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Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// US House OKs cannabis banking in passing $3 trillion coronavirus bill (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Louisiana House Approves Medical Marijuana For Any Debilitating Condition, Along With Delivery Services (Marijuana Moment)

// Feds Withdraw Health Grants For Schools That Allow Medical Marijuana, Maine Official Says (Marijuana Moment)


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// Massachusetts recreational cannabis stores to reopen in a week (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Strawberry Fields, Schwazze Dispensary Acquisition Terminated (Denver Westword)

// Cost-cutting cannabis giant Acreage to take $80 million-$100 million charge (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Curaleaf Generates $96.5 Million Revenue in Q1 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Oregon sees record breaking $89 million in marijuana sales in April (KGW8 NBC News)

// Oklahoma Legislature Votes To Let Out-Of-State Residents Get Medical Marijuana, And To Allow Delivery (Marijuana Moment)

// Los Angeles explosion shows perils of illicit cannabis market (Leafly)


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Friday, May 15, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, May 15, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California governor delays proposed cannabis regulatory changes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Industry Group Asks Seven Governors To Legalize Marijuana To Aid Coronavirus Economic Recovery (Marijuana Moment)

// BREAKING: California Cannabis Agencies Announce License Fee Deferral (Canna Law Blog)


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// Portland Activists Will Pursue Psychedelics Decriminalization Through City Council Rather Than Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// GTI Becomes the First American Cannabis Operator to Exceed $100 Million Quarterly Revenue (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Aurora Cannabis Net Revenue Increases 35% Sequentially to $75.5 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Columbia Care Q1 Revenue Doubles to $26 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Charlotte’s Web Beats Revenue Estimates, Misses On Earnings (Green Market Report)

// Colorado’s Pot Industry Is Expected to Take a Big Plunge, Thanks to COVID-19 (Merry Jane)

// Native Roots Adding Two Dispensaries in Denver (Denver Westword)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis banking reform included in latest Congressional COVID relief bill (Leafly)

// Michigan’s adult-use marijuana industry made $91 million in sales so far (Detroit Metro Times)

// Alaska Rescinds Marijuana Rule Meant to Limit Coronavirus Spread Due To Federal Prohibition (Marijuana Moment)


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// Chart: Medical marijuana sales, patient counts hold steady in Maryland (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario Cannabis Store adding seeds to catalog to ‘breathe life into category’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Missouri lawmakers push for more medical marijuana licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Congress could save 10,000+ cannabis jobs with access to stimulus funds (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth Launches New Products In Canada Recreational Marijuana Market (Nasdaq)

// Lawmakers In Virginia Capital Vote To End Marijuana Testing Of City Workers (Marijuana Moment)

// Lawmakers warn ‘unscrupulous businesses’ are using social equity candidates as fronts in bid to get new pot licenses in Illinois (Chicago Sun Times)


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Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maine drops residency requirement for recreational marijuana businesses (Portland Press Herald)

// Maine’s adult-use marijuana program won’t start until more local approvals in place (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Maryland Governor Hogan Vetoes Bill Automatically Expunging Cannabis Convictions (Outlaw Report)


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// Trulieve’s dominance in Florida increases again as many firms come to a standstill (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Epidiolex Growth Fuels GW Pharma Revenue Above Expectations to $120.6 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Tilray Q1 Cannabis Revenue Grows 9% Sequentially to $30.8 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cronos Group Underwhelms Again with Just $8.4 Million Revenue and a $45.1 Million Operating Loss in Q1 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cannabis MSO Jushi cancels California acquisition, moves forward in Illinois (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Mass. cannabis executives ‘look forward to safely reopening’ after meeting with governor’s advisory board (Mass Live)

// Top Vermont Lawmaker Says Legal Marijuana Sales Bill Will Be Taken Up After Coronavirus Response (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, May 8, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, May 8, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Montana Marijuana Activists Will Begin Signature Gathering For Legalization Measure With New Safety Protocols (Marijuana Moment)

// Massachusetts marijuana delivery license applications on track to launch in May, reserved for economic empowerment and social equity applicants (Mass Live)

// Florida high court considers marijuana vertical integration, adult-use vote (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// The Pandemic Is Disrupting the Illegal Drug Trade (Bloomberg)

// Australia medical cannabis approvals steady as COVID-19 grips country (Marijuana Business Daily)

// First ‘Call of Duty,’ and Now ‘Animal Crossing’ Is Censoring Weed Language (Merry Jane)

// Missouri Lawmakers Defeat Amendment To Require They Consume Marijuana Before Voting (Marijuana Moment)

// Few impressed with Biden’s weak new marijuana decriminalization plan (Leafly)

// Cresco Labs Triples Pennsylvania Cannabis Cultivation Capacity (New Cannabis Ventures)

// San Francisco Is Delivering Weed and Alcohol to Homeless Residents in Quarantine (Merry Jane)


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Thursday, May 7, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, May 7, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis tech firm MassRoots receives $50,000 federal stimulus check (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 18 pre-applications submitted for two medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Iowa (Quad-City Times)

// Louisiana Lawmakers Vote To Allow Medical Marijuana For Any Debilitating Condition And Legalize Delivery Services (Marijuana Moment)


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// Nearly 15 Percent of Colorado Weed Failed Microbial Testing in 2019 (Denver Westword)

// Los Angeles marijuana market remains chaotic as entrepreneurs wait for mayor, City Council to act (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New York City Is Shut Down, But Its Black-Market Weed Is Booming (Rolling Stone)

// Ontario extends curbside pickup and delivery for cannabis stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Top Minnesota Lawmaker Unveils Long-Delayed ‘Best’ Marijuana Legalization Bill In The Country (Marijuana Moment)

// Campaign To Decriminalize Psychedelics In DC Cleared For Signature Gathering (Marijuana Moment)

// High Times Hires Third CEO In One Year (Green Market Report)


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Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// MassRoots Gets Payroll Protection Loan Of $50,000 (Green Market Report)

// Oklahoma sees robust April medical marijuana sales despite coronavirus (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Illinois Sold $37 Million of Weed in April Despite COVID-19 Lockdowns (Merry Jane)


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// Chart: Adult-use cannabis markets see uneven impact in April from coronavirus crisis (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Headset Releases Report on COVID-19’s Impact on Cannabis Sales (Union Bulletin)

// Shut down amid coronavirus pandemic, Mass. recreational marijuana businesses plan to make pitch to be part of May 18 reopening plan (MassLive)

// DC Council Approves Bill That Will Help Psychedelics Decriminalization Initiative Qualify For Ballot Despite Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)

// North Dakota Marijuana Legalization Campaign Reassesses 2020 Ballot Strategy, But Concedes 2022 Is More Likely (Marijuana Moment)

// Massachusetts Bill To Give State Coronavirus Relief To Marijuana Businesses Gets Hearing (Marijuana Moment)

// Hightimes CEO Stormy Simon up in smoke after just weeks at the helm (New York Post)


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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