Friday, January 22, 2021 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is seen in a closely-cropped photograph as he speaks to another man. Gov. Cuomo is wearing a blue suit with a red tie and has his head tilted down as he looks up intently in mid-speech.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, January 22, 2021 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cuomo’s New York Marijuana Legalization Plan Draws Mixed Reviews From Advocates (Marijuana Moment)

// Massachusetts cannabis retailers sue state over delivery regulations (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aurora Cannabis Raises $125 Million at $10.45 (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Cannabis MSO Verano announces $100M subscription receipt financing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Harborside Upsizes Offering To $27 Million (Green Market Report)

// Canada’s ‘croptober’ surge pushes cannabis inventory over 1 million kilograms (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Valens Company Unloads Oil Inventory At Discount Prices Stock Plunges (Green Market Report)

// Illinois Awards $31.5 Million In Marijuana-Funded Grants To Repair Communities Harmed By Drug War (Marijuana Moment)

// Washington State Marijuana Homegrow Bill Draws Smooth Reception At Initial Hearing (Marijuana Moment)

// Some Cannabis Growers Are Still Counting Cost of Wildfires but Most Say the Industry Dodged a Bullet (Green Entrerpreneur)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Biden Taps Marijuana Legalization Supporter To Lead Democratic National Committee (Marijuana Moment)

// New York Governor Releases More Details On Marijuana Legalization Proposal (Marijuana Moment)

// Feds To Send Marijuana And Hemp Samples To Labs As Part Of Large-Scale Testing Accuracy Study (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Feds To Send Marijuana And Hemp Samples To Labs As Part Of Large-Scale Testing Accuracy Study (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis MSO Cresco prices Canadian share offering to raise $125 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Village Farms Raises $135 Million (Green Market Report)

// Washington state forms compliance group to assist marijuana businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Akerna Reveals Top 5 Cannabis Sales Days of 2020 (Cision PR Newswire)

// Local Massachusetts Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Psychedelics Decriminalization Measure (Marijuana Moment)

// USDA Releases Final Rule For Hemp Two Years After Crop Was Federally Legalized (Marijuana Moment)

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New York marijuana legalization support is higher now than ever before, poll finds

New York voters support legalizing marijuana by a nearly two-to-one ratio, according to a new poll released on Tuesday.

The Siena College survey found that 60% of registered voters in the state back legalizing cannabis, compared to 32% who oppose the reform. That’s up significantly from February, when a poll showed support for ending marijuana prohibition ahead by a margin of 55% to 40%.

The new finding is “the strongest support legalization has ever had in a Siena College poll,” the school said in a press release.

Nearly every demographic across age, party, regional and racial lines has majority or plurality support for legalizing cannabis.

As has historically been the case, those who identify as Democrats were more likely to back the policy change (63%) compared to Republicans (48%). Sixty-eight percent of independents said they favor legalization.

The only demographic surveyed where opposition exceeded support was for ideologically conservative respondents, who are against legalization, 44% to 50%.

A separate survey released last month by Spectrum News and Ipsos similarly found that 61% of New Yorkers back the reform, compared to 30% who oppose it.

Legalization could become more than an idea in the Empire State next year, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and top lawmakers have indicated that the reform will be prioritized.

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) said on Monday that “it’s not so much a matter of if, it’s a matter of when and it’s a matter of how” the state legalizes cannabis for adult use.

While there are still outstanding provisions that need to be negotiated—principally concerning how tax revenue is allocated—the senator made clear that the legislature is positioned to advance the issue, especially since New Jersey voters approved a legalization referendum this month.

Cuomo said earlier this month that the “pressure will be on” to legalize marijuana in the state and lawmakers will approve it “this year” to offset economic losses from the coronavirus pandemic.

The governor has included cannabis legalization in his last two annual budget proposals, but negotiations have consistently stalled over the details. A top aide said last month that the administration plans to give it another try in 2021 and the governor confirmed in a separate recent interview that he felt the reform would be accomplished “soon.”

Election Day also gave the Senate a supermajority of Democrats, meaning they will have more leverage to pass a legalization bill as they see fit because lawmakers could potentially override a veto if Cuomo takes issue with the details of the proposal.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Virginia’s limited medical marijuana program launches (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Missouri launches medical marijuana sales; market could hit $650 million a year (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Portland City Council votes to grant licenses to most marijuana store applicants (Portland Press Herald)


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// New York Will Legalize Marijuana By April And Regulate CBD-Infused Drinks, Governor’s Advisor Says (Marijuana Moment)

// DEA Attempts To Block New Cannabis Product After It Draws Similarities To Marijuana (WFSU Public Media)

// Vertosa Partners with Pabst Labs to Debut Pabst Blue Ribbon Cannabis-Infused Seltzer (Cannabis Business Times)

// Alberta lifting retail cannabis store cap in November (Marijuana Business Daily)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Six Additional States And Three Indian Tribes (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis company Acreage repays 60%-interest loan (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Another New Jersey Poll Shows Marijuana Legalization Passing By A Huge Margin (Marijuana Moment)


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Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Hemp Advocates Secure Major Win In New House Government Funding Measure (Marijuana Moment)

// Texas Ban On Smokable Hemp Lifted Until 2021 Judge Rules (Marijuana Moment)

// Scott says lawmakers have ‘come a long ways’ on retail pot bill (Valley News)


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// New York Launches Process For Destroying Marijuana Conviction Records (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Subscription Boxes Grow By 550% (Green Market Report)

// Canadian Cannabis Sales Accelerate in July to $232 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Study: Recreational Marijuana Could Bring Connecticut $100 Million Over 4 Years (WSHU Public Radio)

// Legal Marijuana Now Party turns in signatures for official recognition in Nebraska (Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News)

// Marijuana seller’s story of ‘badass’ Mexican sisters was a cultural misstep Latinas say (Herald Mail (AP))

// Millennials Prefer Smoking Their Cannabis (Green Market Report)


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Friday, September 4, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 4, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Pennsylvania Governor Slams GOP Lawmakers For Not Legalizing Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// California city rejects MedMen application for cannabis store license (Marijuana Business Daily)

// 4% of Canadian cannabis licensees Indigenous-affiliated with systemic barriers ‘baked into system’ (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Nebraska Supreme Court Hears Case Challenging Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative (Marijuana Moment)

// Canopy confirms layoffs at Niagara-on-the-Lake cannabis facility (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The Number of Cannabis Stocks Generating Substantial Revenue Expands in August (New Cannabis Ventures)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Maine Missouri And Another Indian Tribe (Marijuana Moment)

// Drone Drops Hundreds Of Free Bags Of Marijuana In Israel (Marijuana Moment)

// The Long Fall of High Times (Politico)

// State Of California Officially Promotes Marijuana Industry With New Campaign (Marijuana Moment)


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