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Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Georgia’s High Court Removes Marijuana Possession Penalties (Marijuana Moment)

// Federal government set to approve first device for testing drivers’ saliva for cannabis (National Post)

// Massachusetts marijuana regulator Shaleen Title on the industry’s slow rollout and what comes next (Boston.com)


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// Pa. lawmaker to introduce bill to legalize marijuana (ABC 27)

// Scythian Biosciences to Enter Florida Medical Cannabis Market with C$136.5 Million Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Police Say Colorado’s Black Market is Run by Mexican Cartels, But They Have Little Proof (Herb)

// Chart: Wholesale marijuana prices on the upswing in Nevada amid growing demand (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Financial hurdles stymie diversity in Massachusetts recreational cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 80 days from marijuana legalization, retail rollout is still hazy (Financial Post)

// Cannabis Farmers Will Qualify For Some Federal Funding (Forbes)


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Monday, July 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, July 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oklahoma regulators move to drop controversial medical cannabis rules (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario to Revamp Cannabis Regs, Allow Private Retailers (Leafly)

// Christian Bax quits as state’s top medical marijuana regulator (Florida Politics)


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// First tests are in, and 1 in 5 marijuana samples in California isn’t making grade (OC Register)

// Employment Rights For Marijuana Consumers Would Be Protected Under New Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// These 20 people are going to help figure out what to do with weed cases in N.J. (NJ.com)

// R.I. dispensaries begin selling to out-of-state customers (Providence Journal)

// Nevada marijuana dispensary owner says best customers skew older (Las Vegas Sun)

// Records show marijuana charges convictions fall more heavily on black Virginians (Daily Press)

// Black Lawmakers: Marijuana Decrim Is ‘Must-Do’ In First 100 Days of Democratic Congress (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana operator Acreage Holdings announces landmark $119 million funding (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Los Angeles Licensing Delays Hit Minority Applicants Hard (Leafly)

// Oklahoma Marijuana Legalization Unlikely to be Ready for November Vote, Secretary of State Says (Marijuana.com)


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// Vermont AG: It’s Illegal for Businesses to ‘Gift’ Marijuana (Seven Days VT)

// California’s Cannabis Cities Reap Millions in Sales Taxes the Rest Miss Out (Leafly)

// Legalizing Drugs Would Boost US Budgets By $100 Billion, Harvard Researcher Concludes (Marijuana Moment)

// Politicians Turn To Facebook To Promote Marijuana Legalization Views (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: Maryland medical marijuana sales head toward $100 million in first year (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aurora Cannabis Employee Benefits Plan Now Reimburses Medical Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Detroit Police Gang Unit Raids Black-Owned -Operated Marijuana Warehouse and Arrest 6 (Marijuana.com)


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Monday, July 16, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, July 16, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cuomo Administration Report Backs Marijuana Legalization In New York (Forbes)

// Wine and Spirits Wholesaler Association Voices Support for Cannabis Legalization (Brew Bound)

// California publishes first draft of permanent marijuana industry rules (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Marijuana enforcement in Chicago falls, but still lands heaviest on blacks (Chicago Sun Times)

// Oakland’s marijuana equity program is hurting those it was supposed to help (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Health Canada Threatens To Crack Down On Cannabis Growers Who Sponsor All-Ages Concerts (Civilized)

// Hoping to halt cannabis industry outages, regulators disable automated patient-tracking tool for dispensaries (Baltimore Fish Bowl)

// Lawsuits filed in Oklahoma target strict new medical marijuana rules (Marijuana Business Daily)

// World Series of Poker Boots Cannabis Sponsor Blum from Casino (Leafly News)

// Legalizing Marijuana Doesn’t Lead To Higher Youth Use, New Study Shows (Marijuana Moment)


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana measure (CNN)

// Voters In Two States Nominate Marijuana Legalization Supporters for Governor (Marijuana Moment)

// Maine House and Senate approve sweeping reform of medical marijuana bill (Portland Press Herald)


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// Cannabis Control Commission to prioritize testing lab licenses (Fox 25 Boston)

// Mass. will train some marijuana workers, entrepreneurs (Boston Globe)

// John Morgan wants to put recreational marijuana legalization on the ballot (Orlando Sentinel)

// Testing Labs Brace for New Calif. Cannabis Rules (Swiowa News Source)

// Embattled California cannabis CEO resigns after #PermitPatty controversy (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Is Our ‘Birthright,’ Jamaican Government Official Says (Marijuana Moment)

// The Medical Marijuana Movement was at a Standstill until AIDS Activists Stepped In (Out)


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Friday, June 1, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, June 1, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Africa’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary is About to Open in Durban (Herb)

// Bill Nelson: Allow smokable medical marijuana in Florida (Tampa Bay Times)

// World’s First Cannabis Bank Advances in California (Leafly)


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// Medicinal cannabis use can help mitigate symptoms of PTSD, study says (Globe and Mail)

// Possible Massachusetts recreational marijuana license delay shouldn’t slow sales launch (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Major Canadian bank expands focus on marijuana sector (Marijuana Business Daily )

// Bill would pit medical marijuana against opioids (Daily Gazette)

// A Marijuana.com Exclusive Interview With John Chiang (Marijuana.com)

// Cannabis Sponsors Half of Colorado’s Adopt-a-Highway Signs (Leafly)

// This Startup Incubator Helps Drug War Survivors Build Cannabis Companies (Leafly)


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Thursday, May 17, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congressional Republicans Block Votes On Hemp Amendments (Marijuana Moment)

// When opportunity comes, it’s usually too late’: Minority-owned marijuana businesses confronted by municipal indifference, ‘chaos’ (Mass Live)

// Why can’t patients smoke marijuana in Florida? John Morgan pushes for answers today in court. (Tampa Bay Times)


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// Fearing cannibalization, beer companies ask Canada for higher cannabis taxes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Study Finds CBD Drug Epidiolex Reduces Seizures by 42% (Leafly)

// San Francisco to Pilot Digital Tool that Aids in Reducing Marijuana Convictions (Government Technology)

// California Co-Working Licenses Could Help Further Equity in Cannabis (Leafly)

// What Canada’s top CEOs say about cannabis ‘commoditization’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// License required? Deadline looms for Michigan marijuana businesses (WXYZ ABC Detroit)

// Deep-Pocketed Investors Are Storming Oregon’s Cannabis Market. They’re Shifting the Business Model From Mom-and-Pop Shops to Starbucks. (Willamette Week)


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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// TILT Holdings Projects $200 Million Cannabis Related Revenue in 2019 as Public Company (New Cannabis Ventures)

// De Blasio, Who Opposes Legalizing Marijuana, Vows to Relax Police Enforcement (Bloomberg)

// US Territory Considers Marijuana Legalization This Week (Marijuana Moment)


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// Legalizing marijuana in New York would improve state city budgets, Stringer says (AM New York)

// New Jersey’s medical marijuana patient count could reach 50,000, regulator says (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Quebec Wants to Ban Home-Grow. Is It the Will of the Voters or Vested Interests? (Leafly)

// Philadelphia to Treat Opioid Addiction with Medical Marijuana (High Times)

// Joe Redner asks Florida Supreme Court: Let me grow marijuana now (Tampa Bay Times)

// Marijuana industry – now worth $31 billion – looks abroad for growth (Financial Post)

// Canopy Growth to Pay Outside Investors $101 Million in Stock for Balance of Canopy Health Innovations (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// State Marijuana Laws Dodge Supreme Court Bullet (Marijuana Moment)

// State Democrats plan to endorse marijuana legalization (New York Post)

// Two Canadian Companies Are Merging in the Biggest Weed Deal Ever (Bloomberg)


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// Surest Way to Face Marijuana Charges in New York: Be Black or Hispanic (New York Times)

// Two District Attorneys May Stop Prosecuting Most Marijuana Offenses (New York Times)

// Arizona farmers will soon be able to grow hemp (Tucson.com)

// Eight Pennsylvania colleges get OK to study medical marijuana (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Dixie Brands Licenses IP and Formulations to Cannabis Wheaton (New Cannabis Ventures)

// iAnthus Capital Secures $50 Million Investment from Gotham Green Partners (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Chart: Putting the $55 billion US retail cannabis market in perspective (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, May 7, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, May 7, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Missouri Groups Deliver Signatures For Medical Marijuana Ballot Measures (Marijuana Moment)

// Can the Mass. marijuana industry help heal communities devastated by the War on Drugs? (Boston Globe)

// Does Bernie Sanders Support Legalizing All Drugs? (Marijuana Moment)


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// Legalizing Hemp Brings Schumer And McConnell Together (Forbes)

// Blumenauer blisters SBA over new cannabis guidelines (KOIN 6 CBS)

// Marijuana edibles to be held to similar production standards as other foods (WFLA 8 NBC)

// Concerns grow that British Columbia may lowball cannabis growers for supplies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Some Montana medical marijuana providers are raising concerns over new rules (KRTV 3)

// Medical marijuana dispensary on Capitol Hill forced to shut down temporarily (Washington Post)

// California Assemblyman Shares Vape Pen With Melissa Etheridge (Leafly)


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