Friday, January 24, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, January 24, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// MedMen Responds To Vendor Payment Crisis (Green Market Report)

// Two years in, California’s legal marijuana businesses struggle with financial woes as they battle illicit market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Wisconsin Governor Blasts Lawmakers For Not Legalizing Medical Marijuana Despite Public Support (Marijuana Moment)


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// Illinois’ first marijuana lounge gets approved hours away from Chicago. ‘It’s going to be an experience.’ (Chicago Tribune)

// California to require marijuana retailers to exhibit QR code (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chicago Housing Authority relaxes recreational marijuana policy (WGN9 News)

// Cresco Labs secures up to $200M in debt for marijuana operations (Marijuana Business Daily)

// No edibles under New Zealand’s medical cannabis scheme, government says (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New Hampshire Lawmakers Debate Non-Commercial Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Thief Steals Cannabis From Chicago Airport Amnesty Box (NBC 5 Chicago)


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

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Proposed 10% THC Limit in Washington Could Wreck Its Entire Weed Industry (Merry Jane)

// Joe Biden Again Says No To Marijuana Legalization Without More Studies (Marijuana Moment)

// ‘Suffering’ medical pot patients have seen supply dwindle for months: ‘There’s literally nothing’ (Chicago Sun-Times)


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// Large Florida medical cannabis retailer stops most deliveries (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canopy Growth Revises Beverage Launch Timeline (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Marijuana firm TILT backs off of strict contracts under pressure from state CCC (Boston Globe)

// Pot taxes in Chicago could be as high as 41% by July as county moves forward with 3% levy (Chicago Sun-Times)

// Oregon cannabis sales soar along Idaho border (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Company Gets Trademark For The Word ‘Psilocybin,’ Frustrating Decriminalization Advocates (Marijuana Moment)

// It’s MLK Day. Don’t Forget Cannabis is a Civil Rights Issue. (Canna Law Blog)


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Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Nearly $40 Million Of Marijuana Sold During Illinois’s First Month Of Legal Sales (Marijuana Moment)

// Colorado Officials Unveil ‘Roadmap’ To Increase Marijuana Banking Access (Marijuana Moment)

// Andrew Yang Makes Case For Legal Marijuana And Mass Drug Pardons As His Kids Play On Stage (Marijuana Moment)


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// Oregon wholesale marijuana flower prices rise after growers exit market, some pivot to hemp (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘Everybody’s friendly, everybody’s high’: Marijuana tour buses begin rolling in Chicago with a stop at a private bring-your-own smoking lounge (Chicago Tribune)

// A Certified Organic Labeling Program Is Coming To Cannabis In 2020 (Forbes)

// Whoopi & Maya Cannabis Company Ceases Operations (Celeb Stoner)

// How a cannabis unicorn lost 87% of its market value in six months (Market Watch)

// LP farm sales to improve access, not prices for Ontario consumers (Leafly)

// Cannabis producers asked to stop shipping to Campobello Island by Canada Post (Globe and Mail (Canadian Press))


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

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

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, March 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, March 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis Companies See Boosted Sales in L.A. to ‘Ease Minds’ About Coronavirus (Hollywood Reporter)

// During Coronavirus, Pandemic Weed Is ‘Vice of Choice’ for People in Solitude (Merry Jane)

// Buying weed in the age of coronavirus: Dispensaries tell recreational customers not to put medical patients at risk (Chicago Tribune)


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// Hash Bash postponed amid University of Michigan mandate to cancel large events (Detroit Free Press)

// How coronavirus exposed fragility in the marijuana vape supply chain (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Veteran Affairs Employees Are Also Prohibited From Using Cannabis (Merry Jane)

// US House panel approves medical marijuana bills to help veterans (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medicine Man Becomes First Publicly Traded Company Approved By Colorado (Green Market Report)

// Alabama Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// DC Campaign To Decriminalize Psychedelics Delays Signature Gathering Amid Coronavirus Outbreak (Marijuana Moment)


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

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

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, April 23, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Hemp Industry Secures Federal Coronavirus Relief For Farmers In Senate-Passed Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Arkansas Patients Bought Over $63 Million of Medical Pot in Less Than a Year (Merry Jane)

// The coronavirus shutdown got her furloughed from her restaurant job. She landed at a marijuana company. (Chicago Tribune)


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// Coping with COVID-19: Adults turn to alcohol marijuana (University of Michigan News)

// Survey: Pot Is Safer Than Booze, But Avoided Due To Social Stigma (Benzinga)

// Easyriders Magazine Seals $30 Million Deal to Sell Bud to Bikers (Merry Jane)

// Senators Want Marijuana Businesses To Qualify For Federal Coronavirus Relief Programs (Marijuana Moment)

// California Psilocybin Mushroom Legalization Campaign Ends After Signature Deadline Passes (Marijuana Moment)

// New DC Poll Shows Support For Mushroom Decriminalization (Green Market Report)

// Marijuana lobbyists focus on next big coronavirus-aid package after doling out $5 million-plus in 2019 (Marijuana Business Daily)


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

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

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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