Episode 61 – How New York and New Jersey Are Legalizing Marijuana with Evan Nison

Activist and entrepreneur Evan Nison speaks with hosts Jordan Wellington and Andrew Livingston about how their home state of New Jersey as well as New York as legalizing marijuana, as well as some of the work he’s done and is doing through his PR company NisonCo. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Mexico adult-use marijuana bill advanced by state House panel (Marijuana Business Daily)

// South Dakota AG abandons effort to defend adult-use marijuana initiative (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Washington Lawmakers Approve Drug Decriminalization Bill In Committee Vote (Marijuana Moment)


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// New York Governor To Send Amended Marijuana Legalization Plan To Lawmakers Amid Criticism (Marijuana Moment)

// Massachusetts medical cannabis patient numbers top 100,000 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Michigan’s marijuana industry surpasses Oregon in cannabis jobs report says (Michigan Live)

// Recreational pot sales have more than doubled since Maine’s market launch (Central Maine)

// Mississippi Senate Approves Alternate Medical Marijuana Program Hours After Defeating It (Marijuana Moment)

// Canopy unloads British Columbia cannabis greenhouses at large loss (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis spurs creative but unrealistic ideas study shows (Marijuana Business Daily)

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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)


Check out our other projects:Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement. • Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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)


These headlines are brought to you by Curaleaf, one of the leading vertically-integrated cannabis operators in the U.S. With legal medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation sites, and processing facilities all over the United States, Curaleaf has served more than 165,000 medical cannabis patients and looks forward to helping many more long into the future. Swing over to Curaleaf.com to learn more about this very cool company!


// 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)


Check out our other projects:Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement. • Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, November 14, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Surprise! Michigan adult-use cannabis sales begin Dec. 1 (Leafly)

// Marijuana Prohibition Is Delaying Federal Response To Vaping Crisis, CDC Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot offers plan to lower fines, end vehicle impoundment for illegal pot possession (Chicago Tribune)


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// New Mexico Committee Gets Head Start On Marijuana Legalization For 2020 Session (Marijuana Moment)

// Charlotte’s Web Lowers Guidance As Expenses Skyrocket (Green Market Report)

// Tilray Reports Rising Sales, Rising Losses (Green Market Report)

// Sundial Growers Reports $28 Million Cannabis Revenue in Q3 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Acreage Holdings Reports Revenue of $22 Million, Net Losses of $39 Million (Green Market Report)

// Cresco Labs, Origin House revamp cannabis merger as value falls more than 50% and close delayed (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Eaze Announces Winners of $50,000 Grants to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion in the Cannabis Industry (Cannabis Business Times)


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Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Friday, November 8, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, November 8, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bruce Linton Joins Multi-State Cannabis Operator Vireo Health as Executive Chairman (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Vermont organic hemp shipment leads to arrest of recipient in New York City (VT Digger)

// Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Voices Support For Decriminalizing Psychedelics (Marijuana Moment)


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// Juul Ends E-Cigarette Sales of Mint-Flavored Pods (New York Times)

// Problematic Marijuana Use Is Declining Among People Who Consume Every Day, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// KushCo Holdings Project FY20 Revenue in Excess of $230 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Canadian Cannabis Growers Have Produced 30 Times More Weed Than They Can Sell (Merry Jane)

// I was sleeping with one eye open’ – Canadian cannabis growers harvest their first (legal) outdoor plants (Toronto Star)

// Drake is launching a Canadian cannabis brand (Leafly)

// Michigan school considers drug testing students involved in after-school program (WGXA News)


Check out our other projects:
Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// MedMen Reports Loses $277 Million For The Year, $82 Million In The Quarter (Green Market Report)

// Mexican Senate Committees Agree To Comprehensive Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// White House Signs Off On Proposed Hemp Rules From USDA (Marijuana Moment)


These headlines are brought to you by Curaleaf, one of the leading vertically-integrated cannabis operators in the U.S. With legal medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation sites, and processing facilities all over the United States, Curaleaf has served more than 165,000 medical cannabis patients and looks forward to helping many more long into the future. Swing over to Curaleaf.com to learn more about this very cool company!


// Entrepreneur offers $250,000 in loans for Illinois social equity cannabis applications (Marijuana Business Daily)

// CEO Berman leaves cannabis firm Harborside; board chair picked as interim (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Dozens may apply as Utah opens medical marijuana dispensary licensing round (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Cannabis Bill Roundup for October 2019 (Canna Law Blog)

// Sales of marijuana edibles up in at least four states in wake of vape health scare (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Field Trip Ventures Ronan Levy on the rise of psychedelics (CNBC)

// Colorado Governor Offers Advice On Growing Marijuana Plants Bonsai-Style (Marijuana Moment)


Check out our other projects:
Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Charlie Baker pushes bill that would target stoned driving (Boston Globe)

// Study Funded By Feds Debunks Myths About Marijuana Legalization’s Alleged Harms (Marijuana Moment)

// Mexican Senate Leader Says Marijuana Will Be Legalized This Month (Marijuana Moment)


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// OLCC to hold emergency meeting to discuss regulations after Gov. Brown orders 180-day ban on flavored vaping products (KPTV Fox 12)

// Oregon, Maine Have Highest Rates of Positive Workforce Drug Tests (U.S News & World Report)

// Advocates look to legalize industrial hemp in South Dakota (West Central Tribune)

// Maine on track for legal marijuana sales by spring 2020 (Washington Post (AP))

// Majority Of New Yorkers Say Marijuana Should Be Legalized, Poll Shows (Marijuana Moment)

// New Mexico orders labeling of THC products associated with vaping (Durango Herald)

// NBA Veteran Al Harrington’s Viola Closes on $16m Financing Round (Green Market Report)


Check out our other projects:
Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Cannabis Tourism is on the Rise

As more states legalize the use of cannabis, entrepreneurs are organizing painting classes, bus tours and other marijuana-infused experiences. Sam Rosenbaum has Stephen Colbert to thank for his career switch from accountant to cannabis tour operator. The newly minted M.B.A. was watching an episode of “The Colbert Report” in 2014 when the comedian spoke of a “cannabis green rush” coming to Colorado, which had recently become the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. “The part…