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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Jersey Voters Will Decide On Marijuana Legalization Next Year, Senate Leaders Say (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis stocks are a sea of red as selloff stretches to sixth straight day (Market Watch)

// Sanders Pledges Legal Marijuana ‘In Every State’ As Biden Faces ‘Gateway Drug’ Backlash (Marijuana Moment)


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// AOC Calls For Decriminalizing The Use Of All Drugs (Marijuana Moment)

// Potential $1.7 billion adult-use cannabis market in Michigan gears up for Dec. 1 launch (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘Big Marijuana’ enters South Jersey as politically connected Acreage buys nonprofit (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Health Canada OK with Hexo’s proactive fix on unlicensed cannabis cultivation (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Boston eyes total revamp of pot licensing (Boston Herald)

// How Mass. Cannabis Inspectors Keep A Watchful Eye Over The Legal Pot Industry (WBUR 90.9)

// BC offers CA$676,000 to help cannabis entrepreneurs join legal market (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Thursday, October 24, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, October 24, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Tainted vape pens selling 2-for-1 in illegal California stores (Leafly)

// Maine pick-your-own hemp farm in limbo after bank, insurance company cancel accounts (WMTW 8 ABC)

// MJBizDaily leadership change: Co-founder Farrington stepping down as CEO; Walsh to take reins (Marijuana Business Daily)


These headlines are brought to you by Curaleaf, one of the leading vertically-integrated cannabis operators in the U.S. With legal medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation sites, and processing facilities all over the United States, Curaleaf has served more than 100,000 medical cannabis patients and looks forward to helping many more long into the future. Swing over to Curaleaf.com to learn more about this very cool company!


// Sen. Liz Krueger optimistic about pot legalization in 2020 (AM New York)

// Gov. Reynolds says she is ‘not afraid’ to take executive action on vaping if necessary (CBS 2 Iowa)

// HEXO Raises $70 Million through Private Placement Convertible Note (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Alberta cannabis producer readies Canada’s largest rooftop solar array (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canada has a cannabis packaging problem: Here’s what businesses are doing about it (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Judge throws out class action lawsuit against cannabis delivery giant Eaze (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg Tours Marijuana Dispensary And Grow House (Marijuana Moment)



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Thursday, October 17, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, October 17, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Mexico Governor’s Working Group Releases Marijuana Legalization Proposal (Marijuana Moment)

// CDC Official Pushes Back Against Congressman Linking Legal Marijuana To Vaping Deaths (Marijuana Moment)

// Where Canada’s Political Parties Stand On Marijuana And Drugs Ahead Of The Election (Marijuana Moment)


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// Colorado’s largest cannabis grower loses millions of dollars in early freeze; supply disruption expected (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Florida Supreme Court Justices To Take Up Major Medical Marijuana Case (CBS 4 Miami)

// This Canadian Company Is Now Selling $4 Grams to Combat the Black Market (Merry Jane)

// Cannabis advertising firm Weedmaps cuts 100-plus jobs in response to slow adult-use market rollouts (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Snoop Dogg Has A Salaried Marijuana Blunt Roller On Staff (Marijuana Moment)

// How mainstream media botched the vape lung story (Leafly)

// Chicago allows some adult-use cannabis sales downtown (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Thursday, October 10, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington state temporarily bans flavored marijuana vaping products targeting a third of top-selling MJ vapes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// CBD the Cash Cow: Hemp Industry Expected to Top $23 Billion by 2023 (Merry Jane)

// Farm to freezer: Why ‘fresh-frozen’ is taking over the cannabis harvest (Leafly)


These headlines are brought to you by Curaleaf, one of the leading vertically-integrated cannabis operators in the U.S. With legal medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation sites, and processing facilities all over the United States, Curaleaf has served more than 100,000 medical cannabis patients and looks forward to helping many more long into the future. Swing over to Curaleaf.com to learn more about this very cool company!


// ‘Thank You Gov. Baker’: N.H. Vape Shops See Rush After Mass. Ban (WBUR 90.9)

// Over Two Dozen Medical Cannabis Growers in Pennsylvania Unionize (High Times)

// Canadian pot is getting cheaper – but black market still offers best deals (Financial Post)

// B.C.’s eight-store limit frustrates Vancouver cannabis entrepreneurs (Vancouver Is Awesome)

// Cannabis Advocacy Groups Bring 51-foot Inflated Joint To Congress (High Times)

// CA vape maker Kushy Punch in spotlight amid allegations of illegal cannabis products; firm says goods not for sale (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Legalizing Cannabis Is The Answer To Vaping Concerns (Forbes)


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Monday, October 7, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 7, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Statement on consumer warning to stop using THC vaping products amid ongoing investigation into lung illnesses (Food and Drug Administration)

// Oregon imposes temporary ban on some vaping products (Boston Globe)

// U.S. judge keeps intact Massachusetts’ toughest-in-nation vaping ban (Thomson Reuters News)


Today’s headlines are brought to you by our friends over at Eaze.com, California’s top one stop website for legal marijuana delivery. If you live in the golden state, swing over to Eaze.com to see if they are active in your area. With deliveries taking place in less than an hour, it’s never been easier to get legal California marijuana delivery. And of course, if you don’t live where Eaze delivers, you can still benefit from all the useful bits of industry insight and analysis they’ve developed using their properly aggregate and anonymized sales data stream.


// Nevada’s First Weed Cafe Will Feel Like a Microbrew’s Tasting Room (Merry Jane)

// Youth Marijuana Use Declined After Washington Legalized, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana testing labs: Will Maine have enough? (Central Maine)

// Oldest operating dispensary marks 20th year with charity (Leaf Online)

// National Academies To Host Forum On CBD Science This Month (Marijuana Moment)

// These robots are learning to grow weed. Yes, they’re ‘pot bots.’ (NJ.com)

// California vape maker Kushy Punch caught making illegal products (Leafly)


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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)


These headlines are brought to you by Curaleaf, one of the leading vertically-integrated cannabis operators in the U.S. With legal medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation sites, and processing facilities all over the United States, Curaleaf has served more than 100,000 medical cannabis patients and looks forward to helping many more long into the future. Swing over to Curaleaf.com to learn more about this very cool company!


// 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)


Friday, August 16, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A cured and trimmed marijuana bud sits on a window sill in the sun.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California now has the biggest legal marijuana market in the world. Its black market is even bigger (LA Times)

// Illegal pot still a source for 4 in 10 cannabis users, Stats Can survey shows (CTV News)

// Maryland’s Highest Court Rules Pot Smell Not Enough To Search Person (CBS Baltimore)


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// Short’s Brewing will make marijuana beverages, candy in partnership agreement (Michigan Live)

// High Times Partners With Clio To Launch Cannabis Marketing Awards (Times of CBD)

// Five Federal Agencies Respond To Presidential Candidate’s Hemp Banking Letter (Marijuana Moment)

// Federal Health Agency Releases List Of Marijuana Research Priorities (Marijuana Moment)

// New Mexico gov opposes opening medical cannabis market to nonresidents (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Outside Lands Music Festival Raked in $1 Million in Legal Weed Sales (Merry Jane)

// UFC star Nate Diaz lights up joint during open workout (NY Post)


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Monday, July 22, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, July 22, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Utah Licenses 8 Companies to Grow Medical Marijuana (Leafly)

// Pot being sold on sidewalk outside shuttered illegal dispensary (Toronto Star)

// In legalizing marijuana, Canada did everything differently. Here’s what we can learn (Boston Globe)


These headlines are brought to you by Curaleaf, one of the leading vertically-integrated cannabis operators in the U.S. With legal medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation sites, and processing facilities all over the United States, Curaleaf has served more than 100,000 medical cannabis patients and looks forward to helping many more long into the future. Swing over to Curaleaf.com to learn more about this very cool company!


// Banks Are Redlining the 99% Out of the Legal Cannabis Industry (Leafly)

// Cannabis sales jumped $11M in May as more stores open (Global News)

// THC slushies pirate radio and the cannabis-driven boom in a Mohawk community (CBC News)

// High hopes: Buttigieg pushes for marijuana legalization (NY Post)

// In 2018 Denver’s Power-Hungry Marijuana Grows Reduced Their Electricity Demand For The First Time (CPR News)

// Louisiana grower says medical cannabis rollout a ‘few weeks’ away (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canadian cannabis LPs line up to swipe CannTrust’s medical patients while sales are offline (Financial Post)


Check out our other projects:Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement. • Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Illinois Just Legalized Cannabis. Here’s What Happens Next (Leafly)

// One year after SQ 788 vote, Oklahoma near No. 1 for patients among medical marijuana states (Tulsa World)

// Beginning July 1, patients will get faster access to medical marijuana (Mass Live)


Today’s headlines are brought to you by our friends over at Eaze.com, California’s top one stop website for legal marijuana delivery. If you live in the golden state, swing over to Eaze.com to see if they are active in your area. With deliveries taking place in less than an hour, it’s never been easier to get legal California marijuana delivery. And of course, if you don’t live where Eaze delivers, you can still benefit from all the useful bits of industry insight and analysis they’ve developed using their properly aggregate and anonymized sales data stream.


// Worcester’s Clark University first in the nation to offer graduate certificate in marijuana regulation (Mass Live)

// University of Maryland Launches Nation’s First Medical Marijuana Master’s Program (Merry Jane)

// California cannabis vape cartridges required to include universal symbol (Marijuana Business Daily)

// National Sheriffs’ Association Calls For Marijuana Rescheduling (Marijuana Moment)

// California Cannabis Legislation: SB 475 Would (Finally) Allow Licensees to Exchange Trade Samples (Canna Law Blog)

// Canadian Dealers Are Disguising Black Market Weed as Legal Product (Merry Jane)

// Chart: Ranks of US banks serving cannabis firms growing, but data may overstate true number (Marijuana Business Daily)


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