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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado Governor Signs Marijuana Social Equity Bill Letting Him Expedite Possession Pardons (Marijuana Moment)

// Dixie Brands a Denver-Based Weed Edibles Company Will Change Name (Denver Westword)

// Oregon Psilocybin Measure Has Enough Signatures For November Ballot Activists Say (Marijuana Moment)


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// Arizona Medical Marijuana Sales Hit a New Record High in May (Phoenix New Times)

// Another Cannabis Founder Is Out At Aurora Cannabis (Green Market Report)

// San Diego creates new marijuana business regulatory agency (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Gov. Kim Reynolds signs medical cannabis program changes into law (CBS 2 Iowa)

// Top Baltimore Prosecutor Dismisses Drug Possession Cases And Closes Warrants (Marijuana Moment)

// Acreage Holdings Q1 Revenue Increases 15% Sequentially to $24.2 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Acclaimed Cannabis Advocate Dr. Lester Grinspoon Dies At 92 (High Times)


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Friday, June 12, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

69-year-old Michael Thompson, in prison since 1994 for selling marijuana in Michigan, crouches against a white cinderblock wall wearing a blue prisoner's outfit with a tan jacket.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, June 12, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// If cannabis is legal why is Michael Thompson serving 40 years in prison? (Leafly)

// Lawmakers Ask Fellow Congressional Democrats To Pursue Marijuana Legalization Amid Policing Debate (Marijuana Moment)

// After Protests Portland Oregon Will Stop Spending Legal Weed Taxes on Police (Merry Jane)


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// Colorado Governor Issues Proclamation Declaring Official ‘Hemp Week’ (Marijuana Moment)

// Germany faces potential temporary supply shortage of cannabis flower (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Hexo Surprises Market With Strong Revenue For Third Quarter (Green Market Report)

// TILT Holdings Q4 Revenue Declines Sequentially by 28% to $33.4 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Michigan reports successful first year for industrial hemp pilot program (Detroit Metro Times)

// Missouri judge allows suit challenging marijuana license caps to proceed (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada Governor Introduces Measure To Pardon Tens Of Thousands With Marijuana Convictions (Marijuana Moment)


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Thursday, May 21, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Louisiana Lawmakers Advance Three Marijuana Reform Bills In One Day, Including Cannabis Banking (Marijuana Moment)

// Maine’s largest city OKs adult-use cannabis, caps store licenses at 20 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Trulieve Beats on Revenue, Earnings Estimates For First Quarter (Green Market Report)


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// Green Growth Brands Defaults On Debentures, Heads To Bankruptcy (Green Market Report)

// USVI Gov. Bryan introduces reworked adult-use cannabis bill (Vibe High)

// Harvest Health Generates $45 Million Revenue in Q1 and Projects $200 Million for the Full Year (New Cannabis Ventures)

// USDA Denies Coronavirus Benefits For Hemp Farmers But Later Seems To Reverse Reevaluation Block (Marijuana Moment)

// Cops Are Using Social Distancing Violations as an Excuse to Persecute Weed Users (Merry Jane)

// Jamaica Allows Online Medical Marijuana Purchases At ‘Herb Houses’ To Stop COVID Spread (Marijuana Moment)

// Red Lake Nation Passes Medical Cannabis Referendum (Minnesota Cannabis College)


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Thursday, May 14, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, May 14, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// AZ Court Rules Marijuana Initiative Can’t Collect Signatures Online (AZ Marijuana (AP))

// DEA Gets Few Comments On Far-Reaching Marijuana Research Proposal With Deadline Looming (Marijuana Moment)

// Most People In Recreational Marijuana States Believe Legalization Is A Success, Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)


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// Utah marijuana dispensaries prep for drive-thrus, delivery after state signoff (Marijuana Business Daily)

// COVID-19 delays mandatory pesticide testing for Washington state recreational cannabis (Marijuana Business Daily)

// El Paso, Texas Lawmakers Approve Measure To Reduce Arrests For Low-Level Marijuana Possession (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis lobbying group announces leadership changes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// COVID-19 Is the Biggest Drug and Alcohol Enabler Right Now, Survey Finds (Merry Jane)

// Most Members Of New Biden-Sanders Criminal Justice Task Force Back Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Ryan Basore spent years in prison for marijuana, now he’s launching his own brand (Lansing State Journal)


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Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maine drops residency requirement for recreational marijuana businesses (Portland Press Herald)

// Maine’s adult-use marijuana program won’t start until more local approvals in place (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Maryland Governor Hogan Vetoes Bill Automatically Expunging Cannabis Convictions (Outlaw Report)


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// Trulieve’s dominance in Florida increases again as many firms come to a standstill (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Epidiolex Growth Fuels GW Pharma Revenue Above Expectations to $120.6 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Tilray Q1 Cannabis Revenue Grows 9% Sequentially to $30.8 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cronos Group Underwhelms Again with Just $8.4 Million Revenue and a $45.1 Million Operating Loss in Q1 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cannabis MSO Jushi cancels California acquisition, moves forward in Illinois (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Mass. cannabis executives ‘look forward to safely reopening’ after meeting with governor’s advisory board (Mass Live)

// Top Vermont Lawmaker Says Legal Marijuana Sales Bill Will Be Taken Up After Coronavirus Response (Marijuana Moment)


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Monday, March 9, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, March 9, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Coronavirus thwarts plans for SXSW, two more cannabis events (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Utah’s First Legal Weed Dispensary Is Open, But Where Are the Patients? (Merry Jane)

// Virginia Lawmakers Send Marijuana Decriminalization Bill To Governor’s Desk (Marijuana Moment)


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// San Diego lab says almost 80% of illicit cannabis vape cartridges are ‘unfit for consumption’ (10 News ABC San Diego)

// Magic Dragon name doesn’t fly with cannabis commissioners (Worcester Telegram)

// DEA Admits State-Level Marijuana Legalization Reduces Illegal Market Demand (Marijuana Moment)

// Rhode Island poised to triple number of medical marijuana dispensaries (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 50 State Banking Associations Demand Senate Vote On Marijuana Banking Legislation (Marijuana Moment)

// The Ripple Effect of Canopy Growth’s Move From Indoor Growing (Real Money)

// SEE IT: ‘Just glad to be alive,’ says man tackled by cops on Brooklyn street; police commissioner promises probe (NY Daily News)


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

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

// ‘Cruel and unusual’: Kansas resident faces decades in prison for medical marijuana use (Leafly)

// 40% of All US Drug Arrests in 2018 Were For Weed Possession (Merry Jane)

// Marijuana Legalization Will Advance In Connecticut This Year, Top Lawmakers Say (Marijuana Moment)


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// Oregon’s Cannabis Sales Continue To Climb (Green Market Report)

// New Vermont Bill Would Decriminalize Psychedelics And Kratom (Marijuana Moment)

// Is Constellation Brands Making a Big Mistake? (Nasdaq (Motley Fool))

// Congressman Visits Marijuana Dispensary On Behalf Of Bernie Sanders’s Presidential Campaign (Marijuana Moment)

// Mexican Lawmakers Plan To Pass Amended Marijuana Legalization Bill Before End Of April (Marijuana Moment)

// Illinois adult-use cannabis stores might face more shortages (Marijuana Business Daily)

// OLCC’s Drawn Out Application Process A Burden To The Industry (Bend Source)


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Friday, January 10, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, January 10, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Formerly Anti-Marijuana Congressman Cosponsors Comprehensive Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Protesters again disrupt Cannabis Control Commission meeting but licenses approved (Worcester Telegram)

// AGLC reverses course, will buy from micro producers (Leafly)


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// Virginia Governor Pushes Marijuana Decrim In State Of The Commonwealth Speech (Forbes)

// Illinois opens applications for additional marijuana license classes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Stocks: Here’s How Much Vape Sales Fell After Health Scare (Investor’s Business Daily)

// Planet 13 Pre-Announces 2019 Revenue at $63 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Judge rips DEA’s deception that got Portland warehouse manager kidnapped (Oregon Live)

// Federal Reserve Bank Examines Marijuana Industry’s Growth (Marijuana Moment)

// Mississippi Governor Hints At Alternative Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure For 2020 (Marijuana Moment)


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Monday, December 2, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, December 2, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Poet busted for pot in 1969 makes 1st purchase of legal recreational weed in Michigan (ABC News)

// DEA Finalizes Plan To Grow 3.2 Million Grams Of Marijuana In 2020 (Marijuana Moment)

// ‘Incredibly low’: Only 118 pardons granted for pot possession in first 4 months (CBC News)


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// Ontario Cannabis Store deletes Black Friday tweet ‘in consultation’ with federal regulator (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer Calls For Extended Hemp Regulations Comment Period (Marijuana Moment)

// RIP: Federal Medical-Marijuana Patient George McMahon (Celeb Stoner)

// WeedMD to Acquire Starseed for $78 Million in Stock (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Is Hemp CBD Really Unlawful in California? (Canna Law Blog)

// 4Front Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results (Benzinga)

// Nearly 100 Cities Are Considering Decriminalizing Psychedelics, Map Shows (Marijuana Moment)


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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Chart: Oklahoma medical marijuana sales far exceed expectations (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Congress takes a historic first step on national cannabis legalization (Leafly)

// Colorado Supreme Court Rules Convicts Can Use Medical Weed While on Probation (Merry Jane)


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// LA Cannabis Director Says Audit of Social Equity Program to Begin (NBC Los Angeles)

// Are you getting the CBD you paid for? We put 47 products to the test (Leafly)

// DA likely to drop case clouded by marijuana-hemp confusion (ABC Fox Montana)

// Curaleaf Q3 Revenue Grows 189% to $61.8 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// 94% of Holders Opt to Convert Aurora Cannabis Debt (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Investors Remain Confident in Cannabis Industry (Cision PR Newswire)

// Michigan awards first marijuana licenses paving, way for Dec. 1 sales (Detroit Free Press)


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