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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// What you need to know about California’s updated marijuana rules (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MedMen Breaks Ground on Large-Scale California Cannabis Cultivation and Manufacturing Facility (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cannabis Wheaton to Raise $100 Million Selling Units at $1.40 (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Bill On Trump’s Desk Would Allow Marijuana (And Maybe MDMA) For Some Patients (Marijuana Moment)

// Utah medical cannabis foes go to court to keep legalization off ballot (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Investment firm offers CA$1M seed money to Canadian marijuana entrepreneurs (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Micro-cultivation canopy limit clarified for Canadian cannabis growers (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ohio medical marijuana dispensary announcement postponed (Cleveland.com)

// Poll: Support inches up for legalizing pot in New Mexico (Sante Fe New Mexican)

// Canadian Researchers Are Using Government Grants to Make Weed-Infused Beer (Merry Jane)


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Opposition Group’s Marijuana Poll Shows Strong Support for Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Monterey County’s Budding Cannabis Industry Wants Tax Relief (KAZU 90.3)

// Chart: Colorado recreational marijuana sales boom in month of March (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Michael Cohl Invests in Cannabis Company Civilized (IQ Magazine)

// For The First Time, Thailand Seriously Considers Legalizing Medical Marijuana (Herb)

// The Trailer Park Boys Are Entering The Legal Cannabis Industry (Green Rush Daily)

// Complications Arise From High Demand for Medical Cannabis in Germany (High Times)

// Cannabis tech firm BDS Analytics plans national expansion after $3.5M raise (Marijuana Business Daily)

// North Dakota Selects Lab for Testing Medical Marijuana (Marijuana.com (AP))

// Canada should heed cautionary tale of Oregon’s flooded pot market (CTV News (Canadian Press))


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// State Marijuana Laws Dodge Supreme Court Bullet (Marijuana Moment)

// State Democrats plan to endorse marijuana legalization (New York Post)

// Two Canadian Companies Are Merging in the Biggest Weed Deal Ever (Bloomberg)


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// Surest Way to Face Marijuana Charges in New York: Be Black or Hispanic (New York Times)

// Two District Attorneys May Stop Prosecuting Most Marijuana Offenses (New York Times)

// Arizona farmers will soon be able to grow hemp (Tucson.com)

// Eight Pennsylvania colleges get OK to study medical marijuana (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Dixie Brands Licenses IP and Formulations to Cannabis Wheaton (New Cannabis Ventures)

// iAnthus Capital Secures $50 Million Investment from Gotham Green Partners (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Chart: Putting the $55 billion US retail cannabis market in perspective (Marijuana Business Daily)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Thursday, March 1, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// American Legion Pushes Congress On Medical Marijuana At Hearing (Marijuana Moment)

// Colorado cannabis firms could get publicly traded out-of-state investors under proposed bill (Cannabist)

// Recreational Marijuana: City Taking in More Revenue Than Expected, Triples Pot Regulation Staff (Los Feliz Ledger)


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!


// Marijuana producer Maricann shares plunge on news of trading probe (CBC News)

// Aurora Cannabis clears final regulatory hurdle in CA$1.2B CanniMed acquisition (Marijuana Business Daily)

// NMU’s ‘Marijuana major’ attracts hundreds of applicants for upcoming semester (WLUC)

// Idaho House OKs Bill Allowing Use of Marijuana Derivative (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// In spite of concerns from smaller businesses, lawmakers unanimously approve marijuana regulations (Nevada Independent)

// Cannabis Control Commission votes to place growth cap on marijuana farmers (WWLP 22)

// Texas college baseball coach: Colorado athletes not welcome due to ‘trouble passing drug tests’ (Denver 7 ABC)


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

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

// Visiting Tampa, Jeff Sessions says opioid addicts should ‘tough it out,’ take aspirin (Florida Politics)

// Trump Says He Will Focus On Opioid Law Enforcement Not Treatment (NPR)

// Audit takes regulators to task for failing to monitor marijuana industry (Oregonian)


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// Cory Gardner’s siege of the Justice Department over marijuana enters second month (Denver Post)

// Canaccord Genuity earnings get big boost from marijuana sector (CBC News)

// State Lawmakers Push Marijuana Referendums (Marijuana Moment)

// Fox News Poll: Support for legalizing marijuana hits record high (Fox News)

// Leafly to Begin Excluding Unlicensed California Dispensaries on March 1 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Aspen marijuana shops sold $11.3 million in 2017, topping liquor stores for first time (Aspen Times)

// Vermont Lawmakers Consider A Fast Lane For Erasing Marijuana Misdemeanors From Record (Vermont Public Radio)


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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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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// 19 state attorneys general back Colo. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s marijuana banking bill (Cannabist)

// Legalization panel makes concession votes to delay social cannabis clubs until 2023 (Portland Press Herald)

// Harsh response to Shulkin’s decision that VA won’t study medical marijuana for PTSD (Stars and Stripes)


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// Cuomo considers legalizing recreational marijuana (Buffalo News)

// Tax Commission approves new marijuana regulations (Las Vegas Sun)

// Fed threat may mean bigger returns for pot investors (Lowell Sun)

// AZ Bill: Publish Wrong Medical-Marijuana Dispensary Address and You Could Be a Felon (Phoenix New Times)

// Reporter’s California Notebook: Regulated marijuana market an adjustment for some growers (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Recreational marijuana dispensaries boost nearby home prices, says study (Cannabist)

// New Jersey Governor Promises Legal Marijuana In Inauguration Speech (Marijuana Moment)


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Monday, January 15, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, January 15, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canadian cannabis companies ink deals for nearly CA$1B in funding in 10 days (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pa. regulators reverse course; Medical marijuana won’t stop patient gun purchases (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Bipartisan Lawmakers Push For Marijuana Protections In Funding Bill (Marijuana Moment)


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// New Congressional Bill Handcuffs Sessions’s Marijuana Enforcement (Marijuana Moment)

// Colo. congressional members assured by U.S. Attorney they shouldn’t expect marijuana prosecutions to rise (Cannabist )

// Suburban 6th-grader will be allowed to use medical marijuana in school – for now (Chicago Tribune)

// Worcester Police: Feds on their own in pot-biz busts (Telegram)

// Blumenauer blasts Oregon U.S. Attorney on pot stance (KGW NBC)

// Lawmakers propose new panel to integrate Maine’s medical recreational marijuana programs (Portland Press Herald)

// Vermont Gov. Scott confirms he will sign marijuana legalization bill (Cannabist (AP))


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