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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// MLB: Players still subject to penalty for using pot (ESPN)

// Ohio Activists Formally File Measure To Put Marijuana Legalization Before Voters This Year (Marijuana Moment)

// Tilray Stock Slips As Company Misses Earnings Estimate (Green Market Report)


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// New Bill To Legalize Marijuana In Mexico Will Be Debated This Week, But Activists Aren’t Happy (Marijuana Moment)

// Connecticut Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Governor’s Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// German government doesn’t know how much cannabis sold in 2019, can’t estimate 2020 demand (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Adult-use cannabis delivery gets a boost from lawmakers (Portland Press Herald)

// Deals have dried up in cannabis, but that may be starting to change (CNN)

// Cannabis giants, formerly of Canopy Growth, band together to build out U.S. hemp supply chain (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Move to cap THC stalls in Senate (Florida Politics)


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Thursday, February 20, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado Sold $1.75 Billion in Weed Last Year Exceeding All Expectations (Merry Jane)

// USDA Touts Hemp Industry’s Growth But Says Challenges Remain (Marijuana Moment)

// Alabama Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)


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// Virginia Marijuana Decriminalization Gets Closer To Governor’s Desk With New Amendments (Marijuana Moment)

// Most of Pennsylvania’s Medical Cannabis Patients Pay Over $200 a Month for Weed (Merry Jane)

// Is the Price of Legal Weed Going to Be Way Too Expensive in 2020? (Merry Jane)

// Legal marijuana use still costs people jobs. A new California bill takes on the issue (LA Times)

// New Utah Bill Lets Employers Discriminate Against Medical Marijuana Patients (Merry Jane)

// The buzz on Utah’s fledgling medical cannabis program (Leafly)

// At this high school apparently weed is okay- but only if you’re white (Leafly)


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Monday, January 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, January 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California Governor Proposes Changes To Marijuana Regulations And Taxes (Marijuana Moment)

// South Dakota governor drops plans to veto hemp, but calls for ‘guardrails’ (Boston Globe)

// How massive donations from Howard G. Buffett helped block the opening of a pot dispensary in Illinois (Intercept)


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// Trulieve Sues Short-Seller Grizzly Research LLC for Libel (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Arizona legislature opens with a flurry of cannabis bills (Leafly)

// Washington state eyes marijuana enforcement changes after study (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Using marijuana is legal – but it can still get you fired. ‘Human resource professionals in Illinois will have their hands full.’ (Chicago Tribune)

// Murky Waters: How ‘Nano’ CBD Misleads Consumers (Ganjapreneur)

// Hawaii’s Marijuana Decriminalization Law Is Officially In Effect (Marijuana Moment)

// The Hemp Standard is 0.3% THC. That Should Be Changed. (Canna Law Blog)


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Monday, January 6, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, January 6, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Illinois Sold $3.2 Million Worth of Weed on the First Day of Legalization (Merry Jane)

// Illinois Lieutenant Governor Buys Marijuana On State’s First Day Of Legal Sales (Marijuana Moment)

// MedMen Is (Frantically) Selling Its 3 Arizona Dispensary Licenses (AZ Marijuana)


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// Colorado ushers in 2020 with new marijuana market opportunities (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Maine could get new cannabis traceability system (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Why HEXO’s writedown on ‘cannabis trim’ could be another bad sign for the industry (Financial Post)

// Former top marijuana regulator in Maryland joins MJ firm (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Florida Marijuana Lawsuit: ‘Stealth Deadline’ Means Legalization Might Miss 2020 Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// Most employers in Nevada can no longer utilize pre-employment drug tests for marijuana (3 News NBC Las Vegas)

// Marijuana prosecutions in Texas have dropped by more than half since lawmakers legalized hemp (Texas Tribune)


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

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

// Massachusetts retailers can again sell pot vaping products (Sun Sentinel (AP))

// MLB Officially Removes Marijuana From Banned Substances List For Baseball Players (Marijuana Moment)

// Canadians Bought Over $900 Million of Weed in the First Year of Legal Sales (Merry Jane)


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// Recreational marijuana sales in Michigan exceed $1.6 million in first 8 days (Detroit Free Press)

// Montana health department to enforce flavored vaping ban (The Hour (AP))

// Legalizing Marijuana Has Majority Support In Kansas, Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Cresco Labs Shores Up Its Balance Sheet, Sells Property for $50 Million (Green Market Report)

// New Jersey Lawmakers Take First Steps To Put Marijuana Legalization On The 2020 Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// Brooklyn brothers seek $10M for Vermont hemp shipment arrest, confiscation (VT Digger)

// Cannabis’ largest trade show is pretty ordinary, and that’s what the industry wants (CNN)


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

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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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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Federal Regulators Ease Hemp Banking Protocols Following Crop’s Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Directs Lawmakers To Consider Marijuana Legalization In Special Session (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: First year of adult-use cannabis sales in Massachusetts doesn’t disappoint (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Random drug testing of student athletes approved by Michigan school district (Michigan Live)

// Canada’s largest cannabis store just opened in West Edmonton Mall (Leafly)

// Scientist Talks Benefits Of Psychedelics At Federal Health Agency Event (Marijuana Moment)

// New Research Shows Flushing Plants Before Harvest May Be Unnecessary (High Times)

// Yang says he would create safe opioid injection sites across the country (The Hill)

// Your favorite weed guy is back in the High Maintenance season 4 teaser (AV Club)

// Study: 3/4 of Americans Wrongly Think CBD Is Regulated by the FDA (Denver Westword)


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Friday, November 8, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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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)


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// 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)


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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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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)


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// 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)


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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Charlie Baker pushes bill that would target stoned driving (Boston Globe)

// Study Funded By Feds Debunks Myths About Marijuana Legalization’s Alleged Harms (Marijuana Moment)

// Mexican Senate Leader Says Marijuana Will Be Legalized This Month (Marijuana Moment)


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// OLCC to hold emergency meeting to discuss regulations after Gov. Brown orders 180-day ban on flavored vaping products (KPTV Fox 12)

// Oregon, Maine Have Highest Rates of Positive Workforce Drug Tests (U.S News & World Report)

// Advocates look to legalize industrial hemp in South Dakota (West Central Tribune)

// Maine on track for legal marijuana sales by spring 2020 (Washington Post (AP))

// Majority Of New Yorkers Say Marijuana Should Be Legalized, Poll Shows (Marijuana Moment)

// New Mexico orders labeling of THC products associated with vaping (Durango Herald)

// NBA Veteran Al Harrington’s Viola Closes on $16m Financing Round (Green Market Report)


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