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

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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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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)


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!


// 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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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.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Who wins by delaying weed sales (in Chicago)? (ABC 7 Chicago)

// Maine hemp farmers fear proposed rule change could cost them their crop (Portland Press Herald)

// One Florida recreational marijuana initiative throws in the towel, another still hanging on (News 4 JAX)


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// Legalizing Weed Reduces Opioid Prescriptions Across the Board, New Study Finds (Merry Jane)

// Oklahoma Activists Take First Step To Put Marijuana Legalization On State’s 2020 Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// Atlanta Will Seal Records for Minor Weed Offenses by February (Merry Jane)

// Can landlords ban cannabis in a legal state? Here’s what the law says (Leafly)

// USDA Gives Public More Time To Comment On Hemp Regulations (Marijuana Moment)

// R.I. Senate leaders won’t support marijuana legalization in upcoming legislative session (Boston Globe)

// Miss Universe Canada Rocked a Weed Gown During International Beauty Pageant (Merry Jane)


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Marijuana Legalization In Illinois Won’t Apply To People Living In Public Housing

Once again, a major failing in the current model of state-by-state marijuana legalization has been exposed. In Chicago, the public housing agency has released a memo clarifying that residents may not partake in the state’s soon-to-be-legal cannabis industry in the comfort of their homes.

Chicago Housing Authority, which is the third largest agency of its kind in the country with over 20,000 households in its system, had this to say in a communication sent to housing voucher recipients:

“While federal law prohibits marijuana use and possession in federally subsidized housing, the CHA is working to educate and inform residents so they understand all applicable laws related to cannabis and federally-funded housing. The CHA will work with the City of Chicago as it develops rules and regulations in accordance with existing state and federal laws in order to ensure a safe and responsible implementation of legalized cannabis in Chicago on January 1, 2020.”

The memo was a reminder of an issue that has plagued many of the five million public housing residents across the country, of whom one quarter are disabled and 35 percent are elderly. Since many such programs are federally funded, federal law applies to the properties. That means residents can be evicted for consuming state-legal cannabis, even if they have been approved as medical marijuana patients.

Residents Face Evictions

Such regulations can be disastrous, particularly for public housing residents whose age or health condition leave them with limited mobility, and echoes similar restrictions on residents of federally subsidized nursing homes. In upstate New York, an elderly man was evicted from his public housing after authorities discovered he had been taking medicinal marijuana for his chronic pain condition. 78-year-old John Flickner wound up in a homeless shelter, even though he has a New York medical cannabis card.

A similar incident took place in California’s Humboldt County, where a woman and her teenage daughter were evicted after a maintenance worker discovered a small bag of the woman’s medicinal marijuana in their apartment. That woman’s lawsuit against the federal government over the matter was dismissed by a judge this summer.

The issue has not gone unchallenged in Washington, D.C. U.S. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced the latest bill that would permit medical marijuana use in public housing this spring. She presented a similar proposal during the last session that did not make it out of committee.

“Individuals living in federally funded housing should not fear eviction simply for treating their medical conditions or for seeking a substance legal in their state,” Norton commented upon bringing up the legislation earlier this year.

Illinois will become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana on January 1, after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the legislation into effect in June. It is estimated that cannabis sales could pull $250 million in tax revenue by 2022.

The legislation has a special focus on social equity programs, and will prioritize business applications from entrepreneurs hailing from communities negatively affected by the War on Drugs as well as facilitate the expungement of thousands of past cannabis-related crimes.

This summer, the state’s medical cannabis program also underwent an expansion that added 11 new qualifying conditions for patients and guaranteed the permanent status of the system, among other changes.

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Friday, July 19, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, July 19, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington state offers up cannabis traceability ‘workaround’ in wake of software release problems (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Oklahoma medical cannabis businesses prepare for ‘necessary’ rules that will up compliance costs (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Michigan cuts marijuana licensing fees in 19 cities impacted by drug war (Crain’s Detroit Business (AP))


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// More Than 100 Marijuana Businesses Urge Congress To Include Social Equity In Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Boston’s first recreational marijuana store receives preliminary license, could open within months (Boston Globe)

// Imports of medical marijuana into Germany surge in second quarter (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Texas leaders: Hemp law did not decriminalize marijuana (Texas Tribune)

// Fight Over HUD Housing Eviction Over Medical Pot Tossed (Courthouse News)

// Who’s really behind Toronto’s chain of illegal pot shops that won’t quit? (CBC News)

// Homeland Security Chief Won’t Say Whether Families Should Be Separated Over Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)


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Hemp Used in Housing and Health Food Busts Myths About Misunderstood Plant

Hemp, one of the planet’s most misunderstood plants, is finally shedding its undeserved bad rap. Hemp is also known as cannabis, and cannabis is generally and mistakenly regarded as a narcotic. Since the rise of drug culture decades ago this fast-growing, fibrous plant has been widely vilified, shunned and prohibited, but that is now changing. High time for change. – Read the entire article at News.