MARIJUANA NEWS ROUNDUP – SEPT. 20, 2019

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US Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Rep., Beto O'Rourke (D-TX), speaks to members of the press at Blunts and Moore marijuana dispensary on September 19, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. SEPT. 20, 2019: Here are the marijuana headlines making news globally and in the Caribbean and Latin America for the week-ending September 20, 2019:

Snoop Dogg and NBA Star Kevin Durant are getting into the Dutchie action, investing in the Oregon startup that makes an online platform for customers to order from cannabis companies.

US Democratic Presidential hopeful, Beto O’Rourke, is proposing ‘drug war justice grants’ for marijuana offenders.

The “Global Medical Marijuana Market Is To Reach a Value Around USD 40,907 Million By 2024 a new report says.

A coalition of organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union, is urging congressional Democratic leaders to delay a planned vote on a marijuana banking bill next week until more far-reaching legislation ending federal cannabis prohibition advances first.

The Antigua and Barbuda government says it will not accept a request for a 10 year monopoly from Itopia Life Antigua, which is interested in growing marijuana for sacramental and recreational purposes.

Paraguay’s minister of public health Julio Mazzolini says the country will begin accepting applications for the domestic production of cannabis for research and medical purposes.

Tikun Olam, once one of the world’s leading medical cannabis companies, is selling its domestic assets for $42 million – or about half of its asking price of $100 million.

A New Report Claims Latin American Cannabis Markets Show No Signs Of Near-Term Development.

Canadian Company, CannTrust, has had its cannabis license suspended after illegal grows were discovered. The company is only permitted to cultivate and harvest existing crops and to dry and trim that marijuana.

MedMen has launched round-the-clock marijuana delivery service in Las Vegas,a month After debuting a 24-hour cannabis delivery service in California.

Israeli Hydroponic Company Seedo Lab, claims it has an automatic growing device that could enable anyone with a smartphone to grow cannabis.

And three marijuana stocks to consider this week are: Green Thumb Industries, Curaleaf and Cresco Labs.

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