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Thursday, February 20, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Colorado's Rocky Mountains fill the background against a foreground of a winding road crossing a snow speckled valley fringed with tall evergreen trees. A large swirl of clouds fills the central sky.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 20, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado Sold $1.75 Billion in Weed Last Year Exceeding All Expectations (Merry Jane)

// USDA Touts Hemp Industry’s Growth But Says Challenges Remain (Marijuana Moment)

// Alabama Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)


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// Virginia Marijuana Decriminalization Gets Closer To Governor’s Desk With New Amendments (Marijuana Moment)

// Most of Pennsylvania’s Medical Cannabis Patients Pay Over $200 a Month for Weed (Merry Jane)

// Is the Price of Legal Weed Going to Be Way Too Expensive in 2020? (Merry Jane)

// Legal marijuana use still costs people jobs. A new California bill takes on the issue (LA Times)

// New Utah Bill Lets Employers Discriminate Against Medical Marijuana Patients (Merry Jane)

// The buzz on Utah’s fledgling medical cannabis program (Leafly)

// At this high school apparently weed is okay- but only if you’re white (Leafly)


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Friday, February 14, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The city of Los Angeles is seen from far off as the sun sits low on the horizon, off camera. The sky is killed with blue and orange clouds; the LA city skyline, set in blue, reaches into the fiery red sky.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 14, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Los Angeles County expunges 66,000 marijuana convictions in a day (Leafly)

// Aurora Cannabis reports steep loss, production drop, and higher costs (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California unions ask state’s Democrats to shut out major cannabis trade group (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Baker’s anti-stoned driving bill is dead- but marijuana cafes and employee protections move ahead in Legislature (Boston Globe)

// Scientists Find Aluminum Cans Suck Cannabinoids Out of Infused Beverages (Merry Jane)

// Taxes a big factor behind the financial woes of California marijuana companies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Scotland Opens First Medical Cannabis Clinic to Treat Chronic Pain (Merry Jane)

// A Psychedelics Company Is About to List on a Public Stock Exchange (Merry Jane)

// California ‘vape art’ exhibit flashes bright light on waste issue (Reuters)

// Las Vegas dispensary offers free joints to Nevada primary voters (Leafly)


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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A police car is seen parked on a street as a police officer searches a man wearing a white t-shirt, both of them standing on a sidewalk in front of a strip mall. A bicycle is parked up against the wall next to the ongoing search.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana Decriminalization Approved By Virginia Senate And House (Marijuana Moment)

// ‘I really love the vibes’: How Yelp boosts black market pot shops (NBC News)

// After a rough 2019 California’s cannabis industry will bloom in 2020 (Leafly)


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// 15 months after legalization, 2.8 million Ontarians live in places where cannabis retail is illegal (Global News)

// The writing is on the wall for Vancouver’s handful of illegal cannabis shops (Globe and Mail)

// Oregon Cannabis 2020: Legislative Forecast and Report (Canna Law Blog)

// Marijuana Patient in Pennsylvania Sues State After Being Denied Public Housing (Merry Jane)

// Another Louisiana grower set for initial medical cannabis harvest (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Weedmaps cracking down on illicit Michigan marijuana ads (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Girl Scouts cash in selling cookies outside Chicago dispensary (WSIL TV 3 ABC)


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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Four metallic-red marijuana exit bags labeled with MedMen logos sit on a table laid out in a quad formation.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Rumors Are That MedMen Is Unable To Pay Vendors (Green Market Report)

// New Mexico Governor Says It’s ‘High Time’ To Legalize Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Arizona climate blamed for ‘off the charts’ THC failure in first hemp crops (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// New York Governor Includes Marijuana Legalization In New Budget Plan (Marijuana Moment)

// Colorado Tries to Beckon Tourists With Buy-and-Try Pot Lounges (Bloomberg Government)

// 1 in 13 Oklahoma Adults Are Now Using Medical Marijuana Legally (Merry Jane)

// New Zealand to overturn cannabis vaporizer ban, clearing the way for imports (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Free Weed: Sicily Is No Longer Charging Patients for Medical Cannabis (Merry Jane)

// Pete Buttigieg wants to end the war on weed- but not in South Bend (Leafly)

// Chart: Florida sales of smokable marijuana topped 22,000 pounds in less than six months (Marijuana Business Daily)


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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)


These headlines are brought to you by our new weekly podcast Weed Wonks, hosted by our friends Jordan Wellington and Andrew Livingston, who dive into different wonky topics in legal marijuana legislation, regulation, and lobbying. You can listen and subscribe to the Weed Wonks at WeedWonks.com.


// 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)


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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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A Walmart Neighborhood Market sign fills the frame with a large yellow branded asterisk next to the Walmart text sitting atop a green rounded rectangle with the words 'Neighborhood Market' below in white text.

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)


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!


// 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)


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, 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)


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!


// 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)


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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