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

President Donald Trump is shown deep in thought.

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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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Friday, November 17, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Golden Gate Bridge is topped with clouds as the beach sits sandily in the foreground.

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Friday, November 17, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Here are the rules for legal marijuana in California once law goes into effect Jan. 1 (OC Register)

// Quebec unveils zero-tolerance marijuana plan: No home-grown cannabis allowed (Globe and Mail)

// National Cannabis Industry Association Joins Michigan’s Marijuana Legalization Campaign (Weed News)


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// Bank’s refusal to process online payments slows marijuana ID cards (My Palm Beach Post)

// Canadian companies aim to create medical cannabis powerhouse in Latin America (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senators Debate Marijuana Use By Judges (Marijuana Moment)

// The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ (Washington Post)

// Aurora Cannabis Gets $100 Million From Canaccord Genuity (Green Market Report)

// NEW REPORT: Marijuana Stores as Profitable as Starbucks (Marijuana Industry News)

// Steep Hill Ventures to Focus on Funding Early Stage Cannabis Companies (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Thursday, November 9, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A LivWell marijuana dispensary sign sits above a white door against a tan stucco wall.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, November 9, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Leading US marijuana retailer LivWell takes ‘significant’ ownership stake in Canadian producer (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Maine tightens rules over medical marijuana caregivers (Portland Press Herald)

// Cannabis consumer website Leafly lays off 15 employees, hires CEO (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Onsite consumption tops agenda for marijuana board (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// Drugs, but no sex, violence, or party dogs: Cannabis companies lay out proposed ad guidelines (Financial Post)

// Ontario Wants Bigger Cut of Canada Pot Tax, Expecting Strong Demand (Bloomberg)

// Complete Colorado election results for 2017 cannabis issues (Cannabist)

// Snoop Dogg’s venture capital firm is leading an investment in a cannabis lab-testing company (Business Insider)

// Inside ‘DrugsLab’: Why the Netherlands pays these hot young people to get high on YouTube (Mic)

// Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz: Stop punishing cannabis industry. Remove 280E from tax code (Cannabist)


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

President Donald Trump salutes his fans.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump Praised Philippines President Duterte For Drug War That Has Killed 9,000 People (Huffington Post)

// In Reversal, Trump Funds Drug Czar’s Office (MassRoots)

// Judge backs 2 more marijuana licenses (News 4 Jax)


// Judge: Company Discriminated Against Medical Marijuana User (US News & World Report)

// Medical Marijuana Sales In Oregon Plummeting As Recreational Sales Increase (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

// California company plans to invest $100 million in cannabis sector (Marijuana Business Daily)

// John Morgan ‘prepared to invest $100M’ in medical marijuana (Miami Herald)

// New York City Subway Gets MMJ Ads (Ganjapreneur)

// The VC firm that made early bets on Uber and Snap is investing in a marijuana breathalyzer (Business Insider)

// Marijuana trial gets tense as defendant takes stand (Argus Leader)


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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A green marijuana leaf sits under the light.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maryland lawmakers to pot regulators: No licenses without diverse industry (Washington Post)

// Marijuana VC company subject of fraud investigation (Business Den)

// The Marijuana Election Ad War Begins (Marijuana.com)


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// State lawmaker explains drug purchases after report (WMUR)

// California marijuana legalization faces unlikely foe: growers (Reuters)

// Anchorage assembly OKs city’s first retail marijuana shop (KTUU 2 NBC)

// Nevada veterans launch Mainstream Marijuana Association to promote access (My 4 News NBC)

// Maine Voices: ACLU endorses ‘yes’ vote on legalizing, regulating, taxing marijuana (Portland Press Herald)

// Viceland TV to air episode of “Weediquette” filmed entirely in Maine (Bangor Daily News)

// Memphis council OKs decriminalizing pot in some cases (The Commercial Appeal)


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | Curated by Producer Shea Gunther

// Marijuana Infraction Enforcement Nearly 4 Times More Severe for Black Californians and 1.5 Times More Severe for Latino Californians than for Whites, Finds New DPA and ACLU Report (Drug Policy Alliance)

// Marijuana policing remains severely racially disparate in California (Sun Times)

// Licensed Cannabis Producers Behind The Toronto Raids? (Marijuana.com)

// Canadian Cannabis Company with Colombian Operations Raises $4mm (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// ArcView and National Cannabis Industry Association Protest MassRoots NASDAQ Rejection (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Albuquerque baby returns home after starting cannabis treatment (KRQE, New Mexico)

// Infant overcomes seizures after becoming youngest patient to take cannabis oil (Raw Story)

// Man Faces Death Penalty For Weed Charge in Malaysia (Merry Jane)

// New York’s Cannabis Growers Lobby for More Medical Patients (High Times)

// EDIBLE MARIJUANA: OK for retail sale on June 2 (The News Guard, Oregon)

// MN Court: No expectation of privacy in condo buildings (Minnesota Public Radio News)

// Petition to legalize medical marijuana underway (KFOR, Oklahoma)


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