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Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a podium with a 'Student Association of Michigan' banner on the front. There is a microphone on the podium and the governor is seen from a few steps down. She stands in front of a stone column and is looking off to the right as she speaks.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Whitmer signs ‘Clean Slate’ criminal justice package (Michigan Radio)

// Bernie Sanders Celebrates His Home State’s New Marijuana Legalization Law (Marijuana Moment)

// Maine Office of Marijuana Policy releases preliminary sales info (News Center Maine)


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// With eye on election and beyond, marijuana industry spends millions on lobbying (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senate Candidates In Three States Pressed On Marijuana Issues At Debates (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana sales decline slightly in August, still reach over $200 million (Colorado Politics)

// Study: Nearly one in three U.S. college students smokes pot (UPI)

// Colorado marijuana rules will require testing of vapor, not just oil (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Harborside Projects Q3 Revenue to Exceed $18.5 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New Jersey Voters Back Legal Marijuana Referendum By Two-To-One Margin Another Poll Shows (Marijuana Moment)


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Thursday, May 14, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, May 14, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// AZ Court Rules Marijuana Initiative Can’t Collect Signatures Online (AZ Marijuana (AP))

// DEA Gets Few Comments On Far-Reaching Marijuana Research Proposal With Deadline Looming (Marijuana Moment)

// Most People In Recreational Marijuana States Believe Legalization Is A Success, Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)


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// Utah marijuana dispensaries prep for drive-thrus, delivery after state signoff (Marijuana Business Daily)

// COVID-19 delays mandatory pesticide testing for Washington state recreational cannabis (Marijuana Business Daily)

// El Paso, Texas Lawmakers Approve Measure To Reduce Arrests For Low-Level Marijuana Possession (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis lobbying group announces leadership changes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// COVID-19 Is the Biggest Drug and Alcohol Enabler Right Now, Survey Finds (Merry Jane)

// Most Members Of New Biden-Sanders Criminal Justice Task Force Back Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Ryan Basore spent years in prison for marijuana, now he’s launching his own brand (Lansing State Journal)


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Thursday, April 23, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, April 23, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Hemp Industry Secures Federal Coronavirus Relief For Farmers In Senate-Passed Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Arkansas Patients Bought Over $63 Million of Medical Pot in Less Than a Year (Merry Jane)

// The coronavirus shutdown got her furloughed from her restaurant job. She landed at a marijuana company. (Chicago Tribune)


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// Coping with COVID-19: Adults turn to alcohol marijuana (University of Michigan News)

// Survey: Pot Is Safer Than Booze, But Avoided Due To Social Stigma (Benzinga)

// Easyriders Magazine Seals $30 Million Deal to Sell Bud to Bikers (Merry Jane)

// Senators Want Marijuana Businesses To Qualify For Federal Coronavirus Relief Programs (Marijuana Moment)

// California Psilocybin Mushroom Legalization Campaign Ends After Signature Deadline Passes (Marijuana Moment)

// New DC Poll Shows Support For Mushroom Decriminalization (Green Market Report)

// Marijuana lobbyists focus on next big coronavirus-aid package after doling out $5 million-plus in 2019 (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, March 11, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, March 11, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cancer patient speaks out after police search his room for marijuana (WWLP 22 News)

// Altria Takes Control of Cronos Group with C$2.4 Billion Investment (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Senators Are Angry That Marijuana Sentences Are Longer Than Paul Manafort’s (Marijuana Moment)


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// House-Passed Legal Marijuana Bill Advances In New Mexico Senate (Marijuana Moment)

// California Cannabis Agencies Drop New Packaging and Labeling Guidance (Canna Law Blog)

// NJ Marijuana Lobbyists Tripled Their Spending After Christie Left (Patch Livingston)

// Here’s How Tourists Can Get Legal Medical Marijuana in Hawaii (Civilized)

// Did the first medical cannabis drive-thru in New England just open? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// L.A. City Council moves ahead with marijuana licensing and enforcement proposals (Marijuana Business Daily)

// NC man free after he was found with 17 pounds of marijuana in Baltimore (WBAL TV 11 NBC)


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Monday, February 11, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden (D) speaks at a microphone against an ornate background.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Senator Ron Wyden introduces S. 420, a bill to legalize marijuana (CBS News)

// This Is The Marijuana Banking Bill Democrats Plan To Pass In 2019: Draft Text Released (Marijuana Moment)
// Recreational pot bill proposing 9% tax clears first hurdle in New Mexico (Sante Fe New Mexican)


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// Former House Speaker Boehner gets behind marijuana lobbying group (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Drivers in hemp case now out of jail – but still charged – after talks with Osage County prosecutors (Tulsa World)

// Vermont House Bill Would Allow Legal Cannabis Sales Next Year (Seven Days VT)

// Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Forces Wellspring to Cease Operations While it Addresses Violations (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Mexican Senate Report Lays Out Marijuana Legalization Considerations (Marijuana Moment)

// NE Ohio Alzheimer’s homes grapple with offering with medical marijuana (Cleveland.com)

// CBD the cannabis compound or CBD the coffee? Just ask owners of the Portland company. (Portland Press Herald)


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Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hires Former Marijuana Lobbyist As Senior Advisor (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: Maryland’s first-year medical marijuana sales approach $100 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canada legalized pot in October. But its black market is still going strong. (Washington Post


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// One month after legalization, few arrested for ‘driving while high’ (WLNS 6 News)

// Vermont Senate To Fast-Track Retail Cannabis Bill, But Path Not As Clear In House (Vermont Public Radio)

// Vermont Supreme Court: Smell of Burnt Cannabis Doesn’t Justify Search (Leafly)

// GTI Enters Connecticut Medical Cannabis Market with $80 Million Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Meet America’s first pot governor, Colorado’s Jared Polis (Colorado Sun)

// Feds To Spend $1.5 Million On Research Into Marijuana’s Lesser Known Components (Marijuana Moment)

// Rapper Redman Discovers 20-Year-Old Marijuana At Mom’s House (Marijuana Moment)



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Monday, June 18, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, June 18, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Texas Republican Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization (Forbes)

// Marijuana abundance driving price downward (Curry Coastal Pilot)

// Marijuana jobs in limbo after R.I. lawmakers strike dispensary expansion from budget (Providence Journal)


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// Epileptic boy to be given cannabis treatment previously banned by Home Office (Sky News)

// Cannabis Investors Embrace Green Thumb Industries After Avoiding MedMen (Forbes)

// Cannabis industry a growing political force beneath the Gold Dome in Denver (Colorado Springs Gazette)

// Oregon Appeals Court Rejects Restrictions Imposed by County on Marijuana Growers (Marijuana.com (AP))

// Survey of oncologists finds knowledge gap on medical marijuana (Harvard Gazette)

// Canadian cannabis companies ink CA$880 million in funding deals in 14 days (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Denver police cited 31 people on marijuana tour buses today (Denverite)


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Thursday, May 24, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New York Democratic Party Endorses Legalizing Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Arizona Supreme Court: Medical Marijuana on Campus Not a Crime (Arizona Public Media)

// Merkley Cosponsors Landmark Bill to End Federal Prohibition of Marijuana (Office of Sen. Jeff Merkley)


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// Nevada exceeds pot tax revenue expectations; rec sales have topped $304 million (Reno Gazette-Journal)

// Queens DA Has No Plans To Stop Prosecuting Pot Charges (Kew Gardens Patch)

// Texas Backs Off Changes That Could’ve Led to CBD Confiscation, for Now (Dallas Observer)

// Illinois governor gets bill legalizing industrial hemp (State Journal-Register)

// New Report Finds ‘Substantial’ Increase In Marijuana Use In Colorado (Green Market Report)

// Big cannabis growers urge senators to ban commercial outdoor growing (iPolitics)

// Marijuana Business Owners Rally On Capitol Hill As Cannabis Bills Gain Momentum (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Michigan Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure Has Enough Signatures (Marijuana Moment)

// Suit that tried to blow up Pa.’s medical marijuana program fizzles (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Florida medical cannabis patient count reaches 100,000 milestone (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Cannabis Cup and other 4/20 events smaller, but not dead in era of legal weed (Orange County Register)

// License applications rolling in as Connecticut adds medical cannabis dispensaries (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Broken Coast, Maricann Expand Cannabis Production, But Is It Too Much? (Green Market Report)

// Medical marijuana expansion hopes revived in Iowa Senate, but still face hurdle in House (Des Moines Register)

// Missouri House Moves to Legalize Medical Marijuana (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Med schools need to get with the times on medical marijuana, chronic pain, and more (Stat News)

// NCIA leader vows to move forward while ex-board members question group’s direction (Marijuana Business Magazine)


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Monday, March 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A marijuana bud sits under a bright light next to the prescription bottle that held it.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, March 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// ‘No Such Thing As Medical Marijuana,’ Trump Health Chief Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Pro-Trump Group’s Poll Shows Opposition To Trump Marijuana Policies (Marijuana Moment)

// Growing pains for Pa. marijuana program: Dispensaries run out of meds (Philadelphia Inquirer)


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// Ohio medical marijuana growers form coalition to lobby on behalf of license winners (Cleveland.com)

// They used to get free or low-cost marijuana to help with their cancer. Not anymore (Sacramento Bee)

// Israeli medical cannabis company announces record $110 million deal (Times of Israeli)

// Oregon Legislature Passes Comprehensive Marijuana Bill On Last Day of Session (Oregon Cannabis Connection)

// Colorado Rates a ‘B’ for Medical Marijuana Access (Denver Westword)

// Pa. approves more medical marijuana dispensaries and a grower/processor (Penn Live)

// No legalized marijuana is not the reason for a rise in pedestrian deaths (Mashable)


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