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

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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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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana Arrests Increased Again Last Year Despite More States Legalizing, FBI Data Shows (Forbes)

// Lawmaker says Pennsylvania should sell marijuana at state stores (ABC 27 News)

// Congressional Bill Would Protect Students From Losing Financial Aid Over Drug Convictions (Marijuana Moment)


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// The vaping crisis won’t bring down pot stocks: Raymond James (CanTech Letter)

// Chart: Marijuana vape sales rebounding in some key markets – for now (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Poll suggests Californians want more adult-use marijuana stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada governor names head of new cannabis regulatory panel (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Indianapolis Will Stop Prosecuting Minor Pot Crimes Immediately (Merry Jane)

// NJ Announces First Vaping-Related Death in State (NBC 10 Philadelphia)

// Michigan roadside drug testing pilot program expands to all counties (Michigan Live)


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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// After Fall River bribery indictment, Baker joins calls to change local marijuana rules (Boston Globe)

// EXCLUSIVE: Jamaica readies rules for commercial medical cannabis exports (Marijuana Business Daily)

// No major marijuana sales impact seen from vaping illness outbreak as MJ retailers focus on consumer education (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Medicine Man Technologies Continues To Add To Portfolio, Spends $100M in Two Weeks (Green Market Report)

// Weed Stereotypes Still Exist Thanks to the Media, New Research Shows (Merry Jane)

// Cannabis Control Commission suspends six licenses of Nova Farms, LLC (WWLP 22 News)

// Politico Pro Is Launching a Cannabis Policy Vertical (Washingtonian)

// Only 44 Canadians have been given cannabis pardons under new system (Global News)

// These Cops Are Seizing Cash from People Who Smell Like Weed Before They Fly to California (Vice)

// Sick and Elderly Missouri Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail for Growing Weed (Merry Jane)


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

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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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Thursday, August 29, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// 10,872 New Yorkers to See Their Marijuana Convictions Disappear (New York Times)

// Washington State Bans CBD in Food and Beverages (Leafly)

// Bodycam Footage Shows Police Killing Unarmed Suspect in Black Market Weed Raid (Merry Jane)


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// Green Thumb Revenues Grow 228% to $44 Million (Green Market Report)

// Crime Rates Drop After Marijuana Dispensaries Open Nearby, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan medical marijuana operator faces prison time (Marijuana Business Daily)

// We know Mayor Buttigieg’s drug decriminalization plan works – ask Portugal (The Hill)

// Statistics Show Accidental Cannabis Consumption is Insignificant (Cannabis Now)

// Counterfeit Weed Vape Cartridges Are Everywhere – and They’re Making People Sick (Rolling Stone)

// Florida medical cannabis licensing issue heads to state Supreme Court (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Florida Law Could Kill Several Cannabis Reform Ballot Measures (Merry Jane)

// New Transparency Law in Nevada Reveals 16 Companies Own All the State’s Pot Shops (Merry Jane)

// Leafly Study Debunks Dispensary Myths Around Crime & Teen Use (Leafly)


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// Health department tweaks medical marijuana rules, ‘to ensure greater patient access’ (ROI)

// California might triple the number of marijuana shops across state (Los Angeles Times)

// Maryland medical marijuana dispensaries now allowed to sell edibles (Marijuana Business Daily)

// First Arkansas Dispensaries Now Open for Business (Leafly)

// Colorado marijuana sales hit all-time record for a single month (KOAA News 6 NBC)

// Medical marijuana home delivery now available in Michigan (Michigan Live)

// ‘Come and Get Us’ UK Cannabis Growers Tell Police in Protest (Leafly)


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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana Legalization Vote Cancelled Due To Lack of Support In New Jersey Senate (Marijuana Moment)

// Connecticut Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Legalization Bill In Key Committee (Marijuana Moment)

// Diversity Provisions Added To Marijuana Banking Bill Up For Congressional Vote This Week (Marijuana Moment)


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// Student pleads guilty to illegal wiretapping after live-streaming congressional staffer in meeting (Washington Post)

// ‘All the advantages are going to the big-money people’: Mass. and Boston inch forward on marijuana equity efforts (Boston Globe)

// New York State Only Pretends It Wants Diversity In Cannabis Companies (Green Market Report)

// Local crime data shows recreational pot shops are ‘good neighbors’ (Boston 25 News)

// Brookline recreational marijuana shop says lines are under control as most customers reserve ahead of time (Boston Globe)

// Louisiana Patients Demand Cannabis Be on Shelves by May 15 (Leafly (AP))

// Wanted by the DEA: Someone to Burn 1,000 Pounds of Weed Per Hour (Merry Jane)


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

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

// SXSW Cannabis Headliner Draws Crowds and Protest (Leafly)

// Gov. Charlie Baker pushes bill to crack down on marijuana-impaired drivers (Mass Live)

// Trump White House Claims Executive Privilege Over Agency Memos on Marijuana Legalization (Reason)


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// Legalizing Marijuana With a Focus on Social Justice Unites 2020 Democrats (New York Times)

// Medical cannabis expansion bill could still be signed by governor (KOAT 7 Action News)

// As marijuana gets legalized companies drop THC testing of employees (Herald-Tribune)

// RCMP worried Hells Angels and Mafia would take over medical cannabis business internal report says (Toronto Star)

// California May Try to Fill the Gaps on Provisional Licensing (Canna Law Blog)

// Secretary of State: Voter initiative bill would apply to cannabis petition (Post Register)

// New Mexico Lawmakers Send Marijuana Decriminalization Bill To Governor (Marijuana Moment)


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Thursday, January 31, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, January 31, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Ron DeSantis walks back opposition to Florida’s medical marijuana system (Orlando Weekly)

// European cannabis products have been more popular than expected (Boston Globe)

// Cannabis edible sales could miss government’s October target: Pot czar (BNN Bloomberg)


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// AP Day: Nikki Fried announces more help for marijuana patients (Florida Politics)

// Holland man referenced in High Times pleads guilty to federal marijuana charge (Worcester Telegram)

// New Jersey Mayors Demand Automatic Marijuana Expungements If State Legalizes (Marijuana Moment)

// Starting Thursday Illinois will allow some patients to substitute medical marijuana for opioid prescriptions (Fox 2 Now St. Louis)

// Boulder trying to more closely align marijuana enforcement with liquor laws (Daily Camera)

// Unionizing Weed Workers Are Reigniting the Labor Movement (Vice)

// The Most Interesting 2019 Marijuana Bills That You Might Have Missed (Marijuana Moment)


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Monday, December 3, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, December 3, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Utah Lawmakers To Debate Medical Marijuana In Monday Special Session (Marijuana Moment)

// Legalizing marijuana was supposed to slow illegal activity in California. It hasn’t (Press-Telegram)

// ‘Christmas is coming early’: Canada’s draft rules for marijuana edibles expected in coming weeks (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Final California marijuana industry rules may not be made public until January (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Boulder County Makes Move To Cancel Past Marijuana Convictions (Colorado Public Radio)

// Former Sweet Leaf Executives Land in Denver Jail for Looping Scandal (Denver Westword)

// How Ancient Viruses Gave Us Marijuana As We Know It Today (Marijuana Moment)

// Statistics Canada says sewer water shows Haligonians use most cannabis in all of Canada (Global News)

// Customers line up for opening of MedPharm, the Des Moines metro’s first medical marijuana dispensary (Des Moines Register)

// Boston Mayor Says City Will Get Its First Recreational Cannabis Dispensary ‘in a Few Months’ (Civilized)


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