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

The U.S. Capitol building is seen from a far-off vantage point looking down a long and wide stretch of green grass. The Capitol sits dead center in frame with long lines of dark-green trees on either side. A handful of black birds dot the grass while as many white tents sit off to the left.

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Friday, December 4, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congress Begins Debate On Marijuana Legalization Bill With Final Vote Expected Friday (Marijuana Moment)

// Top New York Republican Lawmaker Says Marijuana Legalization Will Happen In 2021 (Marijuana Moment)

// Colombia Is Thinking About Legalizing and Subsidizing Its Immense Cocaine Industry (Mitu)


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// NBA Will Reportedly Not Test Players for Marijuana Next Season (Complex)

// Thanks to ‘Green Wednesday’ Pot Sales Jump Thanksgiving Week (Denver Westword)

// Columbia Care Closes $69 Million California Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Los Angeles names 200 social equity marijuana retail license finalists (Marijuana Business Daily)

// CannTrust to resume cannabis sales in Alberta British Columbia and Ontario (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 216 vendors are still waiting to sell recreational pot in Maine (Bangor Daily News)

// Eaze’s Momentum business accelerator invites applicants (Leafly)


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Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Key House Committee Sends Marijuana Legalization Bill To Floor For Vote (Marijuana Moment)

// United Nations approves WHO recommendation to reschedule cannabis in historic vote (New Cannabis Ventures)

// After booming first year recreational cannabis market shows no signs of slowing down (Michigan Radio)


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// New Jersey Lawmakers Want To Put Marijuana On The Ballot Again To Steer Revenue To People Hurt By Drug War (Marijuana Moment)

// California Marijuana Sales Are ‘Very Strong’ Despite Coronavirus State Officials Say (Marijuana Moment)

// Premium-priced cannabis products take a larger share of overall flower sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Patients caregivers say Ohio medical marijuana prices too high and acquiring it compounded by coronavirus (Cleveland.com)

// Maryland Cannabis Operator to Expand Geographically by Funding Diverse Entrepreneurs with $30 Million Startup Capital (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Oregon Governor Takes First Step To Regulate Psilocybin Mushroom Therapy By Forming New Board (Marijuana Moment)

// CBD Doesn’t Impair Driving Landmark Study Finds While THC’s Effects Fade In Hour (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, November 20, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, November 20, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mexican Senate Passes Bill To Legalize Marijuana Nationwide (Marijuana Moment)

// New Jersey Senate And Assembly Committee Pass Marijuana Sales Bills Despite Pushback From Equity Advocates (Marijuana Moment)

// Rhode Island Considers Legalization to Solve Budget Crisis (High Times)


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// $6 billion question: Which states are likely to legalize recreational marijuana in 2021? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cresco Labs Delivers Another Blowout Quarter (Green Market Report)

// Harborside Q3 Gross Revenue Increases 21% Sequentially to $19.6 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Ayr Strategies Q3 Revenue Increases 61% Sequentially to $45.5 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// TILT Holdings Q3 Revenue Increases 5% Sequentially to $40.4 Million and Company Divests Blackbird Subsidiary (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Decriminalize marijuana says NC racial justice task force created by Gov. Cooper (McClatchy DC)

// Madison Wisconsin will stop arresting people for marijuana possession (Leafly)


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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Chicago River dominates the frame- filling the center bottom of the image. The photographer must have stood on a bridge- the photograph shows another bridge crossing the river- with tall skyscrapers forming a canyon going back away from Lake Michigan. The middle of the image is a building farther down river.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis taxes save 350 jobs in Chicago (Leafly)

// Colorado summer cannabis sales thrive despite collapse of state’s tourism industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Bidens Marijuana Decriminalization Plan Is ‘Not Enough’ Cory Booker Says In New Documentary (Marijuana Moment)


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// Trulieve Continues To Flex With Strong Revenue (Green Market Report)

// Curaleaf Q3 Revenue Increases 55% to $182 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Canadian producer Supreme Cannabis turns small profit in first quarter (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Illinois cannabis industry seeks end to MMJ-recreational retail relocation rule (Marijuana Business Daily)

// C3 Industries Raises $45M To Support Expansion In Missouri And Massachusetts (Benzinga)

// Aurora moves ahead with ‘social justice’ marijuana delivery plan (Sentinel Colorado)

// FDA Is Hosting A Conference On CBD Sex And Gender This Week (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, October 9, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, October 9, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congresswoman Helps Constituents Learn How To Buy Legal Marijuana One Day Before Maine’s Sales Begin (Marijuana Moment)

// Retail marijuana sales begin in Maine (Leafly)

// Months After Coronavirus Shutdown, Mass. Pot Shops Say Business Is Steady (WBUR)


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// Justices Look Again At High-Stakes Marijuana Case (WUFT NPR)

// Military Veterans Group Asks Federal Court To Hear Marijuana Case Challenging DEA Classification (Marijuana Moment)

// Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle backs legal marijuana in South Dakota (Argus Leader)

// Top New Mexico Lawmaker Is Hopeful State Can Legalize Marijuana In 2021 Session (Marijuana Moment)

// Trevin Jones Stripped Of August UFC Win & Fined $1,945 For Positive Marijuana Test (Jiu-Jitsu Times)

// On-demand recreational marijuana delivery comes to metro Detroit (Detroit Free Press)

// Oregon 2020 Election: Vote Yes! on Measure 109 (Canna Law Blog)


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

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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 25, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Two firefighters spray water from a hose onto a actively burning tree in a dry California field. The air is thick with dark smoke and flames can be seen farther off on the hills. One firefighter holds the hose over his shoulder- directing the flow of the water over a white plank fence- while the other checks back to make sure it's not caught on an irrigation pump.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// ‘It rained fire’: A California cannabis grower’s hellish wildfire fight (Leafly)

// Biden Administration Will Pursue Marijuana Decriminalization, VP Pick Harris Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Vermont Lawmakers Approach Legal Marijuana Sales Agreement Amid Conference Negotiations (Marijuana Moment)


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// Green Thumb Industries Looks to Raise $150 Million (THC Net)

// More licensed cannabis stores coming to Manitoba (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Jamaica reports $1.3 million in B2B cannabis trade as license issuances rise (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Washington State Wants Help Studying Smelly Marijuana Business Emissions (Marijuana Moment)

// The Feds Are Refusing to Give COVID PPE Supplies to Businesses That Sell CBD (Merry Jane)

// Colorado Towns Considering New Marijuana Businesses (Denver Westword)

// International Coloring Book Publisher Signs Contract with ‘Father of Legal Cannabis’ Global Entrepreneur Steven DeAngelo (EIN Presswire)


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Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Chart: Adult-use cannabis sales remain steady even as unemployment bonus ends (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Inventory growth of Canadian cannabis edibles/beverages far outpaces sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vermont Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales Finally Scheduled For Key Meeting (Marijuana Moment)


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// Cannabis E-Commerce Enabler Dutchie Raises $35 Million to Fund Expansion (New Cannabis Ventures)

// USDA on Colorado’s State Hemp Plan: Try Again (Denver Westword)

// Tim Leslie Out as CEO of Leafly After 18 Months (THC Net)

// Biden’s Marijuana Decriminalization Plan Is ‘Meaningless,’ Democratic Congressman Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Advocates Unveil Guide For Psychedelic Healing Ceremonies They Hope To Legalize In Oakland (Marijuana Moment)

// DEA’s Marijuana Delays Are Costing Americans Jobs, Bipartisan Lawmakers Say (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Business License Delays Complicate Illinois’ Goal To Diversify Industry (St. Louis Public Radio)


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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The U.S. Capitol Building is seen from street level at night. The sky is a dark blue and the Capitol dome well-lit. The brake lights of cars are caught in motion blur as they drive down the road away from the lens.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Democratic State Treasurers Step Up Marijuana Banking Push Following GOP Attacks (Marijuana Moment)

// Local Marijuana Bans In California Keep Illicit Market Alive And Block Revenue, Study Shows (Marijuana Moment)

// Portland likely to miss out on Maine’s first adult-use marijuana sales (Sun Journal (Press Herald))


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// Marijuana Activists Ask Supreme Court To Hear Their Case Against DEA (Marijuana Moment)

// Colorado Rec Shoppers Switching Back To Medical (Green Market Report)

// Ownership equity threshold stirs debate at CCC (Taunton Gazette)

// Massachusetts Senate primary begs the question: Which candidate loves legalization least? (Leafly)

// Curaleaf Q2 Revenue Increases 22% sequentially to $117.5 million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Marijuana company will destroy $2.6 million inventory of year-old vapes (Boston Globe)

// Seth Rogen’s Pandemic PSA: Swap Partying For Weed And Movies (Fresh Toast)


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Friday, August 14, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 14, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Montana Will Vote On Two Marijuana Legalization Measures In November, State Confirms (Marijuana Moment)

// GrowGen Q2 Revenue Increases 123% to $43.5 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Colorado’s $158M in June recreational cannabis sales sets mark amid COVID (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// State prisons: FL lawmakers intensify calls for low-security inmate releases as death toll hits 75 (Florida Phoenix)

// Predicted California marijuana business failures haven’t happened, and COVID played a role (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Four More Ohio Cities Will Vote On Marijuana Decriminalization This November (Marijuana Moment)

// Sundial Cannabis Sales Increase 44% Sequentially to C$20.2 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Schwazze Generates $5.4 Million Revenue in Q2 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Most Americans in Weed-Legal States Do Not Regret Voting in Favor of Legalization (Merry Jane)

// Marijuana Business Daily again makes Inc. 5000 list (Marijuana Business Daily)


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