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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.

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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, 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.

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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)


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// 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)


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Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mass. regulators release 619,000 aging marijuana vapes for sale despite lead contamination concerns (Boston Globe)

// Top Senate Democrat Pushes USDA To Delay Hemp Rules Until 2022 (Marijuana Moment)

// A man who was sentenced to life in prison for selling $30 of marijuana will be freed (CNN)


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// Arizona adult-use marijuana initiative wins key legal battle (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canopy Growth Still Reporting Elevated Losses (Green Market Report)

// Tilray Q2 Cannabis Revenue Slips 2% From Q1 to $30.2 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Columbia Care Q2 Revenue Increases 8% from Q1 to $28.4 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Vermont Democrats Call For Decriminalizing Drugs And Legalizing Marijuana Sales In Draft 2020 Platform (Marijuana Moment)

// USDA approves hemp plans for Maryland and Lower Sioux tribe (Hemp Industry Daily)

// Former Tribune publisher Tony Hunter to head McClatchy newspaper chain (Robert Feder)


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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California Governor Says Marijuana Legalization Is A ‘Civil Rights’ Matter Amid Mass Protests Over Racial Injustice (Marijuana Moment)

// Schwazze To Buy Star Buds Locations In Colorado (Green Market Report)

// Oregon Sold a Record $103 Million Worth of Legal Weed Last Month (Merry Jane)


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// Iowa Senate approves new medical marijuana bill, heads to Gov. Reynolds’ desk (Siouxland Proud)

// Burglary-related losses total millions as cannabis companies pick up the pieces; insurance coverage unclear (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario Cannabis Store report shows Aurora leading flower sales, COVID-19 sales boost (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Illinois offering $31 million in cannabis tax revenue to repair drug war damage (Leafly)

// Vermont Senate Votes To Double Amount Of Marijuana That Can Be Possessed And Grown Without Jail Time (Marijuana Moment)

// Vireo Health, Bruce Linton Part Ways (Green Market Report)

// Judge orders sheriff in California to return seized marijuana oil, cash (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis banking reform included in latest Congressional COVID relief bill (Leafly)

// Michigan’s adult-use marijuana industry made $91 million in sales so far (Detroit Metro Times)

// Alaska Rescinds Marijuana Rule Meant to Limit Coronavirus Spread Due To Federal Prohibition (Marijuana Moment)


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// Chart: Medical marijuana sales, patient counts hold steady in Maryland (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario Cannabis Store adding seeds to catalog to ‘breathe life into category’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Missouri lawmakers push for more medical marijuana licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Congress could save 10,000+ cannabis jobs with access to stimulus funds (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth Launches New Products In Canada Recreational Marijuana Market (Nasdaq)

// Lawmakers In Virginia Capital Vote To End Marijuana Testing Of City Workers (Marijuana Moment)

// Lawmakers warn ‘unscrupulous businesses’ are using social equity candidates as fronts in bid to get new pot licenses in Illinois (Chicago Sun Times)


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

A screen shot of a Weed Maps map of California shows the state covered with marijuana and shopping icons denoting the location of marijuana dispensaries and delivery services.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sweeping Weedmaps subpoena underscores US government’s continued scrutiny of marijuana industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cresco Labs nixes $282.5 million acquisition of marijuana firm Tryke (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Marijuana Notebook: Despite media reports, it’s not ‘boom times’ for everyone in state’s cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Oregon Therapeutic Psilocybin Legalization Campaign Has A New Signature Strategy Amid Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)

// Canadian bank slashes cannabis sales forecast to CA$2.5 billion for 2020 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Top Montana Officials Oppose Marijuana Campaign’s Lawsuit For Electronic Signature Gathering (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana firm iAnthus’ CEO steps down after investigation into undisclosed personal loans (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Civil Rights And Racial Justice Groups Ask Congress To Let Marijuana Industry Access COVID Funds (Marijuana Moment)

// New Mexico Governor Says Legal Marijuana Revenue Could Have Offset Coronavirus’s Economic Hit (Marijuana Moment)

// Cresco Labs Weed Workers Push To Unionize: It’s ‘Physically Impossible’ To Social Distance In Shops, Budtenders Say (Block Club Chicago)


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Thursday, April 23, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, April 23, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Hemp Industry Secures Federal Coronavirus Relief For Farmers In Senate-Passed Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Arkansas Patients Bought Over $63 Million of Medical Pot in Less Than a Year (Merry Jane)

// The coronavirus shutdown got her furloughed from her restaurant job. She landed at a marijuana company. (Chicago Tribune)


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// Coping with COVID-19: Adults turn to alcohol marijuana (University of Michigan News)

// Survey: Pot Is Safer Than Booze, But Avoided Due To Social Stigma (Benzinga)

// Easyriders Magazine Seals $30 Million Deal to Sell Bud to Bikers (Merry Jane)

// Senators Want Marijuana Businesses To Qualify For Federal Coronavirus Relief Programs (Marijuana Moment)

// California Psilocybin Mushroom Legalization Campaign Ends After Signature Deadline Passes (Marijuana Moment)

// New DC Poll Shows Support For Mushroom Decriminalization (Green Market Report)

// Marijuana lobbyists focus on next big coronavirus-aid package after doling out $5 million-plus in 2019 (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Friday, March 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A man's bare arm holds an unlit marijuana joint in silhouette against a hilly dark skyline set under a blue and pink sky lit by a dwindling sunset.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, March 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis Companies See Boosted Sales in L.A. to ‘Ease Minds’ About Coronavirus (Hollywood Reporter)

// During Coronavirus, Pandemic Weed Is ‘Vice of Choice’ for People in Solitude (Merry Jane)

// Buying weed in the age of coronavirus: Dispensaries tell recreational customers not to put medical patients at risk (Chicago Tribune)


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// Hash Bash postponed amid University of Michigan mandate to cancel large events (Detroit Free Press)

// How coronavirus exposed fragility in the marijuana vape supply chain (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Veteran Affairs Employees Are Also Prohibited From Using Cannabis (Merry Jane)

// US House panel approves medical marijuana bills to help veterans (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medicine Man Becomes First Publicly Traded Company Approved By Colorado (Green Market Report)

// Alabama Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// DC Campaign To Decriminalize Psychedelics Delays Signature Gathering Amid Coronavirus Outbreak (Marijuana Moment)


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

A golden-yellow smear of marijuana concentrate is shown just after extraction on a white background. The concentrate looks like Swiss cheese with holes of different size throughout.

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

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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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