set Up to Fail? (Lost Coast Outpost)

// Legalize Marijuana, Former Federal Prosecutor Running For Michigan A.G. Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Not enough cooks in the kitchen: Big wages paid by marijuana industry eating into restaurant hiring pool (Denver Post)

// Kentucky medical marijuana bill shelved by House committee (Lexington Herald Leader)

// Nearly Half of New Medical Marijuana Patients in New Mexico List PTSD (Marijuana.com)

// USA Today Network’s ‘Potcast’ digs into stories of marijuana legalization (Reno Gazette Journal)


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// In another step towards opening retail marijuana shops, Massachusetts regulators sign off on rules for pot industry (Mass Live)

// The New Politics Of Marijuana Are Emerging In Illinois (Marijuana Moment)

// Pa. governor’s panel recommends sale of smokable marijuana (Philadelphia Inquirer)


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// Sonoma DA To Clear Nearly 3,000 Marijuana-Related Convictions (CBS SF Bay Area)

// Canopy Growth Potential Acquirer of Spanish Pharmaceutical Company Alcaliber (New Cannabis Ventures )

// Founder of Green Man Cannabis plans massive Colorado expansion (Summit Daily)

// Board Wants More Testimony Before Vote on Allowing Medical Marijuana for Opiate Withdrawal (NBC Connecticut)

// Georgia to federal government: ease legal restrictions on marijuana study (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

// Idaho Senate vacates vote that killed CBD legalization bill for open meeting law violation (Cannabist (AP))

// Man arrested after criticizing Etowah sheriff released from jail, to attend drug court (AL.com)


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Five companies picked to grow medical cannabis in Arkansas (Marijuana Business Daily)

// N.J. to decide if weed should be taken off list of most dangerous drugs (NJ.com)

// With Recreational Pot Coming, Cannabis Panel Sets Policy To Ensure Supply For Medical Patients (WBUR )


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// Canada Seems Ready to Break Three International Treaties to Legalize Cannabis (Leafly)

// Bill licensing marijuana ‘tasting rooms’ introduced in Colorado legislature (Cannabist)

// Bill expanding medical marijuana licenses advances (Delmarva Now)

// Oakland Searches for ‘Sweet Spot’ with Cannabis Tax Rates (East Bay Express)

// U.S. Territories Could Legalize Marijuana Soon (Marijuana Moment)

// TV Anchor Discloses Medical Marijuana Involvement In Emotional On-Air Statement (Marijuana Moment)

// Man arrested on six charges four days after publicly criticizing Etowah County sheriff (AL.com)


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Monday, February 12, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, February 12, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington pot industry faces major setback after delivery routes, vehicle data hacked (Spokesman-Review)

// Jim Carroll Tapped as Trump’s Drug Czar (Leafly)

// Illinois Appeals Adding ‘Pain’ as Medical Marijuana Qualifier (Leafly)


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// Prosecutors ask Massachusetts marijuana regulators to hold off on cannabis cafes home delivery (Cannabist (AP))

// Warning of high power costs of marijuana, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration recommends energy standards (MassLive)

// Colorado marijuana sales hit $1.5 billion in 2017 (Cannabist)

// LCBO chooses Shopify to run online cannabis sales; more pot retail news expected (Financial Post)

// Loophole could allow private members-only pot clubs anywhere (Boston Herald)

// Canada’s marijuana heavyweights set sights on the ultimate prize: Conquering the world (Financial Post)

// Proposal for Denver’s first cannabis club takes early steps (Denverite)


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Friday, February 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington Regulators: ‘Security Incident’ Caused Cannabis-Tracking Woes (Leafly)

// Baker’s comment on Cannabis Control Commission triggers backlash (Salem News)

// Seattle moves to wipe away old pot possession convictions (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)


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// Publicly-Traded Global Tobacco Company Bets on Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hawaii May Allow Tourists To Buy Medical Marijuana (Civil Beat)

// Bernie Sanders Launches Marijuana Petition (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Crackdown? Marijuana ‘Gifting’ Events Draw The Attention Of D.C. Authorities (WAMU)

// LA pot shop serves 23606 people in first month of legalization (Mashable)

// Why Is it So Hard to Study Pot? (Rolling Stone)

// Trump Pressured Netanyahu to Stop Israeli Cannabis Exports, Reports Say (Leafly)


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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Treasury Secretary Wants Marijuana Money In Banks (Forbes)

// Marijuana-focused credit union gets conditional approval from the Federal Reserve (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana can only go on sale in Canada months after law passed: minister (Reuters)


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// Washington’s New Cannabis-Tracking Software Is Disrupting the Industry (Leafly)

// Launchpad to Asia’: Cronos pulls veil off Australian joint venture (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Baker API Enables Cannabis Dispensaries to Better Analyze Revenue and Key Data (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Chicago Police Arrested 20,000 Fewer People for Marijuana Possession in 2017 Than In 2007 (Civilized)

// Another Marijuana Amendment Blocked In Congress (Marijuana Moment)

// Sessions Blames Media For Drug Issues And Says Marijuana Isn’t Good For You (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Is The Big Super Bowl Winner (Green Market Report)


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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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