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Friday, April 20, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, April 20, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bernie Sanders Backs Bill To Punish States With Harsh Marijuana Laws (Forbes)

// Schumer backs federal effort to decriminalize marijuana (Washington Post)

// How legalized pot could ruin a famous pot convention (Washington Post)


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// Cannabis 4/20 Celebration Sales Could Top $1 Billion This Year Says LeafLink (Green Market Report)

// Majority of N.J. residents want legal weed: Here’s what a new poll found (NJ.com)

// OH lawmakers at odds over bill calling for medical marijuana program audit (WDTN 2 News)

// Cannabis industry not king in Colorado economy: new report (Cannabist )

// Supreme Court of Canada Decision Could Affect Cannabis Sales (Leafly)

// Why the price of pot is dropping across Alaska (Anchorage Daily News)

// MassRoots Loses $44 Million In 2017 CEO Gets $190659 Bonus (Green Market Report)


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

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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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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 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in California (New York Times)

// CNN Reporter Celebrates New Year’s Eve and Legal Recreational Pot by Lighting Reveler’s Bong (Fortune)

// Denver DA files charges against Sweet Leaf budtenders allegedly involved in ‘looping’ marijuana sales (Cannabist )


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// Christmas bonuses given taken away after police raid marijuana shops (Denver Channel)

// Lawmakers take up pot debate this week (Rutland Herald)

// New Hampshire Lawmakers Could OK Legal Marijuana This Week (Marijuana Moment)

// Lawmakers working on pot bill compromise cautiously optimistic after meeting with Gov. LePage (Portland Press Herald)

// Jane West Launches New Product Line (Green Market Report)

// MassRoots creates blockchain subsidiary in bid to increase marijuana efficiencies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Rob Kampia Leaves Marijuana Policy Project (Marijuana Moment)


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Thursday, December 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, December 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// State marijuana testing inaccurate, board warns (Juneau Empire)

// This $20 Million Startup Was on the Road to Riches. Then Its Leader Started Talking to God (Inc.)

// All 20 C.O. marijuana shops pass OLCC decoy ‘sting’ (KTVZ News Channel 21)


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// Marijuana Doomsday Didn’t Come (U.S. News & World Report)

// Nevada recreational marijuana sales soar to nearly $38M in October (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Rhode Island Officials: Many Medical Cannabis Cultivators Will Fail (Leafly (AP))

// Ohio Names 104 Cannabis Processing Applicants (New Cannabis Ventures)

// No help for hemp in Washington budget proposal (Capital Press)

// New Zealand Unveils Its Medical Cannabis Plans (Marijuana.com)

// MassRoots facing eviction from its Denver headquarters (Cannabist)


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Friday, December 15, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, December 15, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// How FCC’s Net Neutrality Rollback Could Hurt Cannabis (Leafly)

// Breaking: Marijuana retail chain operator Sweet Leaf forced to shut down in Denver area (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The ‘Salesforce Of Pot’ Just Raised $8 Million To Expand in California (Forbes)


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// Aphria Scores C$100 Million Deal (Green Market Report)

// Alaska marijuana regulators say company sold moldy edibles (McClatchy DC Bureau (AP))

// More than 20 medical marijuana dispensaries in Maryland approved drug supply low (Baltimore Sun)

// MassRoots Meltdown: 7 Warning Signs Investors Should Have Heeded (Leafly)

// Walmart dropped its ‘marijuana Christmas tree.’ But other weed-themed items remain (Miami Herald)

// Chicagoans will vote in ‘reeferendum’ on legalizing recreational pot (Belleville News-Democrat)

// You Will Laugh at How Small an Amount of Marijuana This Is, but a Football Player Got Arrested for It (Slate)


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Thursday, December 14, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Kid Won’t Quit the Company: Inside the Epic Battle for MassRoots (Leafly)

// Las Vegas could have nation’s first government-regulated pot lounges (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Maine processors who make pot products facing state crackdown (Portland Press Herald)


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// World Health Organization: Initial review of CBD doesn’t warrant scheduling (Cannabist)

// Cannabis Stocks Jump Over 40% In November (Green Market Report)

// Here’s What Jeff Sessions Discussed In Secret With Anti-Marijuana Activists (Marijuana Moment)

// Cleveland School of Cannabis gets state approval (Fox 8 Cleveland)

// Medical marijuana company sues Ohio over cultivator license ‘racial quota’ (Cleveland.com)

// Marijuana can disqualify you for citizenship (9 News NBC)

// California plans to send out licenses for pot sales this month – but they won’t be effective until Jan. 1 (Los Angeles Times)


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Friday, December 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, December 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Shutdown Averted, but Medical Marijuana Protections Still at Risk (Leafly)

// Less-guarded Sessions spars with interns in internal DOJ video (ABC News)

// Wildfires pile woes on California pot industry after tough year (Reuters)


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// Nova Scotia announces marijuana will be sold through NSLC and online (CBC News)

// Here’s The Industry Job Seekers Want Most (Green Market Report)

// Marijuana Dispensary Named Lyft’s Top Las Vegas Destination (Nevada Public Radio)

// Members Of Congress: Allow Research of Medical Marijuana As Alternative to Opioids (Weed News)

// Old drug conviction puts Maine marijuana expert on the defensive (Portland Press Herald)

// Lab tests find mold on medical marijuana sold in Phoenix; ‘It should be pulled off the shelf’ (AZ Family)

// MassRoots launches delivery concierge service in public beta (PR Newswire)


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Annual cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion, says White House (Cannabist (AP))

// MassRoots sues former CEO alleges theft of over $250K drug use and other ‘serious misconduct’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MassRoots founder initiates proxy battle to overthrow marijuana firm’s board leadership (Cannabist)


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// Michigan Vote on Legalizing Marijuana Is Likely in 2018 (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// State gets 370 pot dispensary applications (Toledo Blade)

// Nevada’s recreational marijuana sales top September forecast (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Not so fast on legalizing weed, says N.J. senate leader of black caucus (New Jersey.com)

// Officials Sign Deal to Outsource Medical Marijuana ID Cards (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Top GOP Senator’s Bill Lets DC Legalize Marijuana Sales (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: MJBizCon produces some eye-popping numbers (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Friday, November 10, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, November 10, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Failed deal red ink dwindling sales put MassRoots on the ropes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado marijuana shops maintain $136M pace for third straight month (Cannabist)

// Medical marijuana director resigns the second in two years (Baltimore Sun)


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// Opening of new Delaware medical marijuana dispensary delayed (Washington Post)

// Marijuana, activists companies clash over recreational rules (Boston Globe)

// State preparing for cash – lots of it – when medical marijuana applications come in (Detroit Free Press)

// Vermont Legislature Poised to Approve Legal Weed in 2018 (Seven Days)

// Georgia College poll: Most Georgians back medical marijuana, casinos, Obamacare (WMAZ)

// Marijuana publishing is a growth industry- except in Mexico (Columbia Journalism Review)

// Aurora Cannabis Q1 Sales Surge 169% to $8.25 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)


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