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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Federal Regulators Ease Hemp Banking Protocols Following Crop’s Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Directs Lawmakers To Consider Marijuana Legalization In Special Session (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: First year of adult-use cannabis sales in Massachusetts doesn’t disappoint (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Random drug testing of student athletes approved by Michigan school district (Michigan Live)

// Canada’s largest cannabis store just opened in West Edmonton Mall (Leafly)

// Scientist Talks Benefits Of Psychedelics At Federal Health Agency Event (Marijuana Moment)

// New Research Shows Flushing Plants Before Harvest May Be Unnecessary (High Times)

// Yang says he would create safe opioid injection sites across the country (The Hill)

// Your favorite weed guy is back in the High Maintenance season 4 teaser (AV Club)

// Study: 3/4 of Americans Wrongly Think CBD Is Regulated by the FDA (Denver Westword)


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Monday, November 25, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, November 25, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Michigan pauses sales on marijuana vaping products for increased testing (Michigan Advance)

// Supreme Court Rejects Joe Redner Pot Appeal (WUSF Public Media)

// Germany reveals wholesale medical cannabis price at 2.3 euros per gram, signaling no windfall for suppliers (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Inside the Walmart of Weed: From rural Canada, Big Marijuana seeks to dominate global market (Boston Globe)

// Harborside Delivers Rise In Revenue, But Trims Outlook Due To Disrupted Harvests (Green Market Report)

// Drake’s attempt to trademark Canada’s weed warning label hits a stop sign (Market Watch)

// Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Discusses Marijuana, Joe Biden, And Prohibitionist Activists (Marijuana Moment)

// Maine wants to phase in recreational cannabis testing (Portland Press Herald)

// How Massachusetts inns are going ‘420-friendly’ for travelers (Boston.com)

// Hundreds of California marijuana business licenses still suspended and likely going unused (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Friday, November 22, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily Newsv

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, November 22, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// License revoked for California vape maker Kushy Punch after state seizes $21 million worth of products (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Boeing faced only ‘limited’ safety review from NASA, while SpaceX got a full examination (Washington Post)

// Despite the threat of bans, vape companies are doing surprisingly well (Fast Company)


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// Steven Hoffman is ‘pleased’ with the state’s first year of pot sales. Here’s what he expects from year two – and beyond. (Boston.com)

// First Year of Adult-Use Marijuana Retail Operations in Massachusetts Tallies $393.7 Million in Gross Sales, Sets Benchmarks for Growth (Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission)

// In 6 Months, About 57 Tons Of Smokable Medical Marijuana Was Ordered For Florida Patients (WUSF News)

// Virginia Attorney General Hosts ‘Cannabis Summit’ To Advance Reform In New Democratic Legislature (Marijuana Moment)

// Legal Weed Is Making An Impact On The Billion Dollar Sleep Market (Fresh Toast)

// California marijuana taxes will increase New Year’s Day (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senators Push USDA To Adopt Five Changes To Proposed Hemp Regulations (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Jersey Voters Will Decide On Marijuana Legalization Next Year, Senate Leaders Say (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis stocks are a sea of red as selloff stretches to sixth straight day (Market Watch)

// Sanders Pledges Legal Marijuana ‘In Every State’ As Biden Faces ‘Gateway Drug’ Backlash (Marijuana Moment)


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// AOC Calls For Decriminalizing The Use Of All Drugs (Marijuana Moment)

// Potential $1.7 billion adult-use cannabis market in Michigan gears up for Dec. 1 launch (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘Big Marijuana’ enters South Jersey as politically connected Acreage buys nonprofit (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Health Canada OK with Hexo’s proactive fix on unlicensed cannabis cultivation (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Boston eyes total revamp of pot licensing (Boston Herald)

// How Mass. Cannabis Inspectors Keep A Watchful Eye Over The Legal Pot Industry (WBUR 90.9)

// BC offers CA$676,000 to help cannabis entrepreneurs join legal market (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Massachusetts keeps cannabis vape ban, orders quarantine of products as regulators focus on suspect additive (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 8 cents per gram: Canadian producer touts lowest harvest cost in the country (Leafly)

// Cronos Group Reports Revenue Rising 238%, $1.4 Billion War Chest (Green Market Report)


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// More Than 500 People Have Commented On USDA Hemp Rules So Far (Marijuana Moment)

// Thousands In Missouri Already Have Medical Marijuana Cards With Nowhere To Legally Buy It (St. Louis Public Radio)

// Chart: Missouri’s medical marijuana market draws thousands of applications (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Dispensaries Can Accept Digital IDs After Governor’s Executive Order (Denver Westword)

// NEW: Georgia medical marijuana program starts after 7-month wait (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

// Top 6 Growing Pains in California’s Cannabis Marketplace (Canna Law Blog)

// Field Trip Ventures To Create First Psilocybin Research Facility In Jamaica (Green Market Report)


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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Vape injury update: CDC confirms vitamin E acetate as ‘very strong culprit’ (Leafly)

// What we know about the Massachusetts vape ban and its future (Boston Globe)

// Code Blue! California’s medical cannabis ID card system has collapsed (Leafly)


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// How Mexico Is Losing the War Against Cartels (Vice)

// Sanders, Warren, And Buttigieg Include Medical Marijuana In Veterans Day Plans (Forbes)

// Sen. King pushes for law to ensure banking access for cannabis businesses (Portland Press Herald)

// Winn-Dixie Grocery Stores Are Now Stocking Their Shelves with CBD Products (Merry Jane)

// Medicine Man Technologies Q3 Revenue Increases 14% to $5.3 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Ohio bans vitamin E acetate from medical marijuana vapes after CDC links it to lung illnesses (Cincinnati Enquirer)

// From ‘Veronica Mars’ to toxic vapes: The rise and fall of Honey Cut (Leafly)


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Thursday, November 7, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, November 7, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Nearly 400 California marijuana business licenses suspended injecting fresh uncertainty into state’s cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Use Tied To Lower Rates Of Depression And Suicidal Ideation Among PTSD Patients (Marijuana Moment)

// What Tuesday’s Elections Mean For State And Local Marijuana Reform (Marijuana Moment)


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// New incubator to help owners of color crack into white-dominated cannabis industry in Illinois (Chicago Sun Times)

// Ontario to allow cannabis retailers to sell online and over the phone (Vancouver Sun)

// Scotts-MiracleGro Sees 38% Growth in Hawthorne Business in Q4 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New York State Regulators File Amendment To Allow CBD Hemp Products In Medical Marijuana Program (Marijuana Moment)

// Former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee made the first purchase at a Massachusetts marijuana dispensary opening (Boston.com)

// Americans Think Weed Is Much Safer Than E-Cigs or Tobacco, Poll Finds (Merry Jane)

// Oklahoma Frees Hundreds of Minor Drug Offenders From Jail (Merry Jane)


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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lift on Massachusetts medical marijuana vape ban a ‘big victory’ for patients (Boston Herald)

// Federal grand jury investigating municipal marijuana contracts (Boston Globe)

// Gov. Noem Responds to New USDA Industrial Hemp Guidelines (KDLT NBC News)


These headlines are brought to you by our new weekly podcast Weed Wonks, hosted by our friends Jordan Wellington and Andrew Livingston, who dive into different wonky topics in legal marijuana legislation, regulation, and lobbying. You can listen and subscribe to the Weed Wonks at WeedWonks.com.


// Illinois trucker flunked drug test; claims fraud by CBD candy maker (Eyewitness News ABC 7)

// Massive marijuana shipment confiscated by NYPD is legal hemp: business owner (New York Post)

// Columbia Care Enters Colorado with $140 Million Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// USDA Releases Video Explainer On Its Draft Rules For Hemp (Marijuana Moment)

// Weed-Friendly Hotels Could Change the Coachella Experience Forever (Merry Jane)

// Chart: Year-to-date cannabis investment activity up 40% over 2018, but it’s slowing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Calling It ‘Cannabis’ Instead Of ‘Marijuana’ Doesn’t Boost Legalization Support, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Walk-in clinics at Walmart are getting schooled in cannabis (Leafly)

// Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to hear arguments on Gov. Charlie Baker’s vape ban (Mass Live)

// No pot use allowed in public housing even though it’s legal in Illinois CHA says (Chicago Sun Times)


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 165,000 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!


// South Dakota Marijuana Activists Turn In More Than Enough Signatures For 2020 Ballot Questions (Marijuana Moment)

// The cannabis industry generates tons of extra waste. Here’s why (Leafly)

// Number Of Banks Working With Marijuana Businesses Levels Off Federal Data Shows (Marijuana Moment)

// Aurora Cannabis covets California’s weed culture but can’t pronounce one word correctly (Market Watch)

// FL patients hard-pressed to find smokable medical pot as demand increases (Miami Herald)

// Maine finally ready to take applications for marijuana businesses (Portland Press Herald)

// Michigan nets 52 adult-use marijuana applications on first day (Marijuana Business Daily)


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