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Monday, December 2, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, December 2, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Poet busted for pot in 1969 makes 1st purchase of legal recreational weed in Michigan (ABC News)

// DEA Finalizes Plan To Grow 3.2 Million Grams Of Marijuana In 2020 (Marijuana Moment)

// ‘Incredibly low’: Only 118 pardons granted for pot possession in first 4 months (CBC News)


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// Ontario Cannabis Store deletes Black Friday tweet ‘in consultation’ with federal regulator (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer Calls For Extended Hemp Regulations Comment Period (Marijuana Moment)

// RIP: Federal Medical-Marijuana Patient George McMahon (Celeb Stoner)

// WeedMD to Acquire Starseed for $78 Million in Stock (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Is Hemp CBD Really Unlawful in California? (Canna Law Blog)

// 4Front Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results (Benzinga)

// Nearly 100 Cities Are Considering Decriminalizing Psychedelics, Map Shows (Marijuana Moment)


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Monday, October 21, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 21, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge says decision on Baker vaping ban expected Monday (Boston Herald)

// Montana judge halts temporary flavored vaping ban (Charlotte Observer (AP))

// State has no labs licensed to test medical cannabis, despite law requiring proof of testing (Tulsa World)


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// Federal Court Dismisses Suit Against DEA Over Marijuana Growing Applications (Marijuana Moment)

// Can A Judge Tell A Coloradan On Probation Not To Consume Medical Marijuana? The Colorado Supreme Court Is Now Facing That Question (Colorado Public Radio)

// Slow rollout in marijuana sales costs Maine revenue and jobs (Sky Statement)

// Illegal vapes traced to California woman who was CBD pioneer (Alabama News Network (AP))

// Upstate NY hemp farmer thinks thieves are mistaking his crop for marijuana (Eyewitness News ABC 7)

// Former VA Secretary Who Oversaw Marijuana Research Blockade Now Backs Cannabis Studies For Veterans (Marijuana Moment)

// Citizen Video Surfaces of NYPD Officer Allegedly Planting Weed on Suspect (Merry Jane)


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Friday, September 27, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 27, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Gov. Baker explains vape ban: ‘Doing nothing was not a viable option’ (WCVB 5 ABC)

// Vermont considering banning sale of vaping products (Boston Globe (AP))

// How Doctors Diagnose and Treat Vape Pen Lung Disease (Leafly)


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// The Green Party’s Cannabis Platform Makes Zero Sense (Leafly)

// Mitch McConnell Directs DEA To Figure Out How To Distinguish Hemp From Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// South Park Slams MedMen In Episode About Banning Marijuana Home Cultivation (Marijuana Moment)

// State’s new cannabis czar faces a challenging to-do list (Crain’s Chicago Business)

// People in D.C.’s Increasingly Dangerous Marijuana Gray Market Want Change (Washington City Paper)

// Senate Committee Declines To Expand State Marijuana Protections In Spending Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Use of New Cannabis Breathalyzer Could Break Labour Laws (Leafly)


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Friday, September 13, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 13, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Officers Said They Smelled Pot. The Judge Called Them Liars. (New York Times)

// Chart: Sales fall for adult-use cannabis vape products on heels of health scare (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana regulators tweak body camera and home delivery rules delay final vote on new regulations (Mass Live)


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// Florida Attorney General says recreational marijuana amendment is too long (WFLA 8 NBC News)

// Hemp company offers to drop lawsuit if Idaho returns hemp, allow interstate commerce (Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News)

// Legal Marijuana Is A ‘Positive Amenity’ For New Colorado Residents, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Vape Death Pushes Oregon to Call for Cannabis Product Review (Leafly (AP))

// Mass. Cannabis Commission to require detailed labeling of pot vapes (Boston Herald)

// Researchers Accuse DEA Of Using Delay Tactics To Avoid Approving Marijuana Farms (Marijuana Moment)

// Medicine Man Technologies to Buy Colorado Edibles Company Canyon for $5.13 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Thursday, September 12, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 12, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medicine Man Technologies buying Colorado marijuana firm for $31 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Weedmaps reiterates pledge to drop illicit marijuana retailers; L.A. dispensary group calls for immediate fines amid vaping crisis (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aurora Cannabis Q4 Revenue Increases 52% to $98.9 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Florida’s medical cannabis industry has only one truly dominant player (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Patient Risks Losing Child Custody for Taking CBD Medication (Merry Jane)

// DEA wants to expand cannabis grown for research by 31% (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Lawmakers Use Cryptocurrency To Buy Marijuana From Dispensary (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Industry Groups Urge Congressional Action Amid Vaping-Related Injuries (Marijuana Moment)

// Amazon quietly pulls marijuana vape materials from site after illnesses, deaths (MPR News)

// Portland hemp hauler will avoid jail in Idaho case (Portland Business Journal)


Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DEA Says It Will Finally Let Others Grow Research-Grade Cannabis (Leafly)

// DPS Says Hemp Transportable Through SD With USDA Approved State Permit (SDPB Radio)

// Nevada judge freezes permits for new recreational marijuana shops (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Hawaii destroys hemp growers’ crops due to high THC levels (News Tribune (AP))

// Colorado to require mycotoxin testing for cannabis concentrates (Marijuana Business Daily)

// How Alberta swiped the pot province title from B.C. (Growth Op)

// Wellness Connection at heart of New England marijuana fight (Central Maine)

// GTI Closes New York Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Canopy Backpedals on Plan to Work With First Nations Community (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth investment to cost Constellation a record $54-million loss this quarter (Canada.com (Reuters))


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

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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)


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// 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)


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Thursday, July 18, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, July 18, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// U.S. Weed Leader Curaleaf Surges on $875 Million Deal (Bloomberg)

// ‘Breakdown’ in Washington state traceability system update costs cannabis businesses thousands (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Utah drops residency restriction for medical cannabis growers (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Senate Schedules Second Cannabis Hearing For Next Week (Marijuana Moment)

// California government report finds regulators are unable to fully oversee the state’s marijuana market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The DEA Seized Fewer Plants But Made More Pot Arrests in 2018, Report Says (Merry Jane)

// Disney World Fires Bartender for Using CBD Oil to Treat Foot Pain (Merry Jane)

// Bipartisan lawmakers offer federal bill to break medical marijuana research logjam (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Thousands Of Comments Urge FDA To Allow CBD In Foods And Supplements (Marijuana Moment)

// Does an oyster festival donation help a marijuana company comply with state law? Regulators say no. (Mass Live)


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Friday, April 26, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, April 26, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// As medical marijuana licensing board disbands chairman criticizes court intervention (Michigan Live)

// Cannabis commission vows tight scrutiny of big marijuana firms – and harsh punishments for those that break license caps (Boston Globe)

// In a first, Mass. cannabis oversight agency denies state license application (Boston Business Journal)


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// Scott lays out conditions for signing marijuana reform (My NBC 5)

// Why Weed Advocates Aren’t Happy About Joe Biden’s Candidacy (Rolling Stone)

// Aurora Cannabis exec: ‘Having a major presence in US is nonnegotiable’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘It could be your grandmother’: Typical marijuana dealer could be anyone, DEA agent says (Ohaha World-Herald)

// Senate Committee Supports ‘Home Grow’ Option for N.H.’s Medical Marijuana Program (New Hampshire Public Radio)

// Did a Cannabis Company Just Patent the Spliff? (Leafly)

// As pot flourishes in D.C., federal ban restricts use by tenants in public housing (Washington Post)


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Monday, April 1, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, April 1, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Ed Perlmutter’s Pot Banking Act Passes Committee, Moves to Full House (Denver Westword)

// Michigan judge thwarts crackdown at 50 unlicensed medical marijuana shops (Michigan Live)

// Provisional cannabis licenses will be issued when temporary licenses expire, says CDFA (Kym Kemp)


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// Massachusetts marijuana regulators investigating whether companies violated license limits (Boston Globe)

// AP Exclusive: Harris’ call for reform collides with her past (Washington Post)

// Amid backlash, Baltimore County cannabis firm drops lawsuit trying to halt Maryland from awarding new licenses (Baltimore Sun)

// A hoax ‘exclusive’ cannabis club makes a real point about legalization and privilege (Quartz)

// In pot chase, social equity meets economic reality (Commonwealth Magazine)

// Massachusetts Marijuana Regulator Talks Social Equity And The Presidential Election (Marijuana Moment)

// The DEA Wants You To Stop Calling Them About Getting Paid To Burn Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)


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