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Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Proposed 10% THC Limit in Washington Could Wreck Its Entire Weed Industry (Merry Jane)

// Joe Biden Again Says No To Marijuana Legalization Without More Studies (Marijuana Moment)

// ‘Suffering’ medical pot patients have seen supply dwindle for months: ‘There’s literally nothing’ (Chicago Sun-Times)


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// Large Florida medical cannabis retailer stops most deliveries (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canopy Growth Revises Beverage Launch Timeline (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Marijuana firm TILT backs off of strict contracts under pressure from state CCC (Boston Globe)

// Pot taxes in Chicago could be as high as 41% by July as county moves forward with 3% levy (Chicago Sun-Times)

// Oregon cannabis sales soar along Idaho border (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Company Gets Trademark For The Word ‘Psilocybin,’ Frustrating Decriminalization Advocates (Marijuana Moment)

// It’s MLK Day. Don’t Forget Cannabis is a Civil Rights Issue. (Canna Law Blog)


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Friday, January 10, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, January 10, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Formerly Anti-Marijuana Congressman Cosponsors Comprehensive Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Protesters again disrupt Cannabis Control Commission meeting but licenses approved (Worcester Telegram)

// AGLC reverses course, will buy from micro producers (Leafly)


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// Virginia Governor Pushes Marijuana Decrim In State Of The Commonwealth Speech (Forbes)

// Illinois opens applications for additional marijuana license classes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Stocks: Here’s How Much Vape Sales Fell After Health Scare (Investor’s Business Daily)

// Planet 13 Pre-Announces 2019 Revenue at $63 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Judge rips DEA’s deception that got Portland warehouse manager kidnapped (Oregon Live)

// Federal Reserve Bank Examines Marijuana Industry’s Growth (Marijuana Moment)

// Mississippi Governor Hints At Alternative Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure For 2020 (Marijuana Moment)


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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Chart: Oklahoma medical marijuana sales far exceed expectations (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Congress takes a historic first step on national cannabis legalization (Leafly)

// Colorado Supreme Court Rules Convicts Can Use Medical Weed While on Probation (Merry Jane)


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// LA Cannabis Director Says Audit of Social Equity Program to Begin (NBC Los Angeles)

// Are you getting the CBD you paid for? We put 47 products to the test (Leafly)

// DA likely to drop case clouded by marijuana-hemp confusion (ABC Fox Montana)

// Curaleaf Q3 Revenue Grows 189% to $61.8 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// 94% of Holders Opt to Convert Aurora Cannabis Debt (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Investors Remain Confident in Cannabis Industry (Cision PR Newswire)

// Michigan awards first marijuana licenses paving, way for Dec. 1 sales (Detroit Free Press)


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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)


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!


// 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)


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 100,000 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!


// 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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