Thursday March 25, 2021 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, March 25, 2021 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New York Lawmakers Reach Tentative Deal On Marijuana Legalization Bill With Details Now Circulating (Marijuana Moment)

// WATCH: White House press sec defends firing staffers for past pot use despite Kamala admitting to having smoked it herself (Post Millenial)

// Delaware Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Legalization Bill In Committee Vote (Marijuana Moment)


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// Minnesota marijuana bill continues push through House (El Paso Inc (AP))

// GrowGeneration Boosts 2021 Revenue Outlook to $415-430 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// MariMed Says It Will Do $100 Million In Revenue In 2021 (Green Market Report)

// Bruce Linton-led Gage Cannabis files for direct listing in Canada – sources (Reuters)

// Michigan Cannabis Sales Increase 160% to $105 Million in February (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Florida teacher fired for prescribed medical marijuana use (WFLA 8 News)

// Medical Marijuana Use Among Canadian Seniors Doubled in the Past Two Years (New Cannabis Ventures)

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Tuesday March 9, 2021 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Mexico’s landmark cannabis bill one step closer to becoming law (Reuters)

// D.C. Can Take Steps Toward Legalizing Marijuana Sales Amid Congressional Ban Feds Conclude (Marijuana Moment)

// MindMed Finds One Investor For C$19 Million Offering (Green Market Report)


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// One-third of Canadian cannabis users consumed more during pandemic (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Legalization Bill Has ’60-40′ Odds Of Passing Connecticut Governor Says Adding He’s Open To Homegrow (Marijuana Moment)

// Hawaii Governor Has ‘Concerns’ About Legalization Bill Advancing In Legislature (Marijuana Moment)

// Colorado Bill Would Require Schools To Store Cannabis-Based Medicines For Student Use (Marijuana Moment (Colorado Newsline))

// Pot advocates cry foul on Noem using state funds for lawsuit (Associated Press)

// Biden’s USDA Secretary Gives Final Approval To Hemp Rules Despite Ongoing Industry Concerns (Marijuana Moment)

// Scutari Sweeney working on marijuana home grow bill (New Jersey Globe)

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Oklahoma Public School District Rejects Donation From Local Medical Cannabis Dispensary

Even as the press reports on Oklahoma’s public education budgetary woes, it appears that not all schools are open to accepting all donations. A marijuana dispensary chain was surprised to have their monetary gift to Ponca City Public Schools rejected.

The district’s superintendent Shelly Arrott released a media statement that said the rejection was due to nervousness over how the donation would affect federal funding.

“Accepting donations from a medical marijuana dispensary is uncharted territory for Oklahoma school districts in relation to federal funding sources,” she said. “At this time, the district cannot risk compromising these funding sources which are relied on heavily for the education of students.”

The company in question is Flippin Farms, which currently operates four dispensaries in the state and is planning to open four more. One of the company’s owners expressed his surprise over the situation to a local news site.

“If it’s OK for them to take tax money from this industry, why not be able to take money straight from this industry?” asked Corey Fisher. “We were just kind of confused and alarmed that in a school district that is constantly underfunded, we’re willing to walk in there, and [say], ‘Hey, I can write you a personal check,’ […] and they just declined.”

Fisher was referring to the fact that in Oklahoma, 75 percent of surplus medical cannabis tax revenue is received by the public school system. He rightly asked why, then, wouldn’t they take the cash directly from a dispensary?

Oklahoma Schools Are Struggling

The news dropped a day before a media report came out about how Oklahoma schools in struggling districts have been forced to make funding tradeoffs when it comes to much-needed school security measures like security guards.

Across the country, many states have tied school funding to cannabis sales. In Colorado, cannabis revenues that have gone to K-12 education via the 2014 passage of the state’s Amendment 64 have topped $283 million. The state has chosen to prioritize the construction of new schools, and sends the first $40 million raised each year towards that purpose. The plan has proven so popular that legislators have pushed for an increase in the amount of pot money that is shunted to schools.

For their part, the Flippin Farms team seems confident that they will be able to put their money towards the state’s public education in the future.

“Hopefully we can strike a good chord with the school district and we can come to an understanding,” Fisher continued. “And if nothing else, just open a dialogue.”

“We’re here to help not only our patients, but we also want to give back to the local community—they support us,” he added.

Arrott also alluded to the fact that forthcoming collaborations with the dispensary could be possible. “In the future, we would certainly appreciate the opportunity to work with […] Flippin to accept donations to help our students if it will not in any way jeopardize district revenue sources,” she said.

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Monday, August 19, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, August 19, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Illicit Cannabis Vape Carts Hospitalized 7 in California Doctors Say (Leafly)

// ‘I feel lucky for real’: How legalizing hemp accidentally helped marijuana suspects (NBC News)

// FBI investigating possible corruption in US cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Marijuana giant Harvest agrees to relinquish two dispensary permits after Pennsylvania probe (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Ex-Cop is First Individual Licensed to Sell Medical Cannabis in Canada (Leafly)

// Barbados latest Caribbean country to propose sweeping medical cannabis law (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canopy executive compensation surges to $28.5 million following pot legalization (BNN Bloomberg)

// Texas School District Will Now Expel Any Student Caught with a THC Vape Pen (Merry Jane)

// Second manufacturer joins Iowa’s medical marijuana program (KPVI 6 NBC)

// Whitefield Farmers Test New Market with Pick-Your-Own Hemp Fields (Lincoln County News)


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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana sales expected to double on April 20 (Boston Globe)

// TerrAscend Sees 2019 Sales at $135 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Study Finds Marijuana Motivates People To Exercise Smashing Lazy Stoner Stereotype (Marijuana Moment)


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// Denver council moves to open 5 square miles for social marijuana use, despite mayor’s opposition (Denver Post)

// Medical marijuana insurance in Florida? Lawmakers, agriculture commissioner pushing for it (Tallahassee Democrat)

// Nebraska’s tough approach to medical marijuana may backfire (San Francisco Chronicle (AP))

// Aphria Reports Q3 $108 Million Loss, Updates Green Growth Brands Takeover Plans (Green Market Report)

// Most doctors are steering clear of Virginia’s medical marijuana program (Virginia Mercury)

// Georgia governor to sign medical marijuana expansion this week (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

// Congressional Democrats Compete In Marijuana-Themed Trivia Game (Marijuana Moment)


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