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Thursday, June 11, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congressman Calls For Decriminalization Of ‘Other Drugs’ Beyond Marijuana In New Policing Reform Plan (Marijuana Moment)

// Colorado Cops Are Still Overwhelming Persecuting Black Cannabis Users (Merry Jane)

// Colorado Marijuana Social Equity Businesses Would Be Defined Under New Bill (Marijuana Moment)


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// Many Cannabis Users Believe Driving Under Influence Is Safe (U.S. News & World Report)

// Cresco Labs Names Michele Roberts to Board of Directors (New Cannabis Ventures)

// UMass report: To track marijuana health impact surveys need better questions (Mass Live)

// Michigan House Scales Back Bill That Would’ve Given Medical Marijuana Licenses To Lawmakers’ Spouses (Marijuana Moment)

// Joe Biden Has Come A Long Way On Criminal Justice Reform. Progressives Want More (National Public Radio)

// Pot Kingpin Sued by New York for Predatory Loans Charging 1000% (Bloomberg Quint)

// Oklahoma medical cannabis dispensary settles trademark dispute (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California Governor Says Marijuana Legalization Is A ‘Civil Rights’ Matter Amid Mass Protests Over Racial Injustice (Marijuana Moment)

// Schwazze To Buy Star Buds Locations In Colorado (Green Market Report)

// Oregon Sold a Record $103 Million Worth of Legal Weed Last Month (Merry Jane)


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// Iowa Senate approves new medical marijuana bill, heads to Gov. Reynolds’ desk (Siouxland Proud)

// Burglary-related losses total millions as cannabis companies pick up the pieces; insurance coverage unclear (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario Cannabis Store report shows Aurora leading flower sales, COVID-19 sales boost (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Illinois offering $31 million in cannabis tax revenue to repair drug war damage (Leafly)

// Vermont Senate Votes To Double Amount Of Marijuana That Can Be Possessed And Grown Without Jail Time (Marijuana Moment)

// Vireo Health, Bruce Linton Part Ways (Green Market Report)

// Judge orders sheriff in California to return seized marijuana oil, cash (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Friday, May 29, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, May 29, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Federal Judge Gives Arkansas Marijuana Legalization Activists A Boost With Signature Gathering Ruling (Marijuana Moment)

// Nevada reviewing alleged campaign illegalities by marijuana MSO MedMen (Marijuana Business Daily)

// States With Medical Marijuana Laws Saw 20% Drop In Some Opioid Prescriptions (Marijuana Moment)


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// Cresco Labs Q1 Revenue Grows 26% Pro Forma from Q4 to $66.4 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For U.S. Virgin Islands And Four Indian Tribes (Marijuana Moment)

// British Columbia weighs online sales, delivery for cannabis stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Legal cannabis contributes CA$2.3 billion to crop receipts in Canada (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medical cannabis sales in West Virginia delayed another year (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Scientific Review Concludes That Cannabis Consumers Are at No Greater Risk of Occupational Injuries (NORML Blog)

// San Diego Cops Employ New Black Market Raid Strategy: Destroy Entire Pot Shop (Merry Jane)


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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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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis banking reform included in latest Congressional COVID relief bill (Leafly)

// Michigan’s adult-use marijuana industry made $91 million in sales so far (Detroit Metro Times)

// Alaska Rescinds Marijuana Rule Meant to Limit Coronavirus Spread Due To Federal Prohibition (Marijuana Moment)


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// Chart: Medical marijuana sales, patient counts hold steady in Maryland (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario Cannabis Store adding seeds to catalog to ‘breathe life into category’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Missouri lawmakers push for more medical marijuana licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Congress could save 10,000+ cannabis jobs with access to stimulus funds (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth Launches New Products In Canada Recreational Marijuana Market (Nasdaq)

// Lawmakers In Virginia Capital Vote To End Marijuana Testing Of City Workers (Marijuana Moment)

// Lawmakers warn ‘unscrupulous businesses’ are using social equity candidates as fronts in bid to get new pot licenses in Illinois (Chicago Sun Times)


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Friday, May 8, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, May 8, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Montana Marijuana Activists Will Begin Signature Gathering For Legalization Measure With New Safety Protocols (Marijuana Moment)

// Massachusetts marijuana delivery license applications on track to launch in May, reserved for economic empowerment and social equity applicants (Mass Live)

// Florida high court considers marijuana vertical integration, adult-use vote (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// The Pandemic Is Disrupting the Illegal Drug Trade (Bloomberg)

// Australia medical cannabis approvals steady as COVID-19 grips country (Marijuana Business Daily)

// First ‘Call of Duty,’ and Now ‘Animal Crossing’ Is Censoring Weed Language (Merry Jane)

// Missouri Lawmakers Defeat Amendment To Require They Consume Marijuana Before Voting (Marijuana Moment)

// Few impressed with Biden’s weak new marijuana decriminalization plan (Leafly)

// Cresco Labs Triples Pennsylvania Cannabis Cultivation Capacity (New Cannabis Ventures)

// San Francisco Is Delivering Weed and Alcohol to Homeless Residents in Quarantine (Merry Jane)


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Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// MassRoots Gets Payroll Protection Loan Of $50,000 (Green Market Report)

// Oklahoma sees robust April medical marijuana sales despite coronavirus (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Illinois Sold $37 Million of Weed in April Despite COVID-19 Lockdowns (Merry Jane)


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// Chart: Adult-use cannabis markets see uneven impact in April from coronavirus crisis (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Headset Releases Report on COVID-19’s Impact on Cannabis Sales (Union Bulletin)

// Shut down amid coronavirus pandemic, Mass. recreational marijuana businesses plan to make pitch to be part of May 18 reopening plan (MassLive)

// DC Council Approves Bill That Will Help Psychedelics Decriminalization Initiative Qualify For Ballot Despite Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)

// North Dakota Marijuana Legalization Campaign Reassesses 2020 Ballot Strategy, But Concedes 2022 Is More Likely (Marijuana Moment)

// Massachusetts Bill To Give State Coronavirus Relief To Marijuana Businesses Gets Hearing (Marijuana Moment)

// Hightimes CEO Stormy Simon up in smoke after just weeks at the helm (New York Post)


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

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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 28, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sweeping Weedmaps subpoena underscores US government’s continued scrutiny of marijuana industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cresco Labs nixes $282.5 million acquisition of marijuana firm Tryke (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Marijuana Notebook: Despite media reports, it’s not ‘boom times’ for everyone in state’s cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Oregon Therapeutic Psilocybin Legalization Campaign Has A New Signature Strategy Amid Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)

// Canadian bank slashes cannabis sales forecast to CA$2.5 billion for 2020 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Top Montana Officials Oppose Marijuana Campaign’s Lawsuit For Electronic Signature Gathering (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana firm iAnthus’ CEO steps down after investigation into undisclosed personal loans (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Civil Rights And Racial Justice Groups Ask Congress To Let Marijuana Industry Access COVID Funds (Marijuana Moment)

// New Mexico Governor Says Legal Marijuana Revenue Could Have Offset Coronavirus’s Economic Hit (Marijuana Moment)

// Cresco Labs Weed Workers Push To Unionize: It’s ‘Physically Impossible’ To Social Distance In Shops, Budtenders Say (Block Club Chicago)


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Thursday, April 23, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Hemp Industry Secures Federal Coronavirus Relief For Farmers In Senate-Passed Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Arkansas Patients Bought Over $63 Million of Medical Pot in Less Than a Year (Merry Jane)

// The coronavirus shutdown got her furloughed from her restaurant job. She landed at a marijuana company. (Chicago Tribune)


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// Coping with COVID-19: Adults turn to alcohol marijuana (University of Michigan News)

// Survey: Pot Is Safer Than Booze, But Avoided Due To Social Stigma (Benzinga)

// Easyriders Magazine Seals $30 Million Deal to Sell Bud to Bikers (Merry Jane)

// Senators Want Marijuana Businesses To Qualify For Federal Coronavirus Relief Programs (Marijuana Moment)

// California Psilocybin Mushroom Legalization Campaign Ends After Signature Deadline Passes (Marijuana Moment)

// New DC Poll Shows Support For Mushroom Decriminalization (Green Market Report)

// Marijuana lobbyists focus on next big coronavirus-aid package after doling out $5 million-plus in 2019 (Marijuana Business Daily)


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