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Thursday, November 14, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, November 14, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Surprise! Michigan adult-use cannabis sales begin Dec. 1 (Leafly)

// Marijuana Prohibition Is Delaying Federal Response To Vaping Crisis, CDC Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot offers plan to lower fines, end vehicle impoundment for illegal pot possession (Chicago Tribune)


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// New Mexico Committee Gets Head Start On Marijuana Legalization For 2020 Session (Marijuana Moment)

// Charlotte’s Web Lowers Guidance As Expenses Skyrocket (Green Market Report)

// Tilray Reports Rising Sales, Rising Losses (Green Market Report)

// Sundial Growers Reports $28 Million Cannabis Revenue in Q3 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Acreage Holdings Reports Revenue of $22 Million, Net Losses of $39 Million (Green Market Report)

// Cresco Labs, Origin House revamp cannabis merger as value falls more than 50% and close delayed (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Eaze Announces Winners of $50,000 Grants to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion in the Cannabis Industry (Cannabis Business Times)


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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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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// MedMen Reports Loses $277 Million For The Year, $82 Million In The Quarter (Green Market Report)

// Mexican Senate Committees Agree To Comprehensive Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// White House Signs Off On Proposed Hemp Rules From USDA (Marijuana Moment)


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// Entrepreneur offers $250,000 in loans for Illinois social equity cannabis applications (Marijuana Business Daily)

// CEO Berman leaves cannabis firm Harborside; board chair picked as interim (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Dozens may apply as Utah opens medical marijuana dispensary licensing round (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Cannabis Bill Roundup for October 2019 (Canna Law Blog)

// Sales of marijuana edibles up in at least four states in wake of vape health scare (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Field Trip Ventures Ronan Levy on the rise of psychedelics (CNBC)

// Colorado Governor Offers Advice On Growing Marijuana Plants Bonsai-Style (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, October 25, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, October 25, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bernie Sanders Plan Pledges Immediate Marijuana Descheduling Through Executive Action (Marijuana Moment)

// Hexo slashes workforce by 200 amid lower marijuana revenue expectations (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Green Growth Brands loses $64 million amid marijuana dispensary delays (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// New data reveals top medical conditions for which cannabis is reimbursed in Germany (Marijuana Business Daily)

// LA dispensary crime reports doubled since 2010, fueled by unlicensed stores (Leafly)

// Out-of-state hemp will soon return to Maine CBD market (Central Maine)

// Marijuana smuggling charges to be dropped against ex-Vireo employees (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Commission Seeks to Improve Social Equity Program amid Complaints (NBC Los Angeles)

// Chuck Schumer Urges FDA To Quickly Issue CBD Rules (Marijuana Moment)

// Why are colleges expelling students for taking legal medicine? (Leafly (AP))


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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 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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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)


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// 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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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cambridge has temporarily banished ‘Big Cannabis.’ Up next: lawsuits (Boston Globe)

// 21 State Attorneys General Urge Congress Protect State Marijuana Programs From Federal Interference (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Policy Project: Banking Bill Means Equity For Minority Businesses (Op-Ed) (Marijuana Moment)


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// Oregon Psilocybin Ballot Campaign Launches Signature Drive With New $150K Donation (Marijuana Moment)

// European Commission approves Epidiolex marketing authorization, GW Pharmaceuticals says (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Proposed overhaul of Australia’s medical cannabis framework ‘far too slow,’ industry officials say (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steve Hoffman: Lack of money top barrier for social equity applicants (Mass Live)

// Twice as Many Americans Use Cannabis for Medicine Over Recreation, Study Says (Merry Jane)

// NFL legend Calvin Johnson says he used cannabis after every game to relieve pain (Growth Op)

// Judge says nonresidents can obtain New Mexico medical pot (South Florida Sun-Sentinel (AP))


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

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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)


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// 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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Friday, September 6, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 6, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Vitamin E Suspected In Serious Lung Problems Among People Who Vaped Cannabis (National Public Radio)

// Hemp Farming Quadrupled In The U.S. This Year, New Report Shows (Forbes)

// Mississippi medical marijuana: Group turns in signatures to get it on 2020 ballot (Clarion Ledger)


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.


// A Texas Educational Aide Posted About CBD on Facebook. Someone Complained. Then the School District Fired Her. (Reason)

// Black Entrepreneurs Call For More Equity In Mass. Cannabis Industry (WBUR 90.9)

// Lawsuit Exposes Nevada’s Sketchy Cannabis Licensing Practices (Leafly)

// Civil Rights Groups Push To End Criminalization Of Marijuana And Other Drugs (Marijuana Moment)

// New Effort Aims To Erase A Quarter Of A Million Marijuana Convictions From Records (Marijuana Moment)

// Oklahoma greenlights 7,000-plus medical marijuana licenses in first year (Marijuana Business Daily)

// UK advised to recruit former drug dealers if marijuana is legalised (Guardian)



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