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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// House Leaders Propose Changes To Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Up For Floor Vote This Week (Marijuana Moment)

// Spark up! It’s legal to smoke weed in Arizona starting today (Leafly)

// Canadian cannabis firm Organigram reports CA$136M loss for year (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Aurora Cannabis shuts CA$250 million greenhouse ‘indefinitely’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Oregon County Prosecutor Stops Drug Possession Cases Early Following Decriminalization Vote (Marijuana Moment)

// Arizona County Prosecutors Join In Dropping Pot Charges (KNAU National Public Radio (AP))

// New Jersey law enforcement officials advised to suspend low-level marijuana possession cases (Philly Voice)

// Maine’s adult use marijuana sector posts healthy sales in first month (Center Square)

// Marijuana firm Vireo files prospectus to issue up to $200 million in securities (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Jersey Senate Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Despite Contentious Psychedelics Provision (Marijuana Moment)

// Rescoring of retail marijuana licenses in Illinois allowed to proceed (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Mexico slowly advances adult-use cannabis law – setting up key vote next week (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Virginia governor vows to press for adult-use marijuana program (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Rhode Island Will ‘Absolutely’ Consider Legalizing Marijuana In 2021 New House Speaker Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Columbia Care Increases Revenue by 145% Prepares for Strong 2021 (Green Market Report)

// Canadian cannabis firm Pure Sunfarms delivers another profitable quarter (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vireo Health Raises $5 Million with Pennsylvania Dispensaries Sale (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Wholesale marijuana hemp oil prices fall nationwide amid growing supply of raw material (Marijuana Business Daily)

// America’s longest serving nonviolent cannabis prisoner to be released after 32-year sentence (Independent)


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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Kamala Harris Touts ‘Commitment’ To Marijuana Decriminalization And Expungements Under Biden Administration (Marijuana Moment)

// Campaign Raises $30K To Help Release Cannabis Prisoners In Michigan (Benzinga)

// Massachusetts to limit number of cannabis delivery licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Recreational cannabis brand and product expansion slow in US markets (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Top Senate Democrat Includes Marijuana Banking Protections In New Coronavirus Relief Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// 4Front Prices C$15 Million Units at C$0.70 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Neptune Raises $35 Million Selling Units at $2.16 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Marijuana Legalization In Texas Would Generate Billions In Tax Revenue New Economic Analysis Shows (Marijuana Moment)

// New Jersey Voters Strongly Back Marijuana Legalization And Cannabis Pardons New Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// COVID-19 Was Good For Every Cannabis Company Except Dan Bilzerian’s Which Is Almost Broke: Filing (Forbes)


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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Vermont Governor Still Hasn’t Decided On Legal Marijuana Sales Bill On Eve Of Signature Deadline (Marijuana Moment)

// DC Democratic Party Endorses Psychedelics Decriminalization Ballot Initiative (Marijuana Moment)

// Illinois and Massachusetts Cannabis Markets Hit New Highs in August (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Vote For Marijuana Legalization Referendum To Promote Social Justice, New Jersey Governor Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Even with state’s small population, adult-use marijuana sales could boom in Montana (Marijuana Business Daily)

// West Virginia Names 10 Medical Cannabis Cultivation License Holders (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Field Trip Health Is The Latest Psychedelics Company To Go Public (Green Market Report)

// Stem Holdings to acquire delivery firm in CA$41M all-stock marijuana deal (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ro Choy Leads a Do-or-Die Effort to Transform Eaze’s Business Model (MG Retailer)

// When your pot plant is stolen, become a Maine weed detective (News Center Maine NBC)


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

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

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

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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)


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Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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

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

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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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