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Friday, October 18, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, October 18, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oregon appeals court halts governor’s vaping ban on flavored tobacco products (Oregon Live)

// Northeast governors explore regional standards for vaping, e-cigarette products (Politico)

// Jamaica’s government wants to talk to Trump about marijuana (Boston Globe)


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// $1.1 billion worth of cannabis sold in Canada’s first year of legalization (Leafly)

// Weed Edibles Are Finally Legal in Canada, But They’re Still Not for Sale (Merry Jane)

// Expunging marijuana convictions would be easy under new Michigan bill (Detroit Metro Times)

// Buying cannabis licenses on secondary market more of a sure bet than applying for state business permits (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Report: Draft law to legalize recreational cannabis in Mexico handed to Senate commissions (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Dionymed Implodes As CEO COO Resign, Creditor Demands $24 Million (Green Market Report)

// Chicago’s Black Leaders Voice Equity Concerns Over New Illinois Marijuana Law (Huffington Post)


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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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Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// MedMen and PharmaCann terminate $682 million cannabis merger; MedMen CFO ousted (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Citing ‘consistent failure,’ Aleafia nixes cannabis supply deal with Aphria (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Montana temporarily bans flavored e-cigarettes (CT Post (AP))


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// Thousands qualify for Denver’s marijuana conviction expungement program; few apply (Denver Channel 7 ABC)

// Mayor Lori Lightfoot holds first meeting on recreational marijuana sales (ABC 7 Chicago)

// Even without reform, banks increasingly serving marijuana industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// It’s Official: Legal Weed Does Not Lead to Increased Crime, Study Confirms (Merry Jane)

// Medical Cannabis Helps Chronic Pain Patients Get Off Opioids, Study Shows (Merry Jane)

// More Senators Are Demanding That FDA Speed Up CBD Regulations (Marijuana Moment)

// 5 Reasons Why Cannabis Should Be Legally Allowed to Move Between States (Merry Jane)


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Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor supports legalizing recreational marijuana (Marijuana Business Daily)

// A Majority of Virginia Residents Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Three Vape Shops Sue Baker Administration Over Ban (WBUR 90.9)


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// Connecticut closer to adding chronic pain for medical marijuana use (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Certain areas in Illinois to get advantage when opening marijuana businesses (Heart of Illinois ABC)

// Cresco Labs Receives First Adult-Use Cultivation Approvals Granted in Illinois (Yahoo Finance (Business Wire))

// 5 reasons why there’s a medical marijuana drought in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// OCS considers abandoning cannabis wholesale (Leafly)

// Missouri won’t cut off aid to poor people over medical marijuana use (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

// Maine Restaurant Workers Are Finding The Marijuana Industry ‘Much More Appealing’ (Maine Public)


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Monday, September 30, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 30, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Inslee directs Washington state health board to ban flavored vape products (Seattle Times)

// CDC reports majority of patients sickened in vape epidemic used marijuana vaporizer devices – many from illicit market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Tests show bootleg marijuana vapes tainted with hydrogen cyanide (NBC News)


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// Breaking Down Congress’s Historic Marijuana Banking Vote (Marijuana Moment)

// US Senate panel chair: Cannabis banking reform prospects looking up (Marijuana Business Daily)

// CBD shops crop up all over Cobb, displaying popularity of products (MDJ Online)

// Felony charges dropped, men who hauled hemp across Idaho get probation, no more jail time (KPVI 6 NBC)

// Mike Tyson reveals plans to set up Caribbean cannabis farm to cater for pot-loving Brits (The Sun UK)

// Can Illinois draw marijuana tourists from out of state? Retailers are taking a gamble on Illinois border towns. (Chicago Tribune)

// Possible L.A. vaping ban could be ‘extinction event’ for some marijuana firms, California industry executives say (Marijuana Business Daily)



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Friday, September 27, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 27, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Gov. Baker explains vape ban: ‘Doing nothing was not a viable option’ (WCVB 5 ABC)

// Vermont considering banning sale of vaping products (Boston Globe (AP))

// How Doctors Diagnose and Treat Vape Pen Lung Disease (Leafly)


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// The Green Party’s Cannabis Platform Makes Zero Sense (Leafly)

// Mitch McConnell Directs DEA To Figure Out How To Distinguish Hemp From Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// South Park Slams MedMen In Episode About Banning Marijuana Home Cultivation (Marijuana Moment)

// State’s new cannabis czar faces a challenging to-do list (Crain’s Chicago Business)

// People in D.C.’s Increasingly Dangerous Marijuana Gray Market Want Change (Washington City Paper)

// Senate Committee Declines To Expand State Marijuana Protections In Spending Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Use of New Cannabis Breathalyzer Could Break Labour Laws (Leafly)


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Thursday, September 26, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// House Approves Marijuana Banking Bill In Historic Vote (Marijuana Moment)

// House Judiciary Chair reiterates commitment to marijuana banking reform (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Wolf, Fetterman call for legalization of marijuana (Trib Live)


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!


// Massachusetts vaping shops facing financial ruin (Boston Globe)

// California health officials urge residents to stop vaping tobacco, marijuana (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Auxly Cannabis Group partner Sunens closes CA$84M credit facilities with Bank of Montreal (Marijuana Business Daily)

// West suburban school bus driver warns of CBD use after failing drug test, losing job (ABC 7 Chicago)

// National Expungement Week Aims to Erase Past Convictions (Leafly)

// Canada ‘falling woefully short’ of displacing illicit cannabis market, researcher says (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana industry reaction to California’s 2019 legislative session: Some wins, but many MJ business issues still outstanding (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Baker declares public health emergency, orders 4-month ban on all vaping products (Boston Globe)

// Journey of a Tainted Vape Cartridge: From China’s Labs to Your Lungs (Leafly)

// Marijuana delivered to your door: Massachusetts regulators approve home delivery, cannabis cafes (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.


// Chart: With rec sales on the horizon, Illinois’ medical cannabis program surging (Marijuana Business Daily)

// One-third of young NYC residents smoke pot: study (New York Post)

// THC Found in 46% of America’s Best-Selling Hemp CBD Products (Merry Jane)

// UT gov signs medical cannabis bill increasing dispensaries, licensing couriers (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senate Committee Includes State Medical Marijuana Protections In Spending Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// New York, Connecticut, And New Jersey Governors Will Meet To Discuss Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Canberra becomes the first city in Australia to legalize marijuana (CNN)



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Thursday, September 19, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks while holding a microphone in his hand while up on stage during a rally.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 19, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Beto O’Rourke proposes ‘drug war justice grants’ for marijuana offenders (Politico)

// Pot rules: DC mayor changes how the district handles marijuana use among employees (WUSA 9 CBS)

// Key Congressional Chair Says Marijuana Banking Vote Will Happen Over Groups’ Objections (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.


// New Hampshire House Overrides Governor’s Veto and Approves Home Cultivation Bill (Cannabis Business Times)

// Chicago Mayor Wants to Keep Cannabis Out of City’s Core (Leafly)

// Ontario spent at least $10 million on cannabis stores that never opened (Global News)

// California Says Nearly All Cannabis Businesses Will Be In Statewide Tracking System By End Of October (Capital Public Radio)

// Federal judge rules that Indiana’s smokable hemp ban is unconstitutional (Hemp Industry Daily)

// Marijuana board considers Outside investment in testing labs (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// Mattress Start-Up Casper Is Now Slanging CBD Gummies to Help You Sleep (Merry Jane)


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

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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)


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!


// 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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