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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lift on Massachusetts medical marijuana vape ban a ‘big victory’ for patients (Boston Herald)

// Federal grand jury investigating municipal marijuana contracts (Boston Globe)

// Gov. Noem Responds to New USDA Industrial Hemp Guidelines (KDLT NBC News)


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// Illinois trucker flunked drug test; claims fraud by CBD candy maker (Eyewitness News ABC 7)

// Massive marijuana shipment confiscated by NYPD is legal hemp: business owner (New York Post)

// Columbia Care Enters Colorado with $140 Million Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// USDA Releases Video Explainer On Its Draft Rules For Hemp (Marijuana Moment)

// Weed-Friendly Hotels Could Change the Coachella Experience Forever (Merry Jane)

// Chart: Year-to-date cannabis investment activity up 40% over 2018, but it’s slowing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Calling It ‘Cannabis’ Instead Of ‘Marijuana’ Doesn’t Boost Legalization Support, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)


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Monday, September 30, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 30, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Inslee directs Washington state health board to ban flavored vape products (Seattle Times)

// CDC reports majority of patients sickened in vape epidemic used marijuana vaporizer devices – many from illicit market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Tests show bootleg marijuana vapes tainted with hydrogen cyanide (NBC News)


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// Breaking Down Congress’s Historic Marijuana Banking Vote (Marijuana Moment)

// US Senate panel chair: Cannabis banking reform prospects looking up (Marijuana Business Daily)

// CBD shops crop up all over Cobb, displaying popularity of products (MDJ Online)

// Felony charges dropped, men who hauled hemp across Idaho get probation, no more jail time (KPVI 6 NBC)

// Mike Tyson reveals plans to set up Caribbean cannabis farm to cater for pot-loving Brits (The Sun UK)

// Can Illinois draw marijuana tourists from out of state? Retailers are taking a gamble on Illinois border towns. (Chicago Tribune)

// Possible L.A. vaping ban could be ‘extinction event’ for some marijuana firms, California industry executives say (Marijuana Business Daily)



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Monday, September 16, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 16, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths (Reuters)

// Marijuana banking bill appears headed to landmark US House vote (Marijuana Business Daily)

// A Thickener Used in Pot Vaping Is a Hugely Popular Black-Market Scam (Inverse)


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.


// Oregon Cannabis Retailers Are Pulling Vape Carts Off Store Shelves (Leafly (AP))

// Judge Puts Two-Week Hold on New Cannabis Licenses in Ontario (Leafly)

// Some believe Massachusetts marijuana agreements are ‘universal failures’ (Herald News)

// Universities worry college athletes might partner with marijuana brands (Chicago Tribune (Fresh Toast))

// KushCo Holdings Still Sees FY19 Revenue at $145-150 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Medical cannabis sales stall in Canada after adult-use legalization; affordability, access also considered factors (Marijuana Business Daily)

// A ban on marijuana use on party buses wins approval from California lawmakers (Los Angeles Times)


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Friday, September 13, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 13, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Officers Said They Smelled Pot. The Judge Called Them Liars. (New York Times)

// Chart: Sales fall for adult-use cannabis vape products on heels of health scare (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana regulators tweak body camera and home delivery rules delay final vote on new regulations (Mass Live)


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.


// Florida Attorney General says recreational marijuana amendment is too long (WFLA 8 NBC News)

// Hemp company offers to drop lawsuit if Idaho returns hemp, allow interstate commerce (Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News)

// Legal Marijuana Is A ‘Positive Amenity’ For New Colorado Residents, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Vape Death Pushes Oregon to Call for Cannabis Product Review (Leafly (AP))

// Mass. Cannabis Commission to require detailed labeling of pot vapes (Boston Herald)

// Researchers Accuse DEA Of Using Delay Tactics To Avoid Approving Marijuana Farms (Marijuana Moment)

// Medicine Man Technologies to Buy Colorado Edibles Company Canyon for $5.13 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)


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

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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)


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// 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)


Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A mature stand of greenhouse-grown cannabis fills the frame.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DEA Says It Will Finally Let Others Grow Research-Grade Cannabis (Leafly)

// DPS Says Hemp Transportable Through SD With USDA Approved State Permit (SDPB Radio)

// Nevada judge freezes permits for new recreational marijuana shops (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 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!


// Hawaii destroys hemp growers’ crops due to high THC levels (News Tribune (AP))

// Colorado to require mycotoxin testing for cannabis concentrates (Marijuana Business Daily)

// How Alberta swiped the pot province title from B.C. (Growth Op)

// Wellness Connection at heart of New England marijuana fight (Central Maine)

// GTI Closes New York Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Canopy Backpedals on Plan to Work With First Nations Community (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth investment to cost Constellation a record $54-million loss this quarter (Canada.com (Reuters))


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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congress asked the Fed chief about marijuana banking: ‘It would be nice to have clarity’ (CNBC)

// Vermont Senate Expected To Vote On Legal Marijuana Sales Bill This Week (Marijuana Moment)

// All 2020 presidential candidates now support marijuana legalization efforts – even the Republicans (Boston Globe)


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// Owning marijuana stocks may skunk your security clearance or chances of getting one (Federal News Network)

// Arizona’s Dr. Sisley Completes Marijuana for PTSD Study (AZ Marijuana)

// Alaska’s marijuana business owners at odds with new governor’s plans for industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// FDA Is Exploring ‘Alternative Approaches’ To CBD Regulation Commissioner Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Tax Revenue Should Fund Subway Improvement New York’s Cuomo And De Blasio Say (Marijuana Moment)

// Joe Biden’s Drug War Record Is So Much Worse Than You Think (Leafly)

// Aurora’s CA$150 million cannabis greenhouse fully licensed for cultivation sales (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, February 11, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Senator Ron Wyden introduces S. 420, a bill to legalize marijuana (CBS News)

// This Is The Marijuana Banking Bill Democrats Plan To Pass In 2019: Draft Text Released (Marijuana Moment)
// Recreational pot bill proposing 9% tax clears first hurdle in New Mexico (Sante Fe New Mexican)


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 House Speaker Boehner gets behind marijuana lobbying group (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Drivers in hemp case now out of jail – but still charged – after talks with Osage County prosecutors (Tulsa World)

// Vermont House Bill Would Allow Legal Cannabis Sales Next Year (Seven Days VT)

// Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Forces Wellspring to Cease Operations While it Addresses Violations (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Mexican Senate Report Lays Out Marijuana Legalization Considerations (Marijuana Moment)

// NE Ohio Alzheimer’s homes grapple with offering with medical marijuana (Cleveland.com)

// CBD the cannabis compound or CBD the coffee? Just ask owners of the Portland company. (Portland Press Herald)


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Monday, May 14, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, May 14, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congress Considers Three Hemp Amendments To Farm Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// LDS Church opposes medical marijuana initiative (Utah Policy)

// U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer Says Cannabis May Be De-Regulated Nationwide Within Four Years (Willamette Week)


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// Illegal California marijuana firms starting to comply with cease-and-desist letters (Marijuana Business Daily )

// Name change reflects Edmonton-based liquor retailer’s ambition to dominate alcohol, cannabis markets (CBC News)

// California Rules May Make Weed Shippers Report Themselves to the Feds (Wired)

// Pot growers say tossed-out marijuana byproduct is a wasted opportunity (CTV News)

// Marijuana Growers Diversify With Hemp Amid CBD Boom (U.S. News & World Report)

// Congressional Black Caucus Pushes Major Marijuana Reforms (Marijuana Moment)

// Republican Rule Change Allows Marijuana Use By Judge Nominees (Marijuana Moment)


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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.
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Two marijuana plants grow near to harvest in an indoor grow room.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Report: 99% of California Cannabis Growers Are Still Unlicensed (Leafly)

// 15 Companies Take 10% of Initial California Cannabis Licenses (New Cannabis Ventures)

// VA Admits It ‘Can Look At Marijuana As An Option For Treating Veterans’ (Marijuana Moment)


Check out the newly released 2017 State of Cannabis Data Report from our friends over at Eaze! They first aggregated and anonymized the sales data flowing through their online sales platform (an order every ten seconds in 2017!) before they pulled out all sorts of useful bits of wisdom and information for you and other industry professionals. Pop over and check out this must-read resource!


// Colorado’s Most Anti-Pot Newspaper Launches New Attack on Marijuana (Westword)

// Colorado Transportation Officials ‘Taking The Year Off’ To Reevaluate High Driving Messaging Efforts (KUNC)

// Nearly 4 Percent Of Denver’s Electricity Is Now Devoted To Marijuana (Colorado Public Radio)

// Chart: More dispensaries in Massachusetts drive medical marijuana sales, patient counts higher (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis businesses and political clout are growing (Daily Democrat)

// Indiana appeals court rules that admitting past marijuana possession during traffic stop justifies canine vehicle search (Kokomo Perspective)

// NBA Players Push League To Allow Medical Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)


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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.
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