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Friday, February 16, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, February 16, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Latest: Senate confirms head of Justice Department unit (Washington Post)

// Senate deal to vote on pot bill on June 7 means no actual sales before August (CTV News)

// Canadian Health Insurer Announces Groundbreaking Medical Cannabis Plan (Leafly)


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// Proceed with caution,’ Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey tells marijuana regulators (Mass Live)

// Philadelphia DA drops 50 marijuana possession cases (Cannabist)

// Utah House Passes Two Cannabis Bills for Terminally Ill, Advocates Skeptical (Marijuana.com)

// Feds working on new marijuana banking guidance, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin tells Congress (Cannabist)

// North Dakota Chooses System for Medical Marijuana Program (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Marijuana producer working with Corona on cannabis-infused beverages (Times-Colonist)

// Ohio says error inadvertently excluded marijuana grower (Seattle Times (AP))


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington State Readies Marijuana Lawsuit Against Trump Administration (Marijuana Moment)

// Rob Kampia removed from National Cannabis Industry Association board (Marijuana Business Daily)

// House Fails To Pass Short-Term Moratorium On Retail Marijuana Sales (Maine Public Radio)


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// MassRoots now headquartered in Denver co-working space, repaying its debt obligations, CEO tells shareholders (Cannabist)

// Aphria Evaluating Divestiture of U.S. Cannabis Assets (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Lawmakers considering ‘SB54-ing’ medical marijuana ballot initiative (updated) (Utah Policy)

// Medical dispensaries argue against wide expansion of ways to get pot (Boston Globe)

// Marijuana shops prep for Super Bowl sales blitz (USA Today)

// Pennsylvania’s second medical marijuana dispensary opens near Pittsburgh (Fox 43)

// Feds May Remove Marijuana Banking Protections, Treasury Department Says (Forbes)


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Monday, December 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, December 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sweet Leaf Raids Casts Shadow Over Pot Industry (Westword)

// Fairbanks cannabis edibles maker has license revoked fined $500,000 (Anchorage Daily News)

// California’s new pot rules violate the promise to small farmers (Los Angeles Times)


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// Taxes on wholesale marijuana frustrate Alaska growers (Daily News-Miner)

// Sen. Orrin Hatch slams ‘regulatory acrobatics’ needed for cannabis research (Deseret News)

// 6 doctors have submitted medical marijuana applications in La. (Times-Pucayune)

// Burners beware: California pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted (San Francisco Gate)

// Convicted of a marijuana crime in California? It might go away, thanks to legal pot. (Washington Post)

// Tripp Keber resigns as CEO of marijuana edibles powerhouse Dixie Brands for new role (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Some Colorado police chiefs and sheriffs shift attitudes toward recruits’ past marijuana use (Denver Post)


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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// House Senate pass bill to regulate Maine marijuana sales, but not by veto-proof margins (Portland Press Herald)

// The Marijuana Evolution Of Senator Orrin Hatch (Marijuana Moment)

// Canadian Lawyers Cry Foul Over New Drugged-Driving Regulations (Leafly)


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// No ‘significant issues’ from marijuana legalization, says Colorado medical officer (CBC News)

// Data Dive: Canadian Medical Marijuana Patient Total Tops 200,000 (Leafly)

// Chart: New York medical marijuana patient counts surge 183%, but challenges remain for businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada marijuana sales eclipse $33 million for August 2017 (Cannabist)

// Political Scene: Journal talks to Governor Raimondo on issues ranging from PawSox to crumbling schools (Providence Journal)

// First billboard for medical marijuana appears in Albuquerque (KRQE)

// Poll: Three in four Utahns support legalizing medical marijuana (Salt Lake Tribune)


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Thursday, September 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sessions reiterates distaste for marijuana legalization (Cannabist)

// Sen. Al Franken Is Evolving On Marijuana (Forbes)

// Ontario considers pricing recreational pot at $10 a gram (CBC News)


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// Roger Stone is desperate for people to know he wants to legalize weed (Death and Taxes)

// Las Vegas marijuana shop can stay open 24/7 (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Poll: Broad support among Utahns for medical marijuana ballot initiative, including strong support among Mormons (Utah Policy)

// Kentucky judge dismisses challenge of medical marijuana ban (Washington Post)

// CHP Could Be Put in Charge of Quashing the Cannabis Black Market (LA Weekly)

// How long will it take Pa. to respond to medical marijuana request? Years state says (Penn Live)

// As legalization looms, Couche-Tard considers selling marijuana (Montreal Gazette)


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Thursday, September 14, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch Pushes Medical Marijuana As Opioid Alternative (Forbes)

// Canopy Growth signs deal to supply Australian company with medical cannabis (CTV News)

// Andrew Freedman on Legalization and His Time as Colorado’s Marijuana Czar (Westword)


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// New pot law goes into effect Saturday (Eagle Tribune)

// Oregon pot regulators announce moves to tame illegal market (Portland Business Journal)

// ‘So many things can go awry’ with Michigan’s medical marijuana plan (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Funding gap now an issue for Mass. marijuana control commission (Telegram)

// Bill Montgomery’s Quixotic Crusade Against Medical Marijuana Quashed Again (Phoenix New Times)

// It Appears You Can Officially Get High at Food Festivals Now (LA Weekly)

// Newly Launched Website Will Host In-Depth Financial Reporting on Marijuana Industry (Civilized)


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Friday, July 14, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, July 14, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Latest: Nevada Passes Rules to Ensure Pot Won’t Run Out (New York Times (AP))

// Delaware officials expand access to medical marijuana (WMDT News)

// Senators Approve Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans (MassRoots)


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// State’s Marijuana Control Board pushes back ‘on-site consumption’ discussion until Friday (Webcenter 11 NBC)

// Monthly marijuana sales of $100 million the ‘new norm’ in Colorado (Cannabist)

// Hemp-growing: first step to medicinal cannabis in Utah? (Salt Lake Tribune)

// Lawmakers seek tax on pot that raises revenue but keeps buyers off black market (Portland Press Herald)

// Marijuana Reform Advocates Ask N.H. Governor To Veto Marijuana Study Commission Bill (Weed News)

// Cannabis expo comes to New England with plans to link investors entrepreneurs job seekers (New Hampshire 1)

// Aphria CEO calls on marijuana companies to disclose and improve their cash costs (Financial Post)


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis delivery startup Eaze confirms theft of some user data from service provider (TechCrunch)

// Trump Cabinet Member Backs State Marijuana Laws From White House Podium (MassRoots)

// Nearly 3 in 4 Utah Voters Support Medical Marijuana Survey Finds (Leafly)


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// LDS Church weighs in on medical marijuana ballot initiative in Utah (Fox 13 Salt Lake City)

// Why the Latest Data on Marijuana and Car Crashes Has Some Experts Skeptical (GovTech)

// Etain plans to close Albany medical marijuana dispensary, begin home delivery (Times Union)

// California cannabis rules taking shape: Q&A with MJ attorney Khurshid Khoja (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Behind Closed Doors Mass. Lawmakers Hold Late-Stage Pot Law Negotiations (WBUR Radio)

// Rainbow Family gathering in Oregon has clouds on horizon with fed-state marijuana conflicts (Cannabist (AP))

// Update: Police in Florida review test kits after drywall tests positive for cocaine (KIRO 7)


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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates Criticizes Jeff Sessions for Renewed Drug War (Merry Jane)

// Massachusetts picks panel to draft rec cannabis compromise (Marijuana Business Daily)

// After Two Years Medical Cannabis Still Not Profitable in Minnesota (Iowa Public Radio)


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// Maryland regulators want to deny license to medical cannabis firm (Baltimore Sun)

// Utah Group Files 2018 Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative (Leafly (AP))

// Marijuana smuggling scandal linked to Pa. grower permit recipient (Penn Live)

// T-Shirts and Hats Used to Advertise Pot Products Could Be Banned (LA Weekly)

// Nevada Taxation Department prepares to license recreational pot purveyors this week (Record-Courier)

// Trump Veterans Secretary: Legal Marijuana Helps Advance Research (MassRoots)

// Chart: Cannabis industry employs 165,000-plus workers (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, May 22, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, May 22, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Rhode Island Marijuana Legalization Deal In The Works (MassRoots)

// Medical cannabis producers’ numbers don’t match reports (NM Political Report)

// Australian Cannabis Producer AusCann Raises $12mm (New Cannabis Ventures)


// Alaska cops and prison guards banned from owning or operating cannabis businesses (Cannabist)

// Utah Republicans Blunt Medical Marijuana Resolution (KUER 90.1 News)

// Ohio supreme court judge calls for legalisation of marijuana (The Guardian)

// Keep paying higher fees for medical marijuana users Arizona judge rules (Tucson.com)

// Pot convictions go up in smoke with California legalization (The Courier)

// Organizers of a Colorado marijuana rally fined over trash (KOAA News 5 NBC)

// Facebook Shuts Down the Page of Pot-Legalization Campaign Safer Arizona (New Phoenix Times)


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