Monday, April 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, April 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maine’s adult-use marijuana launch delayed until further notice (Marijuana Business Daily)

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

// Pelosi Wants Marijuana Banking Access Included In Next Coronavirus Relief Bill, Congressman Says (Marijuana Moment)


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// Cash Dwindles ‘Extinction-Level Event’ Looms: Cannabis Weekly (Financial Post)

// Ohio medical cannabis sales hit record $13 million in March (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Did COVID-19 Kill The Cannabis Industry’s Merger And Acquisition Activity? (Fresh Toast)

// Alaska pot industry calls for curbside pickups, loosening transportation rules during COVID-19 pandemic (KTUU 2 NBC)

// Cannabis May Ease Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms, Johns Hopkins Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Coronavirus short-circuits Connecticut’s legislative session: ‘All bills are probably dead’ (Hartford Courant)

// High Times CEO Stormy Simon running for Utah State Rep (Yahoo Finance)


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Monday, April 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, April 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maine’s adult-use marijuana launch delayed until further notice (Marijuana Business Daily)

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

// Pelosi Wants Marijuana Banking Access Included In Next Coronavirus Relief Bill, Congressman Says (Marijuana Moment)


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!


// Cash Dwindles ‘Extinction-Level Event’ Looms: Cannabis Weekly (Financial Post)

// Ohio medical cannabis sales hit record $13 million in March (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Did COVID-19 Kill The Cannabis Industry’s Merger And Acquisition Activity? (Fresh Toast)

// Alaska pot industry calls for curbside pickups, loosening transportation rules during COVID-19 pandemic (KTUU 2 NBC)

// Cannabis May Ease Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms, Johns Hopkins Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Coronavirus short-circuits Connecticut’s legislative session: ‘All bills are probably dead’ (Hartford Courant)

// High Times CEO Stormy Simon running for Utah State Rep (Yahoo Finance)


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, November 6, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lift on Massachusetts medical marijuana vape ban a ‘big victory’ for patients (Boston Herald)

// Federal grand jury investigating municipal marijuana contracts (Boston Globe)

// Gov. Noem Responds to New USDA Industrial Hemp Guidelines (KDLT NBC News)


These headlines are brought to you by our new weekly podcast Weed Wonks, hosted by our friends Jordan Wellington and Andrew Livingston, who dive into different wonky topics in legal marijuana legislation, regulation, and lobbying. You can listen and subscribe to the Weed Wonks at WeedWonks.com.


// Illinois trucker flunked drug test; claims fraud by CBD candy maker (Eyewitness News ABC 7)

// Massive marijuana shipment confiscated by NYPD is legal hemp: business owner (New York Post)

// Columbia Care Enters Colorado with $140 Million Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// USDA Releases Video Explainer On Its Draft Rules For Hemp (Marijuana Moment)

// Weed-Friendly Hotels Could Change the Coachella Experience Forever (Merry Jane)

// Chart: Year-to-date cannabis investment activity up 40% over 2018, but it’s slowing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Calling It ‘Cannabis’ Instead Of ‘Marijuana’ Doesn’t Boost Legalization Support, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)


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Monday, September 30, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 30, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Inslee directs Washington state health board to ban flavored vape products (Seattle Times)

// CDC reports majority of patients sickened in vape epidemic used marijuana vaporizer devices – many from illicit market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Tests show bootleg marijuana vapes tainted with hydrogen cyanide (NBC News)


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// Breaking Down Congress’s Historic Marijuana Banking Vote (Marijuana Moment)

// US Senate panel chair: Cannabis banking reform prospects looking up (Marijuana Business Daily)

// CBD shops crop up all over Cobb, displaying popularity of products (MDJ Online)

// Felony charges dropped, men who hauled hemp across Idaho get probation, no more jail time (KPVI 6 NBC)

// Mike Tyson reveals plans to set up Caribbean cannabis farm to cater for pot-loving Brits (The Sun UK)

// Can Illinois draw marijuana tourists from out of state? Retailers are taking a gamble on Illinois border towns. (Chicago Tribune)

// Possible L.A. vaping ban could be ‘extinction event’ for some marijuana firms, California industry executives say (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, September 16, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 16, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths (Reuters)

// Marijuana banking bill appears headed to landmark US House vote (Marijuana Business Daily)

// A Thickener Used in Pot Vaping Is a Hugely Popular Black-Market Scam (Inverse)


Today’s headlines are brought to you by our friends over at Eaze.com, California’s top one stop website for legal marijuana delivery. If you live in the golden state, swing over to Eaze.com to see if they are active in your area. With deliveries taking place in less than an hour, it’s never been easier to get legal California marijuana delivery. And of course, if you don’t live where Eaze delivers, you can still benefit from all the useful bits of industry insight and analysis they’ve developed using their properly aggregate and anonymized sales data stream.


// Oregon Cannabis Retailers Are Pulling Vape Carts Off Store Shelves (Leafly (AP))

// Judge Puts Two-Week Hold on New Cannabis Licenses in Ontario (Leafly)

// Some believe Massachusetts marijuana agreements are ‘universal failures’ (Herald News)

// Universities worry college athletes might partner with marijuana brands (Chicago Tribune (Fresh Toast))

// KushCo Holdings Still Sees FY19 Revenue at $145-150 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Medical cannabis sales stall in Canada after adult-use legalization; affordability, access also considered factors (Marijuana Business Daily)

// A ban on marijuana use on party buses wins approval from California lawmakers (Los Angeles Times)


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Friday, September 13, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 13, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Officers Said They Smelled Pot. The Judge Called Them Liars. (New York Times)

// Chart: Sales fall for adult-use cannabis vape products on heels of health scare (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana regulators tweak body camera and home delivery rules delay final vote on new regulations (Mass Live)


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// Florida Attorney General says recreational marijuana amendment is too long (WFLA 8 NBC News)

// Hemp company offers to drop lawsuit if Idaho returns hemp, allow interstate commerce (Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News)

// Legal Marijuana Is A ‘Positive Amenity’ For New Colorado Residents, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Vape Death Pushes Oregon to Call for Cannabis Product Review (Leafly (AP))

// Mass. Cannabis Commission to require detailed labeling of pot vapes (Boston Herald)

// Researchers Accuse DEA Of Using Delay Tactics To Avoid Approving Marijuana Farms (Marijuana Moment)

// Medicine Man Technologies to Buy Colorado Edibles Company Canyon for $5.13 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Thursday, September 12, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 12, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medicine Man Technologies buying Colorado marijuana firm for $31 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Weedmaps reiterates pledge to drop illicit marijuana retailers; L.A. dispensary group calls for immediate fines amid vaping crisis (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aurora Cannabis Q4 Revenue Increases 52% to $98.9 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)


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 100,000 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!


// Florida’s medical cannabis industry has only one truly dominant player (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Patient Risks Losing Child Custody for Taking CBD Medication (Merry Jane)

// DEA wants to expand cannabis grown for research by 31% (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Lawmakers Use Cryptocurrency To Buy Marijuana From Dispensary (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Industry Groups Urge Congressional Action Amid Vaping-Related Injuries (Marijuana Moment)

// Amazon quietly pulls marijuana vape materials from site after illnesses, deaths (MPR News)

// Portland hemp hauler will avoid jail in Idaho case (Portland Business Journal)


Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DEA Says It Will Finally Let Others Grow Research-Grade Cannabis (Leafly)

// DPS Says Hemp Transportable Through SD With USDA Approved State Permit (SDPB Radio)

// Nevada judge freezes permits for new recreational marijuana shops (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 100,000 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!


// Hawaii destroys hemp growers’ crops due to high THC levels (News Tribune (AP))

// Colorado to require mycotoxin testing for cannabis concentrates (Marijuana Business Daily)

// How Alberta swiped the pot province title from B.C. (Growth Op)

// Wellness Connection at heart of New England marijuana fight (Central Maine)

// GTI Closes New York Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Canopy Backpedals on Plan to Work With First Nations Community (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth investment to cost Constellation a record $54-million loss this quarter (Canada.com (Reuters))


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A pediatric epilepsy drug containing cannabis that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration is now permitted on flights, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The agency recently updated its guidance to passengers on what can be brought aboard aircraft, indicating that — subject to “special instructions” — there are forms of medical marijuana that can be brought on board or placed in checked luggage. TSA confirmed the updated rules to CNN, noting…

Transport Canada Bars Crews From Consuming Cannabis for 28 Days Before Flying

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