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Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mass. marijuana stores scramble for Memorial Day reopening after two-month coronavirus closure (Boston Globe)

// Oregon Marijuana Sales Spike During Pandemic, But Officials Expect Market To ‘Mellow’ (Marijuana Moment)

// COVID-19 is costing drug cartels millions of dollars (NBC News)


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// Michigan marijuana industry changed, but thriving amid coronavirus pandemic (Michigan Live)

// Manitoba to open cannabis store market ‘to all prospective retailers’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// A Canadian Town Just Proposed a New Law to Ban the Dank Smell of Weed (Merry Jane)

// New Mexico Governor Says Legalizing Marijuana Would’ve Funded Programs Cut Due To Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)

// Smaller Joints And Less-Potent Buds: Recession Weed Is Here (CNN)

// Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Bill Allowing Safe Injection Facilities For Illegal Drugs (Marijuana Moment)

// L.A. Cannabis Update: Little Fires Everywhere (Canna Law Blog)


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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// 34 Bipartisan Attorneys General Tell Congress To Pass Marijuana Banking As Part Of Coronavirus Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Illinois Announces $31 Million In Marijuana Revenue-Funded Grants To Repair Drug War’s Harms (Marijuana Moment)

// D.C. Mayor’s Budget Plan Seems To Set Stage For Legal Marijuana Sales (Marijuana Moment)


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// The quarantine gardening boom extends to homegrown cannabis (Quartz)

// FDA Notifies Public About Recall Of CBD Product That Tested High For Lead (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis hub Leafly raises $3.6M after two rounds of layoffs earlier this year (Geek Wire)

// Ontario cannabis stores start reopening; delivery and curbside pickup extended (Marijuana Business Daily)

// LivWell Buys All Five Mindful Dispensaries in Colorado (Denver Westword)

// Chart: Medical cannabis sales regain their footing in Ohio despite coronavirus volatility (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Hightimes’ acquisition of California marijuana cultivator goes to pot (New York Post)


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Friday, May 1, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily New

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, May 1, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Montana judge won’t allow e-signatures for legalization initiative (Leafly)

// Illinois delays awarding 75 recreational marijuana licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada allows marijuana stores to offer curbside pickup (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Over 9,000 Californians Just Got Their Marijuana Convictions Erased Forever (Merry Jane)

// Cannabis retailer Fire & Flower closing 3 Alberta stores reports CA$22.3M loss (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Companies, groups, churches push for lower California cannabis taxes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘Friends In Weed’ Looks To Help Budtenders And Local Restaurants Amid COVID-19 (Benzinga)

// Cory Booker Calls For Federal Marijuana Legalization Amid Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)

// Criminals Using Food Delivery Services to Transport Drugs During Lockdown – Interpol (New York Times)

// Willie Nelson Turns 87 This Week, and His Love for Weed Is Stronger Than Ever (Merry Jane)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// ACLU Releases 4/20 Report on Racist Cannabis Enforcement and Pot Arrests (Merry Jane)

// Deadline to legalize marijuana in Mexico extended again (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Alaska Marijuana Control Board approves emergency changes including curbside pickup (KTUU 1 NBC)


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// Lawsuit seeks to overturn Los Angeles’ cannabis social equity licensing process (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Quebec cannabis sales on pace to exceed CA$300 million for fiscal year (Marijuana Business Daily)

// This Company Just Reclaimed the Title of Leading Revenue Generator for Publicly Traded MSOs (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Congressional Candidates Openly Grow And Smoke Marijuana To Get Through Coronavirus Isolation (Marijuana Moment)

// Sanders Declines To List Marijuana Legalization Among Issues He Thinks Biden Will Back (Marijuana Moment)

// ‘It’s a roller coaster’: Marijuana and booze sales surge, then fall (KGW8 NBC)

// ‘Cartels are scrambling’: Virus snarls global drug trade (AP News)


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Friday, April 3, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Eleven Senators Push To Let Marijuana Businesses Access Federal Loan Programs (Marijuana Moment)

// Weed Prices in France Nearly Double as Supplies Dry Up Due to COVID-19 (Merry Jane)

// Illinois Stores Sold Nearly $36 Million Worth Of Recreational Marijuana In March Despite Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)


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// Canada classifies medical cannabis ‘essential’ amid COVID-19 pandemic (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canada’s COVID-19 wage subsidies could keep cannabis workers on payroll (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Idaho Activists Suspend Campaign To Legalize Medical Marijuana Due To Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)

// Cops Are Still Busting Weed Grows in the Middle of the Coronavirus Pandemic (Merry Jane)

// The 2020 Hash Bash will be livestreamed due to the coronavirus (Detroit Metro Times)

// Coronavirus Pandemic Cancels Annual ‘420 Hippie Hill’ Cannabis Celebration In San Francisco (KPIX 5 CBS SF BayArea)

// When will your state’s COVID-19 cases peak? Check this chart (Leafly)


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Thursday, March 12, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 12, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oglala Sioux Tribe approves medical, recreational marijuana (Leafly (AP))

// Oregon Psychedelic Mushroom Campaign Collects More Than 100,000 Signatures For Ballot Measure (Marijuana Moment)

// Spannabis cannabis conference postponed amid coronavirus pandemic (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Washington state to allow social equity applicants exclusive access to revoked cannabis licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Germany launches application process for distribution of domestically produced cannabis flower (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Survey reveals Canadians favor 5 mg or less of THC in edibles (Green Camp)

// Maryland House Votes To Expand Marijuana Decriminalization Law (Marijuana Moment)

// Innovative Industrial Properties Adds Parallel as New Tenant with $35 Million Florida Cannabis Cultivation Facility Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Tennessee Senate Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// The Vast Majority of California Vape Illness Patients Used Black Market Weed (Merry Jane)


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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The CDC’s coronavirus failure was predicted by its VAPI response (Leafly)

// Mississippi Medical Marijuana Measure At Risk After House Approves Alternate Ballot Question (Marijuana Moment)

// Iowa House passes bill changing THC limit in state’s medical marijuana program (Des Moines Register)


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// FDA Invites The Public To Submit More Comments On CBD (Marijuana Moment)

// California passes $1 billion in cannabis tax revenue two years after launching legal market (OC Register)

// Columbia Care Reports $23 Million Revenue in Q4 and Sees 2020 Exceeding $155 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// The Green Organic Dutchman Takes $127 Million Charge In Fourth Quarter (Green Market Report)

// NJ medical marijuana: State’s top court says patients can’t be fired (North Jersey)

// Canada Defends Marijuana Legalization In Response To International Skepticism (Marijuana Moment)

// Toronto’s New Ketamine Clinic Offers Treatment by Tripping Through K-Holes (Merry Jane)


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Friday, March 6, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, March 6, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Boston’s First Legal Weed Shop Is Finally Expected to Open on Monday (Merry Jane)

// New York arrest video makes the case for cannabis legalization (Leafly)

// Oregon Activists Collect Enough Signatures For Drug Decriminalization And Treatment Measure (Marijuana Moment)


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// New Michigan rule could increase business for cannabis growers (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario Cannabis Store releases first annual report covering legalization (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Utah’s top medical marijuana regulator is stepping down (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pot distribution charges dropped against man transporting hemp through state (Rapid City Journal)

// New Justice Department Memo Aims To Block ‘Habitual Marijuana Users’ From Buying Guns (Marijuana Moment)

// VI cannabis advisory board meets for the first time (Vibe High)

// Check Out Leaked Photos of Nike’s New ‘Strawberry Cough’ Sneakers for 4/20 (Merry Jane)


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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Federal prosecutors investigate California marijuana companies in wide-ranging probe (Market Watch)

// Maine’s recreational marijuana launch delayed until June (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Hawaii Senate Approves Drug Defelonization Bill (Marijuana Moment)


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// Chart: California lags other adult-use markets in per-capita marijuana sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Expected delay in vote on WHO cannabis scheduling recommendations spurs US official to express ‘regret’ over decision (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Why is New York’s medical marijuana program insanely expensive? (Leafly)

// Missouri Has 35,000 Registered Medical Marijuana Patients and Zero Dispensaries (Merry Jane)

// Marijuana retailers near Illinois borders benefit from out-of-state customers, offer warnings on crossing boundaries with MJ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// DC Psychedelics Activists, Citing Coronavirus Concerns, Want Online Petition Gathering Option (Marijuana Moment)

// An 8-Year-Old Won $200 Worth of Pot Products at a Kids’ Hockey Game (Merry Jane)


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Monday, March 2, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, March 2, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Vermont House Approves Selling Weed – But Not Advertising It (Seven Days VT)

// Florida legislators seek partial THC cap in medical marijuana (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Mass. Cannabis regulators ask state legislators to consider loan fund to benefit marginalized groups and small businesses similar to programs in Oakland and Illinois (Mass Live)


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// Canada to offer ‘value’ marijuana brands to compete with illegal sellers market (Newsweek)

// Why weed retails love empty bank branches (Crain’s Chicago Business)

// Oregon Advocates Launch Drug Decriminalization And Treatment Ballot Campaign (Marijuana Moment)

// CannTrust’s low stock price prompts another NYSE warning (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Spread thin by budding industry, Minnesota regulators call for creation of state cannabis office (Minnesota StarTribune)

// NY’s new cannabis czar: Recreational pot is ‘right thing to do’ (Times Herald-Record)

// Founder Andy Williams exits cannabis firm Medicine Man Technologies (Marijuana Business Daily)


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