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

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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

A painting on a stairway of Jeff Sessions face in black and white looking consternated.

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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

True man of the people and Trump Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnunchin poses with uncut dollars bills with wife Louise Linton, who is very approachable and down-to-earth and not at all a vapid out-of-touch .1%er.

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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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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A thick marijuana plant grows on a hilly green Vermont farm under a sunny blue sky.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Here’s What Vermont’s Legalization Law Allows-and Doesn’t (Leafly)

// Alcohol Sales Dropped 15% In States With Medical Marijuana Laws (Forbes)

// State Lawmakers Push Back On Federal Anti-Marijuana Moves (Marijuana Moment)


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// How a Cannabis Ban Turned One California County Into ‘Ground Zero for Chaos’ (Leafly)

// Nevada marijuana biz rakes in $5.5 million in November (Las Vegas Sun)

// Pa. Attorney General Stands Up For State’s Medical Marijuana Law (CBS Pittsburgh)

// ‘Secret shoppers’ could be in store for Massachusetts marijuana retail shops (Mass Live)

// To educate people about marijuana Colorado health officials tried ads with a radically friendly tone. Did it work? (Denver Post)

// Netflix’s ‘Disjointed’ parodies Harborside CEO Stephen DeAngelo (Green State)

// Chart: Sales growth slowing in Colorado’s recreational marijuana market (Marijuana Business Daily)


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

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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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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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Monday, January 15, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, January 15, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canadian cannabis companies ink deals for nearly CA$1B in funding in 10 days (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pa. regulators reverse course; Medical marijuana won’t stop patient gun purchases (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Bipartisan Lawmakers Push For Marijuana Protections In Funding Bill (Marijuana Moment)


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// New Congressional Bill Handcuffs Sessions’s Marijuana Enforcement (Marijuana Moment)

// Colo. congressional members assured by U.S. Attorney they shouldn’t expect marijuana prosecutions to rise (Cannabist )

// Suburban 6th-grader will be allowed to use medical marijuana in school – for now (Chicago Tribune)

// Worcester Police: Feds on their own in pot-biz busts (Telegram)

// Blumenauer blasts Oregon U.S. Attorney on pot stance (KGW NBC)

// Lawmakers propose new panel to integrate Maine’s medical recreational marijuana programs (Portland Press Herald)

// Vermont Gov. Scott confirms he will sign marijuana legalization bill (Cannabist (AP))


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

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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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