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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 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

Photo: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar/Flickr

Episode 272 – As Vape Bans Spread

Taylor West and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the ongoing health scare over the use of vaporizers, the recent passage of the SAFE Banking Act, as well as a plan to coordinate marijuana policy between New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
CDC reports majority of patients sickened in vape epidemic used marijuana vaporizer devices – many from illicit market | Marijuana Business Daily

Inslee directs Washington state health board to ban flavored vape products | Seattle Times

Journey of a Tainted Vape Cartridge: From China’s Labs to Your Lungs | Leafly

Photo: Katie Wheeler/Flickr

Episode 271 – The SAFE Banking Act Goes to Washington

Betty Aldworth, Shanita Penny, and Mike Liszewski join host Kris Krane to talk about the progressive pushback on the SAFE Banking Act over its lack of social justice provisions, the prospects for legal marijuana dispensaries in downtown Chicago, as well as the fight by the city of Washington, DC to enact local cannabis legalization. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
200 cannabis stores approved by Calgary, more than BC, Ontario & Quebec combined | Marijuana Business Daily

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

Beto O’Rourke proposes ‘drug war justice grants’ for marijuana offenders | Politico

Photo: Katie Wheeler/Flickr

Episode 254 – Illinois Goes Legal!

Kris Krane joins first time host Shanita Penny to talk about the legalization of adult use marijuana in Illinois as well as social equity programs and how they are funded. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Polis signs into law bills on marijuana delivery, social use and investment that will change the pot industry | Colorado Sun

Cannabis Extracts Are Legal, Arizona High Court Rules | Leafly

Key Takeaways From FDA’s Historic CBD Regulations Meeting | Marijuana Moment

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Episode 248 – 4/20’s Biggest Year

Kris Krane joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the significance of the 4/20 holiday, the recently announced acquisition deal between Canopy Growth and Acreage Holdings, what’s going on in states like Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Top execs at American weed retailer MedMen quit amid ex-CFO’s claims of financial duress | CNBC

Congressional Democrats Hold First-Ever Marijuana Reform Panel At Policy Retreat | Marijuana Moment

Carl’s Jr. CBD Burgers Go Over Big in Denver | Leafly

Photo: Brian Shamblen/Flickr

Episode 246 – No Second Chances in New York?

Adam Smith and Andrew Livingston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about what just happened for legal marijuana’s chances in New York state as well as the recent efforts in California to expungement marijuana crimes using computer code and smart algorithms . Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Chicago’s Cresco Labs to buy marijuana distributor for $850 million as pot industry dealmaking heats up | Chicago Tribune

California Senate approves bill to extend temporary cannabis licenses | CNBC

Gov. Lujan Grisham signs medical cannabis omnibus bill | New Mexico Political Report

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Episode 241 – Acting on the Marijuana Justice Act

Kris Krane and Mike Liszewski join host Scott Cecil to talk about the newly-filed Marijuana Justice Act as well as some of the recently-proposed bills coming out of various state houses of legislature. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
7 questions raised by the governor’s decision to eliminate the marijuana licensing board |

New Hampshire gives initial approval to recreational pot |

Denver just made a big change on social-use cannabis: It will be permanent |

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Episode 221 – Canada’s Big Buzz

Betty Aldworth, Scott Cecil, and Mike Liszewski joins host Dan Goldman to talk about Canada’s first few days of adult use legalization and how it affects the U.S. market. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Days Into Legalization, Canada Is Already Running out of Cannabis | Leafly

iAnthus Acquires MPX Bioceutical In $835 Million Deal | Green Market Report

Canopy Growth Acquires Hemp IP of Ebbu | Green Market Report

 

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Episode 213 – Catching Up with Shaleen Title

On-hiatus regular and current member of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Shaleen Title joins host Kris Krane to talk about how things are going in Massachusetts as the state rolls out legal adult use cannabis for the first time. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Lawmakers In US Territory Send Marijuana Legalization Bill To Governor | Marijuana Moment

Nevada marijuana sales blow away projections in first year | Las Vegas Review Journal

Backlog of Oregon Marijuana License Applications Could Take a Year to Process | KDVR 12 ABC

 

Photo: Shaleen Title