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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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Monday, February 19, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, February 19, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// LA’s Cannabis Office Is Woefully Understaffed, Chief Says (Leafly)

// Voter-approved law says Mainers can grow 6 pot plants each, but lawmakers want to make it 3 (Portland Press Herald)

// Internal control ‘weaknesses’ could delay medical marijuana rollout (Dayton Daily News)


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// California Sends ‘Several Hundred’ Warning Letters to Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses (Leafly)

// Marijuana Opponent Kennedy Reconsiders State Legalization Protections (Marijuana Moment)

// Alberta expects 250 cannabis stores will open in first year of legalization (Calgary Herald)

// Are you getting marijuana delivered to you? If so, it’s probably illegal (Sacramento Bee)

// Canopy Growth BC Tweed Greenhouse Gets Health Canada Green Light (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Joint Committee chair: Draft regs ignore law (Boston Herald)

// Munchies meet Thin Mints: Girl Scouts will now allow cookie sales outside Colorado pot shops (Cannabist)


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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bills approving marijuana oil pass Va. General Assembly (WTOP)

// Colorado considering dismissing non-violent marijuana convictions: Gov. Hickenlooper (Cannabist)

// Aurora Cannabis Invests $103.5 Million for 19% Stake in Liquor Stores N.A. (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// BC Cannabis Regulations: What You Need to Know (Leafly)

// After Seeing an Anti-Marijuana Website, Someone Made a Pro-Cannabis Site with an Almost Identical URL (Civilized)

// Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: Arizona’s massive medical marijuana market keeps growing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senate joins House in passing Indiana cannabis oil bill (Bellingham Herald (AP) )

// Oakland Asks District Attorney to Investigate Alleged Bribes by Cannabis Lobbyist (East Bay Express )

// Pueblo County pot scholarships enter third year (Pueblo Chieftain)


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Friday, February 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington State Readies Marijuana Lawsuit Against Trump Administration (Marijuana Moment)

// Rob Kampia removed from National Cannabis Industry Association board (Marijuana Business Daily)

// House Fails To Pass Short-Term Moratorium On Retail Marijuana Sales (Maine Public Radio)


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// MassRoots now headquartered in Denver co-working space, repaying its debt obligations, CEO tells shareholders (Cannabist)

// Aphria Evaluating Divestiture of U.S. Cannabis Assets (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Lawmakers considering ‘SB54-ing’ medical marijuana ballot initiative (updated) (Utah Policy)

// Medical dispensaries argue against wide expansion of ways to get pot (Boston Globe)

// Marijuana shops prep for Super Bowl sales blitz (USA Today)

// Pennsylvania’s second medical marijuana dispensary opens near Pittsburgh (Fox 43)

// Feds May Remove Marijuana Banking Protections, Treasury Department Says (Forbes)


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Friday, January 26, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, January 26, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Privateer Raises Over $100 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Two Marijuana Producers Are Worth More Than Canada’s Pot Market (Bloomberg)

// OLCC triples penalties for underage marijuana sales (Oregon Live)


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// BMO Open to More Pot Deals If Firms Pass Bank’s Tests, CEO Says (Bloomberg)

// California bill seeks to legalize banking for cannabis businesses (SF Gate)

// High Times to Offer Shares at $11.00 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Georgia lawmakers advance medical marijuana cultivation bill, more hearings may follow (The Telegraph)

// GW Pharmaceutical Gets One Step Closer On Epidiolex (Green Market Report)

// Panel votes to put new medical pot rules on hold until July (Portland Press Herald)

// Keystone State Auditor General Advocating for Pennsylvania Legalization (Marijuana Industry News)


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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

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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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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Aphria Buys Indoor Cannabis Grower in BC Broken Coast for $230 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Sen. Elizabeth Warren plans legislation to protect states’ marijuana rights (Mass Live)

// Meet the 24-year-old Trump campaign worker appointed to help lead the government’s drug policy office (Washington Post)


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// Medical marijuana compromise hits snags over timing, moratorium (Baltimore Sun)

// New Jersey Bill Would Allow Residents to Purchase Legal Marijuana Before 2018 Ends (Civilized)

// Pennsylvania Health Department ordered to grant access to medical marijuana providers (Trib Live)

// First Cannabis Licenses Issued by Los Angeles (LA Weekly)

// Chart: Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana market set to become one of the country’s biggest (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aphria Buys 25% of Australian Medical Cannabis Producer Althea for $2.5 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// MassRoots loses headquarters following eviction proceedings (Cannabist)


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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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