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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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Massachusetts pot shops reopen to long lines, high demand after coronavirus closures (Boston Herald)

// Legalizing Cannabis Could Bring New Zealand $500 Million In Annual Tax Revenue (Merry Jane)

// Tilray Shutters Ontario Greenhouse Purchased for $35 Million in 2019 (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Psilocybin Treatment And Drug Decrim Campaigns Submit Signatures To Qualify For Oregon Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// Aphria Leaves NYSE, Moves To NASDAQ (Green Market Report)

// Cresco Labs plans to acquire four medical cannabis dispensaries in Ohio (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Former MedMen marijuana executives alleges manager pressured him into illegal contribution to Sisolak (Nevada Independent)

// Chart: North Dakota’s medical marijuana program gathers steam, but challenges remain (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pro Athletes Who Love Weed Are Taking Cannabis Sponsorships (Vice)

// Is medical cannabis tax-deductible in Canada? We have the answer (Leafly)


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Thursday, May 21, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Louisiana Lawmakers Advance Three Marijuana Reform Bills In One Day, Including Cannabis Banking (Marijuana Moment)

// Maine’s largest city OKs adult-use cannabis, caps store licenses at 20 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Trulieve Beats on Revenue, Earnings Estimates For First Quarter (Green Market Report)


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// Green Growth Brands Defaults On Debentures, Heads To Bankruptcy (Green Market Report)

// USVI Gov. Bryan introduces reworked adult-use cannabis bill (Vibe High)

// Harvest Health Generates $45 Million Revenue in Q1 and Projects $200 Million for the Full Year (New Cannabis Ventures)

// USDA Denies Coronavirus Benefits For Hemp Farmers But Later Seems To Reverse Reevaluation Block (Marijuana Moment)

// Cops Are Using Social Distancing Violations as an Excuse to Persecute Weed Users (Merry Jane)

// Jamaica Allows Online Medical Marijuana Purchases At ‘Herb Houses’ To Stop COVID Spread (Marijuana Moment)

// Red Lake Nation Passes Medical Cannabis Referendum (Minnesota Cannabis College)


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Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// US House OKs cannabis banking in passing $3 trillion coronavirus bill (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Louisiana House Approves Medical Marijuana For Any Debilitating Condition, Along With Delivery Services (Marijuana Moment)

// Feds Withdraw Health Grants For Schools That Allow Medical Marijuana, Maine Official Says (Marijuana Moment)


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// Massachusetts recreational cannabis stores to reopen in a week (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Strawberry Fields, Schwazze Dispensary Acquisition Terminated (Denver Westword)

// Cost-cutting cannabis giant Acreage to take $80 million-$100 million charge (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Curaleaf Generates $96.5 Million Revenue in Q1 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Oregon sees record breaking $89 million in marijuana sales in April (KGW8 NBC News)

// Oklahoma Legislature Votes To Let Out-Of-State Residents Get Medical Marijuana, And To Allow Delivery (Marijuana Moment)

// Los Angeles explosion shows perils of illicit cannabis market (Leafly)


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

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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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New cannabis policy could allow Louisiana to expand qualifying conditions and allow delivery

A Louisiana House committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would significantly expand the state’s medical marijuana program by letting doctors issue recommendations to patients for any debilitating condition. Lawmakers also advanced separate legislation to allow dispensaries to deliver products to patients’ homes.

The action represents a rare legislative victory for cannabis reformers in recent weeks as the coronavirus pandemic has largely halted proceedings in states across the country.

Both pieces of legislation approved by the House Health and Welfare Committee were sponsored by Rep. Larry Bagley (R). They now move to the full House for debate.

The medical cannabis expansion legislation as originally drafted would have simply added traumatic brain injuries and concussions to the list of conditions that qualify a patient for a marijuana recommendation. But it was amended by the panel to add several other conditions as well as language stipulating that cannabis can be recommended for any condition that a physician “considers debilitating to an individual patient.”

“I’ll say this. I have never been a proponent of medical marijuana. I voted against every piece of legislation that came down because I just didn’t believe in it and I thought there was an ulterior motive,” Bagley told Marijuana Moment in a phone interview. “But now, constituents in my area, they come to me and they ask me for help because they’re having pain, they can’t find things to cure the pain. They’re using opioids, some of them, they’ve just got problems that the doctors can’t seem to help.”

“So this is just another avenue. Now their personal physician can write them a script for [cannabis] and they can get it,” he said. “Who knows you better than your personal physician? I thought it made perfect sense.”

As it stands under current law, a list of 14 conditions can qualify a patient for cannabis in Louisiana. That includes cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and severe muscle spasms.

“Lawmakers are increasingly recognizing that it makes no sense to treat medical cannabis more restrictively than far more dangerous prescription medicines, which can be delivered to patients’ doors and prescribed off-label,” Karen O’Keefe, director of state policies for the Marijuana Policy Project, told Marijuana Moment. “Today’s committee votes were an important step toward to a more compassionate, less onerous medical cannabis program in Louisiana.”

The cannabis delivery legislation that also passed the panel would require a government regulatory body to develop “procedures and regulations relative to delivery of dispensed marijuana to patients by designated employees or agents of the pharmacy.”

The state Department of Pharmacy already set the stage for the policy change, as it released a memo in March temporarily authorizing dispensaries to deliver cannabis to patients during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The mayor of Washington, D.C. similarly announced that medical cannabis deliveries would be temporarily permissible under certain circumstances due to the pandemic.

The new Louisiana bill, if enacted, would allow delivery on a permanent basis.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, May 7, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis tech firm MassRoots receives $50,000 federal stimulus check (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 18 pre-applications submitted for two medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Iowa (Quad-City Times)

// Louisiana Lawmakers Vote To Allow Medical Marijuana For Any Debilitating Condition And Legalize Delivery Services (Marijuana Moment)


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// Nearly 15 Percent of Colorado Weed Failed Microbial Testing in 2019 (Denver Westword)

// Los Angeles marijuana market remains chaotic as entrepreneurs wait for mayor, City Council to act (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New York City Is Shut Down, But Its Black-Market Weed Is Booming (Rolling Stone)

// Ontario extends curbside pickup and delivery for cannabis stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Top Minnesota Lawmaker Unveils Long-Delayed ‘Best’ Marijuana Legalization Bill In The Country (Marijuana Moment)

// Campaign To Decriminalize Psychedelics In DC Cleared For Signature Gathering (Marijuana Moment)

// High Times Hires Third CEO In One Year (Green Market Report)


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Friday, May 1, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily New

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, May 1, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Montana judge won’t allow e-signatures for legalization initiative (Leafly)

// Illinois delays awarding 75 recreational marijuana licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada allows marijuana stores to offer curbside pickup (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Over 9,000 Californians Just Got Their Marijuana Convictions Erased Forever (Merry Jane)

// Cannabis retailer Fire & Flower closing 3 Alberta stores reports CA$22.3M loss (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Companies, groups, churches push for lower California cannabis taxes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘Friends In Weed’ Looks To Help Budtenders And Local Restaurants Amid COVID-19 (Benzinga)

// Cory Booker Calls For Federal Marijuana Legalization Amid Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)

// Criminals Using Food Delivery Services to Transport Drugs During Lockdown – Interpol (New York Times)

// Willie Nelson Turns 87 This Week, and His Love for Weed Is Stronger Than Ever (Merry Jane)


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Monday, April 27, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, April 27, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Top New York Lawmaker Wants To Pass Marijuana Legalization This Year Despite Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Seems To Reduce Opioid Use Among Chronic Pain Patients, Meta-Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Australia moves toward over-the-counter CBD sales (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Massachusetts marijuana store seeks medical license amid coronavirus shutdown (Mass Live)

// Ohio allowing phone orders, curbside pickup at medical cannabis stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// State-By-State COVID-19 Announcements Impacting Marijuana Businesses (JD Supra)

// Massachusetts marijuana: In lawsuit over 2-year moratorium allowing only economic empowerment applicants to open, Appeals Court sides with Cambridge (Mass Live)

// Cannabis Has Become a Major Threat to Alcohol (Real Money)

// Arkansas medical marijuana consumers are buying in Oklahoma (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 1,700 soldiers in Alabama were drug tested a day after 4/20, but the Army says it’s ‘just a coincidence’ (Business Insider)


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