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

An aerial shot from high above the Golden Gate Bridge shows both sides of land pinching the curents of the Pacific Ocean as they flow into the bay.

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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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Monday, April 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, April 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical marijuana dispensaries among entities that get first shot at applying for a retail pot shop license (MassLive)

// Georgia Lawmakers Approve PTSD, Intractable Pain as Qualifying Conditions (Leafly)

// Oregon’s Crackdown On Cannabis Sales To Minors Appears To Be Working (Oregon Public Radio)


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// Here’s why pot sellers are paying prime rents for warehouse and storefront space (LA Times)

// California Today: In Oakland, a Clash of Artists vs. Big Cannabis (New York Times)

// From horse to hemp: Colorado rancher eyes second calling (Cannabist)

// An Oral History of ‘Up In Smoke’ on Its 40th Anniversary (Leafly)

// This State Could Allow Non-Residents Access to Medical Marijuana (High Times)

// RI Compassion Center Employee Denied Mortgage Due to ‘Marijuana Related’ Income (Go Local Prov)

// Amid Federal Threats, State Treasurer Pushes For Marijuana Banking Access (Marijuana Moment)


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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy smiles widely while sitting in a coffee shop holding a mug.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Gov. Murphy greatly expands New Jersey’s medical marijuana program (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Medical marijuana: Dispensary offers R.I. $5M to limit competition (Providence Journal)

// Stolen Weed, Stolen Cash: New Marijuana Laws Put Pot Producers at Risk (Rolling Stone)


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// Dried medical cannabis exports from Canada rise tenfold in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canada’s Golden Leaf seeks to carpet U.S. with cannabis retail stores (Globe and Mail)

// Detailed Look at 815 California Cannabis Retail and Dispensing Licenses (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Alaska recreational cannabis supply on the upswing, wholesale marijuana still fetching high prices (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Iowa licenses three retailers for upcoming low-THC marijuana sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 25 marijuana dispensaries seek OK to operate in Ann Arbor (Michigan Live)

// Remember that company developing a marijuana resort in California? They’re selling the town to an oil company. (Cannabist)


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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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Thursday, January 25, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// ‘Nobody got any sleep’: Aurora Cannabis lands CanniMed after marathon talks (Financial Post)

// Racist Policing Persists Despite Cannabis Legalization, Bemoans New Report from Drug Policy Alliance (Merry Jane)

// Senators And Reps Tell Trump: Keep Marijuana Promise (Marijuana Moment)


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// NBC/WSJ poll: 60 percent of Americans now support marijuana legalization (NBC News)

// People are dying from opioid overdoses, not marijuana says Andrew Lelling, the top fed prosecutor in Massachusetts (Mass Live)

// Colorado sticking with METRC for marijuana seed to sale tracking (Cannabist)

// Raimondo’s medical marijuana plan could nearly double the patients, raise $5 million in revenue (WPRI)

// Alaska marijuana testing facilities to be audited after “significant deviation” in potency results (Cannabist (AP))

// Up Cannabis Parent Newstrike to Raise $51.5 Million with Sale of Stock and Warrants (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Trump’s 24-Year-Old Deputy Drug Czar To Resign After Questions Over Work History (Huffington Post)


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Thursday, January 18, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) speaks to an unseen crowd during a Suffrage parade held in Oakland.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, January 18, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lee & Khanna Sponsor House Version of the Marijuana Justice Act (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth Raising $175 Million at $34.60 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// I’ll Defend ‘Legitimate’ Marijuana Businesses Colorado, AG Says (Colorado Public Radio)


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// State consultant finds grounds to consider race in awarding medical marijuana licenses (Baltimore Sun)

// Medical marijuana dispensaries accepting debit cards again (Turn to 10)

// Lamborn is lone ranger among Colorado delegation in supporting pot crackdown (Colorado Springs Gazette)

// Crowdfunding effort nets CA$6.2M for Canadian hemp marijuana company (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Roadside drug testing won’t be random, won’t target medical marijuana, police say (Michigan Live)

// Vt. Panel Backs Testing Drivers’ Saliva for Pot (Valley News)

// iAnthus Buys Florida Medical Cannabis Provider for $48 Million in Cash and Stock (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Hampshire House Votes for Marijuana Legalization (New Hampshire Public Radio)

// Marijuana shops in Mass. go cash-only with fear of federal crackdown (Boston Globe)

// Las Vegas plan to develop open marijuana lounges on hold after Sessions’ move (Las Vegas Sun)


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// Maine’s federal prosecutor says pot charges will be considered on a case-by-case basis (Portland Press Herald)

// Maine lawmakers propose extending retail pot ban until May (Portland Press Herald)

// MedReleaf to Raise $100.7 Million Selling Units at $26.50 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Canadian marijuana producers have bankrolled more than enough capacity to meet rec demand (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado Congress members send letter to Sessions urging reinstatement of Cole Memo (Cannabist)

// Alabama, Jeff Sessions’ Home State, Supports Cannabis (Green Market Report)

// Kansas lawmaker quits leadership posts after comments about black ‘genetics’ and marijuana (The Hill)


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Thursday, December 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, December 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// State marijuana testing inaccurate, board warns (Juneau Empire)

// This $20 Million Startup Was on the Road to Riches. Then Its Leader Started Talking to God (Inc.)

// All 20 C.O. marijuana shops pass OLCC decoy ‘sting’ (KTVZ News Channel 21)


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// Marijuana Doomsday Didn’t Come (U.S. News & World Report)

// Nevada recreational marijuana sales soar to nearly $38M in October (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Rhode Island Officials: Many Medical Cannabis Cultivators Will Fail (Leafly (AP))

// Ohio Names 104 Cannabis Processing Applicants (New Cannabis Ventures)

// No help for hemp in Washington budget proposal (Capital Press)

// New Zealand Unveils Its Medical Cannabis Plans (Marijuana.com)

// MassRoots facing eviction from its Denver headquarters (Cannabist)


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// In the midst of Congressional grilling, Sessions takes heat on marijuana attitude (Cannabist)

// Impaired driving changes could unfairly punish medical cannabis users, lawyers say (Globe and Mail)

// MassRoots quarterly revenue tanks (Cannabist)


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// Cash crunch holds up Michigan pot legalization push (Detroit News)

// Canopy Growth Sales Increase 107% to $17.6 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// RI medical marijuana dispensary CEO fears impact of recreational pot sales in Mass. (Providence Journal)

// Marty Walsh aims high to avoid drag on cannabis coffers (Boston Globe)

// Senator Tim Kaine Supports Medical Cannabis Research Bills in Congress (Merry Jane)

// Federal Reserve Bank In California Begins Accepting Cannabis Cash (Green Market Report)

// Township mulls no limit to number of medical marijuana facilities (Michigan Live)


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

New Jersey's newly elected governor Phil Murphy grins widely for a photo in a dinner while holding up a white ceramic coffee cup.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Election results: Recreational cannabis legalization strong possibility in New Jersey + wins in Detroit (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California treasurer wants the state to study a public bank option for pot businesses (LA Times)

// Only one-third of marijuana extracts accurately labeled, researchers say (CNN)


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// Massachusetts marijuana oversight board seeks $7.5 million budget (MassLive)

// Republicans say they’ll block marijuana bill again if it isn’t overhauled (Portland Press Herald)

// Push to Legalize Recreational Pot in Illinois Takes Step Forward (NBC Chicago)

// SF supervisors offer more changes to recreational cannabis legislation (San Francisco Gate)

// Will recreational pot in Mass. kill RI’s medical marijuana program? (Providence Journal)

// Cannabis Companies Struggle To Be Charitable (CBS Denver)

// Marijuana to be sold through private stores in Manitoba (Globe and Mail)


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