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

Downtown Los Angeles twinkles with light during a dusky night.

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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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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, February 13, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions Is Steamed Over Senator’s Cannabis Blockade (Leafly)

// Trump Budget Guts Drug Czar’s Office (Marijuana Moment)

// In LA, Legal Cannabis Stores Call for Crackdown on Illegal Pop-Ups (Leafly)


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// New disclosure rules open door to fresh funding, M&As for Canadian cannabis companies in US (Marijuana Business Daily)

// How the First Month of Legal Cannabis Went in California (Merry Jane)

// Chart: More banks serving cannabis sector, but Cole Memo repeal threatens to slow progress (Marijuana Business Daily)

// No pot party for Canada’s landlords who want to limit drug’s use (Toronto Star)

// New Mexico Leaders Want to Give Opioid Patients MMJ Access (Leafly)

// Cannabis Control Commission holds final public hearing (MV Times)

// DAs Making it Easier to Clear California Cannabis Convictions (Leafly)


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Friday, February 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington Regulators: ‘Security Incident’ Caused Cannabis-Tracking Woes (Leafly)

// Baker’s comment on Cannabis Control Commission triggers backlash (Salem News)

// Seattle moves to wipe away old pot possession convictions (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)


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// Publicly-Traded Global Tobacco Company Bets on Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hawaii May Allow Tourists To Buy Medical Marijuana (Civil Beat)

// Bernie Sanders Launches Marijuana Petition (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Crackdown? Marijuana ‘Gifting’ Events Draw The Attention Of D.C. Authorities (WAMU)

// LA pot shop serves 23606 people in first month of legalization (Mashable)

// Why Is it So Hard to Study Pot? (Rolling Stone)

// Trump Pressured Netanyahu to Stop Israeli Cannabis Exports, Reports Say (Leafly)


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Monday, February 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, February 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oregon’s Top Federal Prosecutor Holds Cannabis Summit (Leafly)

// Canadian Cannabis Companies Correct After Capital Raising Crescendo (Forbes)

// Opening Day For Recreational Marijuana Shops May Be Delayed Again (CBS Boston)


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// MedMen Becomes The First Marijuana Unicorn (Green Market Report)

// Medical marijuana sales, caregivers, and patient numbers decline (Portland Press Herald)

// While Some California DAs Are Throwing Out Old Pot Convictions, L.A. County’s Jackie Lacey Takes a Different Path (KTLA 5)

// Canadian medical marijuana firm begins sell-off of U.S. cannabis assets (Cannabist)

// Marijuana sales in Alaska drop for second month in a row (Cannabist (AP))

// Ohio awards contract for medical marijuana customer call center (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Beware Cannabis Companies Aggressively Soliciting Investment (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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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The golden dome of the Massachusetts State House is shown next to a statue of General Joseph Hooker on a bright sunny day.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Massachusetts legislative leaders worried about federal marijuana policy’s impact on businesses (Mass Live)

// Random Testing, Million-Dollar Fines: Canada’s Cannabis Pesticide Crackdown (Leafly)

// Kansas Official Goes 100% Racist to Defend Cannabis Prohibition (Leafly)


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// Hydropothecary to Raise $100 Million Selling Units at $4.00 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Saskatchewan Will Have Privately Owned Cannabis Dispensaries (Marijuana.com)

// Sandoval wants Nevada to follow Colorado plan on marijuana (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// New Pew poll: Support for marijuana legalization inches up among Americans (Cannabist)

// Canadian cannabis companies with US operations must disclose risks (Marijuana Business Daily)

// In the Fight Over LA Weekly, Cannabis Companies Are Caught in the Middle (Leafly)

// How Legalization Is Already Hurting California’s Small Pot Farmers (Rolling Stone)


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Friday, December 22, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands just off stage at an event looking intensely dour.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, December 22, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions Leaves the Cole Memo Intact, For Now (Leafly)

// Cannabis Control Commission approves draft regulations for Massachusetts marijuana industry (WWLP)

// CDC releases grim new opioid overdose figures: ‘We’re talking about more than an exponential increase’ (Washington Post)


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// Organigram plans to increase marijuana production via CA$73 million raise (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Shoppers Drug Mart Names MedReleaf as Second Medical Cannabis Supplier (New Cannabis Ventures)

// DOJA Cannabis and Tokyo Smoke Merge to Become Hiku Brands (New Cannabis Ventures)

// California’s former top cop forms marijuana distribution firm in new age of legalization (Los Angeles Times)

// California issues first cannabis cultivation licenses; 69 marijuana businesses now sanctioned (Cannifornian)

// Los Angeles pot shops will get visits from health inspectors – just like restaurants (Daily Bulletin)

// Joy to the weed: Marijuana legalization comes bearing gifts (CT Post (AP))


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Thursday, December 7, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

California's Hollwood sign after it was modified to read 'Hollyweed'.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// L.A. lawmakers back new regulations on marijuana industry (Los Angeles Times)

// Legal Marijuana Sales Are Expected to Hit $10 Billion This Year (Fortune)

// Cannabis commission focuses on ‘social consumption’ (Common Wealth)


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// Delaware police officials seek to firm up gun ban, want weed use noted on driver’s licenses (Cannabist (AP))

// First Nations demand control over cannabis sales (Globe and Mail )

// Maryland cannabis commission hires new executive director (Baltimore Sun)

// Here’s how much Mass. could make off marijuana sales in the next fiscal year (Boston Globe)

// Ohio’s Auditor Is Calling For An Investigation Into State’s Medical Marijuana Program (WKSU Public Radio)

// Celebrating Five Years of Legal Weed in Washington State (Seattle Weekly)

// Shakeup at prominent cannabis lab follows allegations two owners have neo-Nazi ties (Oregon Live)


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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in front of a Trump/Pence podium while wearing a stupid hat.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Government Shutdown Could Allow Sessions To Launch Marijuana Crackdown (Forbes)

// Who’s buying pot in Nevada? More than a quarter of adults, according to survey (Nevada Independent)

// Michigan Releases Medical Cannabis Emergency Administrative Rules (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Aphria to Supply Shoppers Drug Mart with Medical Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Massachusetts Medical Society develops medical marijuana curriculum (Mass Live)

// GW Pharmaceuticals Says 2018 ‘A Pivotal Year’ (Green Market Report)

// Oklahoma Governor Plans to Set Medical Marijuana Ballot Date (Leafly (AP))

// L.A. lawmakers are close to setting ground rules for marijuana industry (Los Angeles Times)

// Feds willing to share pot tax (Castanet (Canadian Press))

// The Insane World of Vintage Anti-Marijuana PSAs (KQED)


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