Wednesday March 17, 2021 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Connecticut House Speaker Says ‘Optimism Abounds’ As Marijuana Legalization Negotiations Proceed (Marijuana Moment)

// Legalizing Marijuana Has Been A ‘Uniformly Positive’ Move In Washington State Governor Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Oregon Governor Appoints Panel To Implement Historic Legal Psilocybin Therapy Measure (Marijuana Moment)


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// California awards $15 million more in cannabis social equity grants (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ann Arbor to put $476K in new marijuana revenue to social equity programs (Michigan Live)

// Majority Of Florida Voters Back Marijuana Legalization And Oppose THC Limits, New Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Columbia Care Beats On Revenue, Misses On Earnings (Green Market Report)

// Village Farms Cannabis Sales Grow 2% Sequentially to $17.3 Million in Q4 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// It’s completely legal, but still the hemp industry has trouble finding banks – here’s why (Columbus Dispatch)

// State’s first on-site consumption cannabis bar set to open (KFVS 12 CBS)

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Friday, February 14, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, February 14, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Los Angeles County expunges 66,000 marijuana convictions in a day (Leafly)

// Aurora Cannabis reports steep loss, production drop, and higher costs (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California unions ask state’s Democrats to shut out major cannabis trade group (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Baker’s anti-stoned driving bill is dead- but marijuana cafes and employee protections move ahead in Legislature (Boston Globe)

// Scientists Find Aluminum Cans Suck Cannabinoids Out of Infused Beverages (Merry Jane)

// Taxes a big factor behind the financial woes of California marijuana companies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Scotland Opens First Medical Cannabis Clinic to Treat Chronic Pain (Merry Jane)

// A Psychedelics Company Is About to List on a Public Stock Exchange (Merry Jane)

// California ‘vape art’ exhibit flashes bright light on waste issue (Reuters)

// Las Vegas dispensary offers free joints to Nevada primary voters (Leafly)


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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana giant Acreage concedes Mass. contracts are ‘inoperable’ (Boston Globe)

// OLCC raises THC limits for some hemp products (Register-Guard)

// Bill would drape secrecy over recreational cannabis (Portland Press Herald)


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// How Much Cannabis Each State Sold in First Month of Legal Sales (Cannabis Now)

// Seven Governors Talk Marijuana Policy At Annual Conference (Marijuana Moment)

// Illinois medical cannabis stores granted two-hour sales extension (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario weighs cannabis consumption lounges, special-occasion permits (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California wholesale marijuana flower prices holding steady on lack of licenses, growing demand (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Arizona’s medical marijuana market marches forward in 2019 with more patients, higher sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Virginia House Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)


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Friday, February 14, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 14, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Los Angeles County expunges 66,000 marijuana convictions in a day (Leafly)

// Aurora Cannabis reports steep loss, production drop, and higher costs (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California unions ask state’s Democrats to shut out major cannabis trade group (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Baker’s anti-stoned driving bill is dead- but marijuana cafes and employee protections move ahead in Legislature (Boston Globe)

// Scientists Find Aluminum Cans Suck Cannabinoids Out of Infused Beverages (Merry Jane)

// Taxes a big factor behind the financial woes of California marijuana companies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Scotland Opens First Medical Cannabis Clinic to Treat Chronic Pain (Merry Jane)

// A Psychedelics Company Is About to List on a Public Stock Exchange (Merry Jane)

// California ‘vape art’ exhibit flashes bright light on waste issue (Reuters)

// Las Vegas dispensary offers free joints to Nevada primary voters (Leafly)


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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana giant Acreage concedes Mass. contracts are ‘inoperable’ (Boston Globe)

// OLCC raises THC limits for some hemp products (Register-Guard)

// Bill would drape secrecy over recreational cannabis (Portland Press Herald)


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// How Much Cannabis Each State Sold in First Month of Legal Sales (Cannabis Now)

// Seven Governors Talk Marijuana Policy At Annual Conference (Marijuana Moment)

// Illinois medical cannabis stores granted two-hour sales extension (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario weighs cannabis consumption lounges, special-occasion permits (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California wholesale marijuana flower prices holding steady on lack of licenses, growing demand (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Arizona’s medical marijuana market marches forward in 2019 with more patients, higher sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Virginia House Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)


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Juneau City Officials Approve On-Site Cannabis Consumption at Dispensaries

City officials in Juneau, Alaska approved an ordinance on Monday that will allow the on-site consumption of cannabis products at licensed marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance was passed by the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly at Monday’s meeting by a vote of 6 to 2.

Under the measure, Juneau cannabis dispensaries licensed by the state would be permitted to allow customers to smoke marijuana and consume cannabis edibles. The consumption of edibles would be permitted indoors but smoking cannabis would only be allowed outdoors at locations approved by state regulators.

The ordinance was approved after months of debate over whether on-site consumption could be allowed without conflicting with Juneau’s second-hand smoke laws. Assemblymember Wade Bryson, one of the supporters of the ordinance, believes that allowing cannabis smoking at dispensaries would discourage people from illegally smoking pot in public places.

“If you don’t like marijuana smoke, you should be for this ordinance,” Bryson said during Monday’s meeting.

Assemblymembers Maria Gladziszewski, Carole Triem, Alicia Hughes-Skandijs, Rob Edwardson, and Michelle Bonnet Hale also voted in favor of the on-site consumption ordinance. Mayor Beth Weldon and Assemblymember Mary Becker voted against the measure. Becker said she doesn’t “want marijuana used inside or outside.”

“If I had my way, it’d be nowhere, but I do not have my way,” she added.

Before the Assembly voted, Weldon proposed an amendment that would have only permitted the vaping of cannabis products at outdoor on-site consumption areas but the change was ultimately not included in the measure.

Ordinance Stricter Than State Law

Although she voted for the ordinance, Assemblymember Triem said that smoking cannabis should be permitted anywhere cigarette smoking is allowed. Gladziszewski said that smoking indoors at dispensaries may eventually be allowed, noting that regulations in California originally did not permit on-site consumption but have since been relaxed.

“If California can figure it out, Juneau can figure it out, too,” Gladziszewski said.

Business owners in Juneau’s legal marijuana industry including Jennifer Canfield, a co-owner of cannabis retailer Green Elephant, and Ben Wilcox, co-owner of THC Alaska, say that the on-site consumption ordinance goes too far because it is more restrictive than state law. Wilcox believes that concerns over second-hand smoke are given too much weight, noting that he doesn’t drive but is subjected to vehicle exhaust every day.

“We’re looking for 100 percent safety?” he asked. “We’re in Alaska. We have crabbing. We have oil.”

Green Elephant may be the only dispensary in Juneau that will be able to make the accommodations necessary to provide an outdoor on-site consumption lounge for smoking cannabis. But although the ordinance goes into effect in 30 days, Canfield doesn’t believe that on-site consumption will begin at Green Elephant any time soon.

“It’s not going to happen this year,” she said.

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Monday, July 15, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, July 15, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// FDA Says It Is Speeding Up The CBD Regulation Process (Marijuana Moment)

// Presidential Candidate And Congresswoman Speak At Panel On Ending Marijuana Prohibition (Marijuana Moment)

// Alaska regulators reject first application for on-site marijuana consumption (Anchorage Daily News)


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// CBD company now owns a big chunk of Jones Soda (KSAT 12 ABC

// Delaware medical marijuana users say they were denied jobs (San Francisco Chronicle)

// 34 cannabis plants found growing in flower beds at the Vermont Capitol (CNN)

// Cannabis company exec says Jay-Z partnership will fuel national growth (CNBC)

// Arizona police board changes rules on accepting recruits who use CBD products (Tucson.com)

// The Other CBD: Christian Book Distributors Changes Name After Cannabis Confusion (New York Times)

// Barack Obama Congratulates Former Drug War Prisoner Whose Sentence He Commuted (Marijuana Moment)


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Public Cannabis Consumption Now Allowed in Colombia: Is Full Marijuana Legalization Next?

It’s been seven years since Colombia decriminalized the possession of small amounts of cannabis and other illicit drugs, and about three years since the South American country legalized medical cannabis – and while home cultivation for personal use is allowed, recreational cannabis remains illegal to date. In another big step for a country blessed with the ideal conditions to grow marijuana, the legal framework and labor costs needed to make it profitable, and an export…

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis Extracts Are Legal Arizona High Court Rule (Leafly)

// States Can’t Block Legal Hemp Shipments Within Their Borders, USDA Says (Marijuana Moment)

// New Yorkers are drawn to East Coast’s first recreational cannabis dispensaries (Crain’s New York Business)


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// Chart: Arkansas medical marijuana sales top $353,000 via just two dispensaries, outpacing initial OH sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Harborside Closes $19.65 Million Capital Raise Ahead of Public Trading (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New York Governor Says Marijuana Legalization Remains A Top-10 Priority For 2019 (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan Man Still Serving 60 Year Prison Sentence for Selling Weed in the ’90s (Merry Jane)

// Charlotte’s Web Q1 Revenue Increases 66% to $21.7 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// AB 533 passage could mean red light for cannabis consumption lounges (News 3 LV NBC)

// Court rules Tampa strip club owner can’t legally grow his own medical marijuana (WTSP 10 CBS)


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