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

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

// ‘Cruel and unusual’: Kansas resident faces decades in prison for medical marijuana use (Leafly)

// 40% of All US Drug Arrests in 2018 Were For Weed Possession (Merry Jane)

// Marijuana Legalization Will Advance In Connecticut This Year, Top Lawmakers Say (Marijuana Moment)


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// Oregon’s Cannabis Sales Continue To Climb (Green Market Report)

// New Vermont Bill Would Decriminalize Psychedelics And Kratom (Marijuana Moment)

// Is Constellation Brands Making a Big Mistake? (Nasdaq (Motley Fool))

// Congressman Visits Marijuana Dispensary On Behalf Of Bernie Sanders’s Presidential Campaign (Marijuana Moment)

// Mexican Lawmakers Plan To Pass Amended Marijuana Legalization Bill Before End Of April (Marijuana Moment)

// Illinois adult-use cannabis stores might face more shortages (Marijuana Business Daily)

// OLCC’s Drawn Out Application Process A Burden To The Industry (Bend Source)


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Friday, April 17, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, April 17, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge upholds Massachusetts ban on recreational cannabis sales (Leafly)

// FDA Shifts Its Covid-19 Stance on Vaping Smoking Impact (Bloomberg News)

// Canopy Growth exits cannabis cultivation on three continents in major international pullback (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Greenbits Raises $23 Million Despite Tight Capital Conditions (Green Market Report)

// Hemp Farmers Make Double the Salary of Average Agricultural Workers Study Says (Merry Jane)

// Cresco Labs Continues To Dominate Illinois (Green Market Report)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Florida Kansas And Three Indian Tribes (Marijuana Moment)

// VA Should Let Doctors ‘Verbally’ Recommend Medical Marijuana Amid Coronavirus Lawmakers Say (Marijuana Moment)

// MedMen creditor seeks to seize cannabis firm’s former execs’ homes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Arizona Dispensary Firm Gives Away Free Weed to Patients Having Hard Times (Phoenix New Times)


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Thursday, April 30, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, April 30, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Kansas Governor Says Medical Marijuana Still On The Table In 2020 Despite Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis producer Canopy Growth lays off 200 amid restructuring (Market Watch)

// Cannabis regulator Kay Doyle jumps to pharma (Commonwealth Magazine)


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// Michigan wholesale medical marijuana prices fall on flood of caregiver product (Marijuana Business Daily)

// CBD Claims: Federal Enforcement Actions Are No Longer Limited to Warning Letters (Canna Law Blog)

// Denver cannabis advisory group to examine social equity diversity issues (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario leads Canada with 96% deficiency in cannabis stores researcher estimates (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New medical marijuana drive-through is first in Maryland (Washington Post)

// Infused Beverages Market Expected to Hit $2.8 Billion by 2025 Analysts Say (Merry Jane)

// Dr. Bronner’s Wants Psilocybin Mushroom Therapy Available ‘as Soon as Possible’ (Merry Jane)


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Thursday, April 30, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, April 30, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Kansas Governor Says Medical Marijuana Still On The Table In 2020 Despite Coronavirus (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis producer Canopy Growth lays off 200 amid restructuring (Market Watch)

// Cannabis regulator Kay Doyle jumps to pharma (Commonwealth Magazine)


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// Michigan wholesale medical marijuana prices fall on flood of caregiver product (Marijuana Business Daily)

// CBD Claims: Federal Enforcement Actions Are No Longer Limited to Warning Letters (Canna Law Blog)

// Denver cannabis advisory group to examine social equity diversity issues (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario leads Canada with 96% deficiency in cannabis stores researcher estimates (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New medical marijuana drive-through is first in Maryland (Washington Post)

// Infused Beverages Market Expected to Hit $2.8 Billion by 2025 Analysts Say (Merry Jane)

// Dr. Bronner’s Wants Psilocybin Mushroom Therapy Available ‘as Soon as Possible’ (Merry Jane)


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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Friday, April 17, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, April 17, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge upholds Massachusetts ban on recreational cannabis sales (Leafly)

// FDA Shifts Its Covid-19 Stance on Vaping Smoking Impact (Bloomberg News)

// Canopy Growth exits cannabis cultivation on three continents in major international pullback (Marijuana Business Daily)


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!


// Greenbits Raises $23 Million Despite Tight Capital Conditions (Green Market Report)

// Hemp Farmers Make Double the Salary of Average Agricultural Workers Study Says (Merry Jane)

// Cresco Labs Continues To Dominate Illinois (Green Market Report)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Florida Kansas And Three Indian Tribes (Marijuana Moment)

// VA Should Let Doctors ‘Verbally’ Recommend Medical Marijuana Amid Coronavirus Lawmakers Say (Marijuana Moment)

// MedMen creditor seeks to seize cannabis firm’s former execs’ homes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Arizona Dispensary Firm Gives Away Free Weed to Patients Having Hard Times (Phoenix New Times)


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, January 23, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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

// ‘Cruel and unusual’: Kansas resident faces decades in prison for medical marijuana use (Leafly)

// 40% of All US Drug Arrests in 2018 Were For Weed Possession (Merry Jane)

// Marijuana Legalization Will Advance In Connecticut This Year, Top Lawmakers Say (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!


// Oregon’s Cannabis Sales Continue To Climb (Green Market Report)

// New Vermont Bill Would Decriminalize Psychedelics And Kratom (Marijuana Moment)

// Is Constellation Brands Making a Big Mistake? (Nasdaq (Motley Fool))

// Congressman Visits Marijuana Dispensary On Behalf Of Bernie Sanders’s Presidential Campaign (Marijuana Moment)

// Mexican Lawmakers Plan To Pass Amended Marijuana Legalization Bill Before End Of April (Marijuana Moment)

// Illinois adult-use cannabis stores might face more shortages (Marijuana Business Daily)

// OLCC’s Drawn Out Application Process A Burden To The Industry (Bend Source)


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Monday, December 16, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, December 16, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Massachusetts retailers can again sell pot vaping products (Sun Sentinel (AP))

// MLB Officially Removes Marijuana From Banned Substances List For Baseball Players (Marijuana Moment)

// Canadians Bought Over $900 Million of Weed in the First Year of Legal Sales (Merry Jane)


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// Recreational marijuana sales in Michigan exceed $1.6 million in first 8 days (Detroit Free Press)

// Montana health department to enforce flavored vaping ban (The Hour (AP))

// Legalizing Marijuana Has Majority Support In Kansas, Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Cresco Labs Shores Up Its Balance Sheet, Sells Property for $50 Million (Green Market Report)

// New Jersey Lawmakers Take First Steps To Put Marijuana Legalization On The 2020 Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// Brooklyn brothers seek $10M for Vermont hemp shipment arrest, confiscation (VT Digger)

// Cannabis’ largest trade show is pretty ordinary, and that’s what the industry wants (CNN)


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Cannabis Oil With Low THC Now Legal to Possess in Kansas

It’s no plan for legalization, but it’s something; as of July 1, qualified patients will be able to use low THC cannabis oil in Kansas. Claire and Lola’s Law a.k.a. House Bill 2244 does not allow for legal sale or production of the oil, but individuals and families who meet requirements will be able to leave the state to purchase it, then come back home to administer the medicine. 

Prior to the law’s passage, Kansas was one of only four states without a comprehensive recreational or medical marijuana program — despite the fact that 18 pieces of medical marijuana legislation have been introduced since 2006. 

The bill technically gives patients an affirmative defense, to be utilized should they be charged with a drug-related crime for taking the CBD oil. Additionally, HB 2244 bars the state’s Department of Children and Families from removing a kid from a family that uses CBD oil. 

Claire and Lola’s Law was named for two sisters with microcephaly, cerebral palsy, and dwarfism. Older sister Claire Hartley died in December, and her parents were convinced that low THC cannabis oil was a must-try to save little sis Lola from a similar fate. “I know it would have helped her with some of the struggles in her life,” the Hartley father Scott testified to a House committee in March.

The Hartley family will now be able to make the seven-hour trip to Colorado in order to obtain the medicine for Lola. 

The law was passed by the House of Representatives in March by a vote of 89-35, and got the go-ahead from the state’s Senate on Monday. It stipulates that patients need a doctor’s letter from the last 15 months that states that they have a debilitating medical condition. Testing of the product — limited to cannabis oil with a THC content of 5 percent or lower — will be required. 

HB 2244 met resistance from the Kansas Bureau of Investigations, as well as some lawmakers who voted against it because the law simply did not go far enough. “Why wouldn’t we have done something that’s actually a solution to the problem instead of something that’s just a band-aid or something?” asked House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins. 

Indeed, the state has been actually regressing on some marijuana issues, raising the chances of arrest and conviction for drug offenses. In 2018, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that it was unnecessary for police to seek a warrant to enter a house if they could smell marijuana from outside the domicile. Previously, the state had allowed officers to search automobiles if the scent of cannabis was apparent. 

Former marijuana executive and attorney Barry Grissom recently declared his intention to run for US Senate. But perhaps the youth will be the ones to change things. In 2017, a 16 year old named Jack Bergeson launched a campaign to run for governor in the state. His platform included higher wages for teachers, a freeze on tax increases for low income salaries — and marijuana legalization. 

The post Cannabis Oil With Low THC Now Legal to Possess in Kansas appeared first on High Times.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Presses Housing Secretary About Marijuana Eviction Policies (Marijuana Moment)

// Massachusetts Senate weighs no-interest loans for marijuana businesses (Mass Live)

// Racial Arrest Disparities Got Worse After Legalization, Study Finds (Leafly)


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// Marijuana sales east of Mississippi poised to rival western markets including Colorado, California (Philadelphia Inqurier)

// CBD Can Help Curb Heroin Cravings, New Study Finds (Leafly)

// Kansas Set to Allow Low-THC Cannabis Oil Beginning July 1 (Leafly (AP))

// Chart: Comparing the price per milligram of THC in cannabis-infused products (Marijuana Business Daily)

// LA County Votes Again on Locking Out Unlicensed Cannabis Owners (NBC 4 Los Angeles)

// Marijuana control board wins broad support at Nevada Legislature (Nevada Appeal)

// Smuggling case involving ex-execs at marijuana firm Vireo will proceed, court says (Marijuana Business Daily)


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