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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis Extracts Are Legal Arizona High Court Rule (Leafly)

// States Can’t Block Legal Hemp Shipments Within Their Borders, USDA Says (Marijuana Moment)

// New Yorkers are drawn to East Coast’s first recreational cannabis dispensaries (Crain’s New York Business)


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// Chart: Arkansas medical marijuana sales top $353,000 via just two dispensaries, outpacing initial OH sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Harborside Closes $19.65 Million Capital Raise Ahead of Public Trading (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New York Governor Says Marijuana Legalization Remains A Top-10 Priority For 2019 (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan Man Still Serving 60 Year Prison Sentence for Selling Weed in the ’90s (Merry Jane)

// Charlotte’s Web Q1 Revenue Increases 66% to $21.7 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// AB 533 passage could mean red light for cannabis consumption lounges (News 3 LV NBC)

// Court rules Tampa strip club owner can’t legally grow his own medical marijuana (WTSP 10 CBS)


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Friday, March 1, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, March 1, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Booker reintroduces bill to legalize marijuana with support from 2020 rivals (CBS News)

// Barbara Lee Files Three Pieces Of Social Justice Marijuana Legislation In One Day (Marijuana Moment)

// Martha Stewart Teams Up With Canopy Growth For CBD Products (Green Market Report)


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// Vermont Senate Passes Marijuana Sales Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Kamala Harris Explains Her Evolution On Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Coachella Bans Marijuana for the Second Straight Year (Digital Music News)

// San Francisco may allow pot-smoking at cannabis events (Herald Net)

// USDA Gives Farmers A Status Update On Hemp Legalization Plans (Marijuana Moment)

// ‘Unity Bill’ Regulating Medical Marijuana Passes In State House Of Representatives (News 9 Oklahoma)

// Switzerland to embark on decade-long economic, social study of adult-use cannabis (Marijuana Business Daily)


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