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Monday, January 8, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, January 8, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado congressional members developing plan for federal marijuana protections (Cannabist)

// Canopy adds 1.7 million square feet of marijuana greenhouse space in B.C. (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Legal Recreational Adult-Use Pot Sales Finally Begin in San Francisco (KQED)


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// Aurora Cannabis to Issue $200 Million 5% Convertible Notes (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Aurora to buy 17.6% stake in organic pot grower for $55M (BNN)

// Arizona law expected to protect medical-pot users from feds (Tucson.com)

// Lawmaker’s Bill Helps Kids Prescribed Medical Marijuana (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Despite DOJ Move Louisiana Moving Ahead With Medical Pot (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Critics said this ad promoted drug use. Now the state of California has pulled it (Sacramento Bee)

// Sessions’s unwise move on marijuana may backfire (Washington Post )


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Friday, January 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, January 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lawmakers React To Sessions Anti-Marijuana Move (Marijuana Moment)

// Vt. House gives marijuana bill a clear path to governor’s desk (The Hill)

// Pennsylvania Gives Approval to First Medical Pot Dispensary (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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// Following shift in federal policy, Alaska Marijuana Control Board Chair resigns (KTUU 2 NBC)

// Maine accepting applications for industrial hemp licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Oklahoma Governor Sets June Election for Medical Marijuana (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Pot Stocks Plunge on Report U.S. to Rescind Expansion Policy (Bloomberg)

// Aurora Nordic Cannabis Denmark Facility Targets 120 Million Grams Annual Production (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Rebecca Johnson says legalizing medical marijuana will stop Kentucky’s opioid crisis (Louisville Courier-Journal)

// As Vets Demand Cannabis for PTSD, Science Races to Unlock Its Secrets (Scientific American)


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Thursday, January 4, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, January 4, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sessions To Rescind Memo On State Marijuana Laws (Marijuana Moment)

// Thursday’s House Vote On Marijuana Legalization Is First Big Vote Of 2018 Session (Vermont Public Radio)

// Marijuana board issues consumer alert amid testing issues (Alaska Journal of Commerce)


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// First glitch in California cannabis sales: Computer tracking system not up yet (Cannabist (AP))

// Delay in Washington state’s marijuana seed-to-sale system causes diversion concerns (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Connecticut seeks to add 3 medical marijuana dispensaries, totaling 12 (New Haven Register)

// Wolf: ‘We Won’t Take Guns Away’ From Medical Marijuana Users (WESA)

// Jeff Sessions’ Marijuana Adviser Wants Doctors to Drug-Test Everyone (Daily Beast)

// Anderson Cooper Defends Anchor’s Marijuana Joint on CNN NYE (Hollywood Reporter)

// Ex-Cops Are Cashing in on Cannabis. Is That Okay? (Leafly)


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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// How a Maryland bank is quietly solving the marijuana industry’s cash problem (Washington Post)

// 63 arrested for marijuana possession at party in Georgia (Cannabist (AP))

// Recreational Marijuana Use Is Now Legal in California. Here Come the Ads (Ad Week)


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// Alaska reports dip in marijuana tax revenue in latest report (News Tribune (AP))

// Big Week For Marijuana In State Capitols (Marijuana Moment)

// Mike Tyson Preparing to Revolutionize Marijuana Industry, Breaks Ground on ‘Tyson Ranch’ (Blast)

// Will Michigan Legalize Marijuana In 2018? A Vote Is Likely (CBS Detroit)

// Cronos signs deal to secure CA$30 million for marijuana R&D (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Carson City dispensaries open for recreational marijuana sales (Nevada Appeal)

// Water access poses big risk for many hemp growers in 2018 (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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

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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 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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Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// V.A. Issues New Medical Marijuana Policy For Military Veterans (Forbes)

// VA refutes rumors of a new policy on medical marijuana (Air Force Times)

// Many cannabis users aren’t convinced that marijuana causes impaired driving: survey (National Post )


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// Commission explores tax issues related to recreational marijuana legalization (WMUR )

// Pennsylvania Approves Two More Medical Marijuana Production Facilities (Weed News)

// Trudeau says cannabis will become legal ‘next summer,’ not July 1 (CTV News)

// Will wholesale cannabis slide to $500 a pound in California’s regulated recreational market? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// As Marijuana Industry Grows Workers Begin to Unionize (KQED )

// Top state medical official: Mothers using marijuana should still breastfeed (Webcenter 11 NBC)

// Shake-up at National Cannabis Industry Association (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canadians consumed C$5 billion to C$6.2 billion in cannabis in 2015: study (Reuters)

// Senior Senate Dem Signs Bill To Punish States With Bad Marijuana Laws (Marijuana Moment)

// Legal or not, cannabis takes a toll on Northern California watersheds (KALW Public Radio)


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// California Goes Legal: These Stores & Cities Are Set to Open Jan. 1, 2018 (Leafly)

// Indigenous Cannabis: Revitalizing First-Nation Economies Through Legalization (Leafly )

// Even Without the Rider That Protects Medical Marijuana, a Pot Crackdown Is Unlikely (Reason)

// Chart: Regulatory framework in place for Michigan medical marijuana businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// How One Machine Can Change Colorado Hemp Farming (Westword)

// Cannabis activists Marc and Jodie Emery plead guilty to drug-related charges (Toronto Star)

// Op-ed: Denver should re-think the overly strict rules for social marijuana venues (Cannabist)


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Monday, December 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, December 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sweet Leaf Raids Casts Shadow Over Pot Industry (Westword)

// Fairbanks cannabis edibles maker has license revoked fined $500,000 (Anchorage Daily News)

// California’s new pot rules violate the promise to small farmers (Los Angeles Times)


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// Taxes on wholesale marijuana frustrate Alaska growers (Daily News-Miner)

// Sen. Orrin Hatch slams ‘regulatory acrobatics’ needed for cannabis research (Deseret News)

// 6 doctors have submitted medical marijuana applications in La. (Times-Pucayune)

// Burners beware: California pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted (San Francisco Gate)

// Convicted of a marijuana crime in California? It might go away, thanks to legal pot. (Washington Post)

// Tripp Keber resigns as CEO of marijuana edibles powerhouse Dixie Brands for new role (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Some Colorado police chiefs and sheriffs shift attitudes toward recruits’ past marijuana use (Denver Post)


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