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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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Friday, February 16, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 16, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Latest: Senate confirms head of Justice Department unit (Washington Post)

// Senate deal to vote on pot bill on June 7 means no actual sales before August (CTV News)

// Canadian Health Insurer Announces Groundbreaking Medical Cannabis Plan (Leafly)


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// Proceed with caution,’ Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey tells marijuana regulators (Mass Live)

// Philadelphia DA drops 50 marijuana possession cases (Cannabist)

// Utah House Passes Two Cannabis Bills for Terminally Ill, Advocates Skeptical (Marijuana.com)

// Feds working on new marijuana banking guidance, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin tells Congress (Cannabist)

// North Dakota Chooses System for Medical Marijuana Program (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Marijuana producer working with Corona on cannabis-infused beverages (Times-Colonist)

// Ohio says error inadvertently excluded marijuana grower (Seattle Times (AP))


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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)


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// 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)


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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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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Massachusetts legislative leaders worried about federal marijuana policy’s impact on businesses (Mass Live)

// Random Testing, Million-Dollar Fines: Canada’s Cannabis Pesticide Crackdown (Leafly)

// Kansas Official Goes 100% Racist to Defend Cannabis Prohibition (Leafly)


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// Hydropothecary to Raise $100 Million Selling Units at $4.00 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Saskatchewan Will Have Privately Owned Cannabis Dispensaries (Marijuana.com)

// Sandoval wants Nevada to follow Colorado plan on marijuana (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// New Pew poll: Support for marijuana legalization inches up among Americans (Cannabist)

// Canadian cannabis companies with US operations must disclose risks (Marijuana Business Daily)

// In the Fight Over LA Weekly, Cannabis Companies Are Caught in the Middle (Leafly)

// How Legalization Is Already Hurting California’s Small Pot Farmers (Rolling Stone)


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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Government Shutdown Could Allow Sessions To Launch Marijuana Crackdown (Forbes)

// Who’s buying pot in Nevada? More than a quarter of adults, according to survey (Nevada Independent)

// Michigan Releases Medical Cannabis Emergency Administrative Rules (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Aphria to Supply Shoppers Drug Mart with Medical Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Massachusetts Medical Society develops medical marijuana curriculum (Mass Live)

// GW Pharmaceuticals Says 2018 ‘A Pivotal Year’ (Green Market Report)

// Oklahoma Governor Plans to Set Medical Marijuana Ballot Date (Leafly (AP))

// L.A. lawmakers are close to setting ground rules for marijuana industry (Los Angeles Times)

// Feds willing to share pot tax (Castanet (Canadian Press))

// The Insane World of Vintage Anti-Marijuana PSAs (KQED)


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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana activist and lawyer Shaleen Title was just named to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Shaleen Title On The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Is A VERY Big Deal (Weed News)

// Trump’s new drug czar nominee once said drug users belong in a ‘hospital-slash-prison’ (Vox)

// How legalization caused the price of marijuana to collapse (Washington Post)


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// Chart: Minorities occupy 17% of executive positions in marijuana industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Legal recreational marijuana likely to be in short supply, experts say (Mass Live)

// Oregon’s legalization quickly cut Washington border pot sales (Around the O)

// Major roadblock to medical marijuana in Ohio solved? College steps up to test cannabis (Cincinnati.com)

// Rep. Allen Peake Pledges to Continue Medical Marijuana Fight (Flag Pole)

// Maricann Revises Annual Sales Forecast to $4.3mm After Windstorm (New Cannabis Ventures)

// California is about to open its first legal cannabis shops, and it’s posing a huge problem for local pot farms (Independent)


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Monday, August 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, August 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Desperate MassRoots Overpays for CannaRegs (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Denver Post launches series examining effects of marijuana legalization in Colorado (Denver Post)

// White House anti-drug office asks Mass. for medical marijuana data (Boston Globe)


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// Canada’s Cronos secures $32M for big indoor marijuana facility (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Big-name investors pour millions into marijuana – both medicinal and not (Stat)

// Safe Harbor gives mother access to medical marijuana for sick child until Pa.’s program gets up and running (Penn Live)

// Baltimore readies for 11 medical marijuana businesses to open (Baltimore Sun)

// New Think Tank Report Details How Far Cannabis in America Has Come Over the Past Few Decades (Merry Jane)

// ‘Disjointed’, ‘Bojack Horseman’ Get Their Own Branded Weed for Netflix Pop-Up (Variety)

// Reno businesses cash in on Burning Man (My News 4)


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Monday, August 14, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, August 14, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge Halts Nevada Marijuana Regulators’ Licensing Move (New York Times)

// ‘Bottleneck’ temporarily closes pot dispensary (Maui News)

// Ready or not, Maryland marijuana firms face big deadline (Baltimore Sun)


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// What Happened to Illinois’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board? (Chicago Magazine)

// Growers worry Ohio will miss deadline for medical marijuana (Columbus Dispatch)

// Medical marijuana registry has nearly doubled since beginning of the year (Billings Gazette)

// Judge Halts Feds’ Cannabis Case, Citing Rohrabacher-Blumenauer (Leafly)

// Advisory panel asks county to look at legality of pot consumption lounges (Las Vegas Sun)

// Wyoming to the world: Come for the eclipse, but leave your weed at home (Cannabist)

// Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries Anticipate Eclipse Sales Spike (The News-Review)


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Friday, July 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, July 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Feds Hold Secret Marijuana Meetings In Colorado (MassRoots)

// Canadian provinces may seek delay in recreational cannabis rollout (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Long Lines $1.30 Grams Mark Uruguay’s Legal Cannabis Debut (Leafly (AP))


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// Michigan companies can’t fill jobs because too many people can’t pass a drug test (Crain’s Detroit Business)

// Drug-testing companies can’t find workers (Boulder Weekly)

// Raid on Los Angeles marijuana grow has Teamsters up in arms (Marijuana Business Daily)

// DOH may certify Hawaii’s first medical marijuana testing lab soon (Hawaii News Now)

// A look at Denver’s Levitt Pavilion funded in part by $250,000 donation from marijuana companies (Cannabist)

// Sessions has no plans to resign despite Trump rebuke (Cannabist)

// Senator Nelson Resubmits Medical Marijuana Bill In Face Of Federal Government Crackdown (Virginia Islands Consortium)


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