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Friday, September 18, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Seven colorful Adirondack chairs sits on a grassy space overlooking a Vermont countryside which stretches below to meet a sunny blue sky speckled with clouds. The chairs range from blue and green to the right to yellow, orange, red, and then dark red/orange- giving the effect of a rainbow.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 18, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Vermont Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales One Step Away From Governor’s Desk After House Vote (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana vape firms say one year after vaping crisis customers turning to legal suppliers over illicit market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘If someone with experience can’t get this license who can?’ Illinois Governor’s team to meet with critics of marijuana licensing process (Chicago Tribune)


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// Trulieve forks out $66 million for two Pennsylvania medical cannabis firms (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Barbados Is Inches Away From Decriminalizing Cannabis Possession (Merry Jane)

// Election 2020: All you need to know about cannabis legalization on the ballot (Leafly)

// 6 cannabis elections that changed the game (Leafly)

// Slim Majority Of Arizona Voters Support Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure, New Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// German Health Insurance Has Covered Nearly $90 Million of Medical Marijuana in 2020 (Merry Jane)

// Federal Agency Tells USDA To Keep Hemp Rules Open For Comment Even Longer (Marijuana Moment)


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Thursday, September 17, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The U.S. Capitol dome is seen through a framing of leaf-less trees from a distance. The statue atop the dome is seen in the far distance in a clear spot of sky fringed by tree branches. The photo has the effect of making the viewer feel far from the Capitol.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 17, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// House Marijuana Vote In Question Following Leadership Remarks But ‘Schedule Hasn’t Changed’ (Marijuana Moment)

// Vermont Lawmakers Finally Reach Deal On Marijuana Sales Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Illinois recreational marijuana sales hit nearly $64 million in August marking a new record (Chicago Tribue)


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// Congressional Lawmakers Ask Supreme Court To Hear Marijuana Lawsuit Against DEA (Marijuana Moment)

// Is Arizona’s New Medical Marijuana Testing Program About to Cause Shortages? (Phoenix New Times)

// Canadian Retailer Fire & Flower Q2 Revenue Increases 24% Sequentially to $28.6 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Trulieve Raises C$100.45 Million Selling Shares at C$24.50 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Sheriff’s deputies are not serving warrants cutting down weed in wildfire evacuation zones (Growth Op)


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Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A blue sky is just barely seen at the top of the frame behind the red blotting cloud of wildfire. The sun is small just over the mountainridge and is choked by the smoggy clouds. It could get much worse.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// August Complex Fire threatens Emerald Triangle, U.S.’s largest cannabis region (SF Gate)

// Vermont House Approves Marijuana Expungement And Decriminalization Expansion Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// IRS Releases Tax Guidance For Marijuana Industry (Marijuana Moment)


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// Oregon Approves Permanent Rules for Curbside Delivery (Oregon Cannabis Connection)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Utah And Another Indian Tribe (Marijuana Moment)

// Florida medical cannabis edibles sales could reach $250 million in first full year (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Virginia House And Senate Approve Marijuana Expungement Bills (Marijuana Moment)

// Charlotte’s Web Revenue Falls As Pandemic Hurts Retailers (Green Market Report)

// New Mexico Governor Calls For Marijuana Legalization To Fund Medicaid Amid Coronavirus Budget Crunch (Marijuana Moment)

// Federal Workplace Drug Testing Proposal Could Discriminate Against People Of Color (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, September 11, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 11, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical Marijuana Measure Removed From Nebraska’s November Ballot By State Supreme Court (Marijuana Moment)

// Early freeze in Colorado could cost marijuana hemp growers millions in losses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Oregon’s marijuana businesses face threat from devastating wildfires; 1 in 5 under some evacuation level statewide (Oregon Live)


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// Lawmakers call on Pritzker to clarify IL marijuana dispensary lottery process after 21 companies chosen to compete for 75 licenses (ABC 7 News Chicago)

// Medical marijuana manufacturer license up for grabs in Iowa (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aurora Cannabis To Take Billion Dollar Charge As Revenues Fall (Green Market Report)

// Marijuana Possession Arrests Plummet In Texas After Hemp Legalization, New State Data Shows (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana firm Cronos replaces CEO with consumer packaged goods veteran (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Maine Finally Approves First Marijuana Business Licenses Weeks Before Legal Sales Launch (Marijuana Moment)

// Why No Cash Crop Is More Vulnerable To California Wildfires Than Cannabis (Forbes)


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Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Chicago cityscape is seen from a high vantage equal with the tops of the tallest buildings. The streets are brightly lit with yellow lights as individual headlights are seen. The horizon stretches off high into the frame as it meets the dusk or dawn clouded sky.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// 75 pot shop licenses to be awarded in lottery that includes just 21 applicants; losing firms ‘shocked’ (Chicago Sun-Times)

// USDA Reopens Public Comment Period On Hemp Rules Following Intense Industry Pushback (Marijuana Moment)

// Vermont Lawmakers Make Key Compromises On Marijuana Sales Legalization Bill As Deal Nears (Marijuana Moment)


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// Pennsylvania GOP leader tosses cold water on marijuana legalization plan (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Report: ‘No Evidence of Bias’ in Awards of Medical Cannabis Licenses (Maryland Matters)

// Psychedelic Company Numinus Files $4 Million Offering (Green Market Report)

// Quebec cannabis stores post quarterly profit as sales grow (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Virginia Lawmakers Approve Another Round Of Marijuana Reforms While Broader Legalization Is Studied (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Research Bill Scheduled For Key Congressional Vote Next Week Committee Announces (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis companies secure fresh funding deals as investors wade back into capital markets (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Friday, September 4, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf is seen standing at a podium with two large paired microphones in front. He is standing against a blurred brick background and has a concerned look on his face as he speaks. The very top of a bottle of hand sanitizer pokes up from the podium.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 4, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Pennsylvania Governor Slams GOP Lawmakers For Not Legalizing Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// California city rejects MedMen application for cannabis store license (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 4% of Canadian cannabis licensees Indigenous-affiliated with systemic barriers ‘baked into system’ (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Nebraska Supreme Court Hears Case Challenging Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative (Marijuana Moment)

// Canopy confirms layoffs at Niagara-on-the-Lake cannabis facility (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The Number of Cannabis Stocks Generating Substantial Revenue Expands in August (New Cannabis Ventures)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Maine Missouri And Another Indian Tribe (Marijuana Moment)

// Drone Drops Hundreds Of Free Bags Of Marijuana In Israel (Marijuana Moment)

// The Long Fall of High Times (Politico)

// State Of California Officially Promotes Marijuana Industry With New Campaign (Marijuana Moment)


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Thursday, September 3, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A set-up shot shows an overhead view looking down on 11 rolled marijuana joints stacked up on a table of different colored strips of wood- some white and others warm wooden tones.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 3, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Applications open for two Cannabis Control Commission positions one seat on State Ethics Commission attorney general’s office announces (Mass Live)

// New lawsuit filed over Los Angeles’ marijuana social equity licensing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Three-In-Five DC Voters Support Psychedelics Decriminalization Initiative New Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)


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// As California Legislative Session Ends Lawmakers Advance Some Marijuana Bills But Stall On CBD (Marijuana Moment)

// Mississippi Medical Marijuana Initiative Has ‘Strong Chance Of Passage’ Poll Shows (Marijuana Moment)

// Finally-stable Montana cannabis market may face upheaval with recreational legalization looming (Marijuana Business Daily)

// July Cannabis Sales Surge in 5 Western States (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Drive Strong Growth in Illinois and Massachusetts in July (New Cannabis Ventures)

// President Jimmy Carter Confirms Son and Willie Nelson Smoked Weed on the White House Roof (Merry Jane)

// Acquisition by cannabis tech platform Akerna spurs layoffs leadership split (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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Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The U.S. Capitol Building sits central facing left in the frame under a mostly clear blue and bright sky. There are a couple of people seen small on the steps leading up to the Capitol that nicely give a sense of the large scale of the building.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Top House Democrat Announces Federal Marijuana Legalization Vote Details (Marijuana Moment)

// MA rules changes would allow marijuana delivery from wholesalers (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nebraska ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana challenged in court (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 and adult use marijuana dispensaries, cultivation sites, and processing facilities all over the United States, Curaleaf has served more than 350,000 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!


// Portland recreational cannabis lottery draws 30 applicants for 20 shop licenses (Portland Press Herald)

// Canopy Growth to Open 10 Cannabis Stores in Alberta (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Virginia Senate Approves Two Marijuana Bills As Lawmakers Pursue Broader Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Headset Raises $3.2 Million In Bridge Round (Green Market Report)

// Vermont Marijuana Sales Legalization Bill Inches Closer To Final Form After Conference Meeting (Marijuana Moment)

// Planet 13 Reports 35% Sequential Decline in Q2 to $10.8 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Mississippi gov: No plan for pardon in life sentence for pot (CT Post (AP))


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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Friday, August 28, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A Nebraska field is seen during winter months during what looks like early morning. The sky is a mix of dark blue clouds and the orange glow of the coming day. Chopped corn stalks poke through the snow and a cluster of three large trees sit closely to the right of frame breaking up the dark silhouetted tree line.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 28, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Nebraska Medical Marijuana Initiative Heads To Ballot After Secretary Of State Rejects Challenge (Marijuana Moment)

// DEA’s Hemp And CBD Rules Raise Concerns About Potential Crackdown, Industry Insiders Say (Marijuana Moment)

// Florida medical marijuana sales expected to rise as edibles approved (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 and adult use marijuana dispensaries, cultivation sites, and processing facilities all over the United States, Curaleaf has served more than 350,000 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!


// Columbia Care to close on major deal to acquire Colorado marijuana retailer (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Legislature still weighing significant marijuana and hemp bills in final days of session (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Oregon’s marijuana sales continue to soar during coronavirus pandemic (Oregon Live)

// Vireo Health Revenues Rise, But So Do Losses (Green Market Report)

// Jushi Holdings Q2 Revenue Increases 73% Sequentially to $14.9 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Study: Vaping-related lung illnesses much lower in states with legal cannabis (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Elephant Will Be Given CBD To Treat Stress After Death Of Companion, Zoo Says (Marijuana Moment)


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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Thursday, August 27, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A black and white shot shows a large Black Lives Matters protest. A man wearing a black jacket is seen close to the lens holding a black sign with the words 'The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the REVOLUTION.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, August 27, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

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