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Friday, April 17, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, April 17, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge upholds Massachusetts ban on recreational cannabis sales (Leafly)

// FDA Shifts Its Covid-19 Stance on Vaping Smoking Impact (Bloomberg News)

// Canopy Growth exits cannabis cultivation on three continents in major international pullback (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Greenbits Raises $23 Million Despite Tight Capital Conditions (Green Market Report)

// Hemp Farmers Make Double the Salary of Average Agricultural Workers Study Says (Merry Jane)

// Cresco Labs Continues To Dominate Illinois (Green Market Report)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Florida Kansas And Three Indian Tribes (Marijuana Moment)

// VA Should Let Doctors ‘Verbally’ Recommend Medical Marijuana Amid Coronavirus Lawmakers Say (Marijuana Moment)

// MedMen creditor seeks to seize cannabis firm’s former execs’ homes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Arizona Dispensary Firm Gives Away Free Weed to Patients Having Hard Times (Phoenix New Times)


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Thursday, April 2, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// AOC Says Marijuana Dispensaries Should Stay Open During Coronavirus If Liquor Stores Can (Marijuana Moment)

// The Feds Are Offering Grants to Study How Coronavirus Impacts Cannabis Consumers (Merry Jane)

// OWNERS: Have a Heart Compassionate Care dispensaries were not economically feasible to operate (Quad-City Times)


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// Cannabis users, shops suffer high anxiety after Massachusetts shuts down recreational sales (NBC News)

// Why are liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries considered essential businesses? (Newsweek)

// Maine retailers deemed essential prepare to follow new state mandates (Portland Press Herald)

// COVID-19 Kills a Non-Violent Drug Offender Serving 27 Years Behind Bars (Merry Jane)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For South Carolina And West Virginia (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical cannabis businesses eye potential new markets in southern US (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Washington Governor Signs Bill To Diversify State’s Marijuana Industry (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lawmakers strip secrecy and extraction rules out of marijuana bill (Portland Press Herald)

// USDA Secretary Blames DEA For Strict Hemp Rules (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis firm BR Brands plans $43 million deal for Denver’s Dixie Brands (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Businessman pleads guilty to paying $42,500 in bribes to convicted Baltimore delegate Cheryl Glenn (Baltimore Sun)

// South Dakota tribe voting on marijuana legalization (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Prices surge for wholesale cannabis flower in Illinois as demand outstrips supply (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Green Thumb inks $50 million cannabis sale-leaseback deal in Illinois (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Home show teaches ‘senior’ gardeners how to make their own medicine (Growth Op)

// The cheapest legal weed in Canada: Discover these cannabis ‘value brands’ (Leafly)

// Bernie Sanders Just Invited 15,000 People To A Marijuana Legalization Ceremony (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, February 21, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, February 21, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Hampshire House Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Kentucky House Approves Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Washington State And Wyoming (Marijuana Moment)


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// Missouri faces complaints over how it licensed marijuana businesses. So who won? (St. Louis Today)

// NFL Would End Marijuana Suspensions In Deal Circulated By Players Union (Forbes)

// Harvest expands medical cannabis market reach by buying Arizona rival (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Peru sells out of medical cannabis (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Australia claims it has enough cannabis flower to meet demand, but industry says otherwise (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Australis ends purchase of Colorado CBD firm after lurid charges emerge (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New York Governor Will Visit Legal Marijuana States To Take Lessons Back Home (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Confiscated California vape pens contained dangerous additives, regulators say (USA Today)

// Mexico’s President Says A New Marijuana Panel Will Make Legalization Recommendations (Marijuana Moment)

// Arizonans spent more than $500M on medical marijuana in 2019 as legalization proposal attracts more donations (AZ Central)


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// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Texas, Nebraska, And Delaware (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis REIT Adds Cresco Labs Ohio Cultivation Facility to Its Portfolio (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Maine’s marijuana market in legislative spotlight (Portland Press Herald)

// Temporary uptick in Washington state wholesale cannabis flower prices on shuttered businesses, unused canopy (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vermont Governor ‘At The Table’ On Marijuana Legalization Talks, Top Lawmaker Says (Marijuana Moment)

// The SQDC has slashed its retail plan from 150 stores to 100 (Leafly)

// Toronto spent over $300,000 to block illicit dispensaries with concrete (Leafly)


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Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Who wins by delaying weed sales (in Chicago)? (ABC 7 Chicago)

// Maine hemp farmers fear proposed rule change could cost them their crop (Portland Press Herald)

// One Florida recreational marijuana initiative throws in the towel, another still hanging on (News 4 JAX)


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// Legalizing Weed Reduces Opioid Prescriptions Across the Board, New Study Finds (Merry Jane)



// Oklahoma Activists Take First Step To Put Marijuana Legalization On State’s 2020 Ballot (Marijuana Moment)



// Atlanta Will Seal Records for Minor Weed Offenses by February (Merry Jane)

// Can landlords ban cannabis in a legal state? Here’s what the law says (Leafly)

// USDA Gives Public More Time To Comment On Hemp Regulations (Marijuana Moment)

// R.I. Senate leaders won’t support marijuana legalization in upcoming legislative session (Boston Globe)

// Miss Universe Canada Rocked a Weed Gown During International Beauty Pageant (Merry Jane)


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Friday, November 22, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily Newsv

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Friday, November 22, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// License revoked for California vape maker Kushy Punch after state seizes $21 million worth of products (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Boeing faced only ‘limited’ safety review from NASA, while SpaceX got a full examination (Washington Post)

// Despite the threat of bans, vape companies are doing surprisingly well (Fast Company)


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// Steven Hoffman is ‘pleased’ with the state’s first year of pot sales. Here’s what he expects from year two – and beyond. (Boston.com)

// First Year of Adult-Use Marijuana Retail Operations in Massachusetts Tallies $393.7 Million in Gross Sales, Sets Benchmarks for Growth (Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission)

// In 6 Months, About 57 Tons Of Smokable Medical Marijuana Was Ordered For Florida Patients (WUSF News)

// Virginia Attorney General Hosts ‘Cannabis Summit’ To Advance Reform In New Democratic Legislature (Marijuana Moment)

// Legal Weed Is Making An Impact On The Billion Dollar Sleep Market (Fresh Toast)

// California marijuana taxes will increase New Year’s Day (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senators Push USDA To Adopt Five Changes To Proposed Hemp Regulations (Marijuana Moment)


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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Massachusetts keeps cannabis vape ban, orders quarantine of products as regulators focus on suspect additive (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 8 cents per gram: Canadian producer touts lowest harvest cost in the country (Leafly)

// Cronos Group Reports Revenue Rising 238%, $1.4 Billion War Chest (Green Market Report)


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// More Than 500 People Have Commented On USDA Hemp Rules So Far (Marijuana Moment)

// Thousands In Missouri Already Have Medical Marijuana Cards With Nowhere To Legally Buy It (St. Louis Public Radio)

// Chart: Missouri’s medical marijuana market draws thousands of applications (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Dispensaries Can Accept Digital IDs After Governor’s Executive Order (Denver Westword)

// NEW: Georgia medical marijuana program starts after 7-month wait (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

// Top 6 Growing Pains in California’s Cannabis Marketplace (Canna Law Blog)

// Field Trip Ventures To Create First Psilocybin Research Facility In Jamaica (Green Market Report)


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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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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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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mass. governor on timeline to ensure nicotine vape ban complies with law (Mass Live)

// Cannabis firm Harborside owes $11 million under 280E, US Tax Court rules (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis vaporizer company Pax Labs cuts 25% of workers after missing revenue projections (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Hemp Regulations Will Be Issued Within Weeks, Top USDA Official Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Legalization of drugs is the way to combat cartels, former Mexican president says (CNBC)

// Key Mexican Lawmaker Proposes Legalizing All Drugs To Combat Cartel Violence (Marijuana Moment)

// Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Signs On With CBD Brand Mendi (Green Market Report)

// Maine requiring cannabis label for recreational products (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana businesses increasingly plan to sue if regulators fail to award them a business license (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Snoop Dogg given bouquet of 48 joints for birthday (Swiowa News Source)


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