Breaking the stigma: Marijuana’s bad reputation

There once was a time when cannabis was a popular medicinal substance carried in pharmacies across the U.S. and farmers were even given government incentives to grow hemp. Fast forward a few decades, marijuana drug became classified as a Schedule 1 substance. It is the most restrictive category for substances with “no currently accepted medical […]

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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)


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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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Thursday, April 2, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, April 2, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// AOC Says Marijuana Dispensaries Should Stay Open During Coronavirus If Liquor Stores Can (Marijuana Moment)

// The Feds Are Offering Grants to Study How Coronavirus Impacts Cannabis Consumers (Merry Jane)

// OWNERS: Have a Heart Compassionate Care dispensaries were not economically feasible to operate (Quad-City Times)


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// Cannabis users, shops suffer high anxiety after Massachusetts shuts down recreational sales (NBC News)

// Why are liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries considered essential businesses? (Newsweek)

// Maine retailers deemed essential prepare to follow new state mandates (Portland Press Herald)

// COVID-19 Kills a Non-Violent Drug Offender Serving 27 Years Behind Bars (Merry Jane)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For South Carolina And West Virginia (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical cannabis businesses eye potential new markets in southern US (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Washington Governor Signs Bill To Diversify State’s Marijuana Industry (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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Friday, June 12, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, June 12, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// If cannabis is legal why is Michael Thompson serving 40 years in prison? (Leafly)

// Lawmakers Ask Fellow Congressional Democrats To Pursue Marijuana Legalization Amid Policing Debate (Marijuana Moment)

// After Protests Portland Oregon Will Stop Spending Legal Weed Taxes on Police (Merry Jane)


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// Colorado Governor Issues Proclamation Declaring Official ‘Hemp Week’ (Marijuana Moment)

// Germany faces potential temporary supply shortage of cannabis flower (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Hexo Surprises Market With Strong Revenue For Third Quarter (Green Market Report)

// TILT Holdings Q4 Revenue Declines Sequentially by 28% to $33.4 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Michigan reports successful first year for industrial hemp pilot program (Detroit Metro Times)

// Missouri judge allows suit challenging marijuana license caps to proceed (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada Governor Introduces Measure To Pardon Tens Of Thousands With Marijuana Convictions (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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Friday, June 12, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, June 12, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// If cannabis is legal why is Michael Thompson serving 40 years in prison? (Leafly)

// Lawmakers Ask Fellow Congressional Democrats To Pursue Marijuana Legalization Amid Policing Debate (Marijuana Moment)

// After Protests Portland Oregon Will Stop Spending Legal Weed Taxes on Police (Merry Jane)


These headlines are brought to you by Natural Order Supply, one of the nation’s premier cannabis cultivation supply companies dedicated to streamlining cultivation and helping industrial hemp farmers calculate their price-per-plant cost. They have everything from lights to harvest supplies to cultivation advice!


// Colorado Governor Issues Proclamation Declaring Official ‘Hemp Week’ (Marijuana Moment)

// Germany faces potential temporary supply shortage of cannabis flower (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Hexo Surprises Market With Strong Revenue For Third Quarter (Green Market Report)

// TILT Holdings Q4 Revenue Declines Sequentially by 28% to $33.4 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Michigan reports successful first year for industrial hemp pilot program (Detroit Metro Times)

// Missouri judge allows suit challenging marijuana license caps to proceed (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada Governor Introduces Measure To Pardon Tens Of Thousands With Marijuana Convictions (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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Thursday, April 2, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, April 2, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// AOC Says Marijuana Dispensaries Should Stay Open During Coronavirus If Liquor Stores Can (Marijuana Moment)

// The Feds Are Offering Grants to Study How Coronavirus Impacts Cannabis Consumers (Merry Jane)

// OWNERS: Have a Heart Compassionate Care dispensaries were not economically feasible to operate (Quad-City Times)


These headlines are brought to by MJToday Media.


// Cannabis users, shops suffer high anxiety after Massachusetts shuts down recreational sales (NBC News)

// Why are liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries considered essential businesses? (Newsweek)

// Maine retailers deemed essential prepare to follow new state mandates (Portland Press Herald)

// COVID-19 Kills a Non-Violent Drug Offender Serving 27 Years Behind Bars (Merry Jane)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For South Carolina And West Virginia (Marijuana Moment)

// Medical cannabis businesses eye potential new markets in southern US (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Washington Governor Signs Bill To Diversify State’s Marijuana Industry (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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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)


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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Six Rikers Island Guards Charged in Drug Smuggling, Bribery Case

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against six New York City correctional officers accused of taking thousands of dollars in bribes to smuggle drugs to inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex.

Fifteen other people, including several inmates, also were charged in criminal complaints unsealed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.

The scheme had been under investigation since early 2019, prosecutors said, and involved guards sneaking a smartphone, marijuana and other drugs into the troubled jail complex.

Investigators said they found a dozen clear plastic bags of marijuana after searching one inmate involved in the conspiracy. They said he also had an iPhone and charger in his laundry bag.

Authorities said they reviewed financial records, conducted surveillance and listened to recorded calls in which the defendants used coded language to talk about the smuggling. In at least one instance, prosecutors said, “Oakland Raider jerseys” was code for marijuana.

“Contraband smuggling enterprises have long plagued city jail facilities,” Margaret Garnett, the commissioner of the city’s Department of Investigation, said in a news release. “The arrests today are another example of a pattern in which inmates and outside conspirators identify correction officers vulnerable to corruption and use them to carry drugs and other illegal substances into the jails.”

The Department of Corrections officers charged in the case are: Darrington James, 30, Patrick Legerme, 29, Aldrin Livingston, 31, Michael Murray, 28, Angel Rodriguez, 23, and Christopher Walker, 28. It was not immediately clear whether they had defense attorneys to comment on their behalf.

A dozen of the defendants were expected to appear before a federal magistrate Tuesday. Prosecutors said three others remained at large.

New York City lawmakers voted in October to close Rikers Island, one of the world’s largest jails, and replace the complex with four smaller jails intended to be more modern and humane and closer to the city’s main courthouses in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.

Rikers is scheduled to shutter by 2026.

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