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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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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Five companies picked to grow medical cannabis in Arkansas (Marijuana Business Daily)

// N.J. to decide if weed should be taken off list of most dangerous drugs (NJ.com)

// With Recreational Pot Coming, Cannabis Panel Sets Policy To Ensure Supply For Medical Patients (WBUR )


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// Canada Seems Ready to Break Three International Treaties to Legalize Cannabis (Leafly)

// Bill licensing marijuana ‘tasting rooms’ introduced in Colorado legislature (Cannabist)

// Bill expanding medical marijuana licenses advances (Delmarva Now)

// Oakland Searches for ‘Sweet Spot’ with Cannabis Tax Rates (East Bay Express)

// U.S. Territories Could Legalize Marijuana Soon (Marijuana Moment)

// TV Anchor Discloses Medical Marijuana Involvement In Emotional On-Air Statement (Marijuana Moment)

// Man arrested on six charges four days after publicly criticizing Etowah County sheriff (AL.com)


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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.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bills approving marijuana oil pass Va. General Assembly (WTOP)

// Colorado considering dismissing non-violent marijuana convictions: Gov. Hickenlooper (Cannabist)

// Aurora Cannabis Invests $103.5 Million for 19% Stake in Liquor Stores N.A. (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// BC Cannabis Regulations: What You Need to Know (Leafly)

// After Seeing an Anti-Marijuana Website, Someone Made a Pro-Cannabis Site with an Almost Identical URL (Civilized)

// Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: Arizona’s massive medical marijuana market keeps growing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senate joins House in passing Indiana cannabis oil bill (Bellingham Herald (AP) )

// Oakland Asks District Attorney to Investigate Alleged Bribes by Cannabis Lobbyist (East Bay Express )

// Pueblo County pot scholarships enter third year (Pueblo Chieftain)


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Monday, November 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, November 20, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// 3 medical marijuana titans team on ‘epic’ partnership to serve global market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medical marijuana caregivers: New rules not as bad as expected (Portland Press Herald)

// Pro-Marijuana Group Will Host First Debate for Governor’s Race in Connecticut (Civilized)


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// Study Finds Alcohol 10 Times More Deadly Than Cannabis on the Road (Leafly)

// Republicans Block Marijuana Banking Measure (Marijuana Moment)

// California has message for the state’s new legal pot industry: Pay your taxes (LA Times)

// Oakland reviewing 255 permit applications to cultivate deliver cannabis (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Some Massachusetts towns going to pot after all (WBUR (AP))

// Oregon cannabis firm is shuttered for interstate transport (Marijuana Business Daily)

// District Attorney Is ‘Changing Focus’ on Marijuana Enforcement (Voices of San Diego)


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Friday, October 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, October 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump speaks out on drugs: ‘they’re bad’ (Washington Post)

// Sessions ‘Can’t Comment’ On Rumors Of Marijuana Crackdown Plans (Forbes)

// Insys Founder Arrested Charged with Racketeering (Leafly)


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// BioTrack THC Shares Plan to Minimize Disruption to Washington Cannabis Industry Caused by MJ Freeway Delay (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New Jersey Medical Marijuana: Panel OKs 5 New Conditions (Patch)

// A Well-Kept Secret: How Vets And Their Doctors Are Getting Around The VA’s Medical Marijuana Policy (Task Purpose)

// Distribution emerging as important cog in California’s marijuana supply chain (Marijuana Business Daily)

// SF looks to Oakland as it plans to regulate recreational pot sales (San Francisco Chronicle)

// South Carolina Congressman Co-Sponsors Cannabis Business Bill (Leafly)

// 420 License Plate for Vermont’s Former Attorney General (Marijuana.com)


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Thursday, August 3, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, August 3, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Pot Laced With Pesticides Forces States to Act as EPA Stays Away (Bloomberg Politics)

// Maine lawmakers propose limits on marijuana home growing (Portland Press Herald)

// Casino Industry Wants Clarity On Marijuana Rules (MassRoots)


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// The Haymaker: Why Is Jeff Sessions Hiding His Task Force? (Leafly)

// Scotts Miracle-Gro eyes global leadership position in hydroponics sector (Cannabist)

// Oakland test-drives marijuana permit program aimed at those affected by War on Drugs (Cannafornian)

// DEA Chief Instructs Agents to Ignore Trump’s Call to Use Increased Force Against Suspects (Merry Jane)

// Pot performance: Canadian sports committee to de-mystify cannabis rules for elite athletes (Metro News)

// Alaska’s marijuana industry is enjoying a summer boom (Juneau Empire)

// An Oregon Couple Raced to Open a Pot Shop in the Path of the Eclipse. But They’re Stuck Waiting for the OLCC. (Willamette Week)


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The green forested spread of New Hampshire sprawls across a thin meandering line of lake as the sky boils with grey clouds above.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Hampshire Just Decriminalized Cannabis Possession (Leafly)

// Recreational weed sales begin tomorrow at Uruguay’s pharmacies (Cannabist)

// No replacement winners if PA revokes a medical marijuana permit (Elevated Nation)


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// Congressman Running For Sessions’s Senate Seat Backs Medical Marijuana (MassRoots)

// Treasurer has ‘no idea’ if pot shops can open by July 2018 (Lowell Sun)

// Oklahoma DA protests ruling to return pipes and papers to head shop (Cannabist)

// Marijuana advocacy group Drug Policy Alliance hires director (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Democrats say Gov. Scott Walker accepted donation from marijuana trade group (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

// A Canadian marijuana growth strategy: Q&A with Canopy CEO Bruce Linton (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Can Oakland Help Solve the Weed Industry’s Diversity Problem? (Rolling Stone)


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