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

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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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Monday, March 9, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, March 9, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Coronavirus thwarts plans for SXSW, two more cannabis events (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Utah’s First Legal Weed Dispensary Is Open, But Where Are the Patients? (Merry Jane)

// Virginia Lawmakers Send Marijuana Decriminalization Bill To Governor’s Desk (Marijuana Moment)


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// San Diego lab says almost 80% of illicit cannabis vape cartridges are ‘unfit for consumption’ (10 News ABC San Diego)

// Magic Dragon name doesn’t fly with cannabis commissioners (Worcester Telegram)

// DEA Admits State-Level Marijuana Legalization Reduces Illegal Market Demand (Marijuana Moment)

// Rhode Island poised to triple number of medical marijuana dispensaries (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 50 State Banking Associations Demand Senate Vote On Marijuana Banking Legislation (Marijuana Moment)

// The Ripple Effect of Canopy Growth’s Move From Indoor Growing (Real Money)

// SEE IT: ‘Just glad to be alive,’ says man tackled by cops on Brooklyn street; police commissioner promises probe (NY Daily News)


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Friday, February 28, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, February 28, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// USDA Announces Two Temporary Changes To Restrictive Hemp Rules (Marijuana Moment)

// In major shift, UN drug chief questions whether control treaties involving cannabis are out of date (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vermont farmers concerned by cannabis bill provisions (WCAX 3 CBS)


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// Mass. Cities And Towns Demand Large Payouts From Marijuana Companies (WGBH 89.7)

// What marijuana companies can learn from federal legalization of hemp (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado’s First Marijuana Tasting Room to Open on 4/20 (Wikileaf)

// Alcohol is killing more Americans than ever. Here’s how to save them (Leafly)

// Marijuana and the NBA: Erasing the stigma and healing the league (NBC Sports)

// Massachusetts May Tax Black Market Weed Dealers Instead of Fining Them (Merry Jane)

// More Than 80% of Denver Teens Don’t Smoke Weed, New Study Says (Merry Jane)


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Thursday, February 6, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mass. House passes bill to increase oversight of host community agreements between marijuana businesses and municipalities (Mass Live)

// Another Vermont House Committee OKs Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales (Marijuana Moment)

// In reversal, R.I. lawmakers abandon attempt to regulate medical marijuana outlets (Providence Journal)


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// Michigan recreational marijuana sales near $18 million in two months (Michigan Live)

// Maine abandons plan to double per-acre fees on hemp farmers (Portland Press Herald)

// Legalize marijuana? A majority of Kentuckians now say yes – and for any use, poll shows (Cincinnati Enquirer)

// Connecticut Governor Renews Marijuana Legalization Pledge In Budget Proposal And Speech (Marijuana Moment)

// It Will Take Years for Mass to Kill Its Weed Black Market, Researcher Predicts (Merry Jane)

// WINE TO WEED: Wine grape growers lose labor to cannabis farms (Sun Gazette)

// Virginia Lawmakers Approve Another Marijuana Decriminalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, January 31, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, January 31, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// After hearing, THC concentrates bill stalls in Washington legislature (Leafly)

// White Weed Entrepreneurs Are Gaming Programs Meant to Help People of Color (Vice)

// USDA Got More Than 4,600 Hemp Comments Prior To This Week’s Deadline (Marijuana Moment)


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// How California’s legal marijuana market wound up in crisis mode after two years (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Australia expedites review of medical cannabis product Epidiolex (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The First Historically Black College Is Launching A CBD Line (Green Market Report)

// Medical cannabis flower imported into Germany doubles again in 2019, confirming strong growth (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Missouri Activists Launch Signature Drive To Put Marijuana Legalization On 2020 Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// Detroit bans adult-use cannabis sales through March 31 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Bernie Sanders’s Team Includes Legalizing Marijuana In List Of Executive Orders For 2021 (Marijuana Moment)


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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Mexico Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// New Hampshire Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: More consumers boost Colorado’s recreational marijuana market in 2019 (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Massachusetts urges revamp of scrutinized municipal marijuana pacts (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Leafly slashes 18% of workforce to align business with ‘market realities’ of tech and cannabis industry (Geek Wire)

// New Zealand’s adult-use cannabis referendum is set for September (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Bill Requires Cities To Open Medical Cannabis Stores (Benzinga)

// Cannabis trade group’s report targets illicit market in response to vaping health crisis (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Massachusetts Judge Lifts Cambridge Marijuana Moratorium (Harvard Crimson)

// AOC Says Colorado Is Doing A ‘Great Job’ With Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment)


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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis captures beer market share in first year of Canadian legalization (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Legalize marijuana amendment should be kept off the ballot Florida GOP leaders tell Supreme Court (South Florida Sun Sentinel)

// Portland puts off vote on marijuana licenses until at least March (Portland Press Herald)


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// Cannabis startup pulls out of CES tech show amid limits (ABC Fox Montana)

// FDA Gives Marijuana Testing Companies A Boost With New Exemption (Marijuana Moment)

// Analyst warns of shelved expansion restructuring as cannabis firms ‘teeter on edge’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// These grey market cannabis brands are going legit (Leafly)

// Hearing to be held in Rhode Island on proposed flavored vape products ban (Boston Globe)

// Chart: Local approval in Michigan adult-use marijuana program creates uneven business opportunity (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Kiosk pot shop could skirt ‘direct sales’ of cannabis in cities (Daily Democrat)


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Friday, December 20, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, December 20, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mass. cannabis meeting abruptly ends after local business owner interjects with concerns about licensing (Boston Globe)

// Trulieve Finds Itself In The Crosshairs (Green Market Report)

// Medical Marijuana Legalization Measure Officially Qualifies For South Dakota 2020 Ballot (Marijuana Moment)


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// EPA Approves Pesticides For Hemp In Time For 2020 Growing Season (Marijuana Moment)

// CDC: 12 Million Young Adults Admit to Driving on Marijuana (My News 13)

// Department: Grower shredded hemp crop because THC too high (KMTV 3 CBS (AP))

// Illinois dispensary tax rates and where that money goes (Leafly)

// Poll: Most New Mexicans support legalizing recreational pot (Santa Fe New Mexican)

// OLCC Bans CBD-infused Alcohols (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

// Legal vape markets literally 1,000% safer than street (Leafly)


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Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Jersey Lawmakers Vote To Put Marijuana Legalization On State’s 2020 Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// L.A. officials say system for pot licenses was open early. Cannabis activists call foul (LA Times)

// Two Dozen Illegal Dispensaries Got Shut Down in LA’s Largest Pot Shop Raid (Merry Jane)


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// Colorado Has Sold Over $7.6 Billion Worth of Legal Weed Since 2014 (Merry Jane)

// Marijuana Price In Colorado Hits 3-Year High At $1316 Per Pound (International Business Times)

// British Columbia exempts dry cannabis vaporizers from increased tax (Marijuana Business Daily)

// House-Passed Marijuana Amendments Stripped From Congressional Spending Bills (Marijuana Moment)

// Kids Aren’t Buying Weed From Legal Pot Shops, Study Finds (Merry Jane)

// What happens to the weed black market when recreational marijuana goes legal Jan. 1? ‘I see it opening the door to more clients,’ one dealer says. (Chicago Tribune)

// Sales of Pot Edibles Get Off to a Slow Start in Canada (Growth Op (Bloomberg))


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Friday, November 22, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily Newsv

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Friday, November 22, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// License revoked for California vape maker Kushy Punch after state seizes $21 million worth of products (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Boeing faced only ‘limited’ safety review from NASA, while SpaceX got a full examination (Washington Post)

// Despite the threat of bans, vape companies are doing surprisingly well (Fast Company)


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// Steven Hoffman is ‘pleased’ with the state’s first year of pot sales. Here’s what he expects from year two – and beyond. (Boston.com)

// First Year of Adult-Use Marijuana Retail Operations in Massachusetts Tallies $393.7 Million in Gross Sales, Sets Benchmarks for Growth (Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission)

// In 6 Months, About 57 Tons Of Smokable Medical Marijuana Was Ordered For Florida Patients (WUSF News)

// Virginia Attorney General Hosts ‘Cannabis Summit’ To Advance Reform In New Democratic Legislature (Marijuana Moment)

// Legal Weed Is Making An Impact On The Billion Dollar Sleep Market (Fresh Toast)

// California marijuana taxes will increase New Year’s Day (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senators Push USDA To Adopt Five Changes To Proposed Hemp Regulations (Marijuana Moment)


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