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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maine House Passes New Attempt At Rules For Retail Marijuana Market (Maine Public)

// Mormon Church Opposes Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// We Don’t Have The Resources To Police Marijuana Dispensaries,’ Sessions Allegedly Admits To Colorado Governor (Civilized)


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// California reminds marijuana firms temporary licenses set to expire (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Forget the Emerald Triangle. The Central Coast is becoming California’s weed hotspot (Sacramento Bee)

// New rules have Montana marijuana providers testing, labeling (Bozeman Daily Chronicle (AP))

// Massachusetts Is The New Testbed For Cannabis Legalization (Forbes)

// Tour de Dank: Man Bikes 19,000 Miles While Vaping to Disprove Lazy Stoner Myth (Merry Jane)

// Cannabis Delivery Fraudsters Are Popping Up All Over Las Vegas (Leafly)

// Feds Don’t Properly Clean Up After Marijuana Raids, Report Finds (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, April 6, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, April 6, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California testing labs expect marijuana ‘bottleneck’ in July (Marijuana Business Daily)

// High Times Acquires Green Rush Daily In All Stock Deal (Green Market Report)

// Not all Ohio medical marijuana growers dispensaries will open by September deadline to be ‘fully operational,’ state says (Cleveland.com)


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// Raimondo not inclined to take pot dispensary’s offer of budget help (Providence Journal)

// Court: Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Doesn’t Protect Grows on Federal Land (Leafly)

// State denies Deschutes DA sheriff list of pot grow sites (Bend Bulletin)

// Even with rules, investors not applying for Guam’s medical marijuana testing lab (Pacific Daily News)

// Bill allowing medical marijuana to treat chronic pain, PTSD clears Louisiana House committee (Times-Picayune)

// The Standard Will Soon Be Stocking CBD Products In Its Mini Bars (Fresh Toast)

// New York City’s First Lady Says That Weed Should Be Legal: ‘I Loved Marijuana As A Young Person’ (Blavity)


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

A listing of the states and territories still afforded some measure of protection for legal medical marijuana.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congressional Budget Deal Includes Medical Marijuana Protections (Leafly)

// Arkansas judge tosses medical pot growing licensing process (Washington Post (AP))

// This is an industry in crisis.’ High taxes black market threaten pot businesses (Sacramento Bee)


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// Senate Independents Scrambling Ahead Of Crucial Bill C-45 Cannabis Vote (Huffington Post )

// Canadian Cannabis Producer Cronos Group to Raise C$100 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// LARA Listing Of All Michigan Opt-In Communities For MMFLA Program (Weed News)

// In need of new officers, Portland police drop rules against hiring non-citizens, recent pot users (Portland Press Herald)

// Iowa’s first legal marijuana producer gets ready to grow (Des Moines Register)

// Georgia Lt. Gov. Cagle accused of taking revenge over marijuana bill (Politically Georgia)

// Herbert OKs Law to Allow Terminally Ill to Use Marijuana (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana regulators strike licensing compromise (Boston Globe)

// Denver approves first social marijuana license, allowing vaping and edibles in Lincoln Park coffee shop (Denver Post)

// Chart: Canada fueling explosive growth in global marijuana industry funding (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Federal Judge Dismisses Marijuana Lawsuit (Marijuana Moment)

// NYPD under fire for massive racial gap in city’s marijuana arrest (New York Daily News)

// California Democrats Reaffirm Commitment To Legal Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Candidate’ calls for legalizing marijuana, joint in hand (Chicago Sun Times)

// Sorry, Jeff Sessions – Governors Are Moving Ahead with Pot (Rolling Stone)

// Worldwide Spending On Legal Cannabis Will Reach $57 Billion By 2027 According To New Report (Weed News)

// Washington state’s fledgling hemp program gets lifeline from legislators (Marijuana Business Daily)


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

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

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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)


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// 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)


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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)


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// 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)


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Monday, January 15, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, January 15, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canadian cannabis companies ink deals for nearly CA$1B in funding in 10 days (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pa. regulators reverse course; Medical marijuana won’t stop patient gun purchases (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Bipartisan Lawmakers Push For Marijuana Protections In Funding Bill (Marijuana Moment)


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// New Congressional Bill Handcuffs Sessions’s Marijuana Enforcement (Marijuana Moment)

// Colo. congressional members assured by U.S. Attorney they shouldn’t expect marijuana prosecutions to rise (Cannabist )

// Suburban 6th-grader will be allowed to use medical marijuana in school – for now (Chicago Tribune)

// Worcester Police: Feds on their own in pot-biz busts (Telegram)

// Blumenauer blasts Oregon U.S. Attorney on pot stance (KGW NBC)

// Lawmakers propose new panel to integrate Maine’s medical recreational marijuana programs (Portland Press Herald)

// Vermont Gov. Scott confirms he will sign marijuana legalization bill (Cannabist (AP))


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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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