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Friday, June 12, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

69-year-old Michael Thompson, in prison since 1994 for selling marijuana in Michigan, crouches against a white cinderblock wall wearing a blue prisoner's outfit with a tan jacket.

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Friday, June 12, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// If cannabis is legal why is Michael Thompson serving 40 years in prison? (Leafly)

// Lawmakers Ask Fellow Congressional Democrats To Pursue Marijuana Legalization Amid Policing Debate (Marijuana Moment)

// After Protests Portland Oregon Will Stop Spending Legal Weed Taxes on Police (Merry Jane)


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// Colorado Governor Issues Proclamation Declaring Official ‘Hemp Week’ (Marijuana Moment)

// Germany faces potential temporary supply shortage of cannabis flower (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Hexo Surprises Market With Strong Revenue For Third Quarter (Green Market Report)

// TILT Holdings Q4 Revenue Declines Sequentially by 28% to $33.4 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Michigan reports successful first year for industrial hemp pilot program (Detroit Metro Times)

// Missouri judge allows suit challenging marijuana license caps to proceed (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada Governor Introduces Measure To Pardon Tens Of Thousands With Marijuana Convictions (Marijuana Moment)


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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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Friday, May 15, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, May 15, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California governor delays proposed cannabis regulatory changes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Industry Group Asks Seven Governors To Legalize Marijuana To Aid Coronavirus Economic Recovery (Marijuana Moment)

// BREAKING: California Cannabis Agencies Announce License Fee Deferral (Canna Law Blog)


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// Portland Activists Will Pursue Psychedelics Decriminalization Through City Council Rather Than Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// GTI Becomes the First American Cannabis Operator to Exceed $100 Million Quarterly Revenue (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Aurora Cannabis Net Revenue Increases 35% Sequentially to $75.5 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Columbia Care Q1 Revenue Doubles to $26 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Charlotte’s Web Beats Revenue Estimates, Misses On Earnings (Green Market Report)

// Colorado’s Pot Industry Is Expected to Take a Big Plunge, Thanks to COVID-19 (Merry Jane)

// Native Roots Adding Two Dispensaries in Denver (Denver Westword)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maine drops residency requirement for recreational marijuana businesses (Portland Press Herald)

// Maine’s adult-use marijuana program won’t start until more local approvals in place (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Maryland Governor Hogan Vetoes Bill Automatically Expunging Cannabis Convictions (Outlaw Report)


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// Trulieve’s dominance in Florida increases again as many firms come to a standstill (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Epidiolex Growth Fuels GW Pharma Revenue Above Expectations to $120.6 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Tilray Q1 Cannabis Revenue Grows 9% Sequentially to $30.8 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cronos Group Underwhelms Again with Just $8.4 Million Revenue and a $45.1 Million Operating Loss in Q1 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cannabis MSO Jushi cancels California acquisition, moves forward in Illinois (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Mass. cannabis executives ‘look forward to safely reopening’ after meeting with governor’s advisory board (Mass Live)

// Top Vermont Lawmaker Says Legal Marijuana Sales Bill Will Be Taken Up After Coronavirus Response (Marijuana Moment)


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

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

Six joints sit on a tabletop stacked tightly against one another with an image of a growing cannabis plant revealed printed on the joints which are positioned just right to combine for the full effect.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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

A screen shot of a Weed Maps map of California shows the state covered with marijuana and shopping icons denoting the location of marijuana dispensaries and delivery services.

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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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Monday, April 27, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, April 27, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Top New York Lawmaker Wants To Pass Marijuana Legalization This Year Despite Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Seems To Reduce Opioid Use Among Chronic Pain Patients, Meta-Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Australia moves toward over-the-counter CBD sales (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Massachusetts marijuana store seeks medical license amid coronavirus shutdown (Mass Live)

// Ohio allowing phone orders, curbside pickup at medical cannabis stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// State-By-State COVID-19 Announcements Impacting Marijuana Businesses (JD Supra)

// Massachusetts marijuana: In lawsuit over 2-year moratorium allowing only economic empowerment applicants to open, Appeals Court sides with Cambridge (Mass Live)

// Cannabis Has Become a Major Threat to Alcohol (Real Money)

// Arkansas medical marijuana consumers are buying in Oklahoma (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 1,700 soldiers in Alabama were drug tested a day after 4/20, but the Army says it’s ‘just a coincidence’ (Business Insider)


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