Products of Prohibition — Cannabis Synthetics and Replacements

Strange but true — there was a time when synthetic cannabis was legal in Canada, but the natural herb was not. How was this even possible? If you can find a source of effective medicine that is natural and non-lethal, why would you ever want to recreate it with chemicals? The simple answer is prohibition. […]

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Business owner attempts to overturn Quebec’s cannabis accessory ban

Quebec‘s sweeping ban on the sale of cannabis products was challenged in the Provincial Supreme Court last Thursday. Quebec’s cannabis accessory ban came into effect post-legalization and it’s been hurting small businesses ever since. Unless you are a provincial retailer, it is illegal to sell anything deemed to be a cannabis accessory, including lighters, shirts, […]

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Friday, April 16, 2021 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, April 16, 2021 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Alabama Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill That Already Passed The Senate Heads To House Floor (Marijuana Moment)

// Idaho Republicans tried to block any future marijuana legalization. How’d it turn out? (Idaho Statesman)

// 69 Percent Of Americans Now Support Legalizing Marijuana- An All-Time High Quinnipiac Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)


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// Dispensary Owner Says Fred Meyer Refused to Accept Her Electric Bill Payment (Willamette Week)

// D.C. Dispensaries Welcome Looser Restrictions On Cannabis Classes (Outlaw Report)

// TILT Holdings Q4 Revenue Expands 8% Sequentially to $42.3 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New Study Suggests More Testing For Psilocybin Depression Treatments (Green Market Report)

// New York could establish weed-supply advantage over New Jersey (Crain’s New York)

// Limited Tennessee Medical Marijuana Bill Heads To Senate Floor (Marijuana Moment)

// The Cannabis Industry Remembers Steve Fox (Forbes)

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Friday, February 19, 2021 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, February 19, 2021 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// N.J. legal weed revived again as Murphy gets another reprieve from lawmakers. But it’s far from a done deal. (NJ.com)

// Draft of bill aims to curb underage use of concentrated THC set potency cap in Colorado (KOAA News 5 NBC)

// North Dakota Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Legalization Bill In Committee (Marijuana Moment)


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// Cannabis bill with no commercial production cap passes committee (Taos News)

// Tax Court Rules Against Harborside In 280E Case (Green Market Report)

// Oklahoma medical marijuana sales surpass $800 million for 2020 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Oregon marijuana firms enjoy booming market fueled by pandemic consumers shunning illicit suppliers (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Oregon marijuana firms enjoy booming market fueled by pandemic consumers shunning illicit suppliers (Green Market Report)

// Tilray Delivers Solid Quarter As Revenue Rises 20% (Green Market Report)

// NFL Explores How Marijuana And CBD Can Be Used As Opioid Alternatives For Players (Marijuana Moment)

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Green Wave Finds 280e Continues To Bleed Cannabis Companies Dry (Green Market Report)

// Could Bernie Sanders Actually Legalize Marijuana Nationwide On Day One As President? (Marijuana Moment)

// Axe continues to fall in cannabis industry as Tilray lays off 10% of staff (Financial Post)


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// Dispensaries advance in New Jersey medical cannabis licensing process (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Cannabis delivery companies adapt strategy to focus on increasing participation by women (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Bill To Legalize Marijuana In Minnesota Will Be Best ‘In The Country,’ Top Lawmaker Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Which California city might show the way forward for cannabis social equity in the state? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Public comment period opens for Trinidad and Tobago’s cannabis law (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The Feds Are Worried International Marijuana Rescheduling Could Boost Legalization Efforts (Marijuana Moment)

// Using Psychedelics Helps Treat Opioid, Stimulant, and Cannabis Use Disorder (Merry Jane)


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Friday, January 31, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, January 31, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// After hearing, THC concentrates bill stalls in Washington legislature (Leafly)

// White Weed Entrepreneurs Are Gaming Programs Meant to Help People of Color (Vice)

// USDA Got More Than 4,600 Hemp Comments Prior To This Week’s Deadline (Marijuana Moment)


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// How California’s legal marijuana market wound up in crisis mode after two years (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Australia expedites review of medical cannabis product Epidiolex (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The First Historically Black College Is Launching A CBD Line (Green Market Report)

// Medical cannabis flower imported into Germany doubles again in 2019, confirming strong growth (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Missouri Activists Launch Signature Drive To Put Marijuana Legalization On 2020 Ballot (Marijuana Moment)

// Detroit bans adult-use cannabis sales through March 31 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Bernie Sanders’s Team Includes Legalizing Marijuana In List Of Executive Orders For 2021 (Marijuana Moment)


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Thursday, February 27, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 27, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Vermont House gives initial OK to recreational cannabis sales, putting state on track to $160M market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MedMen Reports Revenue Of $44 Million, But A Net Loss Of $96 Million (Green Market Report)

// Acreage Holdings Reports 2019 Revenue Of $74 Million, Net Loss Of $195 Million (Green Market Report)


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// Canada Finally Surpassed $1 Billion in Total Legal Weed Sales (Merry Jane)

// Mexican President Wants Focus On Medical Marijuana As Senators Consider Broader Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Utah Medical Cannabis Program Set to Launch Next Week (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Nevada Publishes List Of Cannabis Test Failures (Green Market Report)

// Medical marijuana is third in revenue in Maine (News Center Maine)

// Maine currently has no recreational marijuana testing facility says state agency (WGME 13 CBS)

// Plans for Special Cannabis Crimes Unit Sparks Outrage (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// ACLU Releases 4/20 Report on Racist Cannabis Enforcement and Pot Arrests (Merry Jane)

// Deadline to legalize marijuana in Mexico extended again (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Alaska Marijuana Control Board approves emergency changes including curbside pickup (KTUU 1 NBC)


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// Lawsuit seeks to overturn Los Angeles’ cannabis social equity licensing process (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Quebec cannabis sales on pace to exceed CA$300 million for fiscal year (Marijuana Business Daily)

// This Company Just Reclaimed the Title of Leading Revenue Generator for Publicly Traded MSOs (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Congressional Candidates Openly Grow And Smoke Marijuana To Get Through Coronavirus Isolation (Marijuana Moment)

// Sanders Declines To List Marijuana Legalization Among Issues He Thinks Biden Will Back (Marijuana Moment)

// ‘It’s a roller coaster’: Marijuana and booze sales surge, then fall (KGW8 NBC)

// ‘Cartels are scrambling’: Virus snarls global drug trade (AP News)


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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// 34 Bipartisan Attorneys General Tell Congress To Pass Marijuana Banking As Part Of Coronavirus Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Illinois Announces $31 Million In Marijuana Revenue-Funded Grants To Repair Drug War’s Harms (Marijuana Moment)

// D.C. Mayor’s Budget Plan Seems To Set Stage For Legal Marijuana Sales (Marijuana Moment)


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// The quarantine gardening boom extends to homegrown cannabis (Quartz)

// FDA Notifies Public About Recall Of CBD Product That Tested High For Lead (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis hub Leafly raises $3.6M after two rounds of layoffs earlier this year (Geek Wire)

// Ontario cannabis stores start reopening; delivery and curbside pickup extended (Marijuana Business Daily)

// LivWell Buys All Five Mindful Dispensaries in Colorado (Denver Westword)

// Chart: Medical cannabis sales regain their footing in Ohio despite coronavirus volatility (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Hightimes’ acquisition of California marijuana cultivator goes to pot (New York Post)


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Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Chart: Adult-use marijuana sales show resiliency in May despite pandemic (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Library Of Congress Highlights Racist News Coverage Used To Justify Criminalizing Marijuana A Century Ago (Marijuana Moment)

// Recovery from losses damage during protests will take weeks for many cannabis businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Aurora Cannabis’ $80 Million Mistake (Nasdaq (Motley Fool))

// Aurora Cannabis president stepping down this month (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vireo Health Trims Losses As Revenues Rise (Green Market Report)

// Canadian Cannabis Retailer Fire & Flower Quarterly Revenue Increases 142% to $23.1 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// United Nations body to meet again this month to discuss WHO cannabis recommendations (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ohio Marijuana Activists Plan Supreme Court Appeal After Federal Judges Deny Electronic Signature Case (Marijuana Moment)

// Louisiana Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Into Law (Marijuana Moment)


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