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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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Friday, June 12, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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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, April 2, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// AOC Says Marijuana Dispensaries Should Stay Open During Coronavirus If Liquor Stores Can (Marijuana Moment)

// The Feds Are Offering Grants to Study How Coronavirus Impacts Cannabis Consumers (Merry Jane)

// OWNERS: Have a Heart Compassionate Care dispensaries were not economically feasible to operate (Quad-City Times)


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// Cannabis users, shops suffer high anxiety after Massachusetts shuts down recreational sales (NBC News)

// Why are liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries considered essential businesses? (Newsweek)

// Maine retailers deemed essential prepare to follow new state mandates (Portland Press Herald)

// COVID-19 Kills a Non-Violent Drug Offender Serving 27 Years Behind Bars (Merry Jane)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For South Carolina And West Virginia (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical cannabis businesses eye potential new markets in southern US (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Washington Governor Signs Bill To Diversify State’s Marijuana Industry (Marijuana Moment)


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Thursday, January 23, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// ‘Cruel and unusual’: Kansas resident faces decades in prison for medical marijuana use (Leafly)

// 40% of All US Drug Arrests in 2018 Were For Weed Possession (Merry Jane)

// Marijuana Legalization Will Advance In Connecticut This Year, Top Lawmakers Say (Marijuana Moment)


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// Oregon’s Cannabis Sales Continue To Climb (Green Market Report)

// New Vermont Bill Would Decriminalize Psychedelics And Kratom (Marijuana Moment)

// Is Constellation Brands Making a Big Mistake? (Nasdaq (Motley Fool))

// Congressman Visits Marijuana Dispensary On Behalf Of Bernie Sanders’s Presidential Campaign (Marijuana Moment)

// Mexican Lawmakers Plan To Pass Amended Marijuana Legalization Bill Before End Of April (Marijuana Moment)

// Illinois adult-use cannabis stores might face more shortages (Marijuana Business Daily)

// OLCC’s Drawn Out Application Process A Burden To The Industry (Bend Source)


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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// After Fall River bribery indictment, Baker joins calls to change local marijuana rules (Boston Globe)

// EXCLUSIVE: Jamaica readies rules for commercial medical cannabis exports (Marijuana Business Daily)

// No major marijuana sales impact seen from vaping illness outbreak as MJ retailers focus on consumer education (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Medicine Man Technologies Continues To Add To Portfolio, Spends $100M in Two Weeks (Green Market Report)

// Weed Stereotypes Still Exist Thanks to the Media, New Research Shows (Merry Jane)

// Cannabis Control Commission suspends six licenses of Nova Farms, LLC (WWLP 22 News)

// Politico Pro Is Launching a Cannabis Policy Vertical (Washingtonian)

// Only 44 Canadians have been given cannabis pardons under new system (Global News)

// These Cops Are Seizing Cash from People Who Smell Like Weed Before They Fly to California (Vice)

// Sick and Elderly Missouri Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail for Growing Weed (Merry Jane)


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Thursday, September 5, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 5, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Amid Vaping Crackdown, Michigan to Ban Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes (New York Times)

// Another Patient Has Died From Lung Disease After Vaping (New York Times)

// Quebec Doesn’t Want Cannabis-Infused Beverages to Taste Too Good (Leafly)


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// Medicine Man Technologies to Buy Colorado Harvest for $12.5 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Competition heated for Missouri medical cannabis dispensary licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aurora Cannabis Unloads TGOD Shares For $86 Million (Green Market Report)

// Minnesota Voters Tell House And Senate They Want Marijuana Legalized In Separate Polls (Marijuana Moment)

// Nation’s failed weed war turned blacks into prisoners and whites into moguls (USA Today)

// Vancouver Island fair includes new category: best home-grown pot (CTV News (Canadian Press))

// Nevada marijuana sales rise to $639 million in fiscal 2019 (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Head Of Only Federal Marijuana Farm Thinks 8 Percent THC Marijuana Is ‘Extremely’ Potent (Marijuana Moment)

// New BDS Analytics Report Forecasts CBD Sales To Reach $20 Billion By 2024 (Green Market Report)

// Mexican Senator Files Marijuana Legalization Bill Ahead Of Supreme Court Deadline (Marijuana Moment)


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// Key medical marijuana issue goes to Supreme Court (Florida Politics)

// Los Angeles opens next marijuana licensing round for 100 retail permits (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Illinois restricts cannabis electricity and water use (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Black man might die in prison after 25 years for selling pot – in a state where it’s now legal (Raw Story)

// 12 Applicants Disqualified from Ontario’s Cannabis Retail Lottery (Leafly)

// USDA Releases Report On Status Of Canada’s Hemp Industry (Marijuana Moment)

// Medicine Man Technologies to Buy Colorado Cannabis Retailer Starbuds for $31 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Thursday, August 29, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// 10,872 New Yorkers to See Their Marijuana Convictions Disappear (New York Times)

// Washington State Bans CBD in Food and Beverages (Leafly)

// Bodycam Footage Shows Police Killing Unarmed Suspect in Black Market Weed Raid (Merry Jane)


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// Green Thumb Revenues Grow 228% to $44 Million (Green Market Report)

// Crime Rates Drop After Marijuana Dispensaries Open Nearby, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan medical marijuana operator faces prison time (Marijuana Business Daily)

// We know Mayor Buttigieg’s drug decriminalization plan works – ask Portugal (The Hill)

// Statistics Show Accidental Cannabis Consumption is Insignificant (Cannabis Now)

// Counterfeit Weed Vape Cartridges Are Everywhere – and They’re Making People Sick (Rolling Stone)

// Florida medical cannabis licensing issue heads to state Supreme Court (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Thursday, June 13, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado Weed Revenue Surpasses $1 Billion (Rolling Stone)

// In Landmark Ruling, Cali Court Says It’s Legal for Prisoners to Possess Cannabis (Merry Jane)

// Federal agents return $250K seized from licensed CA marijuana distributor (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// U.S. Postal Services Unveils New Policy On Mailing Hemp-Derived CBD Products (Marijuana Moment)

// Quebec’s government-run cannabis stores lose CA$5 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canadian Pot Company Introduces So-Called ‘Pure Cannabis Cigarettes’ (Merry Jane)

// King Soopers In Colorado To Soon Sell CBD Products (CBS Denver)

// Poll Reveals Top Reasons People Support Or Oppose Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Oregon Is About to OK Cannabis Exports. What’s Next? (Leafly)

// California National Guard not yet redeployed to combat illegal marijuana farms (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis Extracts Are Legal Arizona High Court Rule (Leafly)

// States Can’t Block Legal Hemp Shipments Within Their Borders, USDA Says (Marijuana Moment)

// New Yorkers are drawn to East Coast’s first recreational cannabis dispensaries (Crain’s New York Business)


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// Chart: Arkansas medical marijuana sales top $353,000 via just two dispensaries, outpacing initial OH sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Harborside Closes $19.65 Million Capital Raise Ahead of Public Trading (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New York Governor Says Marijuana Legalization Remains A Top-10 Priority For 2019 (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan Man Still Serving 60 Year Prison Sentence for Selling Weed in the ’90s (Merry Jane)

// Charlotte’s Web Q1 Revenue Increases 66% to $21.7 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// AB 533 passage could mean red light for cannabis consumption lounges (News 3 LV NBC)

// Court rules Tampa strip club owner can’t legally grow his own medical marijuana (WTSP 10 CBS)


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