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Friday, September 18, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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

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

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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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Thursday, August 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, August 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trulieve’s Revenue Keeps Climbing As Company Increases Guidance (Green Market Report)

// Green Thumb Industries Q2 Revenue Grows 17% Sequentially to $120 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Where Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris Stands On Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)


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// Virginia’s potential $50 million medical cannabis program poised to launch (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vape pens outdistance other ‘Cannabis 2.0’ products in Canada, data shows (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘It’s not cannabis’: Alta. farmer hopes to nip hemp stealing in the bud (CTV News)

// Fyllo Raises $10 Million To Expand Beyond Cannabis (Green Market Report)

// Oklahoma medical marijuana sales on pace to double 2019 numbers (Marijuana Business Daily)

// USDA Explains Why It’s Denying Hemp Farmers Access To Coronavirus Relief Benefits (Marijuana Moment)

// Controversial cannabis chain rebrands all stores in Canada after backlash over Hobo name (BlogTO)


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Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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, April 17, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, April 17, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge upholds Massachusetts ban on recreational cannabis sales (Leafly)

// FDA Shifts Its Covid-19 Stance on Vaping Smoking Impact (Bloomberg News)

// Canopy Growth exits cannabis cultivation on three continents in major international pullback (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Greenbits Raises $23 Million Despite Tight Capital Conditions (Green Market Report)

// Hemp Farmers Make Double the Salary of Average Agricultural Workers Study Says (Merry Jane)

// Cresco Labs Continues To Dominate Illinois (Green Market Report)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Florida Kansas And Three Indian Tribes (Marijuana Moment)

// VA Should Let Doctors ‘Verbally’ Recommend Medical Marijuana Amid Coronavirus Lawmakers Say (Marijuana Moment)

// MedMen creditor seeks to seize cannabis firm’s former execs’ homes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Arizona Dispensary Firm Gives Away Free Weed to Patients Having Hard Times (Phoenix New Times)


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Thursday, April 2, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lawmakers strip secrecy and extraction rules out of marijuana bill (Portland Press Herald)

// USDA Secretary Blames DEA For Strict Hemp Rules (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis firm BR Brands plans $43 million deal for Denver’s Dixie Brands (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Businessman pleads guilty to paying $42,500 in bribes to convicted Baltimore delegate Cheryl Glenn (Baltimore Sun)

// South Dakota tribe voting on marijuana legalization (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Prices surge for wholesale cannabis flower in Illinois as demand outstrips supply (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Green Thumb inks $50 million cannabis sale-leaseback deal in Illinois (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Home show teaches ‘senior’ gardeners how to make their own medicine (Growth Op)

// The cheapest legal weed in Canada: Discover these cannabis ‘value brands’ (Leafly)

// Bernie Sanders Just Invited 15,000 People To A Marijuana Legalization Ceremony (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, February 21, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 21, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Hampshire House Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Kentucky House Approves Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Washington State And Wyoming (Marijuana Moment)


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// Missouri faces complaints over how it licensed marijuana businesses. So who won? (St. Louis Today)

// NFL Would End Marijuana Suspensions In Deal Circulated By Players Union (Forbes)

// Harvest expands medical cannabis market reach by buying Arizona rival (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Peru sells out of medical cannabis (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Australia claims it has enough cannabis flower to meet demand, but industry says otherwise (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Australis ends purchase of Colorado CBD firm after lurid charges emerge (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New York Governor Will Visit Legal Marijuana States To Take Lessons Back Home (Marijuana Moment)


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

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Confiscated California vape pens contained dangerous additives, regulators say (USA Today)

// Mexico’s President Says A New Marijuana Panel Will Make Legalization Recommendations (Marijuana Moment)

// Arizonans spent more than $500M on medical marijuana in 2019 as legalization proposal attracts more donations (AZ Central)


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// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Texas, Nebraska, And Delaware (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis REIT Adds Cresco Labs Ohio Cultivation Facility to Its Portfolio (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Maine’s marijuana market in legislative spotlight (Portland Press Herald)

// Temporary uptick in Washington state wholesale cannabis flower prices on shuttered businesses, unused canopy (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vermont Governor ‘At The Table’ On Marijuana Legalization Talks, Top Lawmaker Says (Marijuana Moment)

// The SQDC has slashed its retail plan from 150 stores to 100 (Leafly)

// Toronto spent over $300,000 to block illicit dispensaries with concrete (Leafly)


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