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Monday, April 15, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Boston Massachusetts is seen from the water in a cloudy and unsaturated light.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, April 15, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mass. marijuana industry in mostly corporate and white. Inside one Boston battle to change that (Boston Globe)

// Maryland cannabis regulators tell dispensaries they need to open by Sept. 30 or else (Baltimore Sun)

// Teagan Appleby to have confiscated medical cannabis returned (Guardian)


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// Legalization led to people trying cannabis for the first time ever (CTV News)

// Ontario Cannabis Store expects CA$25 million loss despite monopoly advantage (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Mile High Labs Raises $65MM to Purchase Mountains of Hemp (New Cannabis Ventures)

// California Might Require 1 Dispensary for 4 Alcohol-Serving Businesses (Weedmaps (AP))

// Inability To Ship Across State Lines Hurts Cannabis Businesses, Especially Small Operators (Forbes)

// Groups with more pot arrests may get edge in Michigan’s legalized industry (Detroit News)

// Ontario’s new licence plate slogan sounds suspiciously weedy (Georgia Straight)


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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Florida dies without a hearing (Orlando Weekly)

// UK Cops Will Stop Arresting People for Weed (Merry Jane)

// In Massachusetts, people of color are the first to get arrested for marijuana – and the last to be licensed (Boston Globe)


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// Another Committee Approves Legalized Pot In Conn. (WNPR Connecticut Public Radio)

// Cannabis Enters the Kentucky Governor’s Race (Leafly (AP))

// British Columbia opens agricultural grants to cannabis companies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New data shows record-breaking number of New Mexicans using medical marijuana (KRQE)

// Nova Scotia Woman Plans Constitutional Challenge of Roadside Cannabis Test (Leafly (Canadian Press))

// How Cannabis Legalization Sparked Beto O’Rourke’s Presidential Bid (Leafly )

// Senators Eye Oregon as ‘Tip of the Spear’ for Interstate Marijuana Sales (Weed Maps (AP))


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Monday, May 7, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, May 7, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Missouri Groups Deliver Signatures For Medical Marijuana Ballot Measures (Marijuana Moment)

// Can the Mass. marijuana industry help heal communities devastated by the War on Drugs? (Boston Globe)

// Does Bernie Sanders Support Legalizing All Drugs? (Marijuana Moment)


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// Legalizing Hemp Brings Schumer And McConnell Together (Forbes)

// Blumenauer blisters SBA over new cannabis guidelines (KOIN 6 CBS)

// Marijuana edibles to be held to similar production standards as other foods (WFLA 8 NBC)

// Concerns grow that British Columbia may lowball cannabis growers for supplies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Some Montana medical marijuana providers are raising concerns over new rules (KRTV 3)

// Medical marijuana dispensary on Capitol Hill forced to shut down temporarily (Washington Post)

// California Assemblyman Shares Vape Pen With Melissa Etheridge (Leafly)


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

A bright green marijuana plants sits under lights close to harvest.

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, November 13, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A red Canadian pot leaf flag waves in the sunlight as activists march in parade.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, November 13, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Proposed Medical Marijuana Tax Angers Patients (Huffington Post)

// Cuomo signs bill expanding medical marijuana to PTSD patients (WBFO)

// Bill Could Boost Minorities’ Stake as Medical Cannabis Nears (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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// Government still can’t say when legal pot goes on sale in Canada (CBC News)

// Alberta to hand marijuana sales to private sector (Marijuana Business Daily)

// More than half of Colorado marijuana users think it’s OK to drive high, CDOT says. Changing that could be an uphill battle (Summit Daily)

// New Report Highlights Alarming Racial Disparities In Buffalo’s Marijuana Arrests (Weed News)

// Wisconsin hemp law advances to governor’s desk (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Las Vegas gets a marijuana drive-thru touted as first of its kind in the country (Las Vegas Sun)

// The Cannabis Industry Has Had Explosive Growth in Business Expos and It Isn’t Slowing Down (Entrepreneur)


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Drug Industry’s Triumph Over the DEA (Washington Post)

// MassRoots Board Removes CEO Isaac Dietrich (Forbes)

// Black Adults Are 7 Times More Likely to Be Arrested for Pot Than White Adults in Philadelphia Suburbs (NBC Philadelphia)


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// Legal marijuana is saving lives in Colorado, study finds (Washington Post)

// Three finalists named for cannabis commission director (Boston Globe)

// Board aims for early 2018 to issue marijuana cultivation licenses (THV 11)

// TSX Threatens to Delist Canadian Companies with U.S. Cannabis Operations (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Chart: 42% of marijuana business owners plan to expand into new markets (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New Hampshire Marijuana Study Commission To Hold First Meeting (Marijuana Moment)

// Rebuked, ex-Wolf adviser suspends sale of marijuana company (The Inquirer)


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Thursday, October 5, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, October 5, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Want to grow marijuana? Company selling permit for $20M (Inquirer)

// Supreme Court Justice Partied With Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana edibles won’t be sold until July, 2019 (Global News)


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// Hundreds applied to be on California’s pot advisory committee. Here’s who got picked (Los Angeles Times)

// Gorilla Glue adhesives company reaches settlement with cannabis business (Cannabist)

// Marijuana grower drops suit against Pa. Health Dept. (Inquirer)

// LA Considers First Ever City-Owned Public Bank In US (CBS Los Angeles)

// CBD Cleared For Use By Athletes (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Industry Struggles With Hiring People With Past Pot Convictions (Forbes)

// Out-of-state companies making a run for Ohio’s medical marijuana licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)


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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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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DOH Certifies Steep Hill Hawaii to Begin Cannabis Testing (Maui Now)

// State leaders reject call for special session on medical marijuana (Baltimore Sun)

// Trump Opioid Commission Ignores Marijuana As Solution (MassRoots)


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// Senate Bill Punishes States For Discriminatory Marijuana Arrests (MassRoots)

// Ballot measure ‘typo’ could cost recreational marijuana campaign (Argus Leader)

// Finding of possible conflicts in Md. medical pot program sparks call for legislation (Washington Post)

// State gives OK to grow medical marijuana in Secaucus (NorthJersey.com)

// Marijuana grows leaving more Colorado homes filled with mold (Denver Post)

// Chart: Recreational marijuana stores are clustered in low-income areas of Denver, Seattle (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana is 9% of all Michigan arrests, and other facts on marijuana arrests (Michigan Live)


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cops busted 60,000 for pot in de Blasio’s first three years (New York Daily News)

// D.C. public weed use arrests nearly tripled last year (Washington Post (AP))

// Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to bring back anti-drug program D.A.R.E. from the dead (New York Daily News)


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// Still No Deal on Pot Bill; Baker Suggests Time Running Short (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Merger creates one of Arizona’s biggest medical marijuana firms (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Governor Cuomo considers expansion of medical marijuana program for PTSD patients (WXXI AM News)

// Hemp-based CBD market continues its enormous growth (Marijuana Business Daily)

// North Dakota expects medical marijuana to be available in Spring 2018 (Cannabist)

// Anchorage Assembly resolution calls for regulations on allowing pot consumption in retail stores (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Senators to Vote On Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans (MassRoots)


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