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Thursday, May 7, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, May 7, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis tech firm MassRoots receives $50,000 federal stimulus check (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 18 pre-applications submitted for two medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Iowa (Quad-City Times)

// Louisiana Lawmakers Vote To Allow Medical Marijuana For Any Debilitating Condition And Legalize Delivery Services (Marijuana Moment)


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// Nearly 15 Percent of Colorado Weed Failed Microbial Testing in 2019 (Denver Westword)

// Los Angeles marijuana market remains chaotic as entrepreneurs wait for mayor, City Council to act (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New York City Is Shut Down, But Its Black-Market Weed Is Booming (Rolling Stone)

// Ontario extends curbside pickup and delivery for cannabis stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Top Minnesota Lawmaker Unveils Long-Delayed ‘Best’ Marijuana Legalization Bill In The Country (Marijuana Moment)

// Campaign To Decriminalize Psychedelics In DC Cleared For Signature Gathering (Marijuana Moment)

// High Times Hires Third CEO In One Year (Green Market Report)


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Thursday, April 2, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// AOC Says Marijuana Dispensaries Should Stay Open During Coronavirus If Liquor Stores Can (Marijuana Moment)

// The Feds Are Offering Grants to Study How Coronavirus Impacts Cannabis Consumers (Merry Jane)

// OWNERS: Have a Heart Compassionate Care dispensaries were not economically feasible to operate (Quad-City Times)


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// Cannabis users, shops suffer high anxiety after Massachusetts shuts down recreational sales (NBC News)

// Why are liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries considered essential businesses? (Newsweek)

// Maine retailers deemed essential prepare to follow new state mandates (Portland Press Herald)

// COVID-19 Kills a Non-Violent Drug Offender Serving 27 Years Behind Bars (Merry Jane)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For South Carolina And West Virginia (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical cannabis businesses eye potential new markets in southern US (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Washington Governor Signs Bill To Diversify State’s Marijuana Industry (Marijuana Moment)


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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The CDC’s coronavirus failure was predicted by its VAPI response (Leafly)

// Mississippi Medical Marijuana Measure At Risk After House Approves Alternate Ballot Question (Marijuana Moment)

// Iowa House passes bill changing THC limit in state’s medical marijuana program (Des Moines Register)


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// FDA Invites The Public To Submit More Comments On CBD (Marijuana Moment)

// California passes $1 billion in cannabis tax revenue two years after launching legal market (OC Register)

// Columbia Care Reports $23 Million Revenue in Q4 and Sees 2020 Exceeding $155 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// The Green Organic Dutchman Takes $127 Million Charge In Fourth Quarter (Green Market Report)

// NJ medical marijuana: State’s top court says patients can’t be fired (North Jersey)

// Canada Defends Marijuana Legalization In Response To International Skepticism (Marijuana Moment)

// Toronto’s New Ketamine Clinic Offers Treatment by Tripping Through K-Holes (Merry Jane)


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Monday, February 24, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, February 24, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Elizabeth Warren Has A New Plan For Legalizing Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Licensing appeals overwhelm Missouri’s medical marijuana program, point to widespread MJ industry concern about scoring fairness (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vape crisis forced cannabis sector to increase focus on technology, testing, and transparency (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// House Candidate Gives Marijuana To Voters At ‘First-Ever Congressional Weed Party’ (Marijuana Moment)

// Guidance issued for advertising marijuana products in Maine (Portland Press Herald)

// Legal Pot Sales in Canada Rise 8% in December (Motley Fool)

// Reynolds says she’s comfortable with board recs on medical marijuana (Radio Iowa)

// Secret U.S. document shows Canadians who use legal cannabis ‘not eligible’ for Nexus program (Growth Op)

// Medical Schools Aren’t Teaching Their Students About Cannabis, Survey Finds (Merry Jane)

// Federal Reserve Sends Reminder That Hemp Businesses Can Get Bank Accounts (Marijuana Moment)


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Thursday, December 5, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Toxic metal, leached from e-cigarette coil, permanently scars woman’s lung (NBC News)

// Massachusetts Is On Target For Sizeable Share Of Pot Revenue, Says State Commissioner (New England Public Radio)

// Maine sends comments, express concern to USDA on Interim Final Hemp Rule (Penobscot Bay Pilot)


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// Chronic Pain Patients in Minnesota Can Now Qualify for Medical Marijuana (Merry Jane)

// Brazil’s new medical cannabis rules reject domestic cultivation, potentially setting up large import market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Buying recreational marijuana to be different for Illinoisans, Iowans (KWQC 6 NBC)

// Marijuana Legalization Loses Steam At N.H. State House (New Hampshire Public Radio)

// Mass. banned vape sales more than two months ago. And now business in N.H. and Maine is booming (Boston Globe)

// Canadian cannabis publisher Civilized sheds jobs amid New Frontier purchase (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Is cannabis technology company MassRoots out of business? CEO insists no (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// ‘CBD has the potential to harm you,’ FDA warns consumers (Market Watch)

// FDA Warns 15 Companies For Selling CBD Products That Violate FD&C Act (Green Market Report)

// Joe Biden Walks Back Marijuana ‘Gateway Drug’ Comment After Week Of Criticism (Marijuana Moment)


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// Planet 13 Generates $16.7 Million Revenue in Nevada Cannabis Market in Q3 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Organigram Sales Drop Sequentially In Fourth Quarter (Green Market Report)

// Full Legalization Is Estimated to Bring Florida $190 Million Annually (Merry Jane)

// Trinidad And Tobago Government Introduces Marijuana Reform Bills (Marijuana Moment)

// Aurora Cannabis Completes Convertible Debenture Early Conversion with 99% Participation (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Gov. Kim Reynolds visits medical marijuana manufacturing facility in Des Moine (Des Moines Register)

// Pot-Smoking ‘Weedman’ Says Rich Will Crush N.J.’s Black Market (Bloomberg)


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Monday, November 4, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, November 4, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mexican Supreme Court Grants Marijuana Legalization Deadline Extension (Marijuana Moment)

// California authorities found and destroyed $1 billion worth of marijuana plants (CNN)

// Mass. medical marijuana patients say Baker lacks authority to ban cannabis vapes (Boston Globe)


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// House Panel Votes To Let Students With Drug Convictions Keep College Aid (Forbes)

// Michigan starts taking recreational marijuana applications (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Two more marijuana facilities can start growing recreational weed, the state says, bringing total to 9 (Chicago Tribune)

// Iowa medical marijuana board backs THC purchase limit, PTSD as qualifying condition (KPVI 6 NBC)

// Top CDC Official Suggests Legal Marijuana Regulations Can Mitigate Vaping Injuries (Marijuana Moment)

// Bernie Sanders Outlines Three-Step Marijuana Plan To Block Big Corporations From Controlling Market (Marijuana Moment)

// Humboldt County cannabis industry strained after PG&E outages (Times Standard)


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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// USDA Releases Proposed Hemp Regulations For Public Comment (Marijuana Moment)

// MedMen Loses Board Control As Gotham Green Makes Changes (Green Market Report)

// As other state officials warn of vaping dangers Iowa, AG defends vaping products for adults (Des Moines Register)


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// L.A. should suspend vetting applications for pot shops amid concerns Wesson urges (LA Times)

// DionyMed Stops Trading, Heads For Bankruptcy (Green Market Report)

// Former Philly mayor Michael Nutter hired by cannabis company as senior advisor (Philly Voice)

// Gifting cannabis to the terminally ill becomes tax-exempt in California (Leafly)

// Saskatchewan phasing in ‘open-market system’ for cannabis store permits (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Recreational cannabis stores will be few and far between in Illinois (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Not your mom’s ginger ale: cannabis infused drinks to hit shelves in December (CTV News)


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Monday, October 28, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, October 28, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Superior Court Judge gives relief to medical marijuana patients vaping cannabis flower, but temporary vape ban stays in place (Mass Live)

// Bernie Sanders Open To Covering Medical Marijuana Through Medicare For All, Advisor Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Massachusetts hemp farmers say they face ruin thanks to state ban on most CBD products (Boston Globe)


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// Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds rules out executive order to ban vaping (The Gazette)

// Cannabis farmers in Western states report large crop yields, only minor challenges (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Another Cannabis Cafe Is Coming to West Hollywood in Spring 2020 (Merry Jane)

// Cannabis producer CannTrust cutting over 100 jobs, one worker in four (Global News)

// Finland’s Government Will Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana In Response To Citizen Petition (Marijuana Moment)

// Health officials: 81% of Michigan’s vape-related lung injuries involved THC (Detroit Free Press)

// SXSW Announces Two Dozen Marijuana Panels For 2020 Festival (Marijuana Moment)


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

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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)


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// 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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