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Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A neon MedMen sign perches on a wall in a brightly lit MedMen store.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// MedMen and PharmaCann terminate $682 million cannabis merger; MedMen CFO ousted (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Citing ‘consistent failure,’ Aleafia nixes cannabis supply deal with Aphria (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Montana temporarily bans flavored e-cigarettes (CT Post (AP))


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// Thousands qualify for Denver’s marijuana conviction expungement program; few apply (Denver Channel 7 ABC)

// Mayor Lori Lightfoot holds first meeting on recreational marijuana sales (ABC 7 Chicago)

// Even without reform, banks increasingly serving marijuana industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// It’s Official: Legal Weed Does Not Lead to Increased Crime, Study Confirms (Merry Jane)

// Medical Cannabis Helps Chronic Pain Patients Get Off Opioids, Study Shows (Merry Jane)

// More Senators Are Demanding That FDA Speed Up CBD Regulations (Marijuana Moment)

// 5 Reasons Why Cannabis Should Be Legally Allowed to Move Between States (Merry Jane)


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Monday, September 30, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A photo of Washington governor Jay Inslee speaking in the state capitol during the 2019 State of the State address.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 30, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Inslee directs Washington state health board to ban flavored vape products (Seattle Times)

// CDC reports majority of patients sickened in vape epidemic used marijuana vaporizer devices – many from illicit market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Tests show bootleg marijuana vapes tainted with hydrogen cyanide (NBC News)


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// Breaking Down Congress’s Historic Marijuana Banking Vote (Marijuana Moment)

// US Senate panel chair: Cannabis banking reform prospects looking up (Marijuana Business Daily)

// CBD shops crop up all over Cobb, displaying popularity of products (MDJ Online)

// Felony charges dropped, men who hauled hemp across Idaho get probation, no more jail time (KPVI 6 NBC)

// Mike Tyson reveals plans to set up Caribbean cannabis farm to cater for pot-loving Brits (The Sun UK)

// Can Illinois draw marijuana tourists from out of state? Retailers are taking a gamble on Illinois border towns. (Chicago Tribune)

// Possible L.A. vaping ban could be ‘extinction event’ for some marijuana firms, California industry executives say (Marijuana Business Daily)



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Thursday, September 26, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The U.S. Capitol Building fills the frame under a bright cloudless sky.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// House Approves Marijuana Banking Bill In Historic Vote (Marijuana Moment)

// House Judiciary Chair reiterates commitment to marijuana banking reform (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Wolf, Fetterman call for legalization of marijuana (Trib Live)


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// Massachusetts vaping shops facing financial ruin (Boston Globe)

// California health officials urge residents to stop vaping tobacco, marijuana (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Auxly Cannabis Group partner Sunens closes CA$84M credit facilities with Bank of Montreal (Marijuana Business Daily)

// West suburban school bus driver warns of CBD use after failing drug test, losing job (ABC 7 Chicago)

// National Expungement Week Aims to Erase Past Convictions (Leafly)

// Canada ‘falling woefully short’ of displacing illicit cannabis market, researcher says (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana industry reaction to California’s 2019 legislative session: Some wins, but many MJ business issues still outstanding (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A bridge crosses the Charles River in between Boston and Cambridge Massachusetts.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cambridge has temporarily banished ‘Big Cannabis.’ Up next: lawsuits (Boston Globe)

// 21 State Attorneys General Urge Congress Protect State Marijuana Programs From Federal Interference (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Policy Project: Banking Bill Means Equity For Minority Businesses (Op-Ed) (Marijuana Moment)


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// Oregon Psilocybin Ballot Campaign Launches Signature Drive With New $150K Donation (Marijuana Moment)

// European Commission approves Epidiolex marketing authorization, GW Pharmaceuticals says (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Proposed overhaul of Australia’s medical cannabis framework ‘far too slow,’ industry officials say (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steve Hoffman: Lack of money top barrier for social equity applicants (Mass Live)

// Twice as Many Americans Use Cannabis for Medicine Over Recreation, Study Says (Merry Jane)

// NFL legend Calvin Johnson says he used cannabis after every game to relieve pain (Growth Op)

// Judge says nonresidents can obtain New Mexico medical pot (South Florida Sun-Sentinel (AP))


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Monday, September 23, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The U.S. Capitol dome is lit by the soft orange light of sunrise.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 23, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// House Marijuana Banking Vote Officially Scheduled For Next Week, Leadership Announces (Marijuana Moment)

// No Marijuana Banking Without Justice Reform Three Presidential Candidates Say (Marijuana Moment)

// 200 cannabis stores approved by Calgary, more than BC, Ontario, & Quebec combined (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Former Federal Prosecutor’s Marijuana Legalization Measure Advances In South Dakota (Marijuana Moment)

// Wisconsin Senate leader snuffs medical marijuana bill that appeared to have some GOP backing (Journal Sentinel)

// Veto overridden on New Hampshire medical marijuana prescribing bill (WMUR 9)

// Cannabis Canada: Monthly pot sales in Canada surpass $100M for the first time (BNN Bloomberg)

// Colorado beer makers are expanding to cannabis beverages: ‘Down the road it could be as big as beer.’ (Colorado Sun)

// Bernie Sanders Talks Marijuana With Killer Mike, Danny Glover, And Ben & Jerry’s Founder (Marijuana Moment)

// Colorado marijuana companies are subject to federal labor laws despite being illegal, court rules (Denver Post)


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Friday, September 20, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The U.S. Capitol dome is seen brightly lit under a dark night sky overseen by a small bright moon.

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

// Bipartisan Lawmakers Call On FDA To Clear A Path For CBD Companies (Marijuana Moment)

// FDA discloses criminal probe into vaping health crisis, putting added scrutiny on cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medical marijuana ‘POS’ software crashes, preventing sales to sick patients in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Inquirer)


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// Canadians Petition Government to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Weed Packaging (Merry Jane)

// Company-Led Ballot Initiatives May Be Good For The Cannabis Industry, But Are They Good Policy? (Forbes)

// Major Financial Associations Call For Passage Of Marijuana Banking Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// These New Marijuana Banking Bill Amendments Could Help Win GOP Support (Marijuana Moment)

// Strangers pay off woman’s legal fees after she was sentenced to 12 years in jail for selling US$30 of weed (Growth Op)

// New Mexico balks at issuing medical cannabis cards to nonresidents (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Field Trip Ventures Inc. Partners with the University of the West Indies to Create the World’s First Legal Research and Cultivation Facility for Psilocybin (Cision PR Newswire)


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Thursday, September 19, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks while holding a microphone in his hand while up on stage during a rally.

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

// Beto O’Rourke proposes ‘drug war justice grants’ for marijuana offenders (Politico)

// Pot rules: DC mayor changes how the district handles marijuana use among employees (WUSA 9 CBS)

// Key Congressional Chair Says Marijuana Banking Vote Will Happen Over Groups’ Objections (Marijuana Moment)


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// New Hampshire House Overrides Governor’s Veto and Approves Home Cultivation Bill (Cannabis Business Times)

// Chicago Mayor Wants to Keep Cannabis Out of City’s Core (Leafly)

// Ontario spent at least $10 million on cannabis stores that never opened (Global News)

// California Says Nearly All Cannabis Businesses Will Be In Statewide Tracking System By End Of October (Capital Public Radio)

// Federal judge rules that Indiana’s smokable hemp ban is unconstitutional (Hemp Industry Daily)

// Marijuana board considers Outside investment in testing labs (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// Mattress Start-Up Casper Is Now Slanging CBD Gummies to Help You Sleep (Merry Jane)


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Monday, September 16, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Three vials of flavored vape juice sit against a white background.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 16, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths (Reuters)

// Marijuana banking bill appears headed to landmark US House vote (Marijuana Business Daily)

// A Thickener Used in Pot Vaping Is a Hugely Popular Black-Market Scam (Inverse)


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// Oregon Cannabis Retailers Are Pulling Vape Carts Off Store Shelves (Leafly (AP))

// Judge Puts Two-Week Hold on New Cannabis Licenses in Ontario (Leafly)

// Some believe Massachusetts marijuana agreements are ‘universal failures’ (Herald News)

// Universities worry college athletes might partner with marijuana brands (Chicago Tribune (Fresh Toast))

// KushCo Holdings Still Sees FY19 Revenue at $145-150 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Medical cannabis sales stall in Canada after adult-use legalization; affordability, access also considered factors (Marijuana Business Daily)

// A ban on marijuana use on party buses wins approval from California lawmakers (Los Angeles Times)


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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Eight different labeled jars of legal marijuana sit stacked up on one another.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Federal Health Agencies Say Researchers Should Test Marijuana From Dispensaries (Marijuana Moment)

// California marijuana banking bill dies but might return in 2020 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Tilray Taps Cowen and Company to Sell up to $400 Million in Stock (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Michigan dispensary swaps cannabis vape cartridges for e-cigs (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New York requiring vaping warnings for medical cannabis stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Oregon Voters Could See Measure To Decriminalize All Drugs On 2020 Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: Utah’s medical marijuana patient pool may start small grow slowly (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Anti-cannabis governor targets hemp saying plant too close for police (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Embattled Massachusetts mayor ousted by city council (SF Gate (AP))

// Ethics Commission Denies Anti-Marijuana Group’s Request To Hide Donor Information (Marijuana Moment)


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Monday, September 9, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A man exhales a large cloud of vaporizer smoke.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 9, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lung illness tied to vaping has killed 5 people as new case reports surge (Washington Post)

// American Bankers Association Predicts Marijuana Banking Bill Will Pass By Next Month (Marijuana Moment)

// Overregulation Drives Illegal Marijuana Market In Legal States, Study Suggests (Marijuana Moment)


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// A bigger crop: Why Maryland’s medical pot growers are adding more plants (Washington Post)

// Ottawa paid $75M for veterans’ cannabis last year, could pay $100M this year (Canada’s National Observer)

// So far, so good for Alabama hemp crop as THC tests pass muster (ABC 33 40)

// Hundreds of Louisiana businesses permitted for CBD products (CT Post (AP))

// Two out-of-state residents receive New Mexico medical marijuana cards (KRQE)

// Embattled Canadian marijuana firm CannTrust lays off 180 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Mayor Charged With Taking Bribes in Exchange for Cannabis Licenses (Leafly)


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