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Monday, April 23, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, April 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canada’s Ruling Liberal Party Endorses Drug Decriminalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Washington Governor: ‘We’ve Got The Best Weed’ (Marijuana Moment)

// For the first time a major Australian political party backs cannabis legalization (Herb)


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// Senator Wants Jeff Sessions To Meet With Drug War Victims (Marijuana Moment)

// Massachusetts lawmakers unlikely to update medical marijuana home cultivation law this session (Mass Live)

// Reduced home-grow limit offensive pot advocates say (Portland Press Herald)

// State wants to help marijuana businesses find an alternative to banks (Michigan Radio)

// Less politics, more commercial touches: Changes, big and small, evident at Denver’s 4/20 festival as marijuana industry takes control of event (Denver Post)

// Lawmakers pitch recreational marijuana as a way to help fund Arizona teacher pay raises (AZ Family)

// Your legal pot buying data could get you banned from the U.S. lawyers warn (Global News )


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Thursday, April 19, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, April 19, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// High Times Cannabis Cup 4/20 event rejected in Southern California (NBC News)

// House GOP Blocks Another Marijuana Amendment (Marijuana Moment)

// Black and Indigenous people are overrepresented in Canada’s weed arrests (Vice News)


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// Medical marijuana reform bill headed to Gov. LePage’s desk (Portland Press Herald)

// Tiger Global Leads Green Bits $17 Million Investment Round (New Cannabis Ventures)

// 800 marijuana businesses interested in priority review for Massachusetts recreational licenses (Mass Live)

// Oregon Grew More Cannabis Than Customers Can Smoke. Now Shops and Farmers Are Left With Mountains of Unwanted Bud (Willamette Week)

// Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee votes down bill to allow marijuana delivery (KDVR)

// Medical Marijuana For School Students Approved By IL House (CBS Chicago)

// DC High School Restricts Baked Goods at School During Week of 4/20 (NBC Washington)


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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana-Based Drug Gets Positive Review From US Agency (New York Times (AP))

// Scotts Miracle-Gro Announces $450 Million Acquisition of Sunlight Supply as Hawthorne Sales Slump (New Cannabis Ventures )

// California warns legal pot sellers not to participate in unlicensed 4/20 events (LA Times)


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// Canopy Rivers Invests $5 Million in Cannabis Media Company Civilized Worldwide (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Bill to launch recreational marijuana in Maine heads to LePage who has vowed a veto (Portland Press Herald)

// California Cannabis Licenses Could Reach More than 20000 by End of 2018 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Twenty companies pass first hurdle to obtaining adult-use marijuana licenses (Milford Daily News)

// Study: Thousands Admit To Driving While High (CBS Denver)

// Pot holiday traces roots to California high school stoners (Chron (AP))

// MassRoots reports net loss of $44 million in 2017 (Cannabist)


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

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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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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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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Monday, April 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, April 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical marijuana dispensaries among entities that get first shot at applying for a retail pot shop license (MassLive)

// Georgia Lawmakers Approve PTSD, Intractable Pain as Qualifying Conditions (Leafly)

// Oregon’s Crackdown On Cannabis Sales To Minors Appears To Be Working (Oregon Public Radio)


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// Here’s why pot sellers are paying prime rents for warehouse and storefront space (LA Times)

// California Today: In Oakland, a Clash of Artists vs. Big Cannabis (New York Times)

// From horse to hemp: Colorado rancher eyes second calling (Cannabist)

// An Oral History of ‘Up In Smoke’ on Its 40th Anniversary (Leafly)

// This State Could Allow Non-Residents Access to Medical Marijuana (High Times)

// RI Compassion Center Employee Denied Mortgage Due to ‘Marijuana Related’ Income (Go Local Prov)

// Amid Federal Threats, State Treasurer Pushes For Marijuana Banking Access (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// With Growers in the Shadows, California Faces Cannabis Shortage (Leafly)

// California’s marijuana edibles makers are going extinct (Green State)

// Legal Pot Is Notoriously White. Oakland Is Changing That. (Politico)


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// Nevada marijuana sales down in January, still ahead of projections (Cannabist (AP))

// After emotional debate, medical marijuana rejected by Kansas House. But not by much (Kansas City Star)

// Advocates Say Dormant Medical Dispensaries Shouldn’t Get First Shot At Recreational Licenses (WBUR)

// Federally legal hemp, a fruitful endeavor in Colorado, gets jolt from Republican Mitch McConnell (Cannabist)

// Solving the Dutch Pot Paradox: Legal to Buy but Not to Grow (New York Times)

// In the murky world of D.C. marijuana law, pop-up markets thrive (Washington Post)

// Sh*tstorm After Study Finds No Causal Link Between Marijuana, Homelessness (Denver Westword)


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

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

// GOP & Dems Team Up To Shield State Marijuana Laws From Jeff Sessions (Marijuana Moment)

// Experimental pot lab sprouting cannabis-infused drinks, new edibles (National Post)

// Pot shops face bans in most of Mass. (Boston Globe)


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// Virtually all’ alcohol firms eyeing cannabis: Q&A with ex-Coors exec & new Sundial CEO (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Oakland Embraces Marijuana Sales. Compton Bans Them. How Is Justice Best Served? (New York Times)

// Outlaw weed comes into the light (Washington Post)

// Michigan officials shutter 40 medical marijuana businesses across state (Detroit Free Press)

// Why predictions of a marijuana shortage in Canada are just smoke and mirrors (Cantech Letter)

// Tilray to Partner with Novartis Division Sandoz to Develop Medical Cannabis Products (New Cannabis Ventures)

// West Virginia U.S. attorney vows to ‘aggressively’ enforce federal marijuana laws (Herb)


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