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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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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))


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// 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)


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Monday, October 7, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 7, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Statement on consumer warning to stop using THC vaping products amid ongoing investigation into lung illnesses (Food and Drug Administration)

// Oregon imposes temporary ban on some vaping products (Boston Globe)

// U.S. judge keeps intact Massachusetts’ toughest-in-nation vaping ban (Thomson Reuters News)


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// Nevada’s First Weed Cafe Will Feel Like a Microbrew’s Tasting Room (Merry Jane)

// Youth Marijuana Use Declined After Washington Legalized, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana testing labs: Will Maine have enough? (Central Maine)

// Oldest operating dispensary marks 20th year with charity (Leaf Online)

// National Academies To Host Forum On CBD Science This Month (Marijuana Moment)

// These robots are learning to grow weed. Yes, they’re ‘pot bots.’ (NJ.com)

// California vape maker Kushy Punch caught making illegal products (Leafly)


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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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Monday, September 23, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 23, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// House Marijuana Banking Vote Officially Scheduled For Next Week, Leadership Announces (Marijuana Moment)

// No Marijuana Banking Without Justice Reform Three Presidential Candidates Say (Marijuana Moment)

// 200 cannabis stores approved by Calgary, more than BC, Ontario, & Quebec combined (Marijuana Business Daily)


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.


// Former Federal Prosecutor’s Marijuana Legalization Measure Advances In South Dakota (Marijuana Moment)

// Wisconsin Senate leader snuffs medical marijuana bill that appeared to have some GOP backing (Journal Sentinel)

// Veto overridden on New Hampshire medical marijuana prescribing bill (WMUR 9)

// Cannabis Canada: Monthly pot sales in Canada surpass $100M for the first time (BNN Bloomberg)

// Colorado beer makers are expanding to cannabis beverages: ‘Down the road it could be as big as beer.’ (Colorado Sun)

// Bernie Sanders Talks Marijuana With Killer Mike, Danny Glover, And Ben & Jerry’s Founder (Marijuana Moment)

// Colorado marijuana companies are subject to federal labor laws despite being illegal, court rules (Denver Post)


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Friday, September 20, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 20, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bipartisan Lawmakers Call On FDA To Clear A Path For CBD Companies (Marijuana Moment)

// FDA discloses criminal probe into vaping health crisis, putting added scrutiny on cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medical marijuana ‘POS’ software crashes, preventing sales to sick patients in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Inquirer)


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!


// Canadians Petition Government to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Weed Packaging (Merry Jane)

// Company-Led Ballot Initiatives May Be Good For The Cannabis Industry, But Are They Good Policy? (Forbes)

// Major Financial Associations Call For Passage Of Marijuana Banking Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// These New Marijuana Banking Bill Amendments Could Help Win GOP Support (Marijuana Moment)

// Strangers pay off woman’s legal fees after she was sentenced to 12 years in jail for selling US$30 of weed (Growth Op)

// New Mexico balks at issuing medical cannabis cards to nonresidents (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Field Trip Ventures Inc. Partners with the University of the West Indies to Create the World’s First Legal Research and Cultivation Facility for Psilocybin (Cision PR Newswire)


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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)


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.


// 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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Thursday, September 12, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Colorado Rockies shine with red sunlight as the day begins.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 12, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medicine Man Technologies buying Colorado marijuana firm for $31 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Weedmaps reiterates pledge to drop illicit marijuana retailers; L.A. dispensary group calls for immediate fines amid vaping crisis (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aurora Cannabis Q4 Revenue Increases 52% to $98.9 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)


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!


// Florida’s medical cannabis industry has only one truly dominant player (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Patient Risks Losing Child Custody for Taking CBD Medication (Merry Jane)

// DEA wants to expand cannabis grown for research by 31% (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Lawmakers Use Cryptocurrency To Buy Marijuana From Dispensary (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Industry Groups Urge Congressional Action Amid Vaping-Related Injuries (Marijuana Moment)

// Amazon quietly pulls marijuana vape materials from site after illnesses, deaths (MPR News)

// Portland hemp hauler will avoid jail in Idaho case (Portland Business Journal)


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

Three small vials of vape juice sit next to one another on a counter.

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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