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Friday, December 6, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A marijuana dispensary is seen with two women- one behind the counter looking back at a rack of products and another as a customer showing interest in what's up for sale. Bright fluorescent lights are overhead.

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

// After long wait, Maine to issue applications for 1st marijuana stores (Portland Press Herald)

// Police shouldn’t ticket pot smokers in backyards or on balconies, Lightfoot says (Chicago Sun Times)

// Cory Booker’s Marijuana Agenda Highlighted In Three Super PAC Ads (Marijuana Moment)


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// Cheap weed sells: Ontarians flock to OCS for $5 grams (Leafly)

// Canadian provinces erect barriers for regulated cannabis vape market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New Colorado law boon for cannabis capital, but concerns remain for minority businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// L.A.’s Cannabis Cafe Is Rebranding and Parting Ways with Lowell Herb Co. (LA Magazine)

// PA Judge Rules That Healthcare Worker Can Sue Employers for Being Fired Over Pot (Merry Jane)

// Amazon Allegedly Fired and Blacklisted a Worker for Using Medical Cannabis (Vice)

// Willie Nelson Will ‘Never Stop Enjoying’ Marijuana Despite Quitting Smoking, Son Says (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A disembodied white hand set against a black background holds up a single small marijuana bud to the camera's lens.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Hundreds wait in line for first day of legalized recreational marijuana sales (Detroit Free Press)

// Federal Agency Adopts Policy Letting People With Drug Convictions Work At Credit Unions (Marijuana Moment)

// Charges stand in case of shipment from Vermont hemp farm seized by NYPD (Burlington Free Press)


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// Top Drug Treatment Providers Push UK Government To Consider Decriminalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Arkansas may revoke retailers’ inactive medical pot licenses (CT Post (AP))

// Shoppers Drug Mart medical cannabis portal goes national (Winnipeg Free Press)

// SOL Global Reports $51 Million Loss (Green Market Report)

// Could Life Insurance Go Up in Smoke for Some Vapers? (New York Times (Reuters))

// Is the vape scare affecting the cannabis market? (Leafly)

// Canadian islanders angry over US mail searches (BBC News)


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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Two plastic bottles- one black and cylindrical and the other clear with a white label and twist off top- sit on a weathered wooden table with white pulls spilled out from each. The white bottle sits in the foreground tipped to the right and has a large label reading 'CBD+ capsules'.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// ‘CBD has the potential to harm you,’ FDA warns consumers (Market Watch)

// FDA Warns 15 Companies For Selling CBD Products That Violate FD&C Act (Green Market Report)

// Joe Biden Walks Back Marijuana ‘Gateway Drug’ Comment After Week Of Criticism (Marijuana Moment)


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// Planet 13 Generates $16.7 Million Revenue in Nevada Cannabis Market in Q3 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Organigram Sales Drop Sequentially In Fourth Quarter (Green Market Report)

// Full Legalization Is Estimated to Bring Florida $190 Million Annually (Merry Jane)

// Trinidad And Tobago Government Introduces Marijuana Reform Bills (Marijuana Moment)

// Aurora Cannabis Completes Convertible Debenture Early Conversion with 99% Participation (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Gov. Kim Reynolds visits medical marijuana manufacturing facility in Des Moine (Des Moines Register)

// Pot-Smoking ‘Weedman’ Says Rich Will Crush N.J.’s Black Market (Bloomberg)


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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, 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)


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// 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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Monday, November 4, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A large commercial greenhouse marijuana growing facility sits open to the air with rows of mature cannabis buds growing under a cloudy blue sky.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, November 4, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mexican Supreme Court Grants Marijuana Legalization Deadline Extension (Marijuana Moment)

// California authorities found and destroyed $1 billion worth of marijuana plants (CNN)

// Mass. medical marijuana patients say Baker lacks authority to ban cannabis vapes (Boston Globe)


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// House Panel Votes To Let Students With Drug Convictions Keep College Aid (Forbes)

// Michigan starts taking recreational marijuana applications (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Two more marijuana facilities can start growing recreational weed, the state says, bringing total to 9 (Chicago Tribune)

// Iowa medical marijuana board backs THC purchase limit, PTSD as qualifying condition (KPVI 6 NBC)

// Top CDC Official Suggests Legal Marijuana Regulations Can Mitigate Vaping Injuries (Marijuana Moment)

// Bernie Sanders Outlines Three-Step Marijuana Plan To Block Big Corporations From Controlling Market (Marijuana Moment)

// Humboldt County cannabis industry strained after PG&E outages (Times Standard)


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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A row of ten or so mature green industrial hemp stalks fill the frame reaching towards the partially-cloudy blue sky.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// USDA Releases Proposed Hemp Regulations For Public Comment (Marijuana Moment)

// MedMen Loses Board Control As Gotham Green Makes Changes (Green Market Report)

// As other state officials warn of vaping dangers Iowa, AG defends vaping products for adults (Des Moines Register)


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// L.A. should suspend vetting applications for pot shops amid concerns Wesson urges (LA Times)

// DionyMed Stops Trading, Heads For Bankruptcy (Green Market Report)

// Former Philly mayor Michael Nutter hired by cannabis company as senior advisor (Philly Voice)

// Gifting cannabis to the terminally ill becomes tax-exempt in California (Leafly)

// Saskatchewan phasing in ‘open-market system’ for cannabis store permits (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Recreational cannabis stores will be few and far between in Illinois (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Not your mom’s ginger ale: cannabis infused drinks to hit shelves in December (CTV News)


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Monday, October 28, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 28, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Superior Court Judge gives relief to medical marijuana patients vaping cannabis flower, but temporary vape ban stays in place (Mass Live)

// Bernie Sanders Open To Covering Medical Marijuana Through Medicare For All, Advisor Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Massachusetts hemp farmers say they face ruin thanks to state ban on most CBD products (Boston Globe)


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!


// Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds rules out executive order to ban vaping (The Gazette)

// Cannabis farmers in Western states report large crop yields, only minor challenges (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Another Cannabis Cafe Is Coming to West Hollywood in Spring 2020 (Merry Jane)

// Cannabis producer CannTrust cutting over 100 jobs, one worker in four (Global News)

// Finland’s Government Will Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana In Response To Citizen Petition (Marijuana Moment)

// Health officials: 81% of Michigan’s vape-related lung injuries involved THC (Detroit Free Press)

// SXSW Announces Two Dozen Marijuana Panels For 2020 Festival (Marijuana Moment)


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, 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)


These headlines are brought to you by MJToday Media, publishers of this podcast as well as our weekly show Marijuana Today and the most-excellent Green Rush Podcast. And check out our new show Weed Wonks!


// $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)


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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Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// MedMen and PharmaCann terminate $682 million cannabis merger; MedMen CFO ousted (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Citing ‘consistent failure,’ Aleafia nixes cannabis supply deal with Aphria (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Montana temporarily bans flavored e-cigarettes (CT Post (AP))


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!


// Thousands qualify for Denver’s marijuana conviction expungement program; few apply (Denver Channel 7 ABC)

// Mayor Lori Lightfoot holds first meeting on recreational marijuana sales (ABC 7 Chicago)

// Even without reform, banks increasingly serving marijuana industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// It’s Official: Legal Weed Does Not Lead to Increased Crime, Study Confirms (Merry Jane)

// Medical Cannabis Helps Chronic Pain Patients Get Off Opioids, Study Shows (Merry Jane)

// More Senators Are Demanding That FDA Speed Up CBD Regulations (Marijuana Moment)

// 5 Reasons Why Cannabis Should Be Legally Allowed to Move Between States (Merry Jane)


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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