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Monday, April 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, April 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Autism for MMJ Bill Passes Committee, Acute Pain Doesn’t (Denver Westword)

// Congressman Wants To Show Fox News Host ‘Awesome’ California Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Alaska delays discussion on onsite recreational cannabis use (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Massachusetts Border Towns Plan To Cash In Out-Of-State Cannabis Shoppers (Civilized)

// Cronos Group Closes $100 Million Capital Raise (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Number of marijuana growers paying Alaska taxes tripled in the past year (Anchorage Daily News)

// SC Voters Should Get a Say on Medical Marijuana, Fmr. US Attorney Says (WLTX 19 CBS)

// Medical marijuana could expand to leaf form in Pennsylvania (Trib Live)

// DC cannabis activist moves to Md. to vote congressman out of office (WTOP)

// With marijuana legalization on the horizon, Michigan’s ‘Hash Bash’ becomes a call to action (Detroit Free Press)


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Friday, March 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, March 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin in administration’s latest shake-up (Cannabist)

// Canadian firm acquires three California marijuana companies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// German court hits brakes on medical cannabis cultivation plan (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Gov. Herbert says he will oppose medical marijuana ballot initiative (Fox 13 Salt Lake City)

// Berkeley Cuts Taxes On Marijuana To Compete With Black Market (CBS SF Bay Area)

// Virginia Governor Renews Marijuana Decriminalization Pledge (Marijuana Moment)

// State Treasurers Want Marijuana Meeting With Sessions (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan orders 210 marijuana shops to close (Crain’s Detroit Business (AP))

// Could IRS policy change strip marijuana trade associations of tax exemption? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Daily cannabis use could delay at-risk youth from moving to higher risk drug use: study (Globe and Mail)


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Monday, March 26, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, March 26, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Signs Medical Marijuana Protection With No Caveat This Time (Marijuana Moment)

// Arkansas court battle over cannabis grow licenses heating up (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Specialists in marijuana extraction may finally get own state license – and legitimacy (Portland Press Herald)


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// Pa. moves to become first state to permit medical marijuana research long blocked by federal ban (PennLive)

// Alberta budget 2018: Cannabis industry will lose $90 million first two years (Edmonton Journal)

// As Louisiana marijuana pharmacies move forward profitability remains a question under narrow laws (Advocate)

// All hail The Hemperor: New Belgium Brewery launches hemp beer (Cannabist)

// Study: Millions Of Americans Can Buy Marijuana Online And The Demand Has Never Been Higher (Inquisitr)

// As Colorado auto deaths involving marijuana rise CDOT is asking thousands how they feel about driving under pot’s influence (Denver Post)

// A Dying Southern Town Needed a Miracle. Marijuana Came Calling. (New York Times)


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Thursday, March 22, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congressional Budget Deal Includes Medical Marijuana Protections (Leafly)

// Arkansas judge tosses medical pot growing licensing process (Washington Post (AP))

// This is an industry in crisis.’ High taxes black market threaten pot businesses (Sacramento Bee)


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// Senate Independents Scrambling Ahead Of Crucial Bill C-45 Cannabis Vote (Huffington Post )

// Canadian Cannabis Producer Cronos Group to Raise C$100 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// LARA Listing Of All Michigan Opt-In Communities For MMFLA Program (Weed News)

// In need of new officers, Portland police drop rules against hiring non-citizens, recent pot users (Portland Press Herald)

// Iowa’s first legal marijuana producer gets ready to grow (Des Moines Register)

// Georgia Lt. Gov. Cagle accused of taking revenge over marijuana bill (Politically Georgia)

// Herbert OKs Law to Allow Terminally Ill to Use Marijuana (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Chart: Tourism drives hot start to recreational marijuana sales in Nevada, but where’s the ceiling? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Don’t Legalize Marijuana, UN Drug Enforcement Board Warns Countries (Marijuana Moment)

// Video: Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA 10) Unable to Explain Her Anti-Veteran Vote (Blue Virginia)


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// Emerald Farms BC Cannabis JV Receives Health Canada License for 1.1 Million Square Foot Facility (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Nevada panel likely to keep barrier between gaming, marijuana (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Pennsylvania looks into changing medical marijuana program (WKBN)

// Detroit could miss out on millions from medical marijuana (Detroit Free Press)

// The Coming Decline of the Employment Drug Test (Bloomberg)

// New Michigan Poll Shows 61% Support For Marijuana Legalization (Weed News)

// New Jersey Lawmakers Begin Deliberations on Legal Cannabis (Merry Jane)


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

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Friday, March 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Talks Up Death Penalty For Drug Dealers (Forbes)

// Illinois Senate Approves Marijuana Legalization Ballot Question (Marijuana Moment)

// Canopy, world’s biggest marijuana company, hopes for Nasdaq listing (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// House passes medical marijuana changes (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

// Vermont House Gives Initial OK For Saliva Test To Determine Presence Of Drugs In Drivers (Vermont Public Radio)

// New high tallied for Alaska marijuana tax collections (News Miner (AP))

// Lt. Gov. Randy McNally predicts close vote failure of medical marijuana bill (Tennessean)

// Publicly traded plant-touching marijuana companies: Q&A with Terra Tech CEO Derek Peterson (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Washington state extends contingency plan for marijuana tracking (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Texas Wesleyan coach fired after refusing to recruit Colorado player over weed laws (WFAA )


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Five companies picked to grow medical cannabis in Arkansas (Marijuana Business Daily)

// N.J. to decide if weed should be taken off list of most dangerous drugs (NJ.com)

// With Recreational Pot Coming, Cannabis Panel Sets Policy To Ensure Supply For Medical Patients (WBUR )


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// Canada Seems Ready to Break Three International Treaties to Legalize Cannabis (Leafly)

// Bill licensing marijuana ‘tasting rooms’ introduced in Colorado legislature (Cannabist)

// Bill expanding medical marijuana licenses advances (Delmarva Now)

// Oakland Searches for ‘Sweet Spot’ with Cannabis Tax Rates (East Bay Express)

// U.S. Territories Could Legalize Marijuana Soon (Marijuana Moment)

// TV Anchor Discloses Medical Marijuana Involvement In Emotional On-Air Statement (Marijuana Moment)

// Man arrested on six charges four days after publicly criticizing Etowah County sheriff (AL.com)


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Monday, February 26, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, February 26, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Wants Death Penalty For Drug Dealers, Report Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Maine’s pot legalization committee reaches agreement on rewrite of voter-approved law (Portland Press Herald)

// Chief Massachusetts marijuana regulator says decisions coming on pot cafes, yoga studios, and home delivery (Mass Live)


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// Compared with Colorado, state’s marijuana tax revenue nearly triple in first 6 months (News 3 Las Vegas NBC)

// Listen: Colorado governor says DOJ wants to ‘sow doubt’ on marijuana (The Hill)

// Senate approves SB1420: Medical pot must be tested for mold, bacteria (AZ Daily Sun)

// Will a lack of power kill Coachella’s dream of cannabis cultivation? (Desert Sun)

// LA’s ‘Pot Czar’ Cares Who Cashes in on Legal Weed (Vice)

// Study: Marijuana use in Canada doubled in 30-year span (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senator Calls Out Big Pharma For Opposing Legal Marijuana (Forbes)


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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Vows To ‘Get Much Tougher’ On Drugs In State Of The Union Speech (Marijuana Moment)

// John Chiang offers plan to create a public bank for marijuana businesses (SF Gate)

// High taxes spark sticker shock for cannabis customers in California (Cannifornian)


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// Maine House Leader suggests delaying cannabis sales another year (Cannabist (AP))

// Cannabis Wheaton acquires Uruguayan hemp CBD producer for $15 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// San Diego reports brisk business during first month of recreational marijuana sales (San Diego Tribune)

// Targeting marijuana industry Boulder venture capital firm launches $50M fund (Denver Business Journal)

// Here’s What a Gram of Cannabis Costs in Cities Around the World (Leafly)

// Scotts’ hydroponics business slowed by ‘bottleneck’ in California’s recreational marijuana industry CEO says (Columbus Business Journal)

// Hydropothecary Raises $149.5 Million Selling Units at $4.00 (New Cannabis Ventures)


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

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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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