MARIJUANA NEWS ROUNDUP – NOV. 22, 2019

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Billionaire founder of global acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberte, and Anne Dongois, communication director of Lune Rouge, leaves the courthouse of Papeete, French Polynesia, following his indictment on drug charges, on November 13, 2019. He was detained in French Polynesia on suspicion of growing cannabis on his private island in the South Pacific. (Photo by MIKE LEYRAL/AFP via Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. NOV. 22, 2019: Here are the marijuana headlines making news globally and in the Caribbean and Latin America for the week-ending Nov. 22, 2019:

The US House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that legalizes marijuana on the federal level, removing it from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. But it faces a long road to becoming law.

Starline Tours, The largest celebrity tour company in Los Angeles is joining a small but growing list of tour operators that take visitors into the wildly popular world of growing, smoking and consuming cannabis.

Billionaire Guy Laliberté, the co-founder of Cirque du Soleil and a high stakes poker player, was detained and indicted last week in the French Polynesian island of Tahiti for growing cannabis on his private island, Nukutepipi, in violation of French Polynesian law.

Jamaica media reports indicate three high-school students in St James recently became ill after eating marijuana cookies.

American Marijuana, an online magazine focusing on medical marijuana, is looking for a marijuana critic and willing to pay them $3,000 a month.

MedMen says it is laying off more than 190 employees to shore up its bottom line, joining a growing list of cannabis companies shedding workers amid falling MJ stock prices and a dearth of outside funding.

An industry group representing Canada’s biggest cannabis companies is appealing to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to help address some of the industry’s most persistent challenges.

And three marijuana stocks to consider this week are: Innovative Industrial Properties, Valens GroWorks and GW Pharmaceuticals.

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