Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana Decriminalization Approved By Virginia Senate And House (Marijuana Moment)

// ‘I really love the vibes’: How Yelp boosts black market pot shops (NBC News)

// After a rough 2019 California’s cannabis industry will bloom in 2020 (Leafly)


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// 15 months after legalization, 2.8 million Ontarians live in places where cannabis retail is illegal (Global News)

// The writing is on the wall for Vancouver’s handful of illegal cannabis shops (Globe and Mail)

// Oregon Cannabis 2020: Legislative Forecast and Report (Canna Law Blog)

// Marijuana Patient in Pennsylvania Sues State After Being Denied Public Housing (Merry Jane)

// Another Louisiana grower set for initial medical cannabis harvest (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Weedmaps cracking down on illicit Michigan marijuana ads (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Girl Scouts cash in selling cookies outside Chicago dispensary (WSIL TV 3 ABC)


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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lawmakers strip secrecy and extraction rules out of marijuana bill (Portland Press Herald)

// USDA Secretary Blames DEA For Strict Hemp Rules (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis firm BR Brands plans $43 million deal for Denver’s Dixie Brands (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!


// Businessman pleads guilty to paying $42,500 in bribes to convicted Baltimore delegate Cheryl Glenn (Baltimore Sun)

// South Dakota tribe voting on marijuana legalization (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Prices surge for wholesale cannabis flower in Illinois as demand outstrips supply (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Green Thumb inks $50 million cannabis sale-leaseback deal in Illinois (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Home show teaches ‘senior’ gardeners how to make their own medicine (Growth Op)

// The cheapest legal weed in Canada: Discover these cannabis ‘value brands’ (Leafly)

// Bernie Sanders Just Invited 15,000 People To A Marijuana Legalization Ceremony (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.
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Monday, March 2, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, March 2, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Vermont House Approves Selling Weed – But Not Advertising It (Seven Days VT)

// Florida legislators seek partial THC cap in medical marijuana (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Mass. Cannabis regulators ask state legislators to consider loan fund to benefit marginalized groups and small businesses similar to programs in Oakland and Illinois (Mass Live)


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!


// Canada to offer ‘value’ marijuana brands to compete with illegal sellers market (Newsweek)

// Why weed retails love empty bank branches (Crain’s Chicago Business)

// Oregon Advocates Launch Drug Decriminalization And Treatment Ballot Campaign (Marijuana Moment)

// CannTrust’s low stock price prompts another NYSE warning (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Spread thin by budding industry, Minnesota regulators call for creation of state cannabis office (Minnesota StarTribune)

// NY’s new cannabis czar: Recreational pot is ‘right thing to do’ (Times Herald-Record)

// Founder Andy Williams exits cannabis firm Medicine Man Technologies (Marijuana Business Daily)


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.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis banking reform included in latest Congressional COVID relief bill (Leafly)

// Michigan’s adult-use marijuana industry made $91 million in sales so far (Detroit Metro Times)

// Alaska Rescinds Marijuana Rule Meant to Limit Coronavirus Spread Due To Federal Prohibition (Marijuana Moment)


These headlines are brought to you by MJToday Media, publishers of this podcast as well as our weekly show Marijuana Today and the most-excellent Green Rush Podcast. And check out our new show Weed Wonks!


// Chart: Medical marijuana sales, patient counts hold steady in Maryland (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario Cannabis Store adding seeds to catalog to ‘breathe life into category’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Missouri lawmakers push for more medical marijuana licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Congress could save 10,000+ cannabis jobs with access to stimulus funds (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth Launches New Products In Canada Recreational Marijuana Market (Nasdaq)

// Lawmakers In Virginia Capital Vote To End Marijuana Testing Of City Workers (Marijuana Moment)

// Lawmakers warn ‘unscrupulous businesses’ are using social equity candidates as fronts in bid to get new pot licenses in Illinois (Chicago Sun 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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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis banking reform included in latest Congressional COVID relief bill (Leafly)

// Michigan’s adult-use marijuana industry made $91 million in sales so far (Detroit Metro Times)

// Alaska Rescinds Marijuana Rule Meant to Limit Coronavirus Spread Due To Federal Prohibition (Marijuana Moment)


These headlines are brought to you by MJToday Media, publishers of this podcast as well as our weekly show Marijuana Today and the most-excellent Green Rush Podcast. And check out our new show Weed Wonks!


// Chart: Medical marijuana sales, patient counts hold steady in Maryland (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario Cannabis Store adding seeds to catalog to ‘breathe life into category’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Missouri lawmakers push for more medical marijuana licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Congress could save 10,000+ cannabis jobs with access to stimulus funds (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth Launches New Products In Canada Recreational Marijuana Market (Nasdaq)

// Lawmakers In Virginia Capital Vote To End Marijuana Testing Of City Workers (Marijuana Moment)

// Lawmakers warn ‘unscrupulous businesses’ are using social equity candidates as fronts in bid to get new pot licenses in Illinois (Chicago Sun 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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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lawmakers strip secrecy and extraction rules out of marijuana bill (Portland Press Herald)

// USDA Secretary Blames DEA For Strict Hemp Rules (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis firm BR Brands plans $43 million deal for Denver’s Dixie Brands (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!


// Businessman pleads guilty to paying $42,500 in bribes to convicted Baltimore delegate Cheryl Glenn (Baltimore Sun)

// South Dakota tribe voting on marijuana legalization (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Prices surge for wholesale cannabis flower in Illinois as demand outstrips supply (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Green Thumb inks $50 million cannabis sale-leaseback deal in Illinois (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Home show teaches ‘senior’ gardeners how to make their own medicine (Growth Op)

// The cheapest legal weed in Canada: Discover these cannabis ‘value brands’ (Leafly)

// Bernie Sanders Just Invited 15,000 People To A Marijuana Legalization Ceremony (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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Photo: WPD/Flickr

Monday, March 2, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, March 2, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Vermont House Approves Selling Weed – But Not Advertising It (Seven Days VT)

// Florida legislators seek partial THC cap in medical marijuana (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Mass. Cannabis regulators ask state legislators to consider loan fund to benefit marginalized groups and small businesses similar to programs in Oakland and Illinois (Mass Live)


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!


// Canada to offer ‘value’ marijuana brands to compete with illegal sellers market (Newsweek)

// Why weed retails love empty bank branches (Crain’s Chicago Business)

// Oregon Advocates Launch Drug Decriminalization And Treatment Ballot Campaign (Marijuana Moment)

// CannTrust’s low stock price prompts another NYSE warning (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Spread thin by budding industry, Minnesota regulators call for creation of state cannabis office (Minnesota StarTribune)

// NY’s new cannabis czar: Recreational pot is ‘right thing to do’ (Times Herald-Record)

// Founder Andy Williams exits cannabis firm Medicine Man Technologies (Marijuana Business Daily)


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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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana Decriminalization Approved By Virginia Senate And House (Marijuana Moment)

// ‘I really love the vibes’: How Yelp boosts black market pot shops (NBC News)

// After a rough 2019 California’s cannabis industry will bloom in 2020 (Leafly)


These headlines are brought to you by Atlantic Farms, a Maine-based multistate cannabis business with operations in Maine and Massachusetts. Atlantic Farms is looking for people to help it grow and evolve as investors. Open up TheAtlanticFarms.com for more on the company and email info@theatlanticfarms.com to learn about investment opportunities.


// 15 months after legalization, 2.8 million Ontarians live in places where cannabis retail is illegal (Global News)

// The writing is on the wall for Vancouver’s handful of illegal cannabis shops (Globe and Mail)

// Oregon Cannabis 2020: Legislative Forecast and Report (Canna Law Blog)

// Marijuana Patient in Pennsylvania Sues State After Being Denied Public Housing (Merry Jane)

// Another Louisiana grower set for initial medical cannabis harvest (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Weedmaps cracking down on illicit Michigan marijuana ads (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Girl Scouts cash in selling cookies outside Chicago dispensary (WSIL TV 3 ABC)


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.

Love these headlines? Love our podcast? Support our work with a financial contribution and become a patron.

Photo: Nikita Gavrilovs/Flickr

High Times Announces Launch of Flagship Retail Stores

You’re already reading High Times. Soon, you’ll be able to shop at High Times.

Hightimes Holding Corp., the parent company of this publication, announced Wednesday that it will be opening two flagship retail stores in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Each store will operate under the High Times name and logo, and will offer memorabilia, licensed products of the company, and various cannabis products. 

The company said it hopes to announce additional locations for other stores in the coming weeks.

The first two stores will set up shop in a pair of the biggest cannabis markets in the United States. California legalized recreational marijuana use in 2016, while Nevada did the same a year later. Currently, there are 11 states in the country that have lifted the prohibition on recreational pot use.

That wasn’t the only major news that the company announced Wednesday. In addition to the launch of the two flagship stores, Hightimes said that it had hired Paul Henderson, former CEO of Grupo Flor, as the organization’s president.

“There is no brand in Cannabis that compares to High Times,” Henderson said in a statement. “High Times has ten times the number of social followers of any other cannabis retail brand, not including the millions of cannabis enthusiasts who visit the company’s media properties on a monthly basis.”

Henderson credited the High Times brand for helping to grow the cannabis movement, and pledged to “continue to be the source for the highest quality product in this industry – just on a much more personal and direct level.”

A Series of Announcements from High Times

Henderson joins the company a week after High Times announced Stormy Simon, the former president of the online retailer Overstock.com, as its new CEO.

Adam Levin, the company’s executive chairman, touted the combination of Henderson and Simon.

“We were so fortunate to be able to hire Paul as our new President. He is a cannabis rockstar and is the perfect complement to Stormy. Paul will oversee the cannabis operations side of the High Times business while Stormy oversees the company’s digital operation,” Levin said in a statement. “Having the second mover advantage in this industry, combined with the present downturn in the cannabis capital markets, provides unique timing for High Times to help non-branded stores to differentiate themselves from the industry’s larger multi-state operators. I know I speak for the whole team when I say we’re extremely excited to add Paul to the High Times family.” 

Henderson will also serve as interim chief financial officer following last week’s resignation of David Newberg.

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