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Thursday, January 3, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, January 3, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Commission recommends extending Massachusetts open container law to marijuana (Mass Live)

// Medical Marijuana Protected Under Democrats’ Spending Bill, But DC Blocked From Legalizing Sales (Forbes)

// Rival Democrats Hold Up Cannabis Progress in New Jersey (Leafly)


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// Iowans hope to cash in big on hemp. But they need lawmakers’ help to make it happen (Des Moines Register)

// Marijuana Decriminalization in Maryland Has Not Stopped Implicit Bias nor Institutional Racism Against Black People (The Root)

// Maryland Cannabis Operator Announces $20 Million Capital Raise to Fund Northeast Expansion (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hain Celestial founder named cannabis company chairman (Long Island Business News)

// Vancouver’s First Licensed Cannabis Store Opens This Week (Leafly (Canadian Press))

// Gift of pot? Marijuana businesses work in Michigan law’s gray area (Detroit News)

// Study: Festival Attendees Use Different Drugs Based On Music Genre, But They All Love Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)



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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Zealand passes laws to make medical marijuana widely available (Guardian)

// Evicted tenant welcomed back as landlord revisits medical marijuana policy (Buffalo News)

// Read: Here’s The Final 2018 Farm Bill That Will Legalize Hemp (Marijuana Moment)


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// Line still out the door three weeks after NETA’s opening day (WWLP 22 News)

// Ohio activates first 1,000 medical marijuana cards (Springfield News-Sun)

// Michigan approves 24 more medical marijuana licenses (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Nevada awards 61 more recreational marijuana dispensary licenses (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Cuomo to reveal ‘green new deal’ with marijuana on state’s 2019 agenda (Crain’s New York Business)

// Chart: Significant challenges await Iowa’s new medical cannabis program (Marijuana Business Daily)

// A Struggling Desert Town Bets Its Future on Pot (New York Times)


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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lawmakers Reach Compromise Over Controversial Hemp Legalization Felony Provision (Marijuana Moment)

// Nevada high court dismisses liquor firms’ adult-use cannabis distribution suit (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Shares in Canadian Cannabis Company Fall 28% Following Short-Sellers’ Report (Leafly (Canadian Press))


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// Panel that will advise Maine lawmakers on marijuana laws is taking shape (Portland Press Herald)

// Next House Agriculture Committee Chair Might Grow Hemp On His Farm (Marijuana Moment)

// Nearby Marijuana Shops Make Homes And Rentals More Valuable, Studies Show (Marijuana Moment)

// Legal marijuana becomes truly Canadian with Wiarton’s curling ‘bongspiel’ (London Free Press)

// Doctors Still Hesitant to Certify Iowa Patients for New Medical Cannabis Program (Iowa Public Radio)

// Maps show how each U.S. state enforces drug laws differently (Big Think)

// High Times Cuts $28.6 Million In Debt With Stock Conversion (Green Market Report)


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Monday, December 3, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, December 3, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Utah Lawmakers To Debate Medical Marijuana In Monday Special Session (Marijuana Moment)

// Legalizing marijuana was supposed to slow illegal activity in California. It hasn’t (Press-Telegram)

// ‘Christmas is coming early’: Canada’s draft rules for marijuana edibles expected in coming weeks (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Final California marijuana industry rules may not be made public until January (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Boulder County Makes Move To Cancel Past Marijuana Convictions (Colorado Public Radio)

// Former Sweet Leaf Executives Land in Denver Jail for Looping Scandal (Denver Westword)

// How Ancient Viruses Gave Us Marijuana As We Know It Today (Marijuana Moment)

// Statistics Canada says sewer water shows Haligonians use most cannabis in all of Canada (Global News)

// Customers line up for opening of MedPharm, the Des Moines metro’s first medical marijuana dispensary (Des Moines Register)

// Boston Mayor Says City Will Get Its First Recreational Cannabis Dispensary ‘in a Few Months’ (Civilized)


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Thursday, November 29, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A cardboard box sits full of bagged up batches of marijuana.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// State recommendation would bridge medical marijuana shortage (Detroit News)

// Medical marijuana dispensaries getting ready to open this weekend across Iowa (KWWL 7 NBC)

// Pete Sessions And Republicans Block Another Marijuana Amendment (Marijuana Moment)


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// Arkansas Medical Marijuana Growers Say Drug Ready By Spring 2019 (KFSM News 5 Online)

// Brazilian Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Draft medical marijuana law in Thailand breezes through key hurdle (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Massachusetts marijuana retail shops’ rollout going ‘mostly according to plan,’ Gov. Charlie Baker says (Mass Live)

// Sticker shock: ‘High demand’ increasing medical marijuana prices (Enid News & Eagle)

// Dixie Brands to Debut on the CSE on November 29 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New Michigan Bills Would Help People Convicted Of Marijuana Offenses (Marijuana Moment)


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

Dictator Trump.

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

// Trump Fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Leafly)

// Massachusetts just gave final approval to 2 marijuana labs. Here’s what that means for dispensaries opening. (Boston.com)

// Pritzker to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois ‘nearly right away’ (My Stateline)


 

 

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// Washington D.C. Mayor Plans Legal Marijuana Sales As Congress Shifts (Marijuana Moment)

// Iowa’s first medical marijuana dispensary will begin selling products Dec. 1 (Clay and Milk)

// Canada Post admits cannabis privacy breach involving 4,500 Ontario customers (National Post)

// Blumenauer: Congress Will Be ‘Better Than Ever’ on Cannabis (Leafly)

// Massachusetts package store owners want to join marijuana industry (Mass Live)

// Marijuana stock Tilray up 30% after cannabis foe Jeff Sessions resigns under pressure (CNBC)

// Willie Nelson to Appear at This Year’s Emerald Cup (Leafly)


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Michigan Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure Has Enough Signatures (Marijuana Moment)

// Suit that tried to blow up Pa.’s medical marijuana program fizzles (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Florida medical cannabis patient count reaches 100,000 milestone (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Cannabis Cup and other 4/20 events smaller, but not dead in era of legal weed (Orange County Register)

// License applications rolling in as Connecticut adds medical cannabis dispensaries (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Broken Coast, Maricann Expand Cannabis Production, But Is It Too Much? (Green Market Report)

// Medical marijuana expansion hopes revived in Iowa Senate, but still face hurdle in House (Des Moines Register)

// Missouri House Moves to Legalize Medical Marijuana (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Med schools need to get with the times on medical marijuana, chronic pain, and more (Stat News)

// NCIA leader vows to move forward while ex-board members question group’s direction (Marijuana Business Magazine)


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Thursday, April 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Are Canada’s Cannabis Companies Overextended? (Forbes)

// Sessions Talks Marijuana With Anti-Legalization Canadian Senators (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Sales May Surpass Soda by 2030 (Bloomberg)


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// After a dramatic failure effort to diversify, Maryland’s medical marijuana industry moves closer to passage (Washington Post)

// Bill That Would License Pot Lounges Loses in Senate (Denver Westword)

// Iowa Senate OKs bill opening door to hemp production, marketing (Des Moines Register)

// Nova Scotia unveils recreational marijuana legislation (Marijuana Business Daily)

// $10M marijuana processing plant coming to east London (Global News)

// New Mexico Medical Marijuana Program Tops 50K Patients (Marijuana.com (AP))

// Medical marijuana dispensary MedMen coming to Manhattan (Metro US)


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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 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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