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Friday, April 13, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, April 13, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mitch McConnell Introduces Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp (Green Market Report)

// While Weedmaps battles state, its executives seek cannabis distribution license in California (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Meet Acreage Holdings John Boehner’s New Cannabis Crush (Leafly)


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// Medical marijuana bill to treat PTSD, chronic pain, and Parkinson’s heads to the state senate (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

// Senators Press Sessions To Stop Blocking Marijuana Research (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana and pizza entrepreneur has raised more than $100,000 to challenge Denver’s mayor in the 2019 election (Cannabist)

// MedMen to Enter into Reverse Merger to Become Public Company in Canada (Green Market Report)

// Pushing the boundaries’: Canadian cannabis companies aim to skirt strict rules with creative marketing (Toronto Star)

// Police: Cannabis users top 3,000 for 1st time in 2017 (Japan News)

// Maine House OKs retail marijuana bill, but with fewer votes (Cannabist (AP))


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maine House Passes New Attempt At Rules For Retail Marijuana Market (Maine Public)

// Mormon Church Opposes Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// We Don’t Have The Resources To Police Marijuana Dispensaries,’ Sessions Allegedly Admits To Colorado Governor (Civilized)


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// California reminds marijuana firms temporary licenses set to expire (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Forget the Emerald Triangle. The Central Coast is becoming California’s weed hotspot (Sacramento Bee)

// New rules have Montana marijuana providers testing, labeling (Bozeman Daily Chronicle (AP))

// Massachusetts Is The New Testbed For Cannabis Legalization (Forbes)

// Tour de Dank: Man Bikes 19,000 Miles While Vaping to Disprove Lazy Stoner Myth (Merry Jane)

// Cannabis Delivery Fraudsters Are Popping Up All Over Las Vegas (Leafly)

// Feds Don’t Properly Clean Up After Marijuana Raids, Report Finds (Marijuana Moment)


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Thursday, April 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Are Canada’s Cannabis Companies Overextended? (Forbes)

// Sessions Talks Marijuana With Anti-Legalization Canadian Senators (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Sales May Surpass Soda by 2030 (Bloomberg)


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// After a dramatic failure effort to diversify, Maryland’s medical marijuana industry moves closer to passage (Washington Post)

// Bill That Would License Pot Lounges Loses in Senate (Denver Westword)

// Iowa Senate OKs bill opening door to hemp production, marketing (Des Moines Register)

// Nova Scotia unveils recreational marijuana legislation (Marijuana Business Daily)

// $10M marijuana processing plant coming to east London (Global News)

// New Mexico Medical Marijuana Program Tops 50K Patients (Marijuana.com (AP))

// Medical marijuana dispensary MedMen coming to Manhattan (Metro US)


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

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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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Friday, March 23, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, March 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Liberals’ plan to legalize marijuana by midsummer passes first hurdle in the Senate (Toronto Star)

// Colorado lawmakers fail in bid to shield recreational marijuana from feds (Cannabist)

// Kellyanne Conway on avoiding opioids: Eat the ice cream, have the french fries (Market Watch)


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// New Sessions memo pushes death penalty for big drug dealers. That could include legal marijuana business owners. (Cannabist)

// Doctors — not politicians — should decide who gets medical marijuana N.J. panel says (NJ.com)

// A medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland banned patients for online complaints (Washington Post)

// Indiana approves CBD for all, ending months of retailer confusion (Marijuana Business Daily)

// N.H. House punts on marijuana legalization; opts for further study (Concord Monitor)

// HHS Secretary Pushes New Weed Scare Tactic: ‘Marijuana Laced With Fentanyl’ (Huffington Post)

// Feds revoke cannabis business owner’s airport security clearance (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Wolf Administration Unveils When and Where Medical Marijuana Will be Available to Patients (Marijuana Industry News)

// Sen. Cory Gardner stands ground on marijuana against Jeff Sessions’ taunts (Colorado Springs Gazette)

// Protect Marijuana From Jeff Sessions, GOP & Dem Senators Ask Leaders (Marijuana Moment)


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// Federal Courts Hear Major Marijuana Cases This Week (Marijuana Moment)

// Gov. Deal Opposes Medical Marijuana Cultivation in Georgia (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Detroit issues moratorium on new medical marijuana licenses (Detroit Free Press)

// When Vermont’s General Fund Needed More Money, Lawmakers Raided The Medical Marijuana Program (Vermont Public Radio)

// Can Olympic Athletes Use Cannabis? Officially No, But… (Leafly)

// Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program is Suffering (Marijuana.com)

// Kush Bottles Raises $6 Million from Merida Capital Partners to Fund East Coast Expansion (New Cannabis Ventures)


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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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Thursday, February 8, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, February 8, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Visiting Tampa, Jeff Sessions says opioid addicts should ‘tough it out,’ take aspirin (Florida Politics)

// Trump Says He Will Focus On Opioid Law Enforcement Not Treatment (NPR)

// Audit takes regulators to task for failing to monitor marijuana industry (Oregonian)


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// Cory Gardner’s siege of the Justice Department over marijuana enters second month (Denver Post)

// Canaccord Genuity earnings get big boost from marijuana sector (CBC News)

// State Lawmakers Push Marijuana Referendums (Marijuana Moment)

// Fox News Poll: Support for legalizing marijuana hits record high (Fox News)

// Leafly to Begin Excluding Unlicensed California Dispensaries on March 1 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Aspen marijuana shops sold $11.3 million in 2017, topping liquor stores for first time (Aspen Times)

// Vermont Lawmakers Consider A Fast Lane For Erasing Marijuana Misdemeanors From Record (Vermont Public Radio)


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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Treasury Secretary Wants Marijuana Money In Banks (Forbes)

// Marijuana-focused credit union gets conditional approval from the Federal Reserve (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana can only go on sale in Canada months after law passed: minister (Reuters)


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// Washington’s New Cannabis-Tracking Software Is Disrupting the Industry (Leafly)

// Launchpad to Asia’: Cronos pulls veil off Australian joint venture (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Baker API Enables Cannabis Dispensaries to Better Analyze Revenue and Key Data (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Chicago Police Arrested 20,000 Fewer People for Marijuana Possession in 2017 Than In 2007 (Civilized)

// Another Marijuana Amendment Blocked In Congress (Marijuana Moment)

// Sessions Blames Media For Drug Issues And Says Marijuana Isn’t Good For You (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Is The Big Super Bowl Winner (Green Market Report)


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Monday, January 29, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, January 29, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Dems Pick Anti-Marijuana Kennedy For Trump State Of The Union Response (Marijuana Moment)

// Canadian pot companies are worth billions – but is it a bubble ready to burst? (CBC News)

// Marijuana growers install required (and expensive) vaults for security, now the rule is scrapped (Financial Post)


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// Sessions Blames Legalization Movement For Drug Deaths (Marijuana Moment)

// Hearing for Colorado marijuana operator Sweet Leaf postponed; more arrests (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Marijuana Stores Fear Supply Shortage (Skanner)

// Controversial Portland program uses marijuana and kratom to treat opioid addiction (Portland Press Herald)

// Mexican tourism secretary says legal pot idea was ‘personal’ (SF Gate)

// Democrats’ guests to State of the Union include DACA recipient, medical marijuana patient, hurricane evacuees (Florida Politics)

// Dennis Peron, father of medical marijuana in California, dies at 72 (Guardian)


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