Author Archive | Shea Gunther

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Colorado state flag flies against a cloud-less blue sky under strong daytime light.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado Governor Signs Marijuana Social Equity Bill Letting Him Expedite Possession Pardons (Marijuana Moment)

// Dixie Brands a Denver-Based Weed Edibles Company Will Change Name (Denver Westword)

// Oregon Psilocybin Measure Has Enough Signatures For November Ballot Activists Say (Marijuana Moment)


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// Arizona Medical Marijuana Sales Hit a New Record High in May (Phoenix New Times)

// Another Cannabis Founder Is Out At Aurora Cannabis (Green Market Report)

// San Diego creates new marijuana business regulatory agency (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Gov. Kim Reynolds signs medical cannabis program changes into law (CBS 2 Iowa)

// Top Baltimore Prosecutor Dismisses Drug Possession Cases And Closes Warrants (Marijuana Moment)

// Acreage Holdings Q1 Revenue Increases 15% Sequentially to $24.2 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Acclaimed Cannabis Advocate Dr. Lester Grinspoon Dies At 92 (High Times)


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Friday, June 26, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Eleven well-rolled marijuana joints lay arrayed next to and on top of each other set on a paneled wooden tabletop.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, June 26, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Jersey medical marijuana dispensaries can now deliver (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Idaho Medical Marijuana Initiative Could Get New Chance At Ballot After Federal Court Ruling (Marijuana Moment)

// Canopy Growth Changes Acreage Holdings Deal CEO Murphy Is Out (Green Market Report)


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// Washington State Drug Decriminalization Activists Shift Focus From Ballot To Legislature (Marijuana Moment)

// Los Angeles City Council backs major changes to marijuana licensing, social equity (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canada’s discount cannabis segment heats up with competing value brands (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Seattle repeals drug loitering law that led to racist harassment and arrests (Leafly)

// GW Pharmaceuticals Epidiolex Now Exempt From Controlled Drug Requirements (Green Market Report)

// Federal Commission Pushes Expansion Of Marijuana And Psychedelics Research For Military Veterans (Marijuana Moment)

// Virginia Black Lawmakers Push To Legalize Marijuana In Special Session This Summer (Marijuana Moment)


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Thursday, June 25, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Actor Jim Belushi poses for a portrait in a sun-lit greenhouse- seen blurred in the background- wearing a black tshirt and brown-tan leather cowboy hat. He looks intentely into the camera as a swirl of smoke frames the right side of his face- coming from what looks like a joint held-in-hand.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, June 25, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

No news today- instead we’re featuring an episode of the Green Rush podcast with an interview with actor Jim Belushi. Enjoy!


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Photo: Belushi Farms

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A menacing-looking William Barr looks towards the camera's lens while speaking at a pair of microphones. He wears a black suit and stands against an equally dark background.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// US Attorney General falsely targeted 10 cannabis companies, whistleblower says (Leafly)

// Aurora Cannabis to close five facilities, lay off 700 staff as part of restructuring (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Tepid adult-use cannabis sales in Massachusetts for first week of reopening (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Iowa GOP Lawmaker’s Psilocybin Decriminalization Amendment Defeated In Floor Vote (Marijuana Moment)

// Harvest Health Says It Is Closer To Selling The Dispensaries To High Times (Green Market Report)

// TILT Holdings Q1 Revenue Increases 23% to $42.4 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Ontario cannabis market surpasses 100 retail store authorizations (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana firm iAnthus receives demand for debt repayment (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Organigram Faces Lawsuit Changing Trailer Park Brand (Green Market Report)

// Just Look At These Hemp Shoes The VA Is Selling To Military Veterans (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A single dark green marijuana plant is seen growing up toward the right corner of the frame. The plant is maturing and features a brighter and lighter budding top with a few white hairs starting to poke out.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Montana group submits signatures for adult-use cannabis initiative (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Los Angeles proposes ‘major course change’ for cannabis business licensing social equity (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New Colorado Bill Allows Governor to Mass-Pardon Former Cannabis Offenders (Merry Jane)


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// Bierman and Modlin leave board of cannabis firm MedMen (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MedMen loses Virginia medical cannabis dispensary license (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Police Would Have To Prove ‘Actual Impairment’ In Medical Marijuana DUIs Under New Pennsylvania Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Iowa Lost Over a Third of Its Medical Marijuana Patients During COVID-19 Crisis (Merry Jane)

// High Times’ cannabis retail bid complicated by web of owners social equity partners (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Curaleaf Expects to Issue 118.9 Million Shares to Acquire Grassroots Cannabis Within Weeks (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Canadian cannabis sales remain strong in April despite COVID-19 pandemic (Marijuana Business Daily)


Check out our other projects:Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement. • Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A row of 16 well-budded mature cannabis plants is seen growing under artifical greenhouse lights in Oregon.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Chart: Adult-use marijuana sales show resiliency in May despite pandemic (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Library Of Congress Highlights Racist News Coverage Used To Justify Criminalizing Marijuana A Century Ago (Marijuana Moment)

// Recovery from losses damage during protests will take weeks for many cannabis businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Aurora Cannabis’ $80 Million Mistake (Nasdaq (Motley Fool))

// Aurora Cannabis president stepping down this month (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vireo Health Trims Losses As Revenues Rise (Green Market Report)

// Canadian Cannabis Retailer Fire & Flower Quarterly Revenue Increases 142% to $23.1 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// United Nations body to meet again this month to discuss WHO cannabis recommendations (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ohio Marijuana Activists Plan Supreme Court Appeal After Federal Judges Deny Electronic Signature Case (Marijuana Moment)

// Louisiana Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Into Law (Marijuana Moment)


Check out our other projects:Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement. • Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Photo: Oregon Department of Agriculture/Flickr

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The golden Colorado state capitol building dome is seen with the American and state flags flying in front of it.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado Governor Could Issue Marijuana Pardons Under Social Equity Bill Lawmakers Sent To His Desk (Marijuana Moment)

// California regulator decries cannabis delivery suit as ‘bizarre’ in court filing a month before trial (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Government Agencies Testify In Favor Of U.S. Virgin Islands Marijuana Legalization Bill At Hearing (Marijuana Moment)


These headlines are brought to you by Curaleaf, one of the leading vertically-integrated cannabis operators in the U.S. With legal medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation sites, and processing facilities all over the United States, Curaleaf has served more than 165,000 medical cannabis patients and looks forward to helping many more long into the future. Swing over to Curaleaf.com to learn more about this very cool company!


// Recreational Marijuana Sales Drop Over 12 Percent in April (Denver Westword)

// More than 7 tons of medical marijuana sold in Arkansas (CT Post)

// Dixie Brands Announces 2019 Annual Results (Cision PR Newswire)

// 4Front Ventures Making Progress On Revenue, Headwinds Remain (Green Market Report)

// Cannabis firm iAnthus says it likely will default on interest payments again (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Former NBA forward Al Harrington wants to make 100 Black individuals millionaires through the cannabis business (CNBC)

// Missouri medical marijuana growing starts; sales expected in 4th quarter (Marijuana Business Daily)


Check out our other projects:Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement. • Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Friday, June 12, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

69-year-old Michael Thompson, in prison since 1994 for selling marijuana in Michigan, crouches against a white cinderblock wall wearing a blue prisoner's outfit with a tan jacket.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, June 12, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// If cannabis is legal why is Michael Thompson serving 40 years in prison? (Leafly)

// Lawmakers Ask Fellow Congressional Democrats To Pursue Marijuana Legalization Amid Policing Debate (Marijuana Moment)

// After Protests Portland Oregon Will Stop Spending Legal Weed Taxes on Police (Merry Jane)


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// Colorado Governor Issues Proclamation Declaring Official ‘Hemp Week’ (Marijuana Moment)

// Germany faces potential temporary supply shortage of cannabis flower (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Hexo Surprises Market With Strong Revenue For Third Quarter (Green Market Report)

// TILT Holdings Q4 Revenue Declines Sequentially by 28% to $33.4 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Michigan reports successful first year for industrial hemp pilot program (Detroit Metro Times)

// Missouri judge allows suit challenging marijuana license caps to proceed (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada Governor Introduces Measure To Pardon Tens Of Thousands With Marijuana Convictions (Marijuana Moment)


Check out our other projects:Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement. • Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Oregon is seen speaking at a podium gesturing mid-sentence while wearing his trademark bow tie and a green bicycle pin upon his suit's lapel.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, June 11, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congressman Calls For Decriminalization Of ‘Other Drugs’ Beyond Marijuana In New Policing Reform Plan (Marijuana Moment)

// Colorado Cops Are Still Overwhelming Persecuting Black Cannabis Users (Merry Jane)

// Colorado Marijuana Social Equity Businesses Would Be Defined Under New Bill (Marijuana Moment)


These headlines are brought to you by Natural Order Supply, one of the nation’s premier cannabis cultivation supply companies dedicated to streamlining cultivation and helping industrial hemp farmers calculate their price-per-plant cost. They have everything from lights to harvest supplies to cultivation advice!


// Many Cannabis Users Believe Driving Under Influence Is Safe (U.S. News & World Report)

// Cresco Labs Names Michele Roberts to Board of Directors (New Cannabis Ventures)

// UMass report: To track marijuana health impact surveys need better questions (Mass Live)

// Michigan House Scales Back Bill That Would’ve Given Medical Marijuana Licenses To Lawmakers’ Spouses (Marijuana Moment)

// Joe Biden Has Come A Long Way On Criminal Justice Reform. Progressives Want More (National Public Radio)

// Pot Kingpin Sued by New York for Predatory Loans Charging 1000% (Bloomberg Quint)

// Oklahoma medical cannabis dispensary settles trademark dispute (Marijuana Business Daily)


Check out our other projects:Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement. • Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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