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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Florida Marijuana Legalization Campaign Shifts Focus To 2022 Instead Of This Year (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Sales in 2019 Break a Record… With a Month to Go (Denver Westword)

// Gov. Bryan calls on senate to pass cannabis bill during SOTT address (Vibe High)


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// MA Cannabis Commission To Host Forum After Meeting Protests (Worcester Patch)

// Defense attorneys say drivers should refuse Michigan’s new roadside drug tests (Michigan Live)

// Cannabis edibles arrive at some Calgary dispensaries (CTV News)



// GW Pharma beats projections with $108M in Q4 sales thanks to CBD drug (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Why you won’t see vapes on store shelves in Ontario (Leafly)

// Montana Activists Submit Measure To Legalize Marijuana In 2020 (Marijuana Moment)

// MJBizDaily donates $425,000 through Industry Giveback Program (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, January 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, January 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California Governor Proposes Changes To Marijuana Regulations And Taxes (Marijuana Moment)

// South Dakota governor drops plans to veto hemp, but calls for ‘guardrails’ (Boston Globe)

// How massive donations from Howard G. Buffett helped block the opening of a pot dispensary in Illinois (Intercept)


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// Trulieve Sues Short-Seller Grizzly Research LLC for Libel (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Arizona legislature opens with a flurry of cannabis bills (Leafly)

// Washington state eyes marijuana enforcement changes after study (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Using marijuana is legal – but it can still get you fired. ‘Human resource professionals in Illinois will have their hands full.’ (Chicago Tribune)

// Murky Waters: How ‘Nano’ CBD Misleads Consumers (Ganjapreneur)

// Hawaii’s Marijuana Decriminalization Law Is Officially In Effect (Marijuana Moment)

// The Hemp Standard is 0.3% THC. That Should Be Changed. (Canna Law Blog)


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Friday, January 10, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, January 10, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Formerly Anti-Marijuana Congressman Cosponsors Comprehensive Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Protesters again disrupt Cannabis Control Commission meeting but licenses approved (Worcester Telegram)

// AGLC reverses course, will buy from micro producers (Leafly)


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// Virginia Governor Pushes Marijuana Decrim In State Of The Commonwealth Speech (Forbes)

// Illinois opens applications for additional marijuana license classes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Stocks: Here’s How Much Vape Sales Fell After Health Scare (Investor’s Business Daily)

// Planet 13 Pre-Announces 2019 Revenue at $63 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Judge rips DEA’s deception that got Portland warehouse manager kidnapped (Oregon Live)

// Federal Reserve Bank Examines Marijuana Industry’s Growth (Marijuana Moment)

// Mississippi Governor Hints At Alternative Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure For 2020 (Marijuana Moment)


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Thursday, January 9, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, January 9, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New York Governor Renews Call For Marijuana Legalization In State Of The State Address (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical Marijuana Measure Officially Qualifies For Mississippi 2020 Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// Owner of Corona beer chokes on marijuana company stake (New York Post)


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// New age limit for Quebec cannabis won’t stop use, say some 20-year-olds (CBC News)

// Passamaquoddy Tribe Applauds Mills’ Posthumous Pardon Of Don Gellers (Maine Public)

// KushCo Holdings Generates Q1 Revenue of $35 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Harvest Health & Recreation Alleges Illegal Activities at Falcon International (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Alabama Attorney General writes letter to lawmakers opposing medical marijuana legislation (ABC 33 40)

// Federal Marijuana Reform Will Get Another Congressional Hearing Next Week (Marijuana Moment)

// Weedmaps drops thousands of unlicensed cannabis ads, but some illegal shops remain (Marijuana Business Daily)



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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis captures beer market share in first year of Canadian legalization (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Legalize marijuana amendment should be kept off the ballot Florida GOP leaders tell Supreme Court (South Florida Sun Sentinel)

// Portland puts off vote on marijuana licenses until at least March (Portland Press Herald)


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// Cannabis startup pulls out of CES tech show amid limits (ABC Fox Montana)

// FDA Gives Marijuana Testing Companies A Boost With New Exemption (Marijuana Moment)

// Analyst warns of shelved expansion restructuring as cannabis firms ‘teeter on edge’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// These grey market cannabis brands are going legit (Leafly)

// Hearing to be held in Rhode Island on proposed flavored vape products ban (Boston Globe)

// Chart: Local approval in Michigan adult-use marijuana program creates uneven business opportunity (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Kiosk pot shop could skirt ‘direct sales’ of cannabis in cities (Daily Democrat)


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Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Eleven marijuana joints sit on a slated wooden tabletop lined up next to one another.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Illinois announces nearly $11 million worth of recreational cannabis sold in first 5 days (WGN9 News)

// Several Illinois Dispensaries Close After First Days of Recreational Sales (NBC 5 Chicago)

// High Times Hires Stormy Simon As New CEO After Kraig Fox Resigns (Green Market Report)


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// Michigan recreational cannabis sales near $6.5 million in first month (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Legalization Measure Officially Qualifies For South Dakota 2020 Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// NM medical marijuana growers use too much water, agencies fear (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Thailand Launches Full-Time Clinics Dispensing Cannabis Oil (New York Times (AP))

// More Than Half of Cannabis Tourists Bring Weed Home, New Survey Finds (Merry Jane)

// People Visiting Safe Injection Sites Are Less Likely To Die Compared To Other Drug Consumers, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// ‘Cats,’ a big-screen fiasco, is delighting and frightening stoned audiences (Seattle Times)


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Monday, January 6, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, January 6, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Illinois Sold $3.2 Million Worth of Weed on the First Day of Legalization (Merry Jane)

// Illinois Lieutenant Governor Buys Marijuana On State’s First Day Of Legal Sales (Marijuana Moment)

// MedMen Is (Frantically) Selling Its 3 Arizona Dispensary Licenses (AZ Marijuana)


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// Colorado ushers in 2020 with new marijuana market opportunities (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Maine could get new cannabis traceability system (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Why HEXO’s writedown on ‘cannabis trim’ could be another bad sign for the industry (Financial Post)

// Former top marijuana regulator in Maryland joins MJ firm (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Florida Marijuana Lawsuit: ‘Stealth Deadline’ Means Legalization Might Miss 2020 Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// Most employers in Nevada can no longer utilize pre-employment drug tests for marijuana (3 News NBC Las Vegas)

// Marijuana prosecutions in Texas have dropped by more than half since lawmakers legalized hemp (Texas Tribune)


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, December 20, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, December 20, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mass. cannabis meeting abruptly ends after local business owner interjects with concerns about licensing (Boston Globe)

// Trulieve Finds Itself In The Crosshairs (Green Market Report)

// Medical Marijuana Legalization Measure Officially Qualifies For South Dakota 2020 Ballot (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!


// EPA Approves Pesticides For Hemp In Time For 2020 Growing Season (Marijuana Moment)

// CDC: 12 Million Young Adults Admit to Driving on Marijuana (My News 13)

// Department: Grower shredded hemp crop because THC too high (KMTV 3 CBS (AP))

// Illinois dispensary tax rates and where that money goes (Leafly)

// Poll: Most New Mexicans support legalizing recreational pot (Santa Fe New Mexican)

// OLCC Bans CBD-infused Alcohols (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

// Legal vape markets literally 1,000% safer than street (Leafly)


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, December 19, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The city of Chicago is seen from an airplane hugging Lake Michigan as the sun rises over the waters. The lines of land curve with parks and marinas.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, December 19, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Legal recreational weed sales will begin Jan. 1, as planned in Chicago despite a wild, angry debate in City Council (Chicago Tribune)

// Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo Pumps Brakes on Cannabis Banking Bill (Cannabis Wire)

// After one-year freeze, rush is on to buy out Ontario’s first wave of cannabis retail lottery winners (Financial Post)


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!


// One of the Poorest Countries in Africa Wants to Send Its Legal Marijuana All Over the World (Time)

// New Zealand finalizes groundwork to launch medical cannabis industry in April (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Analysis: Germany’s medical cannabis market loses momentum but on pace to surpass 100 million euros (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Which Canadian provinces will have legal vapes and edibles by Christmas? (Leafly)

// Beleave loses CEO VanderMarel; faces lawsuit from Auxly Cannabis (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Akerna to Acquire Canadian Cannabis Software Provider Ample Organics for Up to $45 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Chart: Cannabis industry, MJBizCon continue growth trends (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, December 18, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Who wins by delaying weed sales (in Chicago)? (ABC 7 Chicago)

// Maine hemp farmers fear proposed rule change could cost them their crop (Portland Press Herald)

// One Florida recreational marijuana initiative throws in the towel, another still hanging on (News 4 JAX)


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!


// Legalizing Weed Reduces Opioid Prescriptions Across the Board, New Study Finds (Merry Jane)



// Oklahoma Activists Take First Step To Put Marijuana Legalization On State’s 2020 Ballot (Marijuana Moment)



// Atlanta Will Seal Records for Minor Weed Offenses by February (Merry Jane)

// Can landlords ban cannabis in a legal state? Here’s what the law says (Leafly)

// USDA Gives Public More Time To Comment On Hemp Regulations (Marijuana Moment)

// R.I. Senate leaders won’t support marijuana legalization in upcoming legislative session (Boston Globe)

// Miss Universe Canada Rocked a Weed Gown During International Beauty Pageant (Merry Jane)


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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