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Friday, January 24, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, January 24, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// MedMen Responds To Vendor Payment Crisis (Green Market Report)

// Two years in, California’s legal marijuana businesses struggle with financial woes as they battle illicit market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Wisconsin Governor Blasts Lawmakers For Not Legalizing Medical Marijuana Despite Public Support (Marijuana Moment)


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// Illinois’ first marijuana lounge gets approved hours away from Chicago. ‘It’s going to be an experience.’ (Chicago Tribune)

// California to require marijuana retailers to exhibit QR code (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chicago Housing Authority relaxes recreational marijuana policy (WGN9 News)

// Cresco Labs secures up to $200M in debt for marijuana operations (Marijuana Business Daily)

// No edibles under New Zealand’s medical cannabis scheme, government says (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New Hampshire Lawmakers Debate Non-Commercial Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Thief Steals Cannabis From Chicago Airport Amnesty Box (NBC 5 Chicago)


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Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Proposed 10% THC Limit in Washington Could Wreck Its Entire Weed Industry (Merry Jane)

// Joe Biden Again Says No To Marijuana Legalization Without More Studies (Marijuana Moment)

// ‘Suffering’ medical pot patients have seen supply dwindle for months: ‘There’s literally nothing’ (Chicago Sun-Times)


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// Large Florida medical cannabis retailer stops most deliveries (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canopy Growth Revises Beverage Launch Timeline (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Marijuana firm TILT backs off of strict contracts under pressure from state CCC (Boston Globe)

// Pot taxes in Chicago could be as high as 41% by July as county moves forward with 3% levy (Chicago Sun-Times)

// Oregon cannabis sales soar along Idaho border (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Company Gets Trademark For The Word ‘Psilocybin,’ Frustrating Decriminalization Advocates (Marijuana Moment)

// It’s MLK Day. Don’t Forget Cannabis is a Civil Rights Issue. (Canna Law Blog)


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

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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 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)


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// 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)


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Friday, December 6, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// After long wait, Maine to issue applications for 1st marijuana stores (Portland Press Herald)

// Police shouldn’t ticket pot smokers in backyards or on balconies, Lightfoot says (Chicago Sun Times)

// Cory Booker’s Marijuana Agenda Highlighted In Three Super PAC Ads (Marijuana Moment)


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// Cheap weed sells: Ontarians flock to OCS for $5 grams (Leafly)

// Canadian provinces erect barriers for regulated cannabis vape market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New Colorado law boon for cannabis capital, but concerns remain for minority businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// L.A.’s Cannabis Cafe Is Rebranding and Parting Ways with Lowell Herb Co. (LA Magazine)

// PA Judge Rules That Healthcare Worker Can Sue Employers for Being Fired Over Pot (Merry Jane)

// Amazon Allegedly Fired and Blacklisted a Worker for Using Medical Cannabis (Vice)

// Willie Nelson Will ‘Never Stop Enjoying’ Marijuana Despite Quitting Smoking, Son Says (Marijuana Moment)


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Monday, November 18, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, November 18, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Aurora Cannabis Shareholders Not Happy With Earnings (Green Market Report)

// The Green Organic Dutchman Disappoints With Lower Than Expected Revenue (Green Market Report)

// MedMen Faces Reality, Slashes Employees Scales Back Expansion (Green Market Report)


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// Vote To Federally Legalize Marijuana Planned In Congress (Forbes)

// Hexo says unlicensed pot grown at now-shuttered Niagara facility (BNN Bloomberg)

// Pot lottery winners choose downtown Chicago for stores (WGN 9 TV)

// Hemp-Derived CBD Helps Chronic Pain Patients Reduce Opioid Use, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Man ejected from Amtrak train for smoking pot onboard (Press & Guide)

// Nevada Bar has not sanctioned any lawyers for involvement in marijuana industry (Nevada Independent)

// Biden Says Marijuana Might Be A Gateway Drug (Forbes)


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Friday, November 15, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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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))


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// 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)


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Thursday, November 14, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, November 14, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Surprise! Michigan adult-use cannabis sales begin Dec. 1 (Leafly)

// Marijuana Prohibition Is Delaying Federal Response To Vaping Crisis, CDC Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot offers plan to lower fines, end vehicle impoundment for illegal pot possession (Chicago Tribune)


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// New Mexico Committee Gets Head Start On Marijuana Legalization For 2020 Session (Marijuana Moment)

// Charlotte’s Web Lowers Guidance As Expenses Skyrocket (Green Market Report)

// Tilray Reports Rising Sales, Rising Losses (Green Market Report)

// Sundial Growers Reports $28 Million Cannabis Revenue in Q3 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Acreage Holdings Reports Revenue of $22 Million, Net Losses of $39 Million (Green Market Report)

// Cresco Labs, Origin House revamp cannabis merger as value falls more than 50% and close delayed (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Eaze Announces Winners of $50,000 Grants to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion in the Cannabis Industry (Cannabis Business Times)


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Thursday, November 7, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, November 7, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Nearly 400 California marijuana business licenses suspended injecting fresh uncertainty into state’s cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Use Tied To Lower Rates Of Depression And Suicidal Ideation Among PTSD Patients (Marijuana Moment)

// What Tuesday’s Elections Mean For State And Local Marijuana Reform (Marijuana Moment)


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// New incubator to help owners of color crack into white-dominated cannabis industry in Illinois (Chicago Sun Times)

// Ontario to allow cannabis retailers to sell online and over the phone (Vancouver Sun)

// Scotts-MiracleGro Sees 38% Growth in Hawthorne Business in Q4 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New York State Regulators File Amendment To Allow CBD Hemp Products In Medical Marijuana Program (Marijuana Moment)

// Former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee made the first purchase at a Massachusetts marijuana dispensary opening (Boston.com)

// Americans Think Weed Is Much Safer Than E-Cigs or Tobacco, Poll Finds (Merry Jane)

// Oklahoma Frees Hundreds of Minor Drug Offenders From Jail (Merry Jane)


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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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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)


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// 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)


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