Sundial suspends release of financials

CLN was all set for the release of the Sundial Growers (NASDAQ:SNDL) 2019 year-end financials. Sundial had planned to hold a conference call to discuss the results from a tumultuous year, in which the company’s stock price fell -75.6% as part of a wider cannabis-sector sell-off. Sundial tried to rally in January before a round […]

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Cannabis to Calm Nerves

There’s no denying that these are extremely stressful times. Cannabis, because of its ability to help us achieve balance in restoring homeostasis throughout our bodies, can be a great tool to calm any nerves we’re all collectively experiencing right now. That’s because the world’s most favored flower has been shown to blunt anxious reactions by reducing the release of the stress hormone cortisol. 

A particularly effective tool towards keeping your cool are cannabis ediblesLow-dose offerings can insert a bit of pleasantry into an otherwise drab day. With just a punch of positive, microdose edibles are great for getting through these scary times. 

Satori Chocolates has been making cannabis-infused chocolates since 2015 and recently re-tooled one of its classic offerings to lock-in faster onset times. That means people will experience the effect of the edible sooner, helping to ensure they don’t overdo it and can achieve a comfortable low-level high. 

With Satori’s original formulation for cannabis-infused milk chocolate strawberries, the effects would be felt anywhere between 90 and 180 minutes after eating one serving (three pieces amounting to 9mg of THC per serving). With the new formulation the THC strawberries seem to cut that time by at least half. And we know because we tried them both in an unscientific sampling that included eating THC-infused chocolates while casting a vote in the primary election and then later while sheltering in place.

First off, these chocolates are very tasty. Satori says it sources the alpine strawberries from Italy and they have a great natural taste that some other edibles are lacking. The chocolate is also quality caliber and is fair-trade certified. 

As for the new absorption technology, Satori is utilizing a technology that’s called VESIsorb. This technology, the company explains on its website, is “a naturally self-assembling colloidal droplet delivery system that has been clinically proven to increase absorption of nutritional supplements, food and beverage, and cosmetic ingredients.” It’s something that is already in use by the vitamin and supplement industry in order to increase the bioavailability of products, the website explains. 

We were fans of Satori already, but the new product line is a step beyond what they’ve provided in the past. These beautiful little bites are amazing mood enhancing companions.  

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Tweed’s first THC-Infused Cannabis Beverage

Tweed Houndstooth & Soda will be available for purchase on provincial eCommerce platforms and brick-and-mortar retail locations across Canada In the same week that Canopy Growth announced the closure of its Tokyo Smoke and Tweed retail stores, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the latter brand also announced its preparation for the launch of cannabis […]

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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// The CDC’s coronavirus failure was predicted by its VAPI response (Leafly)

// Mississippi Medical Marijuana Measure At Risk After House Approves Alternate Ballot Question (Marijuana Moment)

// Iowa House passes bill changing THC limit in state’s medical marijuana program (Des Moines Register)


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// FDA Invites The Public To Submit More Comments On CBD (Marijuana Moment)

// California passes $1 billion in cannabis tax revenue two years after launching legal market (OC Register)

// Columbia Care Reports $23 Million Revenue in Q4 and Sees 2020 Exceeding $155 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// The Green Organic Dutchman Takes $127 Million Charge In Fourth Quarter (Green Market Report)

// NJ medical marijuana: State’s top court says patients can’t be fired (North Jersey)

// Canada Defends Marijuana Legalization In Response To International Skepticism (Marijuana Moment)

// Toronto’s New Ketamine Clinic Offers Treatment by Tripping Through K-Holes (Merry Jane)


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It’s Not a Marijuana Free-For-All for Professional Athletes

When it was announced earlier this year during the offseason that professional baseball players were no longer going to be drug tested for marijuana, well, let’s just say that the cannabis advocacy community considered it a homerun. It was progress. For the past several years, there has been a lot of chatter surrounding cannabis and athletes, some of which insists that these mofos should have the freedom to use it as an alternative to prescription drugs. But conflicting state and federal laws have the leagues a little apprehensive about going all-in with respect to anything weed-related. Still, the pressure is mounting. So, as an act of good faith — that is, to keep all of the reefer radicals off their backs — some pro sports leagues, including the MLB, have come to grips with the fact that it might be detrimental in this day and age to keep testing players for pot. Only, that doesn’t mean that athletes can go full-blown stoner. It turns out there could still be some stiff penalties for those players who wear their pot consumption on their sleeves.

Although the white coats of the MLB are not scouring player’s systems this year for THC, a recent memo obtained by ESPN’s Jeff Passan shows that marijuana use isn’t exactly being embraced. The document indicates that players and team officials who “appear under the influence of marijuana or any other cannabinoid during any of the club’s games, practices, workouts, meetings or otherwise during the course and within the scope of their employment” will be given a “mandatory evaluation” to determine if they need drug treatment. The league would then also have the choice to review the incident and determine the extent of their cruel and unusual punishment.

In other words, the MLB isn’t testing players for marijuana, but if management suspects that someone is stoned, there will be hell to pay.

Furthermore, it appears that MLB is going all American authoritarian on its players, as well. In a report from the mighty Sports Illustrated, deputy commissioner Dan Halem explained that the league still has the freedom to punish players who break state marijuana laws. So, while those dudes playing for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Chicago Cubs are relatively safe from disciplinary action (both teams reside in areas where prohibition is no longer in effect), players with organizations like the St. Louis Cardinals could find themselves in deep trouble if they are caught in possession or driving under the influence. Because while it is true that medical marijuana is legal in 26 of the 30 cities where major leaguers do their thing, pot is only permitted in 11 jurisdictions for recreational use. The MLB still doesn’t allow marijuana to be used for medicinal purposes, and it doesn’t want it anywhere on the premises of team facilities, the document states.

It should be noted that, despite all of the rules the MLB has for players regarding marijuana, it is still the league with the most progressive drug policies. The NBA continues to test for weed, even though some former players believe that as many as 85% of pro ballers are getting high. Some current players are also advocating for a change in the NBA’s drug policy. All-Star Kevin Durant, who recently signed with the Brooklyn Nets, believes weed should be treated no differently than wine. “It’s a plant that’s put here for a reason, and that’s to bring us together, Durant said. “Hopefully, it happens (eliminating marijuana from the banned substances list), especially in the NBA.”

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has indicated that the issue is being discussed. But he wants to see more research. And the decision the NBA makes must also take into account how it influences young fans. “When we change our policy, we have to be really careful because we’re clearly sending a message to young people,” he said. “Just like with alcohol, you have to teach young people how to use a substance appropriately and responsibly, so it doesn’t overwhelm your life. It’s a complicated issue.”

What about the NFL? Well, the league still hasn’t embraced marijuana for medical use, but it is taking a more relaxed attitude towards those players who use it. The latest collective bargaining agreement, which was just made official, eliminates the possibility of game suspensions for players who test positive for THC. It would also reduce other penalties associated with this offense. The deal includes “dramatically reduced penalties, with suspensions happening only in the event of extreme and repeated disregard of the policy or significant violations of applicable law regarding the possession and use of marijuana,” according to NBC Sports.

It’s still going to be a minute, however, before players are allowed to use marijuana the same as alcohol. Sure, professional sports leagues are starting to come around concerning drug testing and the penalties associated with pot, but they aren’t letting players totally off the hook. Perhaps the cannabis issue in professional sports is, as Jerry Seinfeld once said, like knocking over a Coke machine. “You can’t do it in one push. You gotta rock it back and forth a few times, and then it goes over.”

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// MLB: Players still subject to penalty for using pot (ESPN)

// Ohio Activists Formally File Measure To Put Marijuana Legalization Before Voters This Year (Marijuana Moment)

// Tilray Stock Slips As Company Misses Earnings Estimate (Green Market Report)


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// New Bill To Legalize Marijuana In Mexico Will Be Debated This Week, But Activists Aren’t Happy (Marijuana Moment)

// Connecticut Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Governor’s Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// German government doesn’t know how much cannabis sold in 2019, can’t estimate 2020 demand (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Adult-use cannabis delivery gets a boost from lawmakers (Portland Press Herald)

// Deals have dried up in cannabis, but that may be starting to change (CNN)

// Cannabis giants, formerly of Canopy Growth, band together to build out U.S. hemp supply chain (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Move to cap THC stalls in Senate (Florida Politics)


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Tokin’ when you’re broken

I knew something was seriously wrong the second I hit the pavement. I couldn’t properly move my right arm and there was this grinding sensation that I’ll never forget. Pain pulsated like bolts of lightning as damaged nerves screamed in outrage. For the first time in my life, I had broken a bone. I tripped […]

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

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// 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)


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// 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)


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Friday, February 28, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, February 28, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// USDA Announces Two Temporary Changes To Restrictive Hemp Rules (Marijuana Moment)

// In major shift, UN drug chief questions whether control treaties involving cannabis are out of date (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vermont farmers concerned by cannabis bill provisions (WCAX 3 CBS)


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// Mass. Cities And Towns Demand Large Payouts From Marijuana Companies (WGBH 89.7)

// What marijuana companies can learn from federal legalization of hemp (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado’s First Marijuana Tasting Room to Open on 4/20 (Wikileaf)

// Alcohol is killing more Americans than ever. Here’s how to save them (Leafly)

// Marijuana and the NBA: Erasing the stigma and healing the league (NBC Sports)

// Massachusetts May Tax Black Market Weed Dealers Instead of Fining Them (Merry Jane)

// More Than 80% of Denver Teens Don’t Smoke Weed, New Study Says (Merry Jane)


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