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Thursday, April 19, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, April 19, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// High Times Cannabis Cup 4/20 event rejected in Southern California (NBC News)

// House GOP Blocks Another Marijuana Amendment (Marijuana Moment)

// Black and Indigenous people are overrepresented in Canada’s weed arrests (Vice News)


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// Medical marijuana reform bill headed to Gov. LePage’s desk (Portland Press Herald)

// Tiger Global Leads Green Bits $17 Million Investment Round (New Cannabis Ventures)

// 800 marijuana businesses interested in priority review for Massachusetts recreational licenses (Mass Live)

// Oregon Grew More Cannabis Than Customers Can Smoke. Now Shops and Farmers Are Left With Mountains of Unwanted Bud (Willamette Week)

// Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee votes down bill to allow marijuana delivery (KDVR)

// Medical Marijuana For School Students Approved By IL House (CBS Chicago)

// DC High School Restricts Baked Goods at School During Week of 4/20 (NBC Washington)


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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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Thursday, March 29, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical Cannabis Survives Another Vote After Patients Tell Tennessee Lawmakers Their Stories (Nashville Public Radio)

// D.C. lawmakers accept weed from activists as conflict over murky marijuana laws continues (Washington Post)

// Will Cannabis Employees Finally Be Allowed to Get Free Samples? (Westword)


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// Lawmakers Want Research On Medical Marijuana For Veterans (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical marijuana business bids backing up: Michigan adds more licensing meetings (Detroit Free Press)

// Industrial hemp bill clears Kansas House (KWCH)

// Indiana Excise Police dismiss ‘ridiculous’ marijuana citations against dozens of stores (WTHR 13 NBC)

// GrowGeneration Generates $14.4 Million Revenue in 2017 and Projects $37 Million in 2018 (New Cannabis Ventures )

// Third Recreational Marijuana Bill Up For Hearing Includes Substance Abuse Treatment Prevention Programs (Hartford Courant)

// Could state lawmakers pave the way for medical marijuana to treat opioid addiction? (AZ Family)


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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// With Growers in the Shadows, California Faces Cannabis Shortage (Leafly)

// California’s marijuana edibles makers are going extinct (Green State)

// Legal Pot Is Notoriously White. Oakland Is Changing That. (Politico)


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// Nevada marijuana sales down in January, still ahead of projections (Cannabist (AP))

// After emotional debate, medical marijuana rejected by Kansas House. But not by much (Kansas City Star)

// Advocates Say Dormant Medical Dispensaries Shouldn’t Get First Shot At Recreational Licenses (WBUR)

// Federally legal hemp, a fruitful endeavor in Colorado, gets jolt from Republican Mitch McConnell (Cannabist)

// Solving the Dutch Pot Paradox: Legal to Buy but Not to Grow (New York Times)

// In the murky world of D.C. marijuana law, pop-up markets thrive (Washington Post)

// Sh*tstorm After Study Finds No Causal Link Between Marijuana, Homelessness (Denver Westword)


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana regulators strike licensing compromise (Boston Globe)

// Denver approves first social marijuana license, allowing vaping and edibles in Lincoln Park coffee shop (Denver Post)

// Chart: Canada fueling explosive growth in global marijuana industry funding (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Federal Judge Dismisses Marijuana Lawsuit (Marijuana Moment)

// NYPD under fire for massive racial gap in city’s marijuana arrest (New York Daily News)

// California Democrats Reaffirm Commitment To Legal Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Candidate’ calls for legalizing marijuana, joint in hand (Chicago Sun Times)

// Sorry, Jeff Sessions – Governors Are Moving Ahead with Pot (Rolling Stone)

// Worldwide Spending On Legal Cannabis Will Reach $57 Billion By 2027 According To New Report (Weed News)

// Washington state’s fledgling hemp program gets lifeline from legislators (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Friday, February 9, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 9, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington Regulators: ‘Security Incident’ Caused Cannabis-Tracking Woes (Leafly)

// Baker’s comment on Cannabis Control Commission triggers backlash (Salem News)

// Seattle moves to wipe away old pot possession convictions (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)


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// Publicly-Traded Global Tobacco Company Bets on Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hawaii May Allow Tourists To Buy Medical Marijuana (Civil Beat)

// Bernie Sanders Launches Marijuana Petition (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Crackdown? Marijuana ‘Gifting’ Events Draw The Attention Of D.C. Authorities (WAMU)

// LA pot shop serves 23606 people in first month of legalization (Mashable)

// Why Is it So Hard to Study Pot? (Rolling Stone)

// Trump Pressured Netanyahu to Stop Israeli Cannabis Exports, Reports Say (Leafly)


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Aphria Buys Indoor Cannabis Grower in BC Broken Coast for $230 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Sen. Elizabeth Warren plans legislation to protect states’ marijuana rights (Mass Live)

// Meet the 24-year-old Trump campaign worker appointed to help lead the government’s drug policy office (Washington Post)


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// Medical marijuana compromise hits snags over timing, moratorium (Baltimore Sun)

// New Jersey Bill Would Allow Residents to Purchase Legal Marijuana Before 2018 Ends (Civilized)

// Pennsylvania Health Department ordered to grant access to medical marijuana providers (Trib Live)

// First Cannabis Licenses Issued by Los Angeles (LA Weekly)

// Chart: Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana market set to become one of the country’s biggest (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aphria Buys 25% of Australian Medical Cannabis Producer Althea for $2.5 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// MassRoots loses headquarters following eviction proceedings (Cannabist)


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Annual cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion, says White House (Cannabist (AP))

// MassRoots sues former CEO alleges theft of over $250K drug use and other ‘serious misconduct’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MassRoots founder initiates proxy battle to overthrow marijuana firm’s board leadership (Cannabist)


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// Michigan Vote on Legalizing Marijuana Is Likely in 2018 (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// State gets 370 pot dispensary applications (Toledo Blade)

// Nevada’s recreational marijuana sales top September forecast (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Not so fast on legalizing weed, says N.J. senate leader of black caucus (New Jersey.com)

// Officials Sign Deal to Outsource Medical Marijuana ID Cards (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Top GOP Senator’s Bill Lets DC Legalize Marijuana Sales (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: MJBizCon produces some eye-popping numbers (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Friday, October 13, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, October 13, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Northern California’s Cannabis Community Is Coming Together in the Face of Fire Devastation (Merry Jane)

// Congress Debates Medical Marijuana For Cops (Marijuana Moment)

// Inside California’s Scramble Toward Legal Weed (Rolling Stone)


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// Los Angeles County Issues Its First Cannabis License (Forbes)

// 11% Of Government Employees In D.C. Area Have Bought Legal Marijuana, Survey Suggests (Forbes)

// State tries to remove judge in medical marijuana dispute (Tallahassee Democrat)

// Political Party in Costa Rica Vows to Legalize Marijuana (Marijuana.com)

// Proposed ban on smoking vaping for Denver’s 16th Street Mall discriminates homeless, advocates say (Cannabist)

// Two Canadian marijuana producers ink pacts to serve most of Germany’s 20,000 pharmacies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// As Towns Ban, Pot States Withhold Legalization’s Profits (Governing)


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Thursday, September 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical Marijuana dispensaries could stay open while applying for licenses under bills (Michigan Live)

// Recreational marijuana sales won’t start in January in SF after all (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Injunction blocks Smithfield from restricting medical pot cultivation + video (Providence Journal)


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// Coming soon to a billboard near you: Marijuana ads (Inquirer Daily News )

// As lawmakers add cut and tweak Maine recreational pot laws take shape (Portland Press Herald)

// Marijuana industry uses cross-border beer case to argue against provincial monopolies (CBC News)

// L.A. marijuana businesses unhappy with draft rules but talks continue (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada Cancels Seed-to-Sale Contract Months Into 5-Year Contract in Favor of Metrc (Dope Magazine)

// Legalize pot in R.I.? 19 people picked to study the issue (Providence Journal)

// Giving the gift of green in the ‘District of Cannabis’ (Star Tribune)


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