Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// US Attorney General falsely targeted 10 cannabis companies, whistleblower says (Leafly)

// Aurora Cannabis to close five facilities, lay off 700 staff as part of restructuring (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Tepid adult-use cannabis sales in Massachusetts for first week of reopening (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Iowa GOP Lawmaker’s Psilocybin Decriminalization Amendment Defeated In Floor Vote (Marijuana Moment)

// Harvest Health Says It Is Closer To Selling The Dispensaries To High Times (Green Market Report)

// TILT Holdings Q1 Revenue Increases 23% to $42.4 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Ontario cannabis market surpasses 100 retail store authorizations (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana firm iAnthus receives demand for debt repayment (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Organigram Faces Lawsuit Changing Trailer Park Brand (Green Market Report)

// Just Look At These Hemp Shoes The VA Is Selling To Military Veterans (Marijuana Moment)


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Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Chart: Adult-use marijuana sales show resiliency in May despite pandemic (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Library Of Congress Highlights Racist News Coverage Used To Justify Criminalizing Marijuana A Century Ago (Marijuana Moment)

// Recovery from losses damage during protests will take weeks for many cannabis businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Aurora Cannabis’ $80 Million Mistake (Nasdaq (Motley Fool))

// Aurora Cannabis president stepping down this month (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vireo Health Trims Losses As Revenues Rise (Green Market Report)

// Canadian Cannabis Retailer Fire & Flower Quarterly Revenue Increases 142% to $23.1 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// United Nations body to meet again this month to discuss WHO cannabis recommendations (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ohio Marijuana Activists Plan Supreme Court Appeal After Federal Judges Deny Electronic Signature Case (Marijuana Moment)

// Louisiana Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Into Law (Marijuana Moment)


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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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Friday, May 29, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, May 29, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Federal Judge Gives Arkansas Marijuana Legalization Activists A Boost With Signature Gathering Ruling (Marijuana Moment)

// Nevada reviewing alleged campaign illegalities by marijuana MSO MedMen (Marijuana Business Daily)

// States With Medical Marijuana Laws Saw 20% Drop In Some Opioid Prescriptions (Marijuana Moment)


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// Cresco Labs Q1 Revenue Grows 26% Pro Forma from Q4 to $66.4 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For U.S. Virgin Islands And Four Indian Tribes (Marijuana Moment)

// British Columbia weighs online sales, delivery for cannabis stores (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Legal cannabis contributes CA$2.3 billion to crop receipts in Canada (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medical cannabis sales in West Virginia delayed another year (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Scientific Review Concludes That Cannabis Consumers Are at No Greater Risk of Occupational Injuries (NORML Blog)

// San Diego Cops Employ New Black Market Raid Strategy: Destroy Entire Pot Shop (Merry Jane)


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Thursday, May 28, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, May 28, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana Dispensaries Excluded From New York’s Coronavirus Loan Program (Marijuana Moment)

// Montana medical marijuana patients will soon be “untethered” from providers (KRTV 3 Great Falls)

// Michigan’s marijuana dispensaries can now take customers inside by appointment only (Detroit Metro Times)


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// Louisiana Senate And House Both Approve Significant Medical Marijuana Expansion (Marijuana Moment)

// Tax revenue from recreational weed could top $17M (Colorado Springs Indy)

// 53% of People Familiar with Psychedelics Want Legal Psilocybin Survey Says (Merry Jane)

// MedMen Revenue Increases 4% Sequentially in Q3 to $45.9 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Only 10% of Maryland medical marijuana investors are minorities (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Arkansas medical cannabis dispensary wins trademark dispute against MSO (Marijuana Business Daily)

// CFN Media Gets PPP Loan But Stiffs Workers (Green Market Report)


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

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Massachusetts’ adult-use dispensaries have reopened. Here’s how to find and use curbside pickup.

With coronavirus continuing to affect businesses around the world, the ability to still buy cannabis has been a welcome relief. And in Massachusetts, the Mass Cannabis Control Commission released guidelines allowing adult-use dispensaries to reopen on May 25 via curbside pickup as part of Gov. Charlie Baker’s phased re-opening of the state economy. 

Since the new guidelines are now in effect, find out the best way to order Massachusetts weed online and receive your goods by the curb. 

Who’s open for curbside pickup?

Narrow down your search by using the filters “Order online,” “Open now,” and “Curbside pickup.” Here is an example with “Open Now” and “Curbside pickup.”

With our maps filters for curbside pickup, you can explore which dispensaries are open for business. Check out our easy step-by-step guide to getting your favorite weed:

  1. Click on “Massachusetts” in the maps tool.
  2. Click on your region of choice. Are you lighting up in Boston? What about Holyoke?
  3. Narrow down your search by using the filters “Order online,” “Open now,” and “Curbside pickup.” Here is an example with “Open Now” and “Curbside pickup.”
  4. Start your online order and checkout when satisfied. You will get either a call or text confirming your order, then an additional call or text letting you know that your order is ready for pickup. 
  5. When your order is ready, head to the dispensary and park in any of the designated pickup parking spots.
  6. A budtender will come out to your car to verify your order, check your ID, take your cash, and bring out your purchase. All set!

Extra tips for picking up your stash safely

What’s the best etiquette when picking up your stoney goods? Since the coronavirus is still at large, you should be practicing safe social distancing measures — even when behind the wheel. This includes wearing a mask and gloves when receiving your order (you can put these on once you park) and possibly keeping hand sanitizer in the glove compartment for when the transaction is over. 

Also, keep in mind that dispensaries will be extra busy during this time, especially the first couple of weeks following re-opening. If no designated parking spots are available, follow the direction of parking lot attendants or budtenders. 

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mass. marijuana stores scramble for Memorial Day reopening after two-month coronavirus closure (Boston Globe)

// Oregon Marijuana Sales Spike During Pandemic, But Officials Expect Market To ‘Mellow’ (Marijuana Moment)

// COVID-19 is costing drug cartels millions of dollars (NBC News)


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// Michigan marijuana industry changed, but thriving amid coronavirus pandemic (Michigan Live)

// Manitoba to open cannabis store market ‘to all prospective retailers’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// A Canadian Town Just Proposed a New Law to Ban the Dank Smell of Weed (Merry Jane)

// New Mexico Governor Says Legalizing Marijuana Would’ve Funded Programs Cut Due To Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)

// Smaller Joints And Less-Potent Buds: Recession Weed Is Here (CNN)

// Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Bill Allowing Safe Injection Facilities For Illegal Drugs (Marijuana Moment)

// L.A. Cannabis Update: Little Fires Everywhere (Canna Law Blog)


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Friday, May 22, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, May 22, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Virginia Governor Officially Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bills Into Law (Marijuana Moment)

// Nevada marijuana sales up 20% in 2019, but COVID-19 slows progress (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘High Times’ Called Out For ‘Canna-Greed’ in Pot Shop Deal (SF Weekly)


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// Company Recalls Injectable CBD Products Following FDA Warning Letter (Marijuana Moment)

// Legal Weed Doesn’t Lead to Increases in Teen Drug Treatment Admissions, Study Says (Merry Jane)

// Marijuana MSO Harvest announces layoffs, other pivots in $24M cost-cutting (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Planet 13 Expands Universe Into California (Green Market Report)

// Prince Edward Island to reopen cannabis stores with restrictions (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aurora Cannabis follows through with promised US entry via $40 million hemp deal (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Workplace Protections For DC Medical Marijuana Patients Extended Under Emergency Bill (Marijuana Moment)


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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// 34 Bipartisan Attorneys General Tell Congress To Pass Marijuana Banking As Part Of Coronavirus Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Illinois Announces $31 Million In Marijuana Revenue-Funded Grants To Repair Drug War’s Harms (Marijuana Moment)

// D.C. Mayor’s Budget Plan Seems To Set Stage For Legal Marijuana Sales (Marijuana Moment)


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// The quarantine gardening boom extends to homegrown cannabis (Quartz)

// FDA Notifies Public About Recall Of CBD Product That Tested High For Lead (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis hub Leafly raises $3.6M after two rounds of layoffs earlier this year (Geek Wire)

// Ontario cannabis stores start reopening; delivery and curbside pickup extended (Marijuana Business Daily)

// LivWell Buys All Five Mindful Dispensaries in Colorado (Denver Westword)

// Chart: Medical cannabis sales regain their footing in Ohio despite coronavirus volatility (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Hightimes’ acquisition of California marijuana cultivator goes to pot (New York Post)


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