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Monday, July 16, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, July 16, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cuomo Administration Report Backs Marijuana Legalization In New York (Forbes)

// Wine and Spirits Wholesaler Association Voices Support for Cannabis Legalization (Brew Bound)

// California publishes first draft of permanent marijuana industry rules (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Marijuana enforcement in Chicago falls, but still lands heaviest on blacks (Chicago Sun Times)

// Oakland’s marijuana equity program is hurting those it was supposed to help (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Health Canada Threatens To Crack Down On Cannabis Growers Who Sponsor All-Ages Concerts (Civilized)

// Hoping to halt cannabis industry outages, regulators disable automated patient-tracking tool for dispensaries (Baltimore Fish Bowl)

// Lawsuits filed in Oklahoma target strict new medical marijuana rules (Marijuana Business Daily)

// World Series of Poker Boots Cannabis Sponsor Blum from Casino (Leafly News)

// Legalizing Marijuana Doesn’t Lead To Higher Youth Use, New Study Shows (Marijuana Moment)


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Monday, July 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, July 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Caribbean Nations Agree To Consider Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Gov. LePage vetoes bill that would ease access to medical marijuana, listing 11 objections (Portland Press Herald)

// Initiative to legalize marijuana in Arizona fails to qualify for ballot (KTAR News 92.3)


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// Sweet Leaf Officially Ceases to Exist in Denver (Denver Westword)

// ‘Either Get Out Of The Business Or Stop Traveling To The US,’ Immigration Lawyer Warns People In The Legal Cannabis Industry (Civilized)

// Michigan sets health standards for medical cannabis businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vaping medical marijuana backers say apartment renter’s total smoking ban is ‘ridiculous’ (CBC News)

// 4Front Ramps Up Cannabis Dispensary Operations and Prepares to Go Public (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cops Took Their Son Away For Medical Marijuana. Now, Reunited Family Speaks Out. ( (Marijuana Moment)

// Governor Hickenlooper names Director of Marijuana Coordination (KOAA News 5 NBC)


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Monday, June 18, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, June 18, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Texas Republican Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization (Forbes)

// Marijuana abundance driving price downward (Curry Coastal Pilot)

// Marijuana jobs in limbo after R.I. lawmakers strike dispensary expansion from budget (Providence Journal)


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// Epileptic boy to be given cannabis treatment previously banned by Home Office (Sky News)

// Cannabis Investors Embrace Green Thumb Industries After Avoiding MedMen (Forbes)

// Cannabis industry a growing political force beneath the Gold Dome in Denver (Colorado Springs Gazette)

// Oregon Appeals Court Rejects Restrictions Imposed by County on Marijuana Growers (Marijuana.com (AP))

// Survey of oncologists finds knowledge gap on medical marijuana (Harvard Gazette)

// Canadian cannabis companies ink CA$880 million in funding deals in 14 days (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Denver police cited 31 people on marijuana tour buses today (Denverite)


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Monday, April 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, April 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical marijuana dispensaries among entities that get first shot at applying for a retail pot shop license (MassLive)

// Georgia Lawmakers Approve PTSD, Intractable Pain as Qualifying Conditions (Leafly)

// Oregon’s Crackdown On Cannabis Sales To Minors Appears To Be Working (Oregon Public Radio)


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// Here’s why pot sellers are paying prime rents for warehouse and storefront space (LA Times)

// California Today: In Oakland, a Clash of Artists vs. Big Cannabis (New York Times)

// From horse to hemp: Colorado rancher eyes second calling (Cannabist)

// An Oral History of ‘Up In Smoke’ on Its 40th Anniversary (Leafly)

// This State Could Allow Non-Residents Access to Medical Marijuana (High Times)

// RI Compassion Center Employee Denied Mortgage Due to ‘Marijuana Related’ Income (Go Local Prov)

// Amid Federal Threats, State Treasurer Pushes For Marijuana Banking Access (Marijuana Moment)


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Monday, January 8, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, January 8, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado congressional members developing plan for federal marijuana protections (Cannabist)

// Canopy adds 1.7 million square feet of marijuana greenhouse space in B.C. (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Legal Recreational Adult-Use Pot Sales Finally Begin in San Francisco (KQED)


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// Aurora Cannabis to Issue $200 Million 5% Convertible Notes (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Aurora to buy 17.6% stake in organic pot grower for $55M (BNN)

// Arizona law expected to protect medical-pot users from feds (Tucson.com)

// Lawmaker’s Bill Helps Kids Prescribed Medical Marijuana (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Despite DOJ Move Louisiana Moving Ahead With Medical Pot (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Critics said this ad promoted drug use. Now the state of California has pulled it (Sacramento Bee)

// Sessions’s unwise move on marijuana may backfire (Washington Post )


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Constellation’s purchase of Canopy stake is ‘transformative’, portends further investments (Marijuana Business Daily)

// With 9 weeks to go, California’s cities not positioned to start recreational marijuana sales (Cannabist (AP))

// Merkel May Agree To Legalize Marijuana In Germany Under Coalition Deal (Marijuana Moment)


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// Law enforcement continues to push unfounded Halloween marijuana candy claims (Washington Post)

// Chart: Canadian marijuana producers bolster inventories ahead of recreational cannabis legalization (Marijuana Business Daily)

// City Council zoning ordinance blocks medical marijuana businesses in most of Cleveland (Cleveland.com)

// Small towns have big say on future of Michigan’s medical marijuana industry (Michigan Live)

// Missouri groups try again to get medical marijuana on the ballot (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

// Detroit Pistons’ Stan Van Gundy: NBA faces complex issue on marijuana (Detroit Free Press)

// If New Jersey Legalizes Do I Have to Move Back Home? (Leafly)


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Thursday, October 26, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Poll: Legal Marijuana Support At Record High In U.S. (Forbes)

// Incoming New Zealand Government Wants Medical Pot Within 100 Days (Marijuana.com)

// State eyes flight rule to ship marijuana to islands (Boston Globe)


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// Jamaica Grants First Two Licenses to Medical Cannabis Providers (Merry Jane)

// New study commission on legalizing marijuana in RI meets for first time (WPRI)

// Report: Quebec government to set up 20-40 rec marijuana stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Md. pot businesses cleared, win licenses after investigation into possible conflicts (Washington Post)

// Are Extracts Illegal in Arizona? Not So Fast (Leafly)

// Ex-NBA commissioner David Stern says marijuana should no longer be banned (Guardian)

// Just a reminder that literally no one will hand out weed candy in Orlando this Halloween (Orlando Weekly)


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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical Marijuana Protected in Congressional Budget Deal (MassRoots)

// NHS gives first medical cannabis prescription to 11-year-old boy with severe epilepsy (Independent)

// Media Advisory: Polis to host first ever Marijuana Big Thinker Talks and Expo on Capitol Hill (Marijuana Industry News)


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// Have you ever smoked pot? Saying yes can get foreigners barred for life at US border (Fresno Bee)

// Bill to prevent federal violations of Colorado constitutional rights dies (Durango Herald)

// Chart: With recreational marijuana sales on the horizon, Maine’s MMJ program surges (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Why is legal marijuana so expensive in Alaska? (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Alaska’s March marijuana revenue jumps (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Cannabis Site ‘Civilized’ Locks Down $1M Funding (MediaPost)

// Feds Admit Marijuana’s Potential To Reduce Opioid Problems (MassRoots)


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Thursday, March 23, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A marijuana joint is held up in front of the Vermont State House.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Updated: Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances to House Vote (VT Digger)

// A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening (Washington Post)

// California lawmakers want to block police from helping federal drug agents take action against marijuana license holders (LA Times)


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// A proposed state “crackdown” on marijuana home grows is getting weaker as it moves along (Denverite)

// Oakland’s Recreational Dispensary Residency Requirement Overturned Amid Legal Uproar (Merry Jane)

// DC to authorize sixth medical cannabis dispensary (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Bill requiring Arkansans to hold 60 percent ownership in medical marijuana facilities advances (Arkansas Online)

// Illinois Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana for Adults (ABC 7 Chicago)

// Oregon’s Chalice Farms Agrees to Sell to Publicly-Traded Golden Leaf Holdings (New Cannabis Ventures)

// North Dakota medical marijuana supporters say Legislature overriding voter intent (Cannabist)


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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana Regulation: Measure M Overwhelmingly Approved by Los Angeles Voters (NBC Los Angeles)

// South Dakota House approves cannabidiol measure (The News & Observer)

// Massachusetts treasurer seeking clarity on federal pot laws (McClatchy DC Bureau)


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// Florida House releases plan for medical pot, which activists criticize (Tampa Bay Times)

// Trudeau’s Pot Czar Says Canada Won’t Rush Marijuana Legalization (Bloomberg)

// Alaska pot regulators to again consider onsite use (Hawaii News Now)

// Oregon Will Soon Start Testing Age Compliance At Marijuana Stores (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

// Bill extending rec rules to MMJ industry sent to CO governor (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MA Speaker: Use Cannabis Taxes to Help Fight Opioid Addiction (Leafly News)

// Senator Revives Marijuana ‘Gateway Drug’ Myth (MassRoots)


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