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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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, November 5, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Walk-in clinics at Walmart are getting schooled in cannabis (Leafly)

// Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to hear arguments on Gov. Charlie Baker’s vape ban (Mass Live)

// No pot use allowed in public housing even though it’s legal in Illinois CHA says (Chicago Sun Times)


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// South Dakota Marijuana Activists Turn In More Than Enough Signatures For 2020 Ballot Questions (Marijuana Moment)

// The cannabis industry generates tons of extra waste. Here’s why (Leafly)

// Number Of Banks Working With Marijuana Businesses Levels Off Federal Data Shows (Marijuana Moment)

// Aurora Cannabis covets California’s weed culture but can’t pronounce one word correctly (Market Watch)

// FL patients hard-pressed to find smokable medical pot as demand increases (Miami Herald)

// Maine finally ready to take applications for marijuana businesses (Portland Press Herald)

// Michigan nets 52 adult-use marijuana applications on first day (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Thursday, October 24, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Tainted vape pens selling 2-for-1 in illegal California stores (Leafly)

// Maine pick-your-own hemp farm in limbo after bank, insurance company cancel accounts (WMTW 8 ABC)

// MJBizDaily leadership change: Co-founder Farrington stepping down as CEO; Walsh to take reins (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Sen. Liz Krueger optimistic about pot legalization in 2020 (AM New York)

// Gov. Reynolds says she is ‘not afraid’ to take executive action on vaping if necessary (CBS 2 Iowa)

// HEXO Raises $70 Million through Private Placement Convertible Note (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Alberta cannabis producer readies Canada’s largest rooftop solar array (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canada has a cannabis packaging problem: Here’s what businesses are doing about it (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Judge throws out class action lawsuit against cannabis delivery giant Eaze (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg Tours Marijuana Dispensary And Grow House (Marijuana Moment)


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Census Agency Scours Sewage to Find Out How Much Marijuana Canadians Use

The Canadian government has spent the past year testing for drugs all the waste flushed down the toilet in major Canadian cities — and the results are in.

As part of a yearlong pilot project, Statistics Canada has been collecting wastewater samples coast to coast from Halifax, Nova Scotia; Montreal; Toronto; Edmonton, Alberta; and Vancouver, British Columbia; to better understand cannabis and drug use of the 8.4 million residents living in these sample areas. That’s roughly 20% of the population.

Montreal and Halifax were found to possess the highest levels of cannabis use by a wide margin. The levels were determined by testing for THC-COOH, the byproduct created by the body after consuming cannabis containing THC. Cannabis consumption was estimated at 84 tons across all of the test sites during the 12-month period.

“Montreal and Halifax reported loads 2.5 to 3.8 times higher than Vancouver, Toronto, and Edmonton,” Statistics Canada wrote in the summary of findings. “The average load of THC-COOH found in the wastewater for all sites combined was 450 grams per million people per week, but there were significant differences across the cities.”

According to the census agency, the study helps to understand widespread drug use within Canada’s major urban centers. This picture also will allow the agency to understand societal drug use relating to specific substances while giving another metric to understand the size of the underground drug market.

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A Statistics Canada examination of wastewater found higher levels of marijuana in Montreal and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Methamphetamine levels were higher in western Canadian cities of Edmonton, Alberta, and Vancouver, British Columbia. (Photo by Jesse Leake/Unsplash)

The study also tested for other drugs using chemical markers left in the waste. Finding that there were higher instances of methamphetamine in Vancouver and Edmonton, it also was noted that levels of the same drug were “extremely low” in samples tested from Halifax.

The report also notes that there were spikes of THC-COOH in May, June, and December 2018. Statistics Canada said it is uncertain whether the spikes are due to variations in wastewater flow rates, short-term changes in the number of people consuming, the amount consumed, or factors related to the sampling. Finding precision estimates are a difficult task with this type of testing, especially when it comes to cannabis.

“The precision of the estimate is affected by uncertainty in the percentage of THC-COOH excreted in urine and feces after consuming cannabis,” the study said.

“Further research to refine the excretion rate of THC and some other drugs is required to improve the quality of wastewater-based estimates of drug use.”

Statistics Canada also noted that the estimates produced for cocaine and methamphetamine are significantly more precise than those for cannabis. Due to the illegal status of those substances, consumption is expected to be underreported. Ultimately, the total consumption was estimated at 370 kilograms, or 816 pounds, for cocaine and at 310 kilograms, or 683 pounds, for methamphetamine across the test sites.

The completion of the study marked what the census agency called the “first large-scale wastewater-based estimates of cannabis, methamphetamine, and cocaine consumption in Canada.”

Feature image: Canada has a novel way of determining how much marijuana Canadians consume: by testing sewage. Statistics Canada, the nation’s census bureau, collected wastewater samples to examine for the presence of marijuana, as well as for cocaine and methamphetamine. (Gina Coleman/Weedmaps)


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Friday, September 20, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, September 20, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bipartisan Lawmakers Call On FDA To Clear A Path For CBD Companies (Marijuana Moment)

// FDA discloses criminal probe into vaping health crisis, putting added scrutiny on cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medical marijuana ‘POS’ software crashes, preventing sales to sick patients in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Inquirer)


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// Canadians Petition Government to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Weed Packaging (Merry Jane)

// Company-Led Ballot Initiatives May Be Good For The Cannabis Industry, But Are They Good Policy? (Forbes)

// Major Financial Associations Call For Passage Of Marijuana Banking Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// These New Marijuana Banking Bill Amendments Could Help Win GOP Support (Marijuana Moment)

// Strangers pay off woman’s legal fees after she was sentenced to 12 years in jail for selling US$30 of weed (Growth Op)

// New Mexico balks at issuing medical cannabis cards to nonresidents (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Field Trip Ventures Inc. Partners with the University of the West Indies to Create the World’s First Legal Research and Cultivation Facility for Psilocybin (Cision PR Newswire)


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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maine releases draft rules for its recreational marijuana market. Read them here. (Portland Press Herald)

// Cannabis vaporizer company Pax Labs raises benchmark $420 million in funding (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana Legalization Not Linked To Increased Traffic Deaths, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)


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// Cops seize bikes without bells at 4/20 event (NY Daily News)

// It’s Not Easy Being Green for Cannabis Growers in Canada (Leafly)

// Neighbourhood pot dealers cheaper than government, StatsCannabis says (Alaska Highway News)

// Cannabis Church Co-Founder Found Not Guilty in 4/20 Case From 2017 (Denver Westword)

// Denver council refuses to loosen restrictions on social-use marijuana businesses (Denver Post)

// Nevada judge sets May hearing on lawsuits to halt marijuana licensing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Merrill Lynch launches marijuana sector coverage predicts more cross-border deals (Marijuana Business Daily)


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