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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Hundreds wait in line for first day of legalized recreational marijuana sales (Detroit Free Press)

// Federal Agency Adopts Policy Letting People With Drug Convictions Work At Credit Unions (Marijuana Moment)

// Charges stand in case of shipment from Vermont hemp farm seized by NYPD (Burlington Free Press)


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// Top Drug Treatment Providers Push UK Government To Consider Decriminalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Arkansas may revoke retailers’ inactive medical pot licenses (CT Post (AP))

// Shoppers Drug Mart medical cannabis portal goes national (Winnipeg Free Press)

// SOL Global Reports $51 Million Loss (Green Market Report)

// Could Life Insurance Go Up in Smoke for Some Vapers? (New York Times (Reuters))

// Is the vape scare affecting the cannabis market? (Leafly)

// Canadian islanders angry over US mail searches (BBC News)


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Episode 282 – Our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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Jane West and first time guest Jimi Devine join host Dan Goldman to talk about all the latest and greatest holiday gifts for the cannabis fans in your life. We’ll be back with a regular episode of Marijuana Today next week! Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:

No news this week on account of the holiday.

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Episode 281 – Marijuana’s Big Day in DC

The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC is seen in a closely cropped shot in early dusk as yellow lights start to glow within. It looks to be summer, with green grass and people walking around on the lawn outside.

Adam Smith joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the recent passage of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or MORE Act, just voted out of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, marking the first time Congress has passed legalization at the committee level; as well as recent comments made by former Vice President Joe Biden on marijuana’s status as a gateway drug.Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Michigan pauses sales on marijuana vaping products for increased testing | Michigan Advance

Chart: Oklahoma medical marijuana sales far exceed expectations | Marijuana Business Daily

New Jersey Voters Will Decide On Marijuana Legalization Next Year, Senate Leaders Say | Marijuana Moment

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Episode 280 – Cleaning Up Bad Grows

Betty Aldworth joins host Dan Goldman to talk about efforts in California to clean up illicit marijuana grows on public lands as well as where the newest entrants to the 2020 Democratic presidential primary stand in terms of cannabis policy reform. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
4 major cannabis companies reported disappointing earnings this week. Here’s how each one did. | Business Insider

Surprise! Michigan adult-use cannabis sales begin Dec. 1 | Leafly

Oregon bans on both flavored nicotine and cannabis vaping products now on hold | Oregon Live

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Episode 279 – What The Elections Mean for Cannabis

Adam Smith and Taylor West join host Dan Goldman to talk about the results of the recent U.S elections and what they mean for legal cannabis, the developing legal marijuana industry in the African nation of Lesotho, and the recent Drug Policy Alliance conference that just took place in St. Louis, Missouri. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Over 400 California marijuana business licenses suspended, injecting fresh uncertainty into state’s cannabis industry | Marijuana Business Daily

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

Vermont organic hemp shipment leads to arrest of recipient in New York City | VT Digger

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Episode 278 – The Universal Symbol(s) of Legal Marijuana

Mike Liszewski and Jahan Marcu joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest cannabis news from Capitol Hill, a new study looking at marijuana’s use to treat anxiety, and the development and adoption of universal symbols for legal marijuana products. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Mexican Supreme Court Grants Marijuana Legalization Deadline Extension | Marijuana Moment

California authorities found and destroyed $1 billion worth of marijuana plants | CNN

Quebec passes cannabis law that will raise legal age to 21 | CBC News

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Episode 277 – Getting Back to the Marijuana Primary

Dan Goldman and Andrew Livingston joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ newly released plan to legalize marijuana, the latest poll numbers from Gallup on the support of legalization, and a check-in with the 2020 Presidential Marijuana Primary. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Superior Court Judge gives relief to medical marijuana patients vaping cannabis flower but temporary vape ban stays in place | Mass Live

Mass. hemp farmers say they face ruin thanks to state ban on most CBD products | Boston Globe

• Tainted vape pens selling 2-for-1 in illegal California stores | Leafly

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Episode 276 – The Fight Over Interstate Cannabis Commerce

Adam Smith and Lewis Goldberg joins host Kris Krane to talk about the recent summit by the governors of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania to coordinate regional cannabis policy, the future prospects for interstate cannabis commerce, and a check in with the marijuana primary. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Read the court’s full decision on Charlie Baker’s vaping sales ban | Boston Globe

Judge puts Michigan’s ban on flavored nicotine vaping on hold | Detroit Metro Times

Oregon appeals court halts governor’s vaping ban on flavored tobacco products | Oregon Live

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Episode 275 – Weed Wonks and Adam Smith on Interstate Cannabis Commerce

In special Friday edition, we bring you an episode of our new show Weed Wonks, which features an interview with Marijuana Today regular Adam Smith who dives into the exciting topic of interstate cannabis commerce. Produce by Shea Gunther.

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Episode 274 – Is Moscow Mitch Learning to Love Cannabis?

Andrew Livingston joins host Dan Goldman to talk about Senator Moscow Mitch McConnell’s new love for industrial hemp; the raft of new studies showing that legal marijuana is good, mmmmkay; as well as the latest news in the ongoing vape health scare. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine fixers indicted in US cannabis corruption scheme | Leafly

California’s Massive Power Shut-Off Is Jeopardizing the State’s Weed Industry | Merry Jane

Mexican Senate Leader Says Marijuana Will Be Legalized This Month | Marijuana Moment

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