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Friday, May 25, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, May 25, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Gov. Gary Herbert says ‘let’s have the debate’ and vote on medical marijuana (Salt Lake Tribune)

// Lawmaker seeks to ease taxes on groups that give free medical cannabis (San Francisco Chronicle)

// City’s ruling may set up clash between Weedmaps execs, California marijuana agency (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Florida Man Dies From A Vape Pen Explosion (Herb)

// Recreational pot vendors don’t need to keep your personal info. But they do anyway (Fresno Bee)

// Illinois House considers using marijuana to fight opioids (Charlotte Observer)

// Cannabis Legalization Is Shaking Up America’s Glass Market (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth becomes first plant-touching cannabis company on NYSE; shares fall (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Control Board newest member announced (Web Center 11 NBC)

// Pa. marijuana dispensaries join Michigan pain study (Philadelphia Inquirer)


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Monday, May 21, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, May 21, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// EXCLUSIVE: De Blasio to tell NYPD to stop arresting New Yorkers for smoking pot in public (New York Daily News)

// Judge dismisses most of CannAscend lawsuit challenging Ohio medical marijuana grow licenses (Cleveland.com)

// US attorney in Oregon will address marijuana trafficking (KATU 2 (AP))


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// California Proposes Extending Temporary Cannabis Licensing (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Marijuana Isn’t Addictive Former A.G. Eric Holder Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Africa Receives It’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary (Civilized)

// The Looming Canadian Cannabis Shortage (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New Excise Tax Puts Blackmarket Cannabis Producers on Notice (Leafly)

// Why anti-marijuana group wants Michigan to legalize weed (Detroit Free Press)

// State Board Certifies Ohio Petition to Legalize Cannabis (Leafly (AP))


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Friday, May 18, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, May 18, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Rohrabacher–Blumenauer Renewal OK’d by Congressional Committee (Leafly)

// Ohio Awards Additional Cannabis Cultivation License to PharmaCann (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Major U.S. Alcohol Distributor Enters Canadian Cannabis Market with Aphria Deal (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Floodgates poised to open in Colorado with potential new wave of cannabis investors (Marijuana Business Daily)

// LARA issues CBD clarification under medical marijuana program (WZZM 13 ABC)

// Cannabis Investment Funds Fuel BDS Analytics Expansion as Part of $3.5 Million Capital Raise (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Growers say medical marijuana research dispensaries will unfairly flood market (Trib Live)

// Illinois GA Says ‘Yes’ to Medical Marijuana at School (NPR Illinois)

// Despite decriminalization, Pittsburgh’s marijuana-possession arrests are on the rise (Pittsburgh City Paper)

// The Green Green Grass of Rome: Italy’s Legal Marijuana Loophole (Marijuana.com)


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Thursday, May 17, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A U.S. dollar bill with a stamped text bubble over George Washington reading 'I grew hemp'.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congressional Republicans Block Votes On Hemp Amendments (Marijuana Moment)

// When opportunity comes, it’s usually too late’: Minority-owned marijuana businesses confronted by municipal indifference, ‘chaos’ (Mass Live)

// Why can’t patients smoke marijuana in Florida? John Morgan pushes for answers today in court. (Tampa Bay Times)


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// Fearing cannibalization, beer companies ask Canada for higher cannabis taxes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Study Finds CBD Drug Epidiolex Reduces Seizures by 42% (Leafly)

// San Francisco to Pilot Digital Tool that Aids in Reducing Marijuana Convictions (Government Technology)

// California Co-Working Licenses Could Help Further Equity in Cannabis (Leafly)

// What Canada’s top CEOs say about cannabis ‘commoditization’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// License required? Deadline looms for Michigan marijuana businesses (WXYZ ABC Detroit)

// Deep-Pocketed Investors Are Storming Oregon’s Cannabis Market. They’re Shifting the Business Model From Mom-and-Pop Shops to Starbucks. (Willamette Week)


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// State Marijuana Laws Dodge Supreme Court Bullet (Marijuana Moment)

// State Democrats plan to endorse marijuana legalization (New York Post)

// Two Canadian Companies Are Merging in the Biggest Weed Deal Ever (Bloomberg)


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// Surest Way to Face Marijuana Charges in New York: Be Black or Hispanic (New York Times)

// Two District Attorneys May Stop Prosecuting Most Marijuana Offenses (New York Times)

// Arizona farmers will soon be able to grow hemp (Tucson.com)

// Eight Pennsylvania colleges get OK to study medical marijuana (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Dixie Brands Licenses IP and Formulations to Cannabis Wheaton (New Cannabis Ventures)

// iAnthus Capital Secures $50 Million Investment from Gotham Green Partners (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Chart: Putting the $55 billion US retail cannabis market in perspective (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// First Marijuana Reform Bill Clears Congressional Committee (Marijuana Moment)

// California has slow start to marijuana tax collections (Modesto Bee (AP))

// Georgia Adds Pain and PTSD as Conditions for Medical Marijuana (High Times)


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// Health Canada says delaying pot bill for more Indigenous consultation would leave kids vulnerable (CBC News)

// Missouri Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Another Hurdle (Marijuana Moment)

// Escape from Los Angeles: Marijuana businesses leave as city struggles to roll out legal market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Another big Canadian bank dips toes in marijuana sector (Marijuana Business Daily)

// McConnell And Schumer Discuss Each Other’s Cannabis Bills (Marijuana Moment)

// Arizona Hemp Industry Ready to Take Off if Governor Ducey Signs Bill (Phoenix New Times)

// Illinois Police Threaten to Euthanize Over 200 Drug-Sniffing Dogs If Weed Is Legalized (Merry Jane)


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Arkansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in medical marijuana case in June (Arkansas Times)

// Democratic Group Sees Political Value In Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Loblaws Announces Plans to Sell Cannabis in Newfoundland & Labrador (Leafly)


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// Video Shows Canvasser Misleading Voter About Marijuana Initiative (KUER 90.1)

// Chart: Connecticut’s medical marijuana patient count is skyrocketing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// When It Comes To Colorado’s Marijuana Industry, Congress’ View Is Clouded By Myth (Colorado Public Radio)

// National Music Promoters Want a Slice of the Cannabis Pie (Leafly)

// Washington State Marijuana Companies Getting Some, But Not All Banking Services (Forbes)

// Ontario’s ‘Cannabis Product Call’ Offers Clues on the Forthcoming Retail Marketplace (Leafly)

// How Reddit’s r/trees Helped Scientists Make Marijuana Discoveries (Marijuana Moment)


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Thursday, May 3, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, May 3, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maine moves a major step closer to opening retail marijuana market (Portland Press Herald)

// Canada’s Marijuana Legalization Bill Faces New Challenges (Marijuana Moment)

// TGOD Completes 31.5 Million Share IPO at $3.65 (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Roadside saliva testing for DUI dies for the year (My NBC 5)

// Marijuana delivery to all of California? Measure would expand access (Sacramento Bee)

// Despite backlog, state holding medical marijuana dispensaries to June 15 deadline (Michigan Live)

// From pills to creams to drinks: The future of marijuana goes way beyond inhaling (Financial Post)

// Mayor Kenney calls again for state stores to sell marijuana (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Where Ohio Gubernatorial Candidates Stand On Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// BCC issues first-ever temporary event license to High Times for this weekend’s Cannabis Cup in Sacramento (LA Times)


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Feinstein drops opposition to legal pot giving legal marijuana a new ally (McClatchy DC)

// Cannabis Cup At Cal Expo Will Have Marijuana After City Council Vote (CBS 13 Sacramento)

// Top Mass. marijuana regulator predicts ‘sparse’ pot market (ABC 5 WCVB)


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// Missouri House passes bill to legalize medical marijuana (The Hill)

// Another error found in Ohio medical cannabis license scoring process (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Florida Appeals Court Grants Stay in Cannabis Juicing Case (Marijuana.com (AP))

// Alaska collects more than $1 million in marijuana taxes in March (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Canadian Cannabis Producer Stocks Suffer Double-Digit Decline in April (New Cannabis Ventures)

// What’s the holdup with awarding medical marijuana licenses in Michigan? (Detroit Free Press)

// New Jersey Senator says weed can kill you if you ‘get too high’ (Herb)


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Trump administration has found a new way to crack down on legal weed (CNBC)

// Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of licenses after illegal sales scheme hearing officer rules (Cannabist)

// Enjoy Lauryn Hill, because Sacramento’s marijuana music festival may not have marijuana (Sacramento Bee)


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// State gives marijuana businesses more time for compliance (Orange County Register)

// Nancy Pelosi Suggests Marijuana And Yoga As Opioid Alternatives (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical marijuana may help combat the opioid crisis. But there are better solutions. (Vox)

// Alaska Legislature urges feds to rethink marijuana stance (SF Gate (AP))

// Proponents of Idaho medical marijuana ballot initiative abandon effort (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Montana medical marijuana patient counts skyrocket in revived program (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Illegal exports of Canadian cannabis products top CA$1 billion in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)


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