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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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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.

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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, June 11, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Oregon is seen speaking at a podium gesturing mid-sentence while wearing his trademark bow tie and a green bicycle pin upon his suit's lapel.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congressman Calls For Decriminalization Of ‘Other Drugs’ Beyond Marijuana In New Policing Reform Plan (Marijuana Moment)

// Colorado Cops Are Still Overwhelming Persecuting Black Cannabis Users (Merry Jane)

// Colorado Marijuana Social Equity Businesses Would Be Defined Under New Bill (Marijuana Moment)


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// Many Cannabis Users Believe Driving Under Influence Is Safe (U.S. News & World Report)

// Cresco Labs Names Michele Roberts to Board of Directors (New Cannabis Ventures)

// UMass report: To track marijuana health impact surveys need better questions (Mass Live)

// Michigan House Scales Back Bill That Would’ve Given Medical Marijuana Licenses To Lawmakers’ Spouses (Marijuana Moment)

// Joe Biden Has Come A Long Way On Criminal Justice Reform. Progressives Want More (National Public Radio)

// Pot Kingpin Sued by New York for Predatory Loans Charging 1000% (Bloomberg Quint)

// Oklahoma medical cannabis dispensary settles trademark dispute (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A young black woman wearing a white mask holds a bold sign reading 'BLM' up above her head facing the camera with her back turned to a large crowd of fellow protestors gathered under a mostly clear blue sunny sky.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California Governor Says Marijuana Legalization Is A ‘Civil Rights’ Matter Amid Mass Protests Over Racial Injustice (Marijuana Moment)

// Schwazze To Buy Star Buds Locations In Colorado (Green Market Report)

// Oregon Sold a Record $103 Million Worth of Legal Weed Last Month (Merry Jane)


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// Iowa Senate approves new medical marijuana bill, heads to Gov. Reynolds’ desk (Siouxland Proud)

// Burglary-related losses total millions as cannabis companies pick up the pieces; insurance coverage unclear (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario Cannabis Store report shows Aurora leading flower sales, COVID-19 sales boost (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Illinois offering $31 million in cannabis tax revenue to repair drug war damage (Leafly)

// Vermont Senate Votes To Double Amount Of Marijuana That Can Be Possessed And Grown Without Jail Time (Marijuana Moment)

// Vireo Health, Bruce Linton Part Ways (Green Market Report)

// Judge orders sheriff in California to return seized marijuana oil, cash (Marijuana Business Daily)


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

A row of nine metal battered residential mailboxes is seen stretching back from the right during a summer's day. A row of blurred pine trees is seen in the background- the same trees casting shade over the entire area.

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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 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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Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Constellation Brands Injects C$245 Million Into Canopy Growth by Exercising Expiring Warrants (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Nebraska Medical Marijuana Campaign’s New Signature Strategy Involves Masks And Disposable Pens (Marijuana Moment)

// Massachusetts Lawmakers Will Debate Bill To Provide Marijuana Businesses With Coronavirus Relief This Week (Marijuana Moment)


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// Colorado Won’t Rule Out Curbside Dispensary Options Post-COVID (Denver Westword)

// This is America: Super Bowl champ arrested for enjoying ‘essential’ product (Leafly)

// Dozens of states OK telemedicine for medical marijuana recommendations (Marijuana Business Daily)

// How 4/20 played out for marijuana businesses around the US (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MedMen temporarily closes most Florida stores (Florida Politics)

// New Zealand issues ‘unprecedented’ recreational cannabis bill ahead of referendum (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Need a Job? The Weed Industry Is Still Hiring Despite the Economic Downturn (Merry Jane)


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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A group of 12 or so police officers are seen in a black and white photograh from behind- their faces are pointed away from the camera so we only can view their black-uniformed back and stark white hats.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// ACLU Releases 4/20 Report on Racist Cannabis Enforcement and Pot Arrests (Merry Jane)

// Deadline to legalize marijuana in Mexico extended again (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Alaska Marijuana Control Board approves emergency changes including curbside pickup (KTUU 1 NBC)


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// Lawsuit seeks to overturn Los Angeles’ cannabis social equity licensing process (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Quebec cannabis sales on pace to exceed CA$300 million for fiscal year (Marijuana Business Daily)

// This Company Just Reclaimed the Title of Leading Revenue Generator for Publicly Traded MSOs (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Congressional Candidates Openly Grow And Smoke Marijuana To Get Through Coronavirus Isolation (Marijuana Moment)

// Sanders Declines To List Marijuana Legalization Among Issues He Thinks Biden Will Back (Marijuana Moment)

// ‘It’s a roller coaster’: Marijuana and booze sales surge, then fall (KGW8 NBC)

// ‘Cartels are scrambling’: Virus snarls global drug trade (AP News)


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

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

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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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