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Monday, March 9, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, March 9, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Coronavirus thwarts plans for SXSW, two more cannabis events (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Utah’s First Legal Weed Dispensary Is Open, But Where Are the Patients? (Merry Jane)

// Virginia Lawmakers Send Marijuana Decriminalization Bill To Governor’s Desk (Marijuana Moment)


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// San Diego lab says almost 80% of illicit cannabis vape cartridges are ‘unfit for consumption’ (10 News ABC San Diego)

// Magic Dragon name doesn’t fly with cannabis commissioners (Worcester Telegram)

// DEA Admits State-Level Marijuana Legalization Reduces Illegal Market Demand (Marijuana Moment)

// Rhode Island poised to triple number of medical marijuana dispensaries (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 50 State Banking Associations Demand Senate Vote On Marijuana Banking Legislation (Marijuana Moment)

// The Ripple Effect of Canopy Growth’s Move From Indoor Growing (Real Money)

// SEE IT: ‘Just glad to be alive,’ says man tackled by cops on Brooklyn street; police commissioner promises probe (NY Daily News)


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Thursday, March 5, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A rather sad and forlorn marijuana plant is seen filling the left third of the frame, lit by yellow light and set against a blurred background of other marijuana plants growing in an industrial greenhouse.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canopy Closing Two Facilities, Laying Off 500, Taking $700 Million Charge (Green Market Report)

// Illinois Sold Almost $35 Million Of Marijuana In Second Month Of Legal Sales (Marijuana Moment)

// Mexican Senate commissions approve marijuana bill legalizing recreational use (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// 3 months in reported cannabis sales total $31.9M, generate $5.3M tax revenue (Oakland Press)

// Texas Cops Are Getting Ready to Bust Spring Breakers for THC Vape Carts (Merry Jane)

// Arkansas can resume issuing medical cannabis licenses, judge says (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Return of free compassion to Cali medical marijuana (Leaf Online)

// Treasury Secretary Won’t Fix Marijuana Banking Problem With Administrative Action (Marijuana Moment)

// Meet the new Boston Cannabis Board (Boston Globe)

// Philadelphia Association Of Black Journalists To Host Cannabis Conference April 4-5 (Yahoo Finance)


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Monday, February 24, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren is seen on stage with a blurred American flag filling the background. Senator Warren is speaking into a hand-held microphone and looking and pointing to the left of the frame.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, February 24, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Elizabeth Warren Has A New Plan For Legalizing Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Licensing appeals overwhelm Missouri’s medical marijuana program, point to widespread MJ industry concern about scoring fairness (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vape crisis forced cannabis sector to increase focus on technology, testing, and transparency (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// House Candidate Gives Marijuana To Voters At ‘First-Ever Congressional Weed Party’ (Marijuana Moment)

// Guidance issued for advertising marijuana products in Maine (Portland Press Herald)

// Legal Pot Sales in Canada Rise 8% in December (Motley Fool)

// Reynolds says she’s comfortable with board recs on medical marijuana (Radio Iowa)

// Secret U.S. document shows Canadians who use legal cannabis ‘not eligible’ for Nexus program (Growth Op)

// Medical Schools Aren’t Teaching Their Students About Cannabis, Survey Finds (Merry Jane)

// Federal Reserve Sends Reminder That Hemp Businesses Can Get Bank Accounts (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Nearly $40 Million Of Marijuana Sold During Illinois’s First Month Of Legal Sales (Marijuana Moment)

// Colorado Officials Unveil ‘Roadmap’ To Increase Marijuana Banking Access (Marijuana Moment)

// Andrew Yang Makes Case For Legal Marijuana And Mass Drug Pardons As His Kids Play On Stage (Marijuana Moment)


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// Oregon wholesale marijuana flower prices rise after growers exit market, some pivot to hemp (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘Everybody’s friendly, everybody’s high’: Marijuana tour buses begin rolling in Chicago with a stop at a private bring-your-own smoking lounge (Chicago Tribune)

// A Certified Organic Labeling Program Is Coming To Cannabis In 2020 (Forbes)

// Whoopi & Maya Cannabis Company Ceases Operations (Celeb Stoner)

// How a cannabis unicorn lost 87% of its market value in six months (Market Watch)

// LP farm sales to improve access, not prices for Ontario consumers (Leafly)

// Cannabis producers asked to stop shipping to Campobello Island by Canada Post (Globe and Mail (Canadian Press))


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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Illinois dispensaries sold more than $19.7 million in recreational marijuana the first 12 days of sales (Chicago Tribune)

// FDA Would Be Required To Allow CBD Product Marketing Under New Bipartisan Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// New Hampshire Lawmakers Take New Approach To Marijuana Legalization For 2020 (Marijuana Moment)


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// Chart: Good – not great – first year of medical cannabis sales in Ohio (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aphria Reduces Outlook as Q2 Cannabis Sales Increase 9.5% Sequentially to $33.7 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Organigram Q1 Revenue Increases 54% Sequentially to $25.2 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cannabis Beverages in Canada Won’t Pop (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Leading Marijuana Reform Advocate In Congress Weighs In On This Week’s Legalization Hearing (Marijuana Moment)

// Maine lawmaker calls for cannabis banking, insurance reform (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Bernie Sanders Urges Marijuana Industry Workers To Unionize (Marijuana Moment)


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

Congressman Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts is seen standing alone in front of a red-curtained stage with an American flag off to the left. Kennedy looks to be clapping his hands and looking off camera.

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, 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)


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// 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)


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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A large green field of industrial hemp is seen with just the tops showing- the field stretches back to the horizon and bumps up against a clear light blue faded sky.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Federal Regulators Ease Hemp Banking Protocols Following Crop’s Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Directs Lawmakers To Consider Marijuana Legalization In Special Session (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: First year of adult-use cannabis sales in Massachusetts doesn’t disappoint (Marijuana Business Daily)


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!


// Random drug testing of student athletes approved by Michigan school district (Michigan Live)

// Canada’s largest cannabis store just opened in West Edmonton Mall (Leafly)

// Scientist Talks Benefits Of Psychedelics At Federal Health Agency Event (Marijuana Moment)

// New Research Shows Flushing Plants Before Harvest May Be Unnecessary (High Times)

// Yang says he would create safe opioid injection sites across the country (The Hill)

// Your favorite weed guy is back in the High Maintenance season 4 teaser (AV Club)

// Study: 3/4 of Americans Wrongly Think CBD Is Regulated by the FDA (Denver Westword)


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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A hand holds up a black and silver vape pan at a 45 degree angle. The golden yellow oil in the vape pen sits atop inside a glass chamber. All is seen against a blurry background of what looks to be a well-organized outdoor cannabis farm.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Vape injury update: CDC confirms vitamin E acetate as ‘very strong culprit’ (Leafly)

// What we know about the Massachusetts vape ban and its future (Boston Globe)

// Code Blue! California’s medical cannabis ID card system has collapsed (Leafly)


These headlines are brought to you by the Green Rush podcast, which dives into the world of legal marijuana business like no other show around. Each week the Green Rush talks to the cannabis newsmakers building our industry- from lawmakers and investment bankers to CEOS and investors, with the random celebrity throw in along the way. Listen and subscribe to the Green Rush podcast at GreenRushPodcast.net!


// How Mexico Is Losing the War Against Cartels (Vice)

// Sanders, Warren, And Buttigieg Include Medical Marijuana In Veterans Day Plans (Forbes)

// Sen. King pushes for law to ensure banking access for cannabis businesses (Portland Press Herald)

// Winn-Dixie Grocery Stores Are Now Stocking Their Shelves with CBD Products (Merry Jane)

// Medicine Man Technologies Q3 Revenue Increases 14% to $5.3 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Ohio bans vitamin E acetate from medical marijuana vapes after CDC links it to lung illnesses (Cincinnati Enquirer)

// From ‘Veronica Mars’ to toxic vapes: The rise and fall of Honey Cut (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, October 24, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A silver marijuana vaporizer cartridge fills the frame sitting on a seamless white background. An air bubble lives within the golden-yellow oil filling the cartridge.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, October 24, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Tainted vape pens selling 2-for-1 in illegal California stores (Leafly)

// Maine pick-your-own hemp farm in limbo after bank, insurance company cancel accounts (WMTW 8 ABC)

// MJBizDaily leadership change: Co-founder Farrington stepping down as CEO; Walsh to take reins (Marijuana Business Daily)


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 100,000 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!


// Sen. Liz Krueger optimistic about pot legalization in 2020 (AM New York)

// Gov. Reynolds says she is ‘not afraid’ to take executive action on vaping if necessary (CBS 2 Iowa)

// HEXO Raises $70 Million through Private Placement Convertible Note (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Alberta cannabis producer readies Canada’s largest rooftop solar array (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canada has a cannabis packaging problem: Here’s what businesses are doing about it (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Judge throws out class action lawsuit against cannabis delivery giant Eaze (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg Tours Marijuana Dispensary And Grow House (Marijuana Moment)



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