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

68-year-old Michael Thompson smiles slightly to the camera while standing against a detail-less grey fabric background while in prison serving an unjust prison sentence for marijuana.

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Thursday, August 6, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Michigan Attorney General Pushes Governor On Marijuana Clemency For Prisoner With COVID (Marijuana Moment)

// Psychedelics Decriminalization Initiative Officially Qualifies For D.C. Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// MI may allow stand-alone adult-use cannabis licenses earlier than expected (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Grandmother Arrested For CBD At Disney World Sues Company With Powerful Legal Team (Marijuana Moment)

// Newer Cannabis Markets Continue to Show Robust Growth in June (New Cannabis Ventures)

// CBD Shops Adapt to Gov. Abbott’s Confusing Ban on Smokable Hemp (Dallas Observer)

// Canada defers regulatory fee deadline for cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Individual imports of cannabis continue to grow in Brazil (Marijuana Business Daily)

// American Heart Association: Cannabis Has Risks, No Benefits for Cardiovascular Health (International Business Times)

// Colorado Youth Marijuana Use ‘Has Not Significantly Changed’ Since Legalization, State Data Shows (Marijuana Moment)


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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A menacing-looking William Barr looks towards the camera's lens while speaking at a pair of microphones. He wears a black suit and stands against an equally dark background.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// US Attorney General falsely targeted 10 cannabis companies, whistleblower says (Leafly)

// Aurora Cannabis to close five facilities, lay off 700 staff as part of restructuring (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Tepid adult-use cannabis sales in Massachusetts for first week of reopening (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Iowa GOP Lawmaker’s Psilocybin Decriminalization Amendment Defeated In Floor Vote (Marijuana Moment)

// Harvest Health Says It Is Closer To Selling The Dispensaries To High Times (Green Market Report)

// TILT Holdings Q1 Revenue Increases 23% to $42.4 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Ontario cannabis market surpasses 100 retail store authorizations (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana firm iAnthus receives demand for debt repayment (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Organigram Faces Lawsuit Changing Trailer Park Brand (Green Market Report)

// Just Look At These Hemp Shoes The VA Is Selling To Military Veterans (Marijuana Moment)


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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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Friday, April 17, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A wide close-up shot shows a mature marijuana plant thick with white hairs and resin crystals growing against a soft blurred background of sister plants.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, April 17, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge upholds Massachusetts ban on recreational cannabis sales (Leafly)

// FDA Shifts Its Covid-19 Stance on Vaping Smoking Impact (Bloomberg News)

// Canopy Growth exits cannabis cultivation on three continents in major international pullback (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Greenbits Raises $23 Million Despite Tight Capital Conditions (Green Market Report)

// Hemp Farmers Make Double the Salary of Average Agricultural Workers Study Says (Merry Jane)

// Cresco Labs Continues To Dominate Illinois (Green Market Report)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Florida Kansas And Three Indian Tribes (Marijuana Moment)

// VA Should Let Doctors ‘Verbally’ Recommend Medical Marijuana Amid Coronavirus Lawmakers Say (Marijuana Moment)

// MedMen creditor seeks to seize cannabis firm’s former execs’ homes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Arizona Dispensary Firm Gives Away Free Weed to Patients Having Hard Times (Phoenix New Times)


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Thursday, April 9, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A black-and-white portrait of young Charlotte Figi- she is looking up to the upper left corner of the sky with a closely cropped haircut and a shirt with sequin-stars sewn on.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, April 9, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Charlotte Figi, CBD pioneer and ‘Charlotte’s Web’ namesake, dies from COVID-19 (Leafly)

// Massachusetts gov sued over closure of recreational cannabis stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Industry Groups Ask States For Coronavirus Relief Loans That Feds Won’t Provide (Marijuana Moment)


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// Trulieve Delivers A 2019 Net Income Of $178 Million (Green Market Report)

// Hexo Stock Plunges After $40 Million Offering Announced (Green Market Report)

// Adult-Use Pot Shops Are Supplying Medical Dispensaries with Weed During Pandemic (Merry Jane)

// KushCo Holdings Q2 Revenue Declines 14% from a Year Ago to $30.1 million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Expired Oregon ID? During coronavirus outbreak, you can still get booze says OLCC (KPIC 4 CBS)

// Anchorage, Alaska, voters reject on-site cannabis consumption (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MassRoots Investors Sued By SEC In Pump & Dump Scheme (Green Market Report)


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Monday, February 24, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren is seen on stage with a blurred American flag filling the background. Senator Warren is speaking into a hand-held microphone and looking and pointing to the left of the frame.

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Monday, February 24, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Elizabeth Warren Has A New Plan For Legalizing Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Licensing appeals overwhelm Missouri’s medical marijuana program, point to widespread MJ industry concern about scoring fairness (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vape crisis forced cannabis sector to increase focus on technology, testing, and transparency (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// House Candidate Gives Marijuana To Voters At ‘First-Ever Congressional Weed Party’ (Marijuana Moment)

// Guidance issued for advertising marijuana products in Maine (Portland Press Herald)

// Legal Pot Sales in Canada Rise 8% in December (Motley Fool)

// Reynolds says she’s comfortable with board recs on medical marijuana (Radio Iowa)

// Secret U.S. document shows Canadians who use legal cannabis ‘not eligible’ for Nexus program (Growth Op)

// Medical Schools Aren’t Teaching Their Students About Cannabis, Survey Finds (Merry Jane)

// Federal Reserve Sends Reminder That Hemp Businesses Can Get Bank Accounts (Marijuana Moment)


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Thursday, January 9, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

New York governor Andrew Cuomo smiles at the camera while turning back toward it. He's wearing a striped blue and white collared shirt and is outside at an event- it's sunny and there's blurry folks standing farther back behind him.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New York Governor Renews Call For Marijuana Legalization In State Of The State Address (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical Marijuana Measure Officially Qualifies For Mississippi 2020 Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// Owner of Corona beer chokes on marijuana company stake (New York Post)


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// New age limit for Quebec cannabis won’t stop use, say some 20-year-olds (CBC News)

// Passamaquoddy Tribe Applauds Mills’ Posthumous Pardon Of Don Gellers (Maine Public)

// KushCo Holdings Generates Q1 Revenue of $35 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Harvest Health & Recreation Alleges Illegal Activities at Falcon International (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Alabama Attorney General writes letter to lawmakers opposing medical marijuana legislation (ABC 33 40)

// Federal Marijuana Reform Will Get Another Congressional Hearing Next Week (Marijuana Moment)

// Weedmaps drops thousands of unlicensed cannabis ads, but some illegal shops remain (Marijuana Business Daily)



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Friday, December 6, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A marijuana dispensary is seen with two women- one behind the counter looking back at a rack of products and another as a customer showing interest in what's up for sale. Bright fluorescent lights are overhead.

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Friday, December 6, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// After long wait, Maine to issue applications for 1st marijuana stores (Portland Press Herald)

// Police shouldn’t ticket pot smokers in backyards or on balconies, Lightfoot says (Chicago Sun Times)

// Cory Booker’s Marijuana Agenda Highlighted In Three Super PAC Ads (Marijuana Moment)


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// Cheap weed sells: Ontarians flock to OCS for $5 grams (Leafly)

// Canadian provinces erect barriers for regulated cannabis vape market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New Colorado law boon for cannabis capital, but concerns remain for minority businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// L.A.’s Cannabis Cafe Is Rebranding and Parting Ways with Lowell Herb Co. (LA Magazine)

// PA Judge Rules That Healthcare Worker Can Sue Employers for Being Fired Over Pot (Merry Jane)

// Amazon Allegedly Fired and Blacklisted a Worker for Using Medical Cannabis (Vice)

// Willie Nelson Will ‘Never Stop Enjoying’ Marijuana Despite Quitting Smoking, Son Says (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, November 15, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Two sea lions lie next to one another amongst others on a beach and ham it up for the camera- with the closest carrying a surprised and shocked look while the one behind has a big cheery wholesome smile.

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Friday, November 15, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oregon bans on both flavored nicotine and cannabis vaping products now on hold (Oregon Live)

// Canopy’s net revenue plunges as challenges pile up in Canadian cannabis sector (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pennsylvania medical marijuana sales top $500M in first 2 years (Penn Live (AP))


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// Opportunity: New Brunswick to sell its 20 government-owned cannabis stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Support For Marijuana Legalization Increased Again In 2019, Pew Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Public pot consumption will only be allowed at dispensaries and smoke shops – dashing hopes of bars and restaurants (Chicago Sun-Times)

// The Green Organic Dutchman Signs Arrangements for Up to $103 Million in Funding (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Drake’s Dream Crew wants to trademark Health Canada’s THC symbol (Leafly)

// Postal Service Unveils ‘Drug Free USA Forever’ Stamp Commemorating 1980s Anti-Drug Program (Marijuana Moment)

// Cross-pollination could cost marijuana farmers several thousand dollars as hemp production expands nationwide (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lift on Massachusetts medical marijuana vape ban a ‘big victory’ for patients (Boston Herald)

// Federal grand jury investigating municipal marijuana contracts (Boston Globe)

// Gov. Noem Responds to New USDA Industrial Hemp Guidelines (KDLT NBC News)


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// Illinois trucker flunked drug test; claims fraud by CBD candy maker (Eyewitness News ABC 7)

// Massive marijuana shipment confiscated by NYPD is legal hemp: business owner (New York Post)

// Columbia Care Enters Colorado with $140 Million Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// USDA Releases Video Explainer On Its Draft Rules For Hemp (Marijuana Moment)

// Weed-Friendly Hotels Could Change the Coachella Experience Forever (Merry Jane)

// Chart: Year-to-date cannabis investment activity up 40% over 2018, but it’s slowing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Calling It ‘Cannabis’ Instead Of ‘Marijuana’ Doesn’t Boost Legalization Support, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)


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