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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Suit seeks to invalidate Ohio medical marijuana licenses (Columbus Dispatch)

// Despite limited product offerings, Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana sales start strong (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medical marijuana patients worried about shortages when legal recreational sales begin (Mass Live)


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// West Virginia Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed By Congressional Candidate (Marijuana Moment)

// Where can you light up if N.J. legalizes weed? Here’s one politician’s plan (NJ.com)

// Bill would reduce Alabama penalty for marijuana possession (AL.com)

// Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana Reigniting Debate In Maryland (CBS Baltimore)

// Cannabis Control Commission approves licensing and ‘seed to sale’ software contracts (WWLP)

// UK Parliament To Debate Medical Marijuana Bill This Week (Marijuana Moment)

// The Grow-Off’s Mystery Strain Leaked, but Competition Continues (Denver Westword)


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Thursday, February 15, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana Justice Act Gains Momentum In Senate (Marijuana Moment)

// White House Official Resigns Over Cannabis Use 5 Years Ago (Leafly)

// L.A. County Supes Cultivate Plan to Clear Past Pot Convictions (Marijuana.com)


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// Medical Cannabis Clearly Saves Lives, Federal Judge Declares (Leafly)

// Molson Coors calls legal marijuana a ‘risk factor’ for its beer business (Cannabist)

// Pernod Ricard boss: We’re eyeing legal cannabis market ‘closely’ (Telegraph)

// Proposal would protect medical marijuana patients from losing their jobs (Cannifornian)

// Ontario set to lay out how it will procure marijuana for recreational sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The Open-Source Database That Can Save the Cannabis Industry Needs Your Help (Willamette Week)

// Berkeley Declares Itself a Sanctuary City for Cannabis Consumers (Leafly)


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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A thick marijuana plant grows on a hilly green Vermont farm under a sunny blue sky.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Here’s What Vermont’s Legalization Law Allows-and Doesn’t (Leafly)

// Alcohol Sales Dropped 15% In States With Medical Marijuana Laws (Forbes)

// State Lawmakers Push Back On Federal Anti-Marijuana Moves (Marijuana Moment)


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// How a Cannabis Ban Turned One California County Into ‘Ground Zero for Chaos’ (Leafly)

// Nevada marijuana biz rakes in $5.5 million in November (Las Vegas Sun)

// Pa. Attorney General Stands Up For State’s Medical Marijuana Law (CBS Pittsburgh)

// ‘Secret shoppers’ could be in store for Massachusetts marijuana retail shops (Mass Live)

// To educate people about marijuana Colorado health officials tried ads with a radically friendly tone. Did it work? (Denver Post)

// Netflix’s ‘Disjointed’ parodies Harborside CEO Stephen DeAngelo (Green State)

// Chart: Sales growth slowing in Colorado’s recreational marijuana market (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, January 22, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, January 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// What the Federal Shutdown Means for Medical Marijuana (Leafly)

// Did Vermont Gov sign marijuana legalization bill Sunday? (Cannabist (AP))

// Marijuana Is Safer Than Alcohol, Tobacco, Or Sugar Americans Say In New Poll (Marijuana Moment)


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// Ontario seeks public feedback on allowing cannabis lounges as legalization looms (Vancouver Sun)

// Walker names new member to Marijuana Control Board (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// Shulkin clarifies marijuana comments: VA can study the drug but won’t (Stars and Stripes)

// Pa. has approved all but two of 12 marijuana growers; Lower Merion gives OK for dispensary (Philly Inquirer)

// Regs For Sale Of Recreational Pot In Maine Put On Hold – Again – Until Mid April (Maine Public Radio)

// Cancer Patients Get Little Guidance From Doctors On Using Medical Marijuana (National Public Radio)

// Troubles deepen for co-founder of Mendocino County’s only cannabis distribution business (Press Democrat)


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Friday, January 19, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, January 19, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// BMO marks first foray by a major Canadian bank in marijuana sector with $175M deal (Financial Post)

// Medical Marijuana Sales Down In Colorado (Green Market Report)

// Vermont Gov. Scott Expects to Sign Pot Bill Before Monday (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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// Nebraska Proposal Would Put Medical Marijuana on 2018 Ballot (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// MA picks Franwell’s Metrc for cannabis seed-to-sale traceability system (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana regulator ‘misspoke,’ Cannabis commission has contacted U.S. Attorney Lelling (Wicked Local)

// Aurora Cannabis to Supply Italy with Medical Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// NCIA board member departs early, rips group’s direction and handling of sexual misconduct accusations (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pennsylvania Opens State’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary in the Lehigh Valley (NBC Philadelphia)

// The public really really really opposes current federal marijuana law (Vox)


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Thursday, January 18, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) speaks to an unseen crowd during a Suffrage parade held in Oakland.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, January 18, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lee & Khanna Sponsor House Version of the Marijuana Justice Act (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth Raising $175 Million at $34.60 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// I’ll Defend ‘Legitimate’ Marijuana Businesses Colorado, AG Says (Colorado Public Radio)


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// State consultant finds grounds to consider race in awarding medical marijuana licenses (Baltimore Sun)

// Medical marijuana dispensaries accepting debit cards again (Turn to 10)

// Lamborn is lone ranger among Colorado delegation in supporting pot crackdown (Colorado Springs Gazette)

// Crowdfunding effort nets CA$6.2M for Canadian hemp marijuana company (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Roadside drug testing won’t be random, won’t target medical marijuana, police say (Michigan Live)

// Vt. Panel Backs Testing Drivers’ Saliva for Pot (Valley News)

// iAnthus Buys Florida Medical Cannabis Provider for $48 Million in Cash and Stock (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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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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Thursday, January 11, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A bright green marijuana plant grows thick on an equally verdant hilly Vermont farm.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, January 11, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Vermont Legislature Legalizes Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Exclusive: Justice Department Blindsided Banking Agency on Pot Policy Flip – Sources (Reuters)

// If the U.S. legalizes marijuana what happens to its international drug treaties? (Bloomberg View)


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// Organigram to Raise $100 Million in Convertible Note Deal (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Turnkey Cannabis Cultivation Company MJardin to Go Public in Canada (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Maine lawmakers trying to rein in large medical marijuana growers (Portland Press Herald)

// Canadians uncomfortable with the idea of consuming cannabis with their families (Global News)

// Colorado marijuana shops ring up nearly $120 million in sales in November (Cannabist)

// Longtime High Times Editor Sues Magazine Over Ouster (Courthouse News)

// Multi-State Cannabis Operator 4Front Raises $6 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Hampshire House Votes for Marijuana Legalization (New Hampshire Public Radio)

// Marijuana shops in Mass. go cash-only with fear of federal crackdown (Boston Globe)

// Las Vegas plan to develop open marijuana lounges on hold after Sessions’ move (Las Vegas Sun)


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// Maine’s federal prosecutor says pot charges will be considered on a case-by-case basis (Portland Press Herald)

// Maine lawmakers propose extending retail pot ban until May (Portland Press Herald)

// MedReleaf to Raise $100.7 Million Selling Units at $26.50 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Canadian marijuana producers have bankrolled more than enough capacity to meet rec demand (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado Congress members send letter to Sessions urging reinstatement of Cole Memo (Cannabist)

// Alabama, Jeff Sessions’ Home State, Supports Cannabis (Green Market Report)

// Kansas lawmaker quits leadership posts after comments about black ‘genetics’ and marijuana (The Hill)


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