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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Suit seeks to invalidate Ohio medical marijuana licenses (Columbus Dispatch)

// Despite limited product offerings, Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana sales start strong (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medical marijuana patients worried about shortages when legal recreational sales begin (Mass Live)


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// West Virginia Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed By Congressional Candidate (Marijuana Moment)

// Where can you light up if N.J. legalizes weed? Here’s one politician’s plan (NJ.com)

// Bill would reduce Alabama penalty for marijuana possession (AL.com)

// Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana Reigniting Debate In Maryland (CBS Baltimore)

// Cannabis Control Commission approves licensing and ‘seed to sale’ software contracts (WWLP)

// UK Parliament To Debate Medical Marijuana Bill This Week (Marijuana Moment)

// The Grow-Off’s Mystery Strain Leaked, but Competition Continues (Denver Westword)


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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions Is Steamed Over Senator’s Cannabis Blockade (Leafly)

// Trump Budget Guts Drug Czar’s Office (Marijuana Moment)

// In LA, Legal Cannabis Stores Call for Crackdown on Illegal Pop-Ups (Leafly)


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// New disclosure rules open door to fresh funding, M&As for Canadian cannabis companies in US (Marijuana Business Daily)

// How the First Month of Legal Cannabis Went in California (Merry Jane)

// Chart: More banks serving cannabis sector, but Cole Memo repeal threatens to slow progress (Marijuana Business Daily)

// No pot party for Canada’s landlords who want to limit drug’s use (Toronto Star)

// New Mexico Leaders Want to Give Opioid Patients MMJ Access (Leafly)

// Cannabis Control Commission holds final public hearing (MV Times)

// DAs Making it Easier to Clear California Cannabis Convictions (Leafly)


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Monday, February 12, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, February 12, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington pot industry faces major setback after delivery routes, vehicle data hacked (Spokesman-Review)

// Jim Carroll Tapped as Trump’s Drug Czar (Leafly)

// Illinois Appeals Adding ‘Pain’ as Medical Marijuana Qualifier (Leafly)


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// Prosecutors ask Massachusetts marijuana regulators to hold off on cannabis cafes home delivery (Cannabist (AP))

// Warning of high power costs of marijuana, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration recommends energy standards (MassLive)

// Colorado marijuana sales hit $1.5 billion in 2017 (Cannabist)

// LCBO chooses Shopify to run online cannabis sales; more pot retail news expected (Financial Post)

// Loophole could allow private members-only pot clubs anywhere (Boston Herald)

// Canada’s marijuana heavyweights set sights on the ultimate prize: Conquering the world (Financial Post)

// Proposal for Denver’s first cannabis club takes early steps (Denverite)


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Monday, February 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, February 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oregon’s Top Federal Prosecutor Holds Cannabis Summit (Leafly)

// Canadian Cannabis Companies Correct After Capital Raising Crescendo (Forbes)

// Opening Day For Recreational Marijuana Shops May Be Delayed Again (CBS Boston)


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// MedMen Becomes The First Marijuana Unicorn (Green Market Report)

// Medical marijuana sales, caregivers, and patient numbers decline (Portland Press Herald)

// While Some California DAs Are Throwing Out Old Pot Convictions, L.A. County’s Jackie Lacey Takes a Different Path (KTLA 5)

// Canadian medical marijuana firm begins sell-off of U.S. cannabis assets (Cannabist)

// Marijuana sales in Alaska drop for second month in a row (Cannabist (AP))

// Ohio awards contract for medical marijuana customer call center (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Beware Cannabis Companies Aggressively Soliciting Investment (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Friday, February 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington State Readies Marijuana Lawsuit Against Trump Administration (Marijuana Moment)

// Rob Kampia removed from National Cannabis Industry Association board (Marijuana Business Daily)

// House Fails To Pass Short-Term Moratorium On Retail Marijuana Sales (Maine Public Radio)


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// MassRoots now headquartered in Denver co-working space, repaying its debt obligations, CEO tells shareholders (Cannabist)

// Aphria Evaluating Divestiture of U.S. Cannabis Assets (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Lawmakers considering ‘SB54-ing’ medical marijuana ballot initiative (updated) (Utah Policy)

// Medical dispensaries argue against wide expansion of ways to get pot (Boston Globe)

// Marijuana shops prep for Super Bowl sales blitz (USA Today)

// Pennsylvania’s second medical marijuana dispensary opens near Pittsburgh (Fox 43)

// Feds May Remove Marijuana Banking Protections, Treasury Department Says (Forbes)


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Friday, January 19, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, January 19, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// BMO marks first foray by a major Canadian bank in marijuana sector with $175M deal (Financial Post)

// Medical Marijuana Sales Down In Colorado (Green Market Report)

// Vermont Gov. Scott Expects to Sign Pot Bill Before Monday (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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// Nebraska Proposal Would Put Medical Marijuana on 2018 Ballot (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// MA picks Franwell’s Metrc for cannabis seed-to-sale traceability system (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana regulator ‘misspoke,’ Cannabis commission has contacted U.S. Attorney Lelling (Wicked Local)

// Aurora Cannabis to Supply Italy with Medical Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// NCIA board member departs early, rips group’s direction and handling of sexual misconduct accusations (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pennsylvania Opens State’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary in the Lehigh Valley (NBC Philadelphia)

// The public really really really opposes current federal marijuana law (Vox)


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Friday, January 12, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, January 12, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado’s Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner to U.S. Treasury: Leave marijuana banking rules alone (Denver Post)

// Attorney for Sweet Leaf budtenders files to dismiss felony marijuana charges (Cannabist)

// On Marijuana, Voters Want Feds To Butt Out Of State Laws, Polls Find (Marijuana Moment)


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// California predicts 1M pounds of marijuana sales in first year (The Hill)

// Staties BPD to feds: We won’t bust bud in Bay State (Boston Herald)

// Edible THC Options Shrink with Recreational Pot Legalization (Fox 40)

// State establishes eight regions for medical marijuana dispensaries (Bismark Tribune (AP))

// California’s booming pot business poisoning spotted owls, research shows (Reno Gazette Journal)

// At bill-signing, Tsongas urges Trump to focus on opioids not marijuana (Lowell Sun)

// Maryland credit union to cannabis businesses: We’re open (Marijuana Business Daily)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canadians consumed C$5 billion to C$6.2 billion in cannabis in 2015: study (Reuters)

// Senior Senate Dem Signs Bill To Punish States With Bad Marijuana Laws (Marijuana Moment)

// Legal or not, cannabis takes a toll on Northern California watersheds (KALW Public Radio)


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// California Goes Legal: These Stores & Cities Are Set to Open Jan. 1, 2018 (Leafly)

// Indigenous Cannabis: Revitalizing First-Nation Economies Through Legalization (Leafly )

// Even Without the Rider That Protects Medical Marijuana, a Pot Crackdown Is Unlikely (Reason)

// Chart: Regulatory framework in place for Michigan medical marijuana businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// How One Machine Can Change Colorado Hemp Farming (Westword)

// Cannabis activists Marc and Jodie Emery plead guilty to drug-related charges (Toronto Star)

// Op-ed: Denver should re-think the overly strict rules for social marijuana venues (Cannabist)


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