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Friday, May 25, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, May 25, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Gov. Gary Herbert says ‘let’s have the debate’ and vote on medical marijuana (Salt Lake Tribune)

// Lawmaker seeks to ease taxes on groups that give free medical cannabis (San Francisco Chronicle)

// City’s ruling may set up clash between Weedmaps execs, California marijuana agency (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Florida Man Dies From A Vape Pen Explosion (Herb)

// Recreational pot vendors don’t need to keep your personal info. But they do anyway (Fresno Bee)

// Illinois House considers using marijuana to fight opioids (Charlotte Observer)

// Cannabis Legalization Is Shaking Up America’s Glass Market (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth becomes first plant-touching cannabis company on NYSE; shares fall (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Control Board newest member announced (Web Center 11 NBC)

// Pa. marijuana dispensaries join Michigan pain study (Philadelphia Inquirer)


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Trump administration has found a new way to crack down on legal weed (CNBC)

// Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of licenses after illegal sales scheme hearing officer rules (Cannabist)

// Enjoy Lauryn Hill, because Sacramento’s marijuana music festival may not have marijuana (Sacramento Bee)


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// State gives marijuana businesses more time for compliance (Orange County Register)

// Nancy Pelosi Suggests Marijuana And Yoga As Opioid Alternatives (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical marijuana may help combat the opioid crisis. But there are better solutions. (Vox)

// Alaska Legislature urges feds to rethink marijuana stance (SF Gate (AP))

// Proponents of Idaho medical marijuana ballot initiative abandon effort (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Montana medical marijuana patient counts skyrocket in revived program (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Illegal exports of Canadian cannabis products top CA$1 billion in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Friday, April 27, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A bright green hemp plant grows under sunlight with just the beginnings of buds starting to show.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, April 27, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mitch McConnell Aims To Attach Hemp Legalization To Farm Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan voters will decide on marijuana legalization (The Hill)

// People with opioid prescriptions could get medical marijuana instead under Illinois Senate plan (Chicago Tribune)


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// Sessions: States Can Make ‘Own Decision’ About Marijuana, But Remain At Risk (Marijuana Moment)

// Americans support federal bill to shield legal cannabis states: new poll (Cannabist (AP))

// British Columbia Announces New Cannabis Guidelines (Leafly)

// Vermont Lawmakers Push To Expand Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Could medical marijuana take the place of opioids for acute pain? Colorado may let doctors try it. (Denver Post)

// Why N.J. legal weed plan went off the rails and how it can be saved (NJ.com)

// DC’s Cannabis Confusion Could Be Solved by Maryland Voters (Leafly)


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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A grid of 121 pale yellow painkiller pills sits evenly spaced out against a blue Lego plate background.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions (New York Times (AP))

// Main bank for Illinois’ medical marijuana industry is pulling out, leaving some operators to deal in cash (Chicago Tribune)

// Weed Is Serious Business for Canada’s Go-To Pot Banker (Bloomberg)


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// Chart: Medical marijuana patient counts sales tumble in Maine (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pizza, Pad Thai, and Pot: Home Delivery of Marijuana Is Legal in These States (Pew Trusts)

// The top 8 anti-pot politicians up for re-election this year (Herb)

// Micro-Security for Micro-Processors in Canada: Fair or Foul? (Leafly)

// More uncertainty as medical cannabis bill heads to state Senate for first time (WKRN)

// Utah Medical Association accuses medical marijuana campaign of misleading voters into supporting initiative (Salt Lake Tribune)

// VERIFY: Is Rep. Allen Peake violating cannabis law? (WMAZ)


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Friday, March 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, March 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin in administration’s latest shake-up (Cannabist)

// Canadian firm acquires three California marijuana companies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// German court hits brakes on medical cannabis cultivation plan (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Gov. Herbert says he will oppose medical marijuana ballot initiative (Fox 13 Salt Lake City)

// Berkeley Cuts Taxes On Marijuana To Compete With Black Market (CBS SF Bay Area)

// Virginia Governor Renews Marijuana Decriminalization Pledge (Marijuana Moment)

// State Treasurers Want Marijuana Meeting With Sessions (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan orders 210 marijuana shops to close (Crain’s Detroit Business (AP))

// Could IRS policy change strip marijuana trade associations of tax exemption? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Daily cannabis use could delay at-risk youth from moving to higher risk drug use: study (Globe and Mail)


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Thursday, March 29, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 29, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical Cannabis Survives Another Vote After Patients Tell Tennessee Lawmakers Their Stories (Nashville Public Radio)

// D.C. lawmakers accept weed from activists as conflict over murky marijuana laws continues (Washington Post)

// Will Cannabis Employees Finally Be Allowed to Get Free Samples? (Westword)


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// Lawmakers Want Research On Medical Marijuana For Veterans (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical marijuana business bids backing up: Michigan adds more licensing meetings (Detroit Free Press)

// Industrial hemp bill clears Kansas House (KWCH)

// Indiana Excise Police dismiss ‘ridiculous’ marijuana citations against dozens of stores (WTHR 13 NBC)

// GrowGeneration Generates $14.4 Million Revenue in 2017 and Projects $37 Million in 2018 (New Cannabis Ventures )

// Third Recreational Marijuana Bill Up For Hearing Includes Substance Abuse Treatment Prevention Programs (Hartford Courant)

// Could state lawmakers pave the way for medical marijuana to treat opioid addiction? (AZ Family)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, March 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Liberals’ plan to legalize marijuana by midsummer passes first hurdle in the Senate (Toronto Star)

// Colorado lawmakers fail in bid to shield recreational marijuana from feds (Cannabist)

// Kellyanne Conway on avoiding opioids: Eat the ice cream, have the french fries (Market Watch)


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// New Sessions memo pushes death penalty for big drug dealers. That could include legal marijuana business owners. (Cannabist)

// Doctors — not politicians — should decide who gets medical marijuana N.J. panel says (NJ.com)

// A medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland banned patients for online complaints (Washington Post)

// Indiana approves CBD for all, ending months of retailer confusion (Marijuana Business Daily)

// N.H. House punts on marijuana legalization; opts for further study (Concord Monitor)

// HHS Secretary Pushes New Weed Scare Tactic: ‘Marijuana Laced With Fentanyl’ (Huffington Post)

// Feds revoke cannabis business owner’s airport security clearance (Marijuana Business Daily)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Death Penalty for Drugs? Trump Makes the Loser’s Choice in Opioid Fight (Leafly)

// MedMen, Cronos Group Create Powerhouse In Joint Venture (Green Market Report)

// Canadians support strict restrictions on pot packaging: Health Canada (Vancouver Sun)


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// Legislation Would Create Marijuana ‘Lounges’ and Dispensaries Across State (Hartford Courant)

// MedReleaf Signs German Medical Cannabis Distribution Agreement (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New York Lawmakers Divided On Marijuana Legalization Study Proposal (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: Hawaii medical cannabis patient count climbs 33% in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medical Marijuana Advocates Fuming Over Georgia PTSD Bill (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Crucial R.I. pot legislation to get scrutiny (Providence Journal)

// State Senate votes to let Marylanders possess more marijuana but prohibit smoking in cars (Baltimore Sun)


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// In another step towards opening retail marijuana shops, Massachusetts regulators sign off on rules for pot industry (Mass Live)

// The New Politics Of Marijuana Are Emerging In Illinois (Marijuana Moment)

// Pa. governor’s panel recommends sale of smokable marijuana (Philadelphia Inquirer)


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// Sonoma DA To Clear Nearly 3,000 Marijuana-Related Convictions (CBS SF Bay Area)

// Canopy Growth Potential Acquirer of Spanish Pharmaceutical Company Alcaliber (New Cannabis Ventures )

// Founder of Green Man Cannabis plans massive Colorado expansion (Summit Daily)

// Board Wants More Testimony Before Vote on Allowing Medical Marijuana for Opiate Withdrawal (NBC Connecticut)

// Georgia to federal government: ease legal restrictions on marijuana study (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

// Idaho Senate vacates vote that killed CBD legalization bill for open meeting law violation (Cannabist (AP))

// Man arrested after criticizing Etowah sheriff released from jail, to attend drug court (AL.com)


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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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