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Friday, August 7, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, August 7, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Texas Lawsuit Challenges State’s New Ban On Smokable Hemp (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana recalled across Michigan after worker accused of licking joint in Bay City processing plant (Michigan Live)

// Vermont Will Advance Marijuana Sales Legalization Bill Within Weeks House Speaker’s Office Says (Marijuana Moment)


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// DEA Reveals Details Of Investigation Into California Marijuana Companies With Latest Court Filing (Marijuana Moment)

// First pot licenses could be awarded this month (News Center Maine NBC)

// Pennsylvania wraps up medical marijuana research partnerships (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis social equity makes progress in Washington state but licensees will face notable obstacles (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cronos Group Stock Falls As Losses Rise (Green Market Report)

// California Cities Battle Over Marijuana Home-Delivery Rule (CBS 13 Sacramento)

// Possessing marijuana while being booked is not itself a crime Court of Appeals rules (Colorado Politics)


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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado Governor Signs Marijuana Social Equity Bill Letting Him Expedite Possession Pardons (Marijuana Moment)

// Dixie Brands a Denver-Based Weed Edibles Company Will Change Name (Denver Westword)

// Oregon Psilocybin Measure Has Enough Signatures For November Ballot Activists Say (Marijuana Moment)


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// Arizona Medical Marijuana Sales Hit a New Record High in May (Phoenix New Times)

// Another Cannabis Founder Is Out At Aurora Cannabis (Green Market Report)

// San Diego creates new marijuana business regulatory agency (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Gov. Kim Reynolds signs medical cannabis program changes into law (CBS 2 Iowa)

// Top Baltimore Prosecutor Dismisses Drug Possession Cases And Closes Warrants (Marijuana Moment)

// Acreage Holdings Q1 Revenue Increases 15% Sequentially to $24.2 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Acclaimed Cannabis Advocate Dr. Lester Grinspoon Dies At 92 (High Times)


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Friday, June 26, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, June 26, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Jersey medical marijuana dispensaries can now deliver (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Idaho Medical Marijuana Initiative Could Get New Chance At Ballot After Federal Court Ruling (Marijuana Moment)

// Canopy Growth Changes Acreage Holdings Deal CEO Murphy Is Out (Green Market Report)


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// Washington State Drug Decriminalization Activists Shift Focus From Ballot To Legislature (Marijuana Moment)

// Los Angeles City Council backs major changes to marijuana licensing, social equity (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canada’s discount cannabis segment heats up with competing value brands (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Seattle repeals drug loitering law that led to racist harassment and arrests (Leafly)

// GW Pharmaceuticals Epidiolex Now Exempt From Controlled Drug Requirements (Green Market Report)

// Federal Commission Pushes Expansion Of Marijuana And Psychedelics Research For Military Veterans (Marijuana Moment)

// Virginia Black Lawmakers Push To Legalize Marijuana In Special Session This Summer (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado Governor Could Issue Marijuana Pardons Under Social Equity Bill Lawmakers Sent To His Desk (Marijuana Moment)

// California regulator decries cannabis delivery suit as ‘bizarre’ in court filing a month before trial (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Government Agencies Testify In Favor Of U.S. Virgin Islands Marijuana Legalization Bill At Hearing (Marijuana Moment)


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// Recreational Marijuana Sales Drop Over 12 Percent in April (Denver Westword)

// More than 7 tons of medical marijuana sold in Arkansas (CT Post)

// Dixie Brands Announces 2019 Annual Results (Cision PR Newswire)

// 4Front Ventures Making Progress On Revenue, Headwinds Remain (Green Market Report)

// Cannabis firm iAnthus says it likely will default on interest payments again (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Former NBA forward Al Harrington wants to make 100 Black individuals millionaires through the cannabis business (CNBC)

// Missouri medical marijuana growing starts; sales expected in 4th quarter (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Thursday, June 11, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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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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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis banking reform included in latest Congressional COVID relief bill (Leafly)

// Michigan’s adult-use marijuana industry made $91 million in sales so far (Detroit Metro Times)

// Alaska Rescinds Marijuana Rule Meant to Limit Coronavirus Spread Due To Federal Prohibition (Marijuana Moment)


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// Chart: Medical marijuana sales, patient counts hold steady in Maryland (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario Cannabis Store adding seeds to catalog to ‘breathe life into category’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Missouri lawmakers push for more medical marijuana licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Congress could save 10,000+ cannabis jobs with access to stimulus funds (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth Launches New Products In Canada Recreational Marijuana Market (Nasdaq)

// Lawmakers In Virginia Capital Vote To End Marijuana Testing Of City Workers (Marijuana Moment)

// Lawmakers warn ‘unscrupulous businesses’ are using social equity candidates as fronts in bid to get new pot licenses in Illinois (Chicago Sun Times)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, May 8, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Montana Marijuana Activists Will Begin Signature Gathering For Legalization Measure With New Safety Protocols (Marijuana Moment)

// Massachusetts marijuana delivery license applications on track to launch in May, reserved for economic empowerment and social equity applicants (Mass Live)

// Florida high court considers marijuana vertical integration, adult-use vote (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// The Pandemic Is Disrupting the Illegal Drug Trade (Bloomberg)

// Australia medical cannabis approvals steady as COVID-19 grips country (Marijuana Business Daily)

// First ‘Call of Duty,’ and Now ‘Animal Crossing’ Is Censoring Weed Language (Merry Jane)

// Missouri Lawmakers Defeat Amendment To Require They Consume Marijuana Before Voting (Marijuana Moment)

// Few impressed with Biden’s weak new marijuana decriminalization plan (Leafly)

// Cresco Labs Triples Pennsylvania Cannabis Cultivation Capacity (New Cannabis Ventures)

// San Francisco Is Delivering Weed and Alcohol to Homeless Residents in Quarantine (Merry Jane)


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Thursday, April 30, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, April 30, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Kansas Governor Says Medical Marijuana Still On The Table In 2020 Despite Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis producer Canopy Growth lays off 200 amid restructuring (Market Watch)

// Cannabis regulator Kay Doyle jumps to pharma (Commonwealth Magazine)


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// Michigan wholesale medical marijuana prices fall on flood of caregiver product (Marijuana Business Daily)

// CBD Claims: Federal Enforcement Actions Are No Longer Limited to Warning Letters (Canna Law Blog)

// Denver cannabis advisory group to examine social equity diversity issues (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario leads Canada with 96% deficiency in cannabis stores researcher estimates (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New medical marijuana drive-through is first in Maryland (Washington Post)

// Infused Beverages Market Expected to Hit $2.8 Billion by 2025 Analysts Say (Merry Jane)

// Dr. Bronner’s Wants Psilocybin Mushroom Therapy Available ‘as Soon as Possible’ (Merry Jane)


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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// San Francisco Successfully Stopped Thousands From Attending Its 4/20 Smoke Out (Merry Jane)

// California Announces $30 Million Grant Program To Promote Marijuana Industry Social Equity (Marijuana Moment)

// Canada’s pre-pandemic recreational cannabis sales stagnate in February (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Michigan’s marijuana businesses weathering COVID-19 economic storm (Michigan Public Radio)

// Chart: Illinois harvested 73% of crops planted in 2019, according to first-year hemp production totals (Hemp Industry Daily)

// Supply issues still hinder Uruguay recreational cannabis market growth (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nike Delays ‘Strawberry Cough’ 4/20 Dunk Release Over COVID-19 Concerns (Merry Jane)

// Washington Voters Could See Drug Decriminalization And Treatment Initiative On November Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// Medicine Man Changes Name To Schwazze, Ticker To SHWZ (Green Market Report)

// The Cannabis Company Structure Hall of Shame (with Pictures) (Canna Law Blog)


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

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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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