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

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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, August 18, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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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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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis, Lies, and Foreign Cash: A Mother and Daughter’s Journey Through the Underground Mask Trade (Pro Publica)

// Tight capital markets – worsened by COVID-19 – derail Schwazze’s cannabis acquisitions (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Black residents made up 97% of marijuana arrests in New York state capital (Leafly (AP))


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// Analyzing Congress’s Latest Vote To Protect Legal Marijuana States From Federal Enforcement (Marijuana Moment)

// FDA approves GW Pharmaceuticals’ cannabis drug for new indication (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Massachusetts Senator Gives Wicked Chill Marijuana Response To Blunt-Smoking Constituent (Marijuana Moment)

// Major Cannabis Companies Shun Oklahoma (Fresh Toast)

// The pandemic is eating away at the illicit marijuana market (Politico)

// Louisiana Law Allowing Medical Marijuana For Any Debilitating Condition To Take Effect (Marijuana Moment)

// Recreational marijuana sales reached almost $61 million in July, setting a record for the third month in a row (Chicago Tribune)


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Friday, May 29, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, May 29, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Federal Judge Gives Arkansas Marijuana Legalization Activists A Boost With Signature Gathering Ruling (Marijuana Moment)

// Nevada reviewing alleged campaign illegalities by marijuana MSO MedMen (Marijuana Business Daily)

// States With Medical Marijuana Laws Saw 20% Drop In Some Opioid Prescriptions (Marijuana Moment)


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// Cresco Labs Q1 Revenue Grows 26% Pro Forma from Q4 to $66.4 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For U.S. Virgin Islands And Four Indian Tribes (Marijuana Moment)

// British Columbia weighs online sales, delivery for cannabis stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Legal cannabis contributes CA$2.3 billion to crop receipts in Canada (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medical cannabis sales in West Virginia delayed another year (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Scientific Review Concludes That Cannabis Consumers Are at No Greater Risk of Occupational Injuries (NORML Blog)

// San Diego Cops Employ New Black Market Raid Strategy: Destroy Entire Pot Shop (Merry Jane)


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Thursday, May 7, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, May 7, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis tech firm MassRoots receives $50,000 federal stimulus check (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 18 pre-applications submitted for two medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Iowa (Quad-City Times)

// Louisiana Lawmakers Vote To Allow Medical Marijuana For Any Debilitating Condition And Legalize Delivery Services (Marijuana Moment)


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// Nearly 15 Percent of Colorado Weed Failed Microbial Testing in 2019 (Denver Westword)

// Los Angeles marijuana market remains chaotic as entrepreneurs wait for mayor, City Council to act (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New York City Is Shut Down, But Its Black-Market Weed Is Booming (Rolling Stone)

// Ontario extends curbside pickup and delivery for cannabis stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Top Minnesota Lawmaker Unveils Long-Delayed ‘Best’ Marijuana Legalization Bill In The Country (Marijuana Moment)

// Campaign To Decriminalize Psychedelics In DC Cleared For Signature Gathering (Marijuana Moment)

// High Times Hires Third CEO In One Year (Green Market Report)


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Friday, April 3, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Eleven Senators Push To Let Marijuana Businesses Access Federal Loan Programs (Marijuana Moment)

// Weed Prices in France Nearly Double as Supplies Dry Up Due to COVID-19 (Merry Jane)

// Illinois Stores Sold Nearly $36 Million Worth Of Recreational Marijuana In March Despite Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)


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// Canada classifies medical cannabis ‘essential’ amid COVID-19 pandemic (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canada’s COVID-19 wage subsidies could keep cannabis workers on payroll (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Idaho Activists Suspend Campaign To Legalize Medical Marijuana Due To Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)

// Cops Are Still Busting Weed Grows in the Middle of the Coronavirus Pandemic (Merry Jane)

// The 2020 Hash Bash will be livestreamed due to the coronavirus (Detroit Metro Times)

// Coronavirus Pandemic Cancels Annual ‘420 Hippie Hill’ Cannabis Celebration In San Francisco (KPIX 5 CBS SF BayArea)

// When will your state’s COVID-19 cases peak? Check this chart (Leafly)


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Thursday, March 12, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 12, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oglala Sioux Tribe approves medical, recreational marijuana (Leafly (AP))

// Oregon Psychedelic Mushroom Campaign Collects More Than 100,000 Signatures For Ballot Measure (Marijuana Moment)

// Spannabis cannabis conference postponed amid coronavirus pandemic (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Washington state to allow social equity applicants exclusive access to revoked cannabis licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Germany launches application process for distribution of domestically produced cannabis flower (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Survey reveals Canadians favor 5 mg or less of THC in edibles (Green Camp)

// Maryland House Votes To Expand Marijuana Decriminalization Law (Marijuana Moment)

// Innovative Industrial Properties Adds Parallel as New Tenant with $35 Million Florida Cannabis Cultivation Facility Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Tennessee Senate Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// The Vast Majority of California Vape Illness Patients Used Black Market Weed (Merry Jane)


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

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

// USDA Announces Two Temporary Changes To Restrictive Hemp Rules (Marijuana Moment)

// In major shift, UN drug chief questions whether control treaties involving cannabis are out of date (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vermont farmers concerned by cannabis bill provisions (WCAX 3 CBS)


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// Mass. Cities And Towns Demand Large Payouts From Marijuana Companies (WGBH 89.7)

// What marijuana companies can learn from federal legalization of hemp (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado’s First Marijuana Tasting Room to Open on 4/20 (Wikileaf)

// Alcohol is killing more Americans than ever. Here’s how to save them (Leafly)

// Marijuana and the NBA: Erasing the stigma and healing the league (NBC Sports)

// Massachusetts May Tax Black Market Weed Dealers Instead of Fining Them (Merry Jane)

// More Than 80% of Denver Teens Don’t Smoke Weed, New Study Says (Merry Jane)


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Thursday, February 6, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mass. House passes bill to increase oversight of host community agreements between marijuana businesses and municipalities (Mass Live)

// Another Vermont House Committee OKs Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales (Marijuana Moment)

// In reversal, R.I. lawmakers abandon attempt to regulate medical marijuana outlets (Providence Journal)


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// Michigan recreational marijuana sales near $18 million in two months (Michigan Live)

// Maine abandons plan to double per-acre fees on hemp farmers (Portland Press Herald)

// Legalize marijuana? A majority of Kentuckians now say yes – and for any use, poll shows (Cincinnati Enquirer)

// Connecticut Governor Renews Marijuana Legalization Pledge In Budget Proposal And Speech (Marijuana Moment)

// It Will Take Years for Mass to Kill Its Weed Black Market, Researcher Predicts (Merry Jane)

// WINE TO WEED: Wine grape growers lose labor to cannabis farms (Sun Gazette)

// Virginia Lawmakers Approve Another Marijuana Decriminalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)


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