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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.

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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

The golden dome of the New Hampshire State House is shown next to a cracked bell.

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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

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks seated at a table in front of a microphone.

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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Thursday, October 26, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Poll: Legal Marijuana Support At Record High In U.S. (Forbes)

// Incoming New Zealand Government Wants Medical Pot Within 100 Days (Marijuana.com)

// State eyes flight rule to ship marijuana to islands (Boston Globe)


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// Jamaica Grants First Two Licenses to Medical Cannabis Providers (Merry Jane)

// New study commission on legalizing marijuana in RI meets for first time (WPRI)

// Report: Quebec government to set up 20-40 rec marijuana stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Md. pot businesses cleared, win licenses after investigation into possible conflicts (Washington Post)

// Are Extracts Illegal in Arizona? Not So Fast (Leafly)

// Ex-NBA commissioner David Stern says marijuana should no longer be banned (Guardian)

// Just a reminder that literally no one will hand out weed candy in Orlando this Halloween (Orlando Weekly)


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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Maine governor Paul LePage speaks at CPAC 2017.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// House Senate pass bill to regulate Maine marijuana sales, but not by veto-proof margins (Portland Press Herald)

// The Marijuana Evolution Of Senator Orrin Hatch (Marijuana Moment)

// Canadian Lawyers Cry Foul Over New Drugged-Driving Regulations (Leafly)


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// No ‘significant issues’ from marijuana legalization, says Colorado medical officer (CBC News)

// Data Dive: Canadian Medical Marijuana Patient Total Tops 200,000 (Leafly)

// Chart: New York medical marijuana patient counts surge 183%, but challenges remain for businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada marijuana sales eclipse $33 million for August 2017 (Cannabist)

// Political Scene: Journal talks to Governor Raimondo on issues ranging from PawSox to crumbling schools (Providence Journal)

// First billboard for medical marijuana appears in Albuquerque (KRQE)

// Poll: Three in four Utahns support legalizing medical marijuana (Salt Lake Tribune)


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Thursday, September 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical Marijuana dispensaries could stay open while applying for licenses under bills (Michigan Live)

// Recreational marijuana sales won’t start in January in SF after all (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Injunction blocks Smithfield from restricting medical pot cultivation + video (Providence Journal)


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// Coming soon to a billboard near you: Marijuana ads (Inquirer Daily News )

// As lawmakers add cut and tweak Maine recreational pot laws take shape (Portland Press Herald)

// Marijuana industry uses cross-border beer case to argue against provincial monopolies (CBC News)

// L.A. marijuana businesses unhappy with draft rules but talks continue (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada Cancels Seed-to-Sale Contract Months Into 5-Year Contract in Favor of Metrc (Dope Magazine)

// Legalize pot in R.I.? 19 people picked to study the issue (Providence Journal)

// Giving the gift of green in the ‘District of Cannabis’ (Star Tribune)


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Thursday, July 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Massachusetts Legislature Backs Deal on Recreational Pot Law (New York Times (AP))

// About 45 percent of Americans have tried marijuana new Gallup, poll finds (Trib Live)

// Legal Marijuana Advocates Not Interested In Study Commissions (MassRoots )


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// Distribution Woes Are a Major Buzzkill for the California Pot Industry (LA Weekly)

// ‘Major milestone’: Colorado hits half a billion in cannabis tax revenue (Cannabist)

// Marijuana Stigma Hurts Doctor-Patient Relationship, Study Says (Leafly)

// Bad weed- Marijuana is now legal in an entire country – but the weed is weak (Vice News)

// Competitive grants for Colorado marijuana tax funding mean some schools miss out (Cannabist)

// Reward jumps to $55,000 for robbers who killed veteran guarding Colorado pot dispensary (Cannabist)

// Undercover Cops Gave Denver’s Church of Cannabis Founders Public Smoking (Merry Jane)


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Friday, June 23, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, June 23, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Latest: Senate Passes Marijuana Bill (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Vermont Governor to Appoint Commission to Study Legal Pot (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Rhode Island lawmakers agree to form marijuana study group (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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// Congressional Black Caucus Disses Trump Citing Drug War (MassRoots)

// Majority Of Americans Want Trump To Respect State Marijuana Laws (Huffington Post)

// Americans don’t like the media, but they’re cool with reporters getting high (Washington Post)

// Canada Ponders an Unusual Drug Problem: a Shortage of Marijuana (Bloomberg)

// Nevada retailers still targeting July 1 rec marijuana start amid uncertainty (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana caregiver gets probation for grow operation where Wyoming officer was impaled (WZZM 13 ABC)

// Marijuana Policy Reform Advocate Mason Tvert to Join VS Strategies as VP of Public Relations and Communications (Cannabis Business Times)


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