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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical Marijuana Protections Included in Senate CJS Appropriations Bill (Cannabis Business Times)

// California cannabis market transition period about to end; price spikes shortages may occur (Marijuana Business Daily)

// High Times Parent Q1 Sales Plunge 65% Leading to $12.3 Million Net Loss (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// South Carolina Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Question On Democratic Ballot (Forbes)

// Vermont medical marijuana patient count plateaus; some blame recreational MJ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Michigan Dispensaries to be Re-Branded as ‘Provisioning Centers’ (High Times)

// Aurora Cannabis to Pay $115 Million in Stock to Acquire Anandia Labs (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New licenses open doors for Canadian marijuana entrepreneurs (Marijuana Business Daily)

// How Mapping Marijuana DNA Could Change the Future of Pot (Rolling Stone)

// Uruguay struggling to meet demand for legal marijuana (Washington Post)


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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana-Based Drug Gets Positive Review From US Agency (New York Times (AP))

// Scotts Miracle-Gro Announces $450 Million Acquisition of Sunlight Supply as Hawthorne Sales Slump (New Cannabis Ventures )

// California warns legal pot sellers not to participate in unlicensed 4/20 events (LA Times)


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// Canopy Rivers Invests $5 Million in Cannabis Media Company Civilized Worldwide (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Bill to launch recreational marijuana in Maine heads to LePage who has vowed a veto (Portland Press Herald)

// California Cannabis Licenses Could Reach More than 20000 by End of 2018 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Twenty companies pass first hurdle to obtaining adult-use marijuana licenses (Milford Daily News)

// Study: Thousands Admit To Driving While High (CBS Denver)

// Pot holiday traces roots to California high school stoners (Chron (AP))

// MassRoots reports net loss of $44 million in 2017 (Cannabist)


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Governors From 4 Marijuana States Ask to Be Left Alone (US News & World Report)

// With Big Banks Absent IRS Gears up for Flood of Tax Cash (Leafly)

// The problem with America’s marijuana DUI laws: science (Reno Gazette-Journal)


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// Leading Cannabis Tech Company LeafLink Announces Financing from Mainstream Backers (Merry Jane)

// House approves overhaul to medical marijuana bill (Herald Dispatch)

// Clark County could delay retail marijuana sales (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Florida Senate wants to add medical marijuana licenses (Orlando Weekly)

// Alaska Sees Slight Increase in Marijuana Tax Revenue for February (Marijuana Industry News)

// Chart: More medical cannabis patients and fewer caregivers in Hawaii (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Let Timmy Smoke: It’s Time to Open Baseball’s Hidden Cannabis Culture (Leafly)


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Monday, February 6, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, February 6, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// First Look at New Marijuana Bills in Congress (Mass Roots)

// Out $1,000,000 for Halted Super Bowl Party, Cannabis Entrepreneur to Sue Los Angeles (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Bill to Legalize, Tax, and Regulate Marijuana Passes New Mexico House Committee (KRWG NPR)


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// NFL-Pain-racked McMahon still waiting for compensation (Yahoo Sports)

// WTF Is Wrong With North Dakota Legislators On Medical Marijuana? (Weed News)

// Israel takes step toward allowing export of medical marijuana (Reuters)

// Trump’s Cabinet on Cannabis (Mass Roots)

// Marijuana is still illegal, as far as Maine’s colleges and universities are concerned (Portland Press Herald)

// More Colorado businesses dropping pot from pre-employment drug tests (Denver Post)

// SXSW Interactive to See a Surge of Cannabis Content (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Friday, January 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, January 20, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// German lawmakers green-light medical cannabis use (Yahoo News)

// Maine lawmakers speed effort to put hold on marijuana sales (Bangor Daily News)

// At last minute, Obama commutes prison sentence of Modesto pot dispensary operator (Sacramento Bee)


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// Under new bill, Florida could see another 20 marijuana operators (Action News Jax)

// Marijuana data firm announces $2.5 million capital raise (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada’s medical marijuana website is restored after data leak (Reno Gazette-Journal)

// Medical marijuana patient numbers up (West Hawaii Today)

// Where’s the weed? Anchorage pot shops cope with cannabis shortage (KTVA Alaska)

// Plan would punish cities with unofficial pot bans – like Lakewood – by taking their liquor money (The Olympian)

// Fugitive ‘tired of running,’ surrenders at Mexico border in death of California pot farm operator (LA Times)


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Monday, October 31, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 31, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Rejected marijuana act backer blames amendment sponsor; will push for special election (KATV ABC 7)

// Fairbanks vendor rolls out Alaska’s first legal pot (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)

// Archdiocese gives $850,000 to fight marijuana bid (Boston Globe)


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// Growing Medicinal Cannabis Crops Is Now Legal In Australia (Huffington Post Australia)

// Broward election chief prevails in lawsuit about ballot amendment on medical marijuana (Sun Sentinel)

// Late Night Medical Marijuana Robocall Snafu Angers Florida Voters (Sunshine State News)

// Maryland regulators recommend relaxing marijuana rules for police applicants (Baltimore Sun)

// Weed Growers Are Racing to Register Their Strains on the Bitcoin Blockchain (Motherboard)

// Americans Less Concerned About Drugs Than Ever: Poll (Marijuana.com)

// Arlene Dickinson joins board of medical marijuana player Aphria (Cantech Letter)


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Embattled weed tech company MassRoots cuts jobs amid debt default (The Cannabist)

// Maryland Medical Marijuana Applicant Plans to Sue Over Lack of Diversity (Leafly)

// Retired judge: Most of Arkansas medical marijuana signatures valid (Arkansas Online)


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// Former Daily News gossip columnist launches all-marijuana website (Philly.com)

// State senator filing bill to fund medical marijuana research (Good 4 Utah)

// CT promotes medical marijuana research (Hartford Business Journal)

// Poll: More Than Two-Thirds of Florida Voters Support Medical Marijuana (Marijuana Industry News)

// Panel: Don’t add eye disease to medical marijuana list (WTOL 11 CBS)

// BDS Analytics Launches Scientific Consumer Survey of Nation’s Cannabis Users (Westword)

// U.S. Marijuana Sales Get Really Really High On Fridays (Huffington Post)


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// U.S. prosecutors dealt setback in medical marijuana cases (Reuters)

// U.S. Attorney for Oregon Defends Threatening Teen With a Year in Jail for a Gram of Marijuana (Willamette Week)

// Officials need $1.8 million to get Ohio’s medical marijuana program running (Columbus Dispatch)


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// Facing Tough Primary DNC, Chair Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization (Marijuana.com)

// Proposition 205 sparks ‘green rush’ for medical-marijuana licenses (AZ Central)

// Springfield medical marijuana deal goes up in smoke after City Council rejection (Mass Live)

// Author Of Anti-Drug Initiative Seeks Court Order Over Disputed Signatures (Montana Public Radio)

// Sen. Reid wouldn’t back recreational pot if vote were today (CT Post)

// How a ‘buttoned up’ exec found the marijuana industry and got Microsoft to join in (Upstart Business Journal)

// A budding startup: Israeli Leaf raises $2 million for smart cannabis growing system (Geek Time)


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Thursday, July 7, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, July 7, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Massachusetts Supreme Court Just OK’d a Legalization Measure – And Improved Its Chances (Leafly)

// After Medical Marijuana Legalized, Medicare Prescriptions Drop For Many Drugs (Maine Public Broadcasting)

// Google Preparing to Work With the Cannabis Industry? (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Executive Director Allen St. Pierre Resigns From NORML (Marijuana Politics)

// Cannabis Capitalist: Scotts Miracle-Gro CEO Bets Big On Pot Growers (Forbes)

// Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board Warns Against Misuse of Patient Data (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Big Marijuana’ doesn’t exist, says spokesman for Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Mass. (Mass Live)

// Kentucky: Industrial Hemp has Growing Market Potential (The Daily Chronic)

// Small businesses prepare for Ohio medical marijuana market months before regulations announced (Cleveland.com)

// Sheriff’s deputies shut down unlicensed marijuana dispensary (The News Tribune)


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trending: Snoop Dogg vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (City News)

// Sky High Cops Caught In Notorious Pot Store Video Plead Not Guilty (OC Weekly)

// DEA Responds to Claim That Agency Will Reclassify Cannabis on August 1 (The Stranger)


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// 1 in 3 Americans Would Use Medical Marijuana. Are You One Of Them? (Prevention.com)

// Portland Marijuana Tax Could Fund Expunging Prior Pot Convictions (KUOW 94.5 FM)

// Gavin Newsom: Do not take pot legalization for granted (The Sacramento Bee)

// Locked Out Over Marijuana, Gardeners Watch a Brooklyn Oasis Wither (New York Times)

// Backlog for New Mexico medical marijuana program worsens (Lexington Herald Leader)

// Hatch introduces bill to encourage medical marijuana research (Deseret News)

// How Space Technology Will Produce the Best Weed Ever (Vice Motherboard)


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