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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Virginia’s limited medical marijuana program launches (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Missouri launches medical marijuana sales; market could hit $650 million a year (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Portland City Council votes to grant licenses to most marijuana store applicants (Portland Press Herald)


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// New York Will Legalize Marijuana By April And Regulate CBD-Infused Drinks, Governor’s Advisor Says (Marijuana Moment)

// DEA Attempts To Block New Cannabis Product After It Draws Similarities To Marijuana (WFSU Public Media)

// Vertosa Partners with Pabst Labs to Debut Pabst Blue Ribbon Cannabis-Infused Seltzer (Cannabis Business Times)

// Alberta lifting retail cannabis store cap in November (Marijuana Business Daily)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Six Additional States And Three Indian Tribes (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis company Acreage repays 60%-interest loan (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Another New Jersey Poll Shows Marijuana Legalization Passing By A Huge Margin (Marijuana Moment)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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 8, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Chicago cityscape is seen from a high vantage equal with the tops of the tallest buildings. The streets are brightly lit with yellow lights as individual headlights are seen. The horizon stretches off high into the frame as it meets the dusk or dawn clouded sky.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// 75 pot shop licenses to be awarded in lottery that includes just 21 applicants; losing firms ‘shocked’ (Chicago Sun-Times)

// USDA Reopens Public Comment Period On Hemp Rules Following Intense Industry Pushback (Marijuana Moment)

// Vermont Lawmakers Make Key Compromises On Marijuana Sales Legalization Bill As Deal Nears (Marijuana Moment)


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// Pennsylvania GOP leader tosses cold water on marijuana legalization plan (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Report: ‘No Evidence of Bias’ in Awards of Medical Cannabis Licenses (Maryland Matters)

// Psychedelic Company Numinus Files $4 Million Offering (Green Market Report)

// Quebec cannabis stores post quarterly profit as sales grow (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Virginia Lawmakers Approve Another Round Of Marijuana Reforms While Broader Legalization Is Studied (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Research Bill Scheduled For Key Congressional Vote Next Week Committee Announces (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis companies secure fresh funding deals as investors wade back into capital markets (Marijuana Business Daily)


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

Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf is seen standing at a podium with two large paired microphones in front. He is standing against a blurred brick background and has a concerned look on his face as he speaks. The very top of a bottle of hand sanitizer pokes up from the podium.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 4, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Pennsylvania Governor Slams GOP Lawmakers For Not Legalizing Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// California city rejects MedMen application for cannabis store license (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 4% of Canadian cannabis licensees Indigenous-affiliated with systemic barriers ‘baked into system’ (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Nebraska Supreme Court Hears Case Challenging Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative (Marijuana Moment)

// Canopy confirms layoffs at Niagara-on-the-Lake cannabis facility (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The Number of Cannabis Stocks Generating Substantial Revenue Expands in August (New Cannabis Ventures)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Maine Missouri And Another Indian Tribe (Marijuana Moment)

// Drone Drops Hundreds Of Free Bags Of Marijuana In Israel (Marijuana Moment)

// The Long Fall of High Times (Politico)

// State Of California Officially Promotes Marijuana Industry With New Campaign (Marijuana Moment)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Top House Democrat Announces Federal Marijuana Legalization Vote Details (Marijuana Moment)

// MA rules changes would allow marijuana delivery from wholesalers (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nebraska ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana challenged in court (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Portland recreational cannabis lottery draws 30 applicants for 20 shop licenses (Portland Press Herald)

// Canopy Growth to Open 10 Cannabis Stores in Alberta (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Virginia Senate Approves Two Marijuana Bills As Lawmakers Pursue Broader Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Headset Raises $3.2 Million In Bridge Round (Green Market Report)

// Vermont Marijuana Sales Legalization Bill Inches Closer To Final Form After Conference Meeting (Marijuana Moment)

// Planet 13 Reports 35% Sequential Decline in Q2 to $10.8 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Mississippi gov: No plan for pardon in life sentence for pot (CT Post (AP))


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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.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Thursday, August 20, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Parliament of Canada is seen at night brightly lit with a projected Canadian flag set against a black night sky. The red maple leaf of the flag is centered on the building with each of the wings colored a blood red. The effect is slightly overpowering and imposing.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, August 20, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Canada accused of cannabis ‘protectionism’ by blocking imports – even as exports soar (Marijuana Business Daily)

// USDA Asks Six States To Resubmit Hemp Regulatory Plans With Federal Edits In Mind (Marijuana Moment)

// Vermont Marijuana Sales Legalization Bill Caught Up In Spat Over Seat Belt Provision (Marijuana Moment)


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// Federal Court Denies DEA Request To Dismiss Marijuana Rescheduling Case (Marijuana Moment)

// Second lawsuit targets OK residency requirement for cannabis businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// US marijuana companies outperform Canada’s to erase discount in second-quarter earnings season (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Red White & Bloom Raises $15 Million Selling Units at $0.75 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Florida medical cannabis company told to recall moldy flower (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Top State Cops Tell Congress To Legalize Marijuana As New Poll Shows Strong Voter Support (Marijuana Moment)

// Texas Ban On Selling Smokeable Hemp Temporarily Lifted By Judge (Marijuana Moment)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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