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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)


These headlines are brought to you by MJToday Media, publishers of this podcast as well as our weekly show Marijuana Today and the most-excellent Green Rush Podcast. And check out our new show Weed Wonks!


// 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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Friday, January 17, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

New Mexico governor Michelle Lujan Grisham poses for the camera in a hospital room with a bright smile while holding her arms across one another.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Mexico Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed After Governor Puts Issue On 2020 Agenda (Marijuana Moment)

// Global Cannabis Sales Grow 48% to $15 Billion in 2019 (Valdosta Daily Times (AP))

// 40% of Arizona’s Hemp Crops Must Be Destroyed Due to Too Much THC (AZ Marijuana)


These headlines are brought to you by MJToday Media, publishers of this podcast as well as our weekly show Marijuana Today and the most-excellent Green Rush Podcast. And check out our new show Weed Wonks!


// Raimondo’s $10-billion budget plan includes state-run stores for recreational pot (Providence Journal)

// Ontario Cannabis Store sells out of edibles within hours (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Alaska pot board chair being chaired (Boston Globe)

// Marijuana deliver giant Eaze may go up in smoke (Tech Crunch)

// Congressman Backs Ballot Measure To Legalize Psychedelic Mushrooms For Therapeutic Use (Marijuana Moment)

// Travelers Threw Away Over 37 Pounds of Weed at This Colorado Airport (Merry Jane)

// High Times To Open Dispensaries (Green Market Report)


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Thursday, January 16, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The U.S. Capitol Building is seen during a sunny day with two police officers seen standing on the steps.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, January 16, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congressional Hearing Exposes Marijuana Research Limitations Imposed By Federal Law (Marijuana Moment)

// New California-based marijuana strains drew a line around the block in Baltimore. Could more be coming (Baltimore Sun)

// Lawmakers Consider Ending Residency Requirement for Marijuana Workers (Denver Westword)


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// Michigan pot shops sold $10 million worth of marijuana in first 6 weeks of legal weed (Detroit Free Press)

// Colorado Finally Files Bill to Protect Weed-Smoking Employees (Merry Jane)

// With a new CEO High Times looks to open dispensaries (Digiday)

// Vermont Governor Seems Open To Legalizing Marijuana Sales (Marijuana Moment)

// New Mexico Governor Calls For Marijuana Legalization In 2020 (Forbes)

// Curaleaf Upsizes Loan Facility To $300 Million Makes Progress in Utah (Green Market Report)

// 16% of cannabis vaping illnesses tied to store purchases CDC says (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, November 15, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Two sea lions lie next to one another amongst others on a beach and ham it up for the camera- with the closest carrying a surprised and shocked look while the one behind has a big cheery wholesome smile.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, November 15, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oregon bans on both flavored nicotine and cannabis vaping products now on hold (Oregon Live)

// Canopy’s net revenue plunges as challenges pile up in Canadian cannabis sector (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pennsylvania medical marijuana sales top $500M in first 2 years (Penn Live (AP))


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!


// Opportunity: New Brunswick to sell its 20 government-owned cannabis stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Support For Marijuana Legalization Increased Again In 2019, Pew Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Public pot consumption will only be allowed at dispensaries and smoke shops – dashing hopes of bars and restaurants (Chicago Sun-Times)

// The Green Organic Dutchman Signs Arrangements for Up to $103 Million in Funding (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Drake’s Dream Crew wants to trademark Health Canada’s THC symbol (Leafly)

// Postal Service Unveils ‘Drug Free USA Forever’ Stamp Commemorating 1980s Anti-Drug Program (Marijuana Moment)

// Cross-pollination could cost marijuana farmers several thousand dollars as hemp production expands nationwide (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, November 8, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Former Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton poses for the camera while standing in the middle of a large industrial marijuana cultivation facility full of cannabis plants wearing a white lab coat and a serious expression on his face.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, November 8, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bruce Linton Joins Multi-State Cannabis Operator Vireo Health as Executive Chairman (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Vermont organic hemp shipment leads to arrest of recipient in New York City (VT Digger)

// Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Voices Support For Decriminalizing Psychedelics (Marijuana Moment)


These headlines are brought to you by Green Worx Consults, a company specializing in project management, workflow mapping and design, and Lean & 6 Sigma process. If you could use help making your business better at business, get in touch with Green Worx Consults.


// Juul Ends E-Cigarette Sales of Mint-Flavored Pods (New York Times)

// Problematic Marijuana Use Is Declining Among People Who Consume Every Day, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// KushCo Holdings Project FY20 Revenue in Excess of $230 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Canadian Cannabis Growers Have Produced 30 Times More Weed Than They Can Sell (Merry Jane)

// I was sleeping with one eye open’ – Canadian cannabis growers harvest their first (legal) outdoor plants (Toronto Star)

// Drake is launching a Canadian cannabis brand (Leafly)

// Michigan school considers drug testing students involved in after-school program (WGXA News)


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, November 6, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A Walmart Neighborhood Market sign fills the frame with a large yellow branded asterisk next to the Walmart text sitting atop a green rounded rectangle with the words 'Neighborhood Market' below in white text.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lift on Massachusetts medical marijuana vape ban a ‘big victory’ for patients (Boston Herald)

// Federal grand jury investigating municipal marijuana contracts (Boston Globe)

// Gov. Noem Responds to New USDA Industrial Hemp Guidelines (KDLT NBC News)


These headlines are brought to you by our new weekly podcast Weed Wonks, hosted by our friends Jordan Wellington and Andrew Livingston, who dive into different wonky topics in legal marijuana legislation, regulation, and lobbying. You can listen and subscribe to the Weed Wonks at WeedWonks.com.


// Illinois trucker flunked drug test; claims fraud by CBD candy maker (Eyewitness News ABC 7)

// Massive marijuana shipment confiscated by NYPD is legal hemp: business owner (New York Post)

// Columbia Care Enters Colorado with $140 Million Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// USDA Releases Video Explainer On Its Draft Rules For Hemp (Marijuana Moment)

// Weed-Friendly Hotels Could Change the Coachella Experience Forever (Merry Jane)

// Chart: Year-to-date cannabis investment activity up 40% over 2018, but it’s slowing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Calling It ‘Cannabis’ Instead Of ‘Marijuana’ Doesn’t Boost Legalization Support, Study Finds (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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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A Walmart Neighborhood Market sign fills the frame with a large yellow branded asterisk next to the Walmart text sitting atop a green rounded rectangle with the words 'Neighborhood Market' below in white text.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Walk-in clinics at Walmart are getting schooled in cannabis (Leafly)

// Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to hear arguments on Gov. Charlie Baker’s vape ban (Mass Live)

// No pot use allowed in public housing even though it’s legal in Illinois CHA says (Chicago Sun Times)


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!


// South Dakota Marijuana Activists Turn In More Than Enough Signatures For 2020 Ballot Questions (Marijuana Moment)

// The cannabis industry generates tons of extra waste. Here’s why (Leafly)

// Number Of Banks Working With Marijuana Businesses Levels Off Federal Data Shows (Marijuana Moment)

// Aurora Cannabis covets California’s weed culture but can’t pronounce one word correctly (Market Watch)

// FL patients hard-pressed to find smokable medical pot as demand increases (Miami Herald)

// Maine finally ready to take applications for marijuana businesses (Portland Press Herald)

// Michigan nets 52 adult-use marijuana applications on first day (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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Monday, August 26, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A mature stand of greenhouse-grown cannabis fills the frame.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, August 26, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Whole Cannabis Flower Relieves Pain More Than Other Weed Products, Study Shows (Merry Jane)

// Five months after opening, Brookline’s marijuana store is still one of America’s busiest – and not everyone is thrilled (Boston Globe)

// Chocolate Complicates Marijuana Edibles Potency Testing, Scientists Find (Marijuana Moment)


Today’s headlines are brought to you by our friends over at Eaze.com, California’s top one stop website for legal marijuana delivery. If you live in the golden state, swing over to Eaze.com to see if they are active in your area. With deliveries taking place in less than an hour, it’s never been easier to get legal California marijuana delivery. And of course, if you don’t live where Eaze delivers, you can still benefit from all the useful bits of industry insight and analysis they’ve developed using their properly aggregate and anonymized sales data stream.


// ‘We’ve put ourselves on the map’: Thousands flock to Oklahoma City for High Times Cannabis Cup (Tulsa World)

// Floridians overwhelmingly support legalizing recreational marijuana, top pollster finds (Florida Politics)

// California Says Its Cannabis Revenue Has Fallen Short Of Estimates, Despite Gains (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

// Pot Vape Race Heats Up as Store Count Grows: Cannabis Weekly (Bloomberg)

// Massachusetts Department of Revenue can withhold data on local marijuana tax distributions, state rules (Mass Live)

// Dixie Elixirs CEO Talks Partnership With AriZona Iced Tea and More (Denver Westword)

// Buttigieg Pledges To Decriminalize Possession Of All Drugs In First Term As President (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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Friday, August 23, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A NYPD officer stands in the city in front of a police car and a brightly light police department sign in downtown New York City.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 23, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Nearly every single person arrested for weed in NYC this year was black or Latinx (Queens Daily Eagle)

// All CBD products are forbidden to US service members, Pentagon says​ (Task & Purpose)

// New Industry-Backed Marijuana Legalization Measure Filed In Florida (Marijuana Moment)


Today’s headlines are brought to you by our friends over at Eaze.com, California’s top one stop website for legal marijuana delivery. If you live in the golden state, swing over to Eaze.com to see if they are active in your area. With deliveries taking place in less than an hour, it’s never been easier to get legal California marijuana delivery. And of course, if you don’t live where Eaze delivers, you can still benefit from all the useful bits of industry insight and analysis they’ve developed using their properly aggregate and anonymized sales data stream.


// Alaska governor picks Schulte for marijuana board (KTUU 2 NBC)

// L.A. Cannabis Commission Approves Request Seeking More Dispensary Enforcement (My News LA)

// Yes, You Can Smoke Hemp. And Yes, It’s Gaining Popularity (Vermont Public Radio)

// Mr. T sues weed company (TMZ)

// Federally Funded Journal Exposes How Marijuana Prohibition Puts Consumers At Risk (Marijuana Moment)

// Ontario planning to allocate cannabis store permits ‘based on market demand’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canada’s First Nations Assert Their Cannabis Sovereignty (Cannabis Now)


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.

Love these headlines? Love our podcast? Support our work with a financial contribution and become a patron.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A red frozen cocktail is topped with a mint leaf and raspberry.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Drink up stoners: Big Alcohol’s pursuit to make weed beverages (Verge)

// DEA ordered to explain delay in medical marijuana research application processing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// After Legalizing Marijuana, Colorado Saw ‘Significant Decrease’ In Opioid Prescriptions, Study Finds (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 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!


// Pennsylvania regulators strip cultivator of medical cannabis license (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Melissa Etheridge Launches Marijuana Biz In Santa Cruz County (Santa Cruz Patch)

// Chart: Cannabis investors shift from loan financing to equity investment (Marijuana Business Daily)

// More than 1,800 register for Los Angeles social equity cannabis business eligibility (Marijuana Business Daily)

// This Fall Fair in BC Has a ‘Cannabis’ Category- and the Mayor’s Judging (Leafly)

// Medical Cannabis Could Reach Louisiana Pharmacies Next Week (Leafly (AP))

// Florida Activists Clear First Hurdle To Put Marijuana Legalization On State’s 2020 Ballot (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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