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Friday, November 8, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Former Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton poses for the camera while standing in the middle of a large industrial marijuana cultivation facility full of cannabis plants wearing a white lab coat and a serious expression on his face.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, November 8, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bruce Linton Joins Multi-State Cannabis Operator Vireo Health as Executive Chairman (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Vermont organic hemp shipment leads to arrest of recipient in New York City (VT Digger)

// Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Voices Support For Decriminalizing Psychedelics (Marijuana Moment)


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// Juul Ends E-Cigarette Sales of Mint-Flavored Pods (New York Times)

// Problematic Marijuana Use Is Declining Among People Who Consume Every Day, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// KushCo Holdings Project FY20 Revenue in Excess of $230 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Canadian Cannabis Growers Have Produced 30 Times More Weed Than They Can Sell (Merry Jane)

// I was sleeping with one eye open’ – Canadian cannabis growers harvest their first (legal) outdoor plants (Toronto Star)

// Drake is launching a Canadian cannabis brand (Leafly)

// Michigan school considers drug testing students involved in after-school program (WGXA News)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Monday, October 21, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 21, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge says decision on Baker vaping ban expected Monday (Boston Herald)

// Montana judge halts temporary flavored vaping ban (Charlotte Observer (AP))

// State has no labs licensed to test medical cannabis, despite law requiring proof of testing (Tulsa World)


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// Federal Court Dismisses Suit Against DEA Over Marijuana Growing Applications (Marijuana Moment)

// Can A Judge Tell A Coloradan On Probation Not To Consume Medical Marijuana? The Colorado Supreme Court Is Now Facing That Question (Colorado Public Radio)

// Slow rollout in marijuana sales costs Maine revenue and jobs (Sky Statement)

// Illegal vapes traced to California woman who was CBD pioneer (Alabama News Network (AP))

// Upstate NY hemp farmer thinks thieves are mistaking his crop for marijuana (Eyewitness News ABC 7)

// Former VA Secretary Who Oversaw Marijuana Research Blockade Now Backs Cannabis Studies For Veterans (Marijuana Moment)

// Citizen Video Surfaces of NYPD Officer Allegedly Planting Weed on Suspect (Merry Jane)


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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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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Charlie Baker pushes bill that would target stoned driving (Boston Globe)

// Study Funded By Feds Debunks Myths About Marijuana Legalization’s Alleged Harms (Marijuana Moment)

// Mexican Senate Leader Says Marijuana Will Be Legalized This Month (Marijuana Moment)


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// OLCC to hold emergency meeting to discuss regulations after Gov. Brown orders 180-day ban on flavored vaping products (KPTV Fox 12)

// Oregon, Maine Have Highest Rates of Positive Workforce Drug Tests (U.S News & World Report)

// Advocates look to legalize industrial hemp in South Dakota (West Central Tribune)

// Maine on track for legal marijuana sales by spring 2020 (Washington Post (AP))

// Majority Of New Yorkers Say Marijuana Should Be Legalized, Poll Shows (Marijuana Moment)

// New Mexico orders labeling of THC products associated with vaping (Durango Herald)

// NBA Veteran Al Harrington’s Viola Closes on $16m Financing Round (Green Market Report)


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Friday, October 4, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, October 4, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New York’s ban on flavored e-cigs on hold for now (WHAM)

// Vaping-Related Illness Could be Caused by Toxic Fumes, Study Finds (Merry Jane)

// Cannabis at work: Almost 1 in 10 Canadians say their employer allows it (CTV News)


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// Alaska alcohol control board votes to remove top regulator (Anchorage Daily News)

// Constellation Takes Huge Hit From Canopy Growth Investment (Green Market Report)

// Digital payments platform Square welcomes US marijuana businesses (Business Times)

// Michigan unveils license instructions for $1.4B adult-use cannabis market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// End-of-life hospital care in California could soon include cannabis (Leafly)

// Marketing consultant sought to brand and promote Humboldt County cannabis industry (KRCR 7 ABC)

// Cigarettes, N.H., Craigslist: How the vaping public is contending with Baker’s ban (Boston Globe)



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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)



Check out our other projects:Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement. • Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Monday, September 16, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Three vials of flavored vape juice sit against a white background.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 16, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths (Reuters)

// Marijuana banking bill appears headed to landmark US House vote (Marijuana Business Daily)

// A Thickener Used in Pot Vaping Is a Hugely Popular Black-Market Scam (Inverse)


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.


// Oregon Cannabis Retailers Are Pulling Vape Carts Off Store Shelves (Leafly (AP))

// Judge Puts Two-Week Hold on New Cannabis Licenses in Ontario (Leafly)

// Some believe Massachusetts marijuana agreements are ‘universal failures’ (Herald News)

// Universities worry college athletes might partner with marijuana brands (Chicago Tribune (Fresh Toast))

// KushCo Holdings Still Sees FY19 Revenue at $145-150 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Medical cannabis sales stall in Canada after adult-use legalization; affordability, access also considered factors (Marijuana Business Daily)

// A ban on marijuana use on party buses wins approval from California lawmakers (Los Angeles Times)


Check out our other projects:Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement. • Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Friday, September 13, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 13, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Officers Said They Smelled Pot. The Judge Called Them Liars. (New York Times)

// Chart: Sales fall for adult-use cannabis vape products on heels of health scare (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana regulators tweak body camera and home delivery rules delay final vote on new regulations (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.


// Florida Attorney General says recreational marijuana amendment is too long (WFLA 8 NBC News)

// Hemp company offers to drop lawsuit if Idaho returns hemp, allow interstate commerce (Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News)

// Legal Marijuana Is A ‘Positive Amenity’ For New Colorado Residents, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Vape Death Pushes Oregon to Call for Cannabis Product Review (Leafly (AP))

// Mass. Cannabis Commission to require detailed labeling of pot vapes (Boston Herald)

// Researchers Accuse DEA Of Using Delay Tactics To Avoid Approving Marijuana Farms (Marijuana Moment)

// Medicine Man Technologies to Buy Colorado Edibles Company Canyon for $5.13 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)


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