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Friday, February 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington Regulators: ‘Security Incident’ Caused Cannabis-Tracking Woes (Leafly)

// Baker’s comment on Cannabis Control Commission triggers backlash (Salem News)

// Seattle moves to wipe away old pot possession convictions (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)


Today’s headlines are brought to you by the new podcast ‘Anslinger: The untold cannabis conspiracy’ by Annie Rouse, the new serial series that will explore the life, career, and societal impact of Harry Anslinger, founding father of federal and international drug prohibition and the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. Swing over and subscribe to catch all the latest episodes!


// Publicly-Traded Global Tobacco Company Bets on Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hawaii May Allow Tourists To Buy Medical Marijuana (Civil Beat)

// Bernie Sanders Launches Marijuana Petition (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Crackdown? Marijuana ‘Gifting’ Events Draw The Attention Of D.C. Authorities (WAMU)

// LA pot shop serves 23606 people in first month of legalization (Mashable)

// Why Is it So Hard to Study Pot? (Rolling Stone)

// Trump Pressured Netanyahu to Stop Israeli Cannabis Exports, Reports Say (Leafly)


Check out our other projects:
Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 8, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Visiting Tampa, Jeff Sessions says opioid addicts should ‘tough it out,’ take aspirin (Florida Politics)

// Trump Says He Will Focus On Opioid Law Enforcement Not Treatment (NPR)

// Audit takes regulators to task for failing to monitor marijuana industry (Oregonian)


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// Cory Gardner’s siege of the Justice Department over marijuana enters second month (Denver Post)

// Canaccord Genuity earnings get big boost from marijuana sector (CBC News)

// State Lawmakers Push Marijuana Referendums (Marijuana Moment)

// Fox News Poll: Support for legalizing marijuana hits record high (Fox News)

// Leafly to Begin Excluding Unlicensed California Dispensaries on March 1 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Aspen marijuana shops sold $11.3 million in 2017, topping liquor stores for first time (Aspen Times)

// Vermont Lawmakers Consider A Fast Lane For Erasing Marijuana Misdemeanors From Record (Vermont Public Radio)


Check out our other projects:
Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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

True man of the people and Trump Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnunchin poses with uncut dollars bills with wife Louise Linton, who is very approachable and down-to-earth and not at all a vapid out-of-touch .1%er.

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

// Trump Treasury Secretary Wants Marijuana Money In Banks (Forbes)

// Marijuana-focused credit union gets conditional approval from the Federal Reserve (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana can only go on sale in Canada months after law passed: minister (Reuters)


These headlines are brought to you by the upcoming Emerald Conference! If you’re interested in learning about the latest breakthroughs in marijuana science and technology, then you need to be at the Emerald Conference coming up in San Diego, California February 15-16. Use the discount code “MJToday502018” to save $50 off the cost of registering.


// Washington’s New Cannabis-Tracking Software Is Disrupting the Industry (Leafly)

// Launchpad to Asia’: Cronos pulls veil off Australian joint venture (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Baker API Enables Cannabis Dispensaries to Better Analyze Revenue and Key Data (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Chicago Police Arrested 20,000 Fewer People for Marijuana Possession in 2017 Than In 2007 (Civilized)

// Another Marijuana Amendment Blocked In Congress (Marijuana Moment)

// Sessions Blames Media For Drug Issues And Says Marijuana Isn’t Good For You (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Is The Big Super Bowl Winner (Green Market Report)


Check out our other projects:
Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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

The Virginia State Capitol sits brightly white sandwiched between a bright blue sky and verdant green lawn.

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)


These headlines are brought to you by the upcoming Emerald Conference! If you’re interested in learning about the latest breakthroughs in marijuana science and technology, then you need to be at the Emerald Conference coming up in San Diego, California February 15-16. Use the discount code “MJToday502018” to save $50 off the cost of registering.


// 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)


Check out our other projects:
Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Monday, February 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, February 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oregon’s Top Federal Prosecutor Holds Cannabis Summit (Leafly)

// Canadian Cannabis Companies Correct After Capital Raising Crescendo (Forbes)

// Opening Day For Recreational Marijuana Shops May Be Delayed Again (CBS Boston)


This episode of Marijuana Today Daily is brought to you by our friends over at the Om of Medicine medical marijuana dispensary of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Swing over to OmOfMedicine.org to more about what makes the Om of Medicine so special.


// MedMen Becomes The First Marijuana Unicorn (Green Market Report)

// Medical marijuana sales, caregivers, and patient numbers decline (Portland Press Herald)

// While Some California DAs Are Throwing Out Old Pot Convictions, L.A. County’s Jackie Lacey Takes a Different Path (KTLA 5)

// Canadian medical marijuana firm begins sell-off of U.S. cannabis assets (Cannabist)

// Marijuana sales in Alaska drop for second month in a row (Cannabist (AP))

// Ohio awards contract for medical marijuana customer call center (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Beware Cannabis Companies Aggressively Soliciting Investment (New Cannabis Ventures)


Check out our other projects:
Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Friday, February 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaking at a podium and microphone at an event.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington State Readies Marijuana Lawsuit Against Trump Administration (Marijuana Moment)

// Rob Kampia removed from National Cannabis Industry Association board (Marijuana Business Daily)

// House Fails To Pass Short-Term Moratorium On Retail Marijuana Sales (Maine Public Radio)


Today’s headlines are brought to you by our friends over at Eaze, California’s top one-stop website for legal marijuana delivery. Check out their just-released 2017 State of Cannabis Data Report, which lays out all kinds of helpful insights pulled out from Eaze’s delivery data flow. Eaze first aggregated and anonymized all their 2017 delivery data before drawing out all kinds of helpful bits of wisdom and information. This is a must-read for anyone in the industry.


// MassRoots now headquartered in Denver co-working space, repaying its debt obligations, CEO tells shareholders (Cannabist)

// Aphria Evaluating Divestiture of U.S. Cannabis Assets (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Lawmakers considering ‘SB54-ing’ medical marijuana ballot initiative (updated) (Utah Policy)

// Medical dispensaries argue against wide expansion of ways to get pot (Boston Globe)

// Marijuana shops prep for Super Bowl sales blitz (USA Today)

// Pennsylvania’s second medical marijuana dispensary opens near Pittsburgh (Fox 43)

// Feds May Remove Marijuana Banking Protections, Treasury Department Says (Forbes)


Check out our other projects:
Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

Love these headlines? Love our podcast? Support our work with a financial contribution and become a patron.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 1, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// SF will wipe thousands of marijuana convictions off the books (San Francisco Gate)

// Decimated’ by oversupply Oregon’s wholesale marijuana prices drop to $50 a pound (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Maine Employers Must Ignore Off-Work Marijuana Use Cease Testing Applicants (Lexology )


Today’s headlines are brought to you by our friends over at Eaze, California’s top one-stop website for legal marijuana delivery. Check out their just-released 2017 State of Cannabis Data Report, which lays out all kinds of helpful insights pulled out from Eaze’s delivery data flow. Eaze first aggregated and anonymized all their 2017 delivery data before drawing out all kinds of helpful bits of wisdom and information. This is a must-read for anyone in the industry.


// California Cannabis Growers Are Suing the State Over Legal Loophole for Large Marijuana Farms (Merry Jane)

// Local Colorado officials lead new national coalition challenging Sessions’ Cole Memo moves (Cannabist)

// LePage agrees to delay new, more restrictive medical marijuana rules (Portland Press Herald)

// Harvest One Cannabis Closes Upsized $40.25 Million Financing (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Willie Nelson’s marijuana company raises $12 million for expansion (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Makes Marijuana a Wellness Industry (New Yorker)

// VT lawmakers considering ‘saliva test’ ahead of marijuana legalization (News 10)


Check out our other projects:
Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Vows To ‘Get Much Tougher’ On Drugs In State Of The Union Speech (Marijuana Moment)

// John Chiang offers plan to create a public bank for marijuana businesses (SF Gate)

// High taxes spark sticker shock for cannabis customers in California (Cannifornian)


Today’s headlines are brought to you by MJToday Media, publishers of this podcast, our weekly show “Marijuana Today“, and our daily email newsletter, the MJToday Media Newsfeed. We are hiring! We are looking for someone skilled in business development to come on board and take leadership of our sales department. We’re a small and scrappy startup, so we need someone who is a motivated self-starter capable of building and maintaining sales and marketing campaigns and generally getting things done. This is a full-time paid position with a monthly base and commission. Please email a cover letter and resume to shea@mjtodaymedia.com.


// Maine House Leader suggests delaying cannabis sales another year (Cannabist (AP))

// Cannabis Wheaton acquires Uruguayan hemp CBD producer for $15 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// San Diego reports brisk business during first month of recreational marijuana sales (San Diego Tribune)

// Targeting marijuana industry Boulder venture capital firm launches $50M fund (Denver Business Journal)

// Here’s What a Gram of Cannabis Costs in Cities Around the World (Leafly)

// Scotts’ hydroponics business slowed by ‘bottleneck’ in California’s recreational marijuana industry CEO says (Columbus Business Journal)

// Hydropothecary Raises $149.5 Million Selling Units at $4.00 (New Cannabis Ventures)


Check out our other projects:
Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

An industrial marijuana growhouse is thick with white-haired cannabis plants close to harvest.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Aphria Buys Nuuvera for $670 Million as Pot Deals Heat Up (Bloomberg )

// AutoNation Just Decided to Stop Caring About Pot Smoking (Bloomberg)

// Trump sees ‘carnage’ from America’s drug boom. But major cities are getting safer. (Washington Post)


Today’s headlines are brought to you by MJToday Media, publishers of this podcast, our weekly show “Marijuana Today“, and our daily email newsletter, the MJToday Media Newsfeed. We are hiring! We are looking for someone skilled in business development to come on board and take leadership of our sales department. We’re a small and scrappy startup, so we need someone who is a motivated self-starter capable of building and maintaining sales and marketing campaigns and generally getting things done. This is a full-time paid position with a monthly base and commission. Please email a cover letter and resume to shea@mjtodaymedia.com.


// Arizona lawmakers call for medical marijuana testing; end to ‘Wild West’ mentality (AZ Family)

// 152,000+ Patients Registered In Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Program (Hemp Gazette)

// Two Canadian cannabis producers each look to raise CA$70 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Investing in High Times: Puff or Pass? (Leafly)

// Michigan Marijuana Industrial Park Sells Out 63 Acres (Forbes)

// Senator Claire McCaskill: ‘I Support Medical Marijuana In Missouri’ (Weed News)

// California’s New Cannabis Laws Squeeze Compassionate Care Programs (Forbes)


Check out our other projects:
Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

Love these headlines? Love our podcast? Support our work with a financial contribution and become a patron.

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Monday, January 29, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Joe Kennedy III addresses a crowd at a public event, microphone in hand.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, January 29, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Dems Pick Anti-Marijuana Kennedy For Trump State Of The Union Response (Marijuana Moment)

// Canadian pot companies are worth billions – but is it a bubble ready to burst? (CBC News)

// Marijuana growers install required (and expensive) vaults for security, now the rule is scrapped (Financial Post)


Today’s headlines are brought to you by our friends over at Eaze, California’s top one-stop website for legal marijuana delivery. Check out their just-released 2017 State of Cannabis Data Report, which lays out all kinds of helpful insights pulled out from Eaze’s delivery data flow. Eaze first aggregated and anonymized all their 2017 delivery data before drawing out all kinds of helpful bits of wisdom and information. This is a must-read for anyone in the industry.


// Sessions Blames Legalization Movement For Drug Deaths (Marijuana Moment)

// Hearing for Colorado marijuana operator Sweet Leaf postponed; more arrests (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Marijuana Stores Fear Supply Shortage (Skanner)

// Controversial Portland program uses marijuana and kratom to treat opioid addiction (Portland Press Herald)

// Mexican tourism secretary says legal pot idea was ‘personal’ (SF Gate)

// Democrats’ guests to State of the Union include DACA recipient, medical marijuana patient, hurricane evacuees (Florida Politics)

// Dennis Peron, father of medical marijuana in California, dies at 72 (Guardian)


Check out our other projects:
Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

Love these headlines? Love our podcast? Support our work with a financial contribution and become a patron.

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