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

A large glass jar of medical cannabis labeled as 'orange guava' sits on a dispensary's shelf.

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

// Medical Cannabis Laws Don’t Increase Teen Marijuana Use, Another Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Launch of cannabis beverages in Canada could be ‘big business’ for alcohol Goliath (Cannabist)

// Bill would bar Ohio medical marijuana grows during audit of state scoring process (Cleveland.com)


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// Two out of 16 Eugene marijuana shops sell to minors, marking an improvement in the second OLCC compliance check (Register-Guard)

// Oakland pot dispensary takes stand against Hershey’s trademark infringement accusations (ABC 7)

// Marijuana amnesty boxes set up at airport in Las Vegas (Cannabist (AP))

// California Today: After Legalization, Dr. Dre’s ‘Weed Man’ Is Thriving (NY Times)

// No weed allowed at Denver 420 Fest (Brooklyn Vegan)

// No cannabis events or sales at O.C. fairgrounds, board rules (Los Angeles Times)

// Georgia Medical Marijuana Advocate Won’t Run for Re-Election (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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Thursday, February 22, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Ohio auditor: It’s too late to ‘pause’ medical marijuana program rollout (Cleveland.com)

// Committee’s marijuana regulation bill omits licensing of social clubs (Portland Press Herald)

// Pot board members say retail sales could be delayed (Gloucester Times)


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// Alameda County DA Says Plan Would Reduce Dismiss Marijuana Convictions (East County Today )

// Fresno County DA not following other prosecutors in proactive cannabis case dismissals (KFSN 30 ABC)

// Ontario opens door to suppliers of all sizes in what will be Canada’s biggest marijuana market (Financial Post)

// Illinois voters could be asked in November about legalizing marijuana (Chicago Tribune)

// Bay Area senator wants license suspensions for teen drivers with any pot in system (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Saliva Testing Round II: Second House panel weighs legal challenges (VT Digger)

// Top cannabis regulator: Massachusetts should consider government-run bank for pot companies (Boston Globe)


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Suit seeks to invalidate Ohio medical marijuana licenses (Columbus Dispatch)

// Despite limited product offerings, Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana sales start strong (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medical marijuana patients worried about shortages when legal recreational sales begin (Mass Live)


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// West Virginia Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed By Congressional Candidate (Marijuana Moment)

// Where can you light up if N.J. legalizes weed? Here’s one politician’s plan (NJ.com)

// Bill would reduce Alabama penalty for marijuana possession (AL.com)

// Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana Reigniting Debate In Maryland (CBS Baltimore)

// Cannabis Control Commission approves licensing and ‘seed to sale’ software contracts (WWLP)

// UK Parliament To Debate Medical Marijuana Bill This Week (Marijuana Moment)

// The Grow-Off’s Mystery Strain Leaked, but Competition Continues (Denver Westword)


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Report: 99% of California Cannabis Growers Are Still Unlicensed (Leafly)

// 15 Companies Take 10% of Initial California Cannabis Licenses (New Cannabis Ventures)

// VA Admits It ‘Can Look At Marijuana As An Option For Treating Veterans’ (Marijuana Moment)


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// Colorado’s Most Anti-Pot Newspaper Launches New Attack on Marijuana (Westword)

// Colorado Transportation Officials ‘Taking The Year Off’ To Reevaluate High Driving Messaging Efforts (KUNC)

// Nearly 4 Percent Of Denver’s Electricity Is Now Devoted To Marijuana (Colorado Public Radio)

// Chart: More dispensaries in Massachusetts drive medical marijuana sales, patient counts higher (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis businesses and political clout are growing (Daily Democrat)

// Indiana appeals court rules that admitting past marijuana possession during traffic stop justifies canine vehicle search (Kokomo Perspective)

// NBA Players Push League To Allow Medical Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)


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

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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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Friday, February 16, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 16, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Latest: Senate confirms head of Justice Department unit (Washington Post)

// Senate deal to vote on pot bill on June 7 means no actual sales before August (CTV News)

// Canadian Health Insurer Announces Groundbreaking Medical Cannabis Plan (Leafly)


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// Proceed with caution,’ Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey tells marijuana regulators (Mass Live)

// Philadelphia DA drops 50 marijuana possession cases (Cannabist)

// Utah House Passes Two Cannabis Bills for Terminally Ill, Advocates Skeptical (Marijuana.com)

// Feds working on new marijuana banking guidance, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin tells Congress (Cannabist)

// North Dakota Chooses System for Medical Marijuana Program (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Marijuana producer working with Corona on cannabis-infused beverages (Times-Colonist)

// Ohio says error inadvertently excluded marijuana grower (Seattle Times (AP))


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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)


Check out the newly released 2017 State of Cannabis Data Report from our friends over at Eaze! They first aggregated and anonymized the sales data flowing through their online sales platform (an order every ten seconds in 2017!) before they pulled out all sorts of useful bits of wisdom and information for you and other industry professionals. Pop over and check out this must-read resource!


// 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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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Wolf Administration Unveils When and Where Medical Marijuana Will be Available to Patients (Marijuana Industry News)

// Sen. Cory Gardner stands ground on marijuana against Jeff Sessions’ taunts (Colorado Springs Gazette)

// Protect Marijuana From Jeff Sessions, GOP & Dem Senators Ask Leaders (Marijuana Moment)


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// Federal Courts Hear Major Marijuana Cases This Week (Marijuana Moment)

// Gov. Deal Opposes Medical Marijuana Cultivation in Georgia (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Detroit issues moratorium on new medical marijuana licenses (Detroit Free Press)

// When Vermont’s General Fund Needed More Money, Lawmakers Raided The Medical Marijuana Program (Vermont Public Radio)

// Can Olympic Athletes Use Cannabis? Officially No, But… (Leafly)

// Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program is Suffering (Marijuana.com)

// Kush Bottles Raises $6 Million from Merida Capital Partners to Fund East Coast Expansion (New Cannabis Ventures)


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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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Monday, February 12, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, February 12, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington pot industry faces major setback after delivery routes, vehicle data hacked (Spokesman-Review)

// Jim Carroll Tapped as Trump’s Drug Czar (Leafly)

// Illinois Appeals Adding ‘Pain’ as Medical Marijuana Qualifier (Leafly)


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// Prosecutors ask Massachusetts marijuana regulators to hold off on cannabis cafes home delivery (Cannabist (AP))

// Warning of high power costs of marijuana, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration recommends energy standards (MassLive)

// Colorado marijuana sales hit $1.5 billion in 2017 (Cannabist)

// LCBO chooses Shopify to run online cannabis sales; more pot retail news expected (Financial Post)

// Loophole could allow private members-only pot clubs anywhere (Boston Herald)

// Canada’s marijuana heavyweights set sights on the ultimate prize: Conquering the world (Financial Post)

// Proposal for Denver’s first cannabis club takes early steps (Denverite)


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