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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// LePage will need to flip votes to sustain veto of the recreational marijuana bill (Portland Press Herald)

// Pa. health secretary approves access to whole plant for medical marijuana patients (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

// Rohrabacher Pushes New Marijuana Bill In Wake of Trump Pledge (Marijuana Moment)


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// Republicans eye getting in front of marijuana legalization (Michigan Radio)

// Alaska House votes to limit access to marijuana convictions (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (AP))

// Medical marijuana question fails to reach 2018 ballot in South Dakota (Argus Leader)

// GOP Senate Candidates Debate Medical Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Ann Arbor may limit marijuana dispensaries after 30-plus seek OK (MLive)

// Chart: Minnesota medical marijuana patient count rises with approval of PTSD, pain (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Athletes are leading cannabis into the mainstream (SB Nation)


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

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

// Trump To Support Major Marijuana Legislation (Marijuana Moment)

// Players free to smoke weed as dispensary sponsors Las Vegas soccer team (Las Vegas Sun)

// $15M marijuana facility opens near Reno (Las Vegas Review-Journal)


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// Las Vegas marijuana grower to pay $28M for local store (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Canada To Measure Marijuana Use By Testing Sewage (NPR)

// The newest threat to California’s redwoods isn’t what you’d think (SF Gate)

// In Boston-area condos and apartments, the smell of pot pits neighbor against neighbor (Boston Globe)

// Dana Nessel wins nod from Democrats for attorney general (Michigan Radio)

// Watch This: Cheech & Chong Talk About the First Time They Got High (Leafly)

// Indy Q&A: Former Denver Post pot editor on the future of public marijuana consumption in Nevada (Nevada Independent)


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Friday, April 13, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, April 13, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mitch McConnell Introduces Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp (Green Market Report)

// While Weedmaps battles state, its executives seek cannabis distribution license in California (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Meet Acreage Holdings John Boehner’s New Cannabis Crush (Leafly)


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// Medical marijuana bill to treat PTSD, chronic pain, and Parkinson’s heads to the state senate (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

// Senators Press Sessions To Stop Blocking Marijuana Research (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana and pizza entrepreneur has raised more than $100,000 to challenge Denver’s mayor in the 2019 election (Cannabist)

// MedMen to Enter into Reverse Merger to Become Public Company in Canada (Green Market Report)

// Pushing the boundaries’: Canadian cannabis companies aim to skirt strict rules with creative marketing (Toronto Star)

// Police: Cannabis users top 3,000 for 1st time in 2017 (Japan News)

// Maine House OKs retail marijuana bill, but with fewer votes (Cannabist (AP))


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Thursday, April 12, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maine Senate joins House in passing recreational marijuana bill by veto-proof majority (Portland Press Herald)

// Arkansas Pauses Marijuana Dispensary Applications’ Review (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Quebec Finalizes Cannabis Supply Agreements with 6 Producers (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Recreational Pot Use May Be Cutting Into Beer Sales (CBS San Francisco)

// Kush Bottles Second Quarter Sales Surge 249% to $10.36 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// First round of Ohio doctors approved to recommend medical marijuana (Cleveland.com)

// Medical marijuana states experience wide spectrum of wholesale prices supply (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Sweet Leaf’s Future Still Cloudy After Denver Hearing Ends (Denver Westword)

// Judge Says Florida Man Can Grow His Own Medical Marijuana (Leafly (AP))

// Two-thirds of companies now have a medical marijuana policy (Quartz)


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maine House Passes New Attempt At Rules For Retail Marijuana Market (Maine Public)

// Mormon Church Opposes Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// We Don’t Have The Resources To Police Marijuana Dispensaries,’ Sessions Allegedly Admits To Colorado Governor (Civilized)


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// California reminds marijuana firms temporary licenses set to expire (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Forget the Emerald Triangle. The Central Coast is becoming California’s weed hotspot (Sacramento Bee)

// New rules have Montana marijuana providers testing, labeling (Bozeman Daily Chronicle (AP))

// Massachusetts Is The New Testbed For Cannabis Legalization (Forbes)

// Tour de Dank: Man Bikes 19,000 Miles While Vaping to Disprove Lazy Stoner Myth (Merry Jane)

// Cannabis Delivery Fraudsters Are Popping Up All Over Las Vegas (Leafly)

// Feds Don’t Properly Clean Up After Marijuana Raids, Report Finds (Marijuana Moment)


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

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Monday, April 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Autism for MMJ Bill Passes Committee, Acute Pain Doesn’t (Denver Westword)

// Congressman Wants To Show Fox News Host ‘Awesome’ California Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Alaska delays discussion on onsite recreational cannabis use (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Massachusetts Border Towns Plan To Cash In Out-Of-State Cannabis Shoppers (Civilized)

// Cronos Group Closes $100 Million Capital Raise (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Number of marijuana growers paying Alaska taxes tripled in the past year (Anchorage Daily News)

// SC Voters Should Get a Say on Medical Marijuana, Fmr. US Attorney Says (WLTX 19 CBS)

// Medical marijuana could expand to leaf form in Pennsylvania (Trib Live)

// DC cannabis activist moves to Md. to vote congressman out of office (WTOP)

// With marijuana legalization on the horizon, Michigan’s ‘Hash Bash’ becomes a call to action (Detroit Free Press)


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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// More Than 200 Apply For Adult-Use Marijuana Business Licenses On 1st Day (WBUR)

// First pot-business licenses would go to Maine residents of at least 4 years (Portland Press Herald)

// California Cannabis Licenses Now Represent 34.5% of All U.S. Licenses Issued (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Tennessee Medical-Marijuana Bill Dead for the Year (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Alaska Marijuana Regulators to Again Review On-Site Use (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Arguments break out in Senate over medical marijuana industry bill amendment (WBAL 11 NBC)

// Medical Marijuana Gets Wary Welcome from Older Adults, Poll Shows (U of M Health)

// State Senate OKs bill to improve local access to medical marijuana (Sentinel Source)

// Dozens Of Permits Issued For New York’s Industrial Hemp Pilot (Hemp Gazette)

// Health insurance should cover medical marijuana, Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez says (Mass Live)


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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions (New York Times (AP))

// Main bank for Illinois’ medical marijuana industry is pulling out, leaving some operators to deal in cash (Chicago Tribune)

// Weed Is Serious Business for Canada’s Go-To Pot Banker (Bloomberg)


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// Chart: Medical marijuana patient counts sales tumble in Maine (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pizza, Pad Thai, and Pot: Home Delivery of Marijuana Is Legal in These States (Pew Trusts)

// The top 8 anti-pot politicians up for re-election this year (Herb)

// Micro-Security for Micro-Processors in Canada: Fair or Foul? (Leafly)

// More uncertainty as medical cannabis bill heads to state Senate for first time (WKRN)

// Utah Medical Association accuses medical marijuana campaign of misleading voters into supporting initiative (Salt Lake Tribune)

// VERIFY: Is Rep. Allen Peake violating cannabis law? (WMAZ)


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

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical Cannabis Survives Another Vote After Patients Tell Tennessee Lawmakers Their Stories (Nashville Public Radio)

// D.C. lawmakers accept weed from activists as conflict over murky marijuana laws continues (Washington Post)

// Will Cannabis Employees Finally Be Allowed to Get Free Samples? (Westword)


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// Lawmakers Want Research On Medical Marijuana For Veterans (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical marijuana business bids backing up: Michigan adds more licensing meetings (Detroit Free Press)

// Industrial hemp bill clears Kansas House (KWCH)

// Indiana Excise Police dismiss ‘ridiculous’ marijuana citations against dozens of stores (WTHR 13 NBC)

// GrowGeneration Generates $14.4 Million Revenue in 2017 and Projects $37 Million in 2018 (New Cannabis Ventures )

// Third Recreational Marijuana Bill Up For Hearing Includes Substance Abuse Treatment Prevention Programs (Hartford Courant)

// Could state lawmakers pave the way for medical marijuana to treat opioid addiction? (AZ Family)


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Friday, March 23, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, March 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Liberals’ plan to legalize marijuana by midsummer passes first hurdle in the Senate (Toronto Star)

// Colorado lawmakers fail in bid to shield recreational marijuana from feds (Cannabist)

// Kellyanne Conway on avoiding opioids: Eat the ice cream, have the french fries (Market Watch)


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// New Sessions memo pushes death penalty for big drug dealers. That could include legal marijuana business owners. (Cannabist)

// Doctors — not politicians — should decide who gets medical marijuana N.J. panel says (NJ.com)

// A medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland banned patients for online complaints (Washington Post)

// Indiana approves CBD for all, ending months of retailer confusion (Marijuana Business Daily)

// N.H. House punts on marijuana legalization; opts for further study (Concord Monitor)

// HHS Secretary Pushes New Weed Scare Tactic: ‘Marijuana Laced With Fentanyl’ (Huffington Post)

// Feds revoke cannabis business owner’s airport security clearance (Marijuana Business Daily)


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