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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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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.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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.

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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Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maine drops residency requirement for recreational marijuana businesses (Portland Press Herald)

// Maine’s adult-use marijuana program won’t start until more local approvals in place (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Maryland Governor Hogan Vetoes Bill Automatically Expunging Cannabis Convictions (Outlaw Report)


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// Trulieve’s dominance in Florida increases again as many firms come to a standstill (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Epidiolex Growth Fuels GW Pharma Revenue Above Expectations to $120.6 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Tilray Q1 Cannabis Revenue Grows 9% Sequentially to $30.8 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cronos Group Underwhelms Again with Just $8.4 Million Revenue and a $45.1 Million Operating Loss in Q1 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cannabis MSO Jushi cancels California acquisition, moves forward in Illinois (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Mass. cannabis executives ‘look forward to safely reopening’ after meeting with governor’s advisory board (Mass Live)

// Top Vermont Lawmaker Says Legal Marijuana Sales Bill Will Be Taken Up After Coronavirus Response (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A screen shot of a Weed Maps map of California shows the state covered with marijuana and shopping icons denoting the location of marijuana dispensaries and delivery services.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sweeping Weedmaps subpoena underscores US government’s continued scrutiny of marijuana industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cresco Labs nixes $282.5 million acquisition of marijuana firm Tryke (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Marijuana Notebook: Despite media reports, it’s not ‘boom times’ for everyone in state’s cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Oregon Therapeutic Psilocybin Legalization Campaign Has A New Signature Strategy Amid Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)

// Canadian bank slashes cannabis sales forecast to CA$2.5 billion for 2020 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Top Montana Officials Oppose Marijuana Campaign’s Lawsuit For Electronic Signature Gathering (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana firm iAnthus’ CEO steps down after investigation into undisclosed personal loans (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Civil Rights And Racial Justice Groups Ask Congress To Let Marijuana Industry Access COVID Funds (Marijuana Moment)

// New Mexico Governor Says Legal Marijuana Revenue Could Have Offset Coronavirus’s Economic Hit (Marijuana Moment)

// Cresco Labs Weed Workers Push To Unionize: It’s ‘Physically Impossible’ To Social Distance In Shops, Budtenders Say (Block Club Chicago)


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

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

// Colorado Sold $1.75 Billion in Weed Last Year Exceeding All Expectations (Merry Jane)

// USDA Touts Hemp Industry’s Growth But Says Challenges Remain (Marijuana Moment)

// Alabama Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)


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// Virginia Marijuana Decriminalization Gets Closer To Governor’s Desk With New Amendments (Marijuana Moment)

// Most of Pennsylvania’s Medical Cannabis Patients Pay Over $200 a Month for Weed (Merry Jane)

// Is the Price of Legal Weed Going to Be Way Too Expensive in 2020? (Merry Jane)

// Legal marijuana use still costs people jobs. A new California bill takes on the issue (LA Times)

// New Utah Bill Lets Employers Discriminate Against Medical Marijuana Patients (Merry Jane)

// The buzz on Utah’s fledgling medical cannabis program (Leafly)

// At this high school apparently weed is okay- but only if you’re white (Leafly)


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Friday, February 14, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The city of Los Angeles is seen from far off as the sun sits low on the horizon, off camera. The sky is killed with blue and orange clouds; the LA city skyline, set in blue, reaches into the fiery red sky.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 14, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Los Angeles County expunges 66,000 marijuana convictions in a day (Leafly)

// Aurora Cannabis reports steep loss, production drop, and higher costs (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California unions ask state’s Democrats to shut out major cannabis trade group (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Baker’s anti-stoned driving bill is dead- but marijuana cafes and employee protections move ahead in Legislature (Boston Globe)

// Scientists Find Aluminum Cans Suck Cannabinoids Out of Infused Beverages (Merry Jane)

// Taxes a big factor behind the financial woes of California marijuana companies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Scotland Opens First Medical Cannabis Clinic to Treat Chronic Pain (Merry Jane)

// A Psychedelics Company Is About to List on a Public Stock Exchange (Merry Jane)

// California ‘vape art’ exhibit flashes bright light on waste issue (Reuters)

// Las Vegas dispensary offers free joints to Nevada primary voters (Leafly)


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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana Decriminalization Approved By Virginia Senate And House (Marijuana Moment)

// ‘I really love the vibes’: How Yelp boosts black market pot shops (NBC News)

// After a rough 2019 California’s cannabis industry will bloom in 2020 (Leafly)


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// 15 months after legalization, 2.8 million Ontarians live in places where cannabis retail is illegal (Global News)

// The writing is on the wall for Vancouver’s handful of illegal cannabis shops (Globe and Mail)

// Oregon Cannabis 2020: Legislative Forecast and Report (Canna Law Blog)

// Marijuana Patient in Pennsylvania Sues State After Being Denied Public Housing (Merry Jane)

// Another Louisiana grower set for initial medical cannabis harvest (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Weedmaps cracking down on illicit Michigan marijuana ads (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Girl Scouts cash in selling cookies outside Chicago dispensary (WSIL TV 3 ABC)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Rumors Are That MedMen Is Unable To Pay Vendors (Green Market Report)

// New Mexico Governor Says It’s ‘High Time’ To Legalize Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Arizona climate blamed for ‘off the charts’ THC failure in first hemp crops (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// New York Governor Includes Marijuana Legalization In New Budget Plan (Marijuana Moment)

// Colorado Tries to Beckon Tourists With Buy-and-Try Pot Lounges (Bloomberg Government)

// 1 in 13 Oklahoma Adults Are Now Using Medical Marijuana Legally (Merry Jane)

// New Zealand to overturn cannabis vaporizer ban, clearing the way for imports (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Free Weed: Sicily Is No Longer Charging Patients for Medical Cannabis (Merry Jane)

// Pete Buttigieg wants to end the war on weed- but not in South Bend (Leafly)

// Chart: Florida sales of smokable marijuana topped 22,000 pounds in less than six months (Marijuana Business Daily)


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