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Thursday, January 9, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, January 9, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New York Governor Renews Call For Marijuana Legalization In State Of The State Address (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical Marijuana Measure Officially Qualifies For Mississippi 2020 Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// Owner of Corona beer chokes on marijuana company stake (New York Post)


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// New age limit for Quebec cannabis won’t stop use, say some 20-year-olds (CBC News)

// Passamaquoddy Tribe Applauds Mills’ Posthumous Pardon Of Don Gellers (Maine Public)

// KushCo Holdings Generates Q1 Revenue of $35 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Harvest Health & Recreation Alleges Illegal Activities at Falcon International (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Alabama Attorney General writes letter to lawmakers opposing medical marijuana legislation (ABC 33 40)

// Federal Marijuana Reform Will Get Another Congressional Hearing Next Week (Marijuana Moment)

// Weedmaps drops thousands of unlicensed cannabis ads, but some illegal shops remain (Marijuana Business Daily)



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Monday, November 18, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, November 18, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Aurora Cannabis Shareholders Not Happy With Earnings (Green Market Report)

// The Green Organic Dutchman Disappoints With Lower Than Expected Revenue (Green Market Report)

// MedMen Faces Reality, Slashes Employees Scales Back Expansion (Green Market Report)


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// Vote To Federally Legalize Marijuana Planned In Congress (Forbes)

// Hexo says unlicensed pot grown at now-shuttered Niagara facility (BNN Bloomberg)

// Pot lottery winners choose downtown Chicago for stores (WGN 9 TV)

// Hemp-Derived CBD Helps Chronic Pain Patients Reduce Opioid Use, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Man ejected from Amtrak train for smoking pot onboard (Press & Guide)

// Nevada Bar has not sanctioned any lawyers for involvement in marijuana industry (Nevada Independent)

// Biden Says Marijuana Might Be A Gateway Drug (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)


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// 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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Friday, September 20, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 20, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bipartisan Lawmakers Call On FDA To Clear A Path For CBD Companies (Marijuana Moment)

// FDA discloses criminal probe into vaping health crisis, putting added scrutiny on cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medical marijuana ‘POS’ software crashes, preventing sales to sick patients in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Inquirer)


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// Canadians Petition Government to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Weed Packaging (Merry Jane)

// Company-Led Ballot Initiatives May Be Good For The Cannabis Industry, But Are They Good Policy? (Forbes)

// Major Financial Associations Call For Passage Of Marijuana Banking Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// These New Marijuana Banking Bill Amendments Could Help Win GOP Support (Marijuana Moment)

// Strangers pay off woman’s legal fees after she was sentenced to 12 years in jail for selling US$30 of weed (Growth Op)

// New Mexico balks at issuing medical cannabis cards to nonresidents (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Field Trip Ventures Inc. Partners with the University of the West Indies to Create the World’s First Legal Research and Cultivation Facility for Psilocybin (Cision PR Newswire)


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

A modular part to a vaporizer sits on a wooden surface spilling vape juice.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California governor issues executive order on vaping, says it’s an e-cigarette and marijuana problem (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medicine Man Technologies Sees Colorado Acquisitions Adding $170 Million Annual Revenue (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cresco Labs Buys Tryke For $282 Million, Picks Up Reef Dispensaries (Green Market Report)


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// Confusion reigns as Maine rolls out its marijuana tracking system (Central Maine)



// Paraguay to open application process for medical cannabis production licenses in October (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Health Canada suspends British Columbia cannabis producer Evergreen’s licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Massachusetts testing lab fined $225,000 for improper cannabis disposal (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Big Marijuana: Florida firm rolls up 15 dispensary permits in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Cannabis company Green Growth Brands cuts its workforce as it looks reduce costs (Columbus Dispatch)

// An Illegal Pot Store in Toronto Gave Away $200,000 of Free Weed Last Weekend (Merry Jane)



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Monday, September 9, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 9, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lung illness tied to vaping has killed 5 people as new case reports surge (Washington Post)

// American Bankers Association Predicts Marijuana Banking Bill Will Pass By Next Month (Marijuana Moment)

// Overregulation Drives Illegal Marijuana Market In Legal States, Study Suggests (Marijuana Moment)


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// A bigger crop: Why Maryland’s medical pot growers are adding more plants (Washington Post)

// Ottawa paid $75M for veterans’ cannabis last year, could pay $100M this year (Canada’s National Observer)

// So far, so good for Alabama hemp crop as THC tests pass muster (ABC 33 40)

// Hundreds of Louisiana businesses permitted for CBD products (CT Post (AP))

// Two out-of-state residents receive New Mexico medical marijuana cards (KRQE)

// Embattled Canadian marijuana firm CannTrust lays off 180 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Mayor Charged With Taking Bribes in Exchange for Cannabis Licenses (Leafly)


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Thursday, August 29, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// 10,872 New Yorkers to See Their Marijuana Convictions Disappear (New York Times)

// Washington State Bans CBD in Food and Beverages (Leafly)

// Bodycam Footage Shows Police Killing Unarmed Suspect in Black Market Weed Raid (Merry Jane)


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// Green Thumb Revenues Grow 228% to $44 Million (Green Market Report)

// Crime Rates Drop After Marijuana Dispensaries Open Nearby, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan medical marijuana operator faces prison time (Marijuana Business Daily)

// We know Mayor Buttigieg’s drug decriminalization plan works – ask Portugal (The Hill)

// Statistics Show Accidental Cannabis Consumption is Insignificant (Cannabis Now)

// Counterfeit Weed Vape Cartridges Are Everywhere – and They’re Making People Sick (Rolling Stone)

// Florida medical cannabis licensing issue heads to state Supreme Court (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Friday, August 23, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 23, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Nearly every single person arrested for weed in NYC this year was black or Latinx (Queens Daily Eagle)

// All CBD products are forbidden to US service members, Pentagon says​ (Task & Purpose)

// New Industry-Backed Marijuana Legalization Measure Filed In Florida (Marijuana Moment)


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.


// Alaska governor picks Schulte for marijuana board (KTUU 2 NBC)

// L.A. Cannabis Commission Approves Request Seeking More Dispensary Enforcement (My News LA)

// Yes, You Can Smoke Hemp. And Yes, It’s Gaining Popularity (Vermont Public Radio)

// Mr. T sues weed company (TMZ)

// Federally Funded Journal Exposes How Marijuana Prohibition Puts Consumers At Risk (Marijuana Moment)

// Ontario planning to allocate cannabis store permits ‘based on market demand’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canada’s First Nations Assert Their Cannabis Sovereignty (Cannabis Now)


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Monday, August 19, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, August 19, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Illicit Cannabis Vape Carts Hospitalized 7 in California Doctors Say (Leafly)

// ‘I feel lucky for real’: How legalizing hemp accidentally helped marijuana suspects (NBC News)

// FBI investigating possible corruption in US cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Marijuana giant Harvest agrees to relinquish two dispensary permits after Pennsylvania probe (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Ex-Cop is First Individual Licensed to Sell Medical Cannabis in Canada (Leafly)

// Barbados latest Caribbean country to propose sweeping medical cannabis law (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canopy executive compensation surges to $28.5 million following pot legalization (BNN Bloomberg)

// Texas School District Will Now Expel Any Student Caught with a THC Vape Pen (Merry Jane)

// Second manufacturer joins Iowa’s medical marijuana program (KPVI 6 NBC)

// Whitefield Farmers Test New Market with Pick-Your-Own Hemp Fields (Lincoln County News)


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Friday, August 2, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 2, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana firm CannTrust faces probe by Ontario regulators, police (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California’s enforcement efforts against illicit marijuana market having a so-so impact for legal businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Immigrant Families Were Separated For Marijuana Possession Alone, ACLU Says (Marijuana Moment)


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// Tribune Publishing Enters Agreement With The Fresh Toast For Cannabis News (Green Market Report)

// Tennessee treasurer orders state pension fund to sell marijuana investment (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aphria latest major Canadian cannabis company to turn a profit (Marijuana Business Daily)

// NAACP, ACLU, And Allies Demand Congress Pass Marijuana Bill With Justice Focus (Forbes)

// CBD foods sold in Maine must be made with locally grown hemp (Central Maine)

// Owner of High Times mag loses CFO during rocky IPO process (New York Post)

// Cannex, 4Front complete cannabis merger; trading starts next week (Marijuana Business Daily)


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