All the legal marijuana news and headlines for Monday, September 9, 2019.

Headlines of the day
// Lung illness tied to vaping has killed 5 people as new case reports surge (Washington Post)

// American Bankers Association Predicts Marijuana Banking Bill Will Pass By Next Month (Marijuana Moment)

// Overregulation Drives Illegal Marijuana Market In Legal States, Study Suggests (Marijuana Moment)

// A bigger crop: Why Maryland’s medical pot growers are adding more plants (Washington Post)

// Ottawa paid $75M for veterans’ cannabis last year, could pay $100M this year (Canada’s National Observer)

// So far, so good for Alabama hemp crop as THC tests pass muster (ABC 33 40)

// Hundreds of Louisiana businesses permitted for CBD products (CT Post (AP))

// Two out-of-state residents receive New Mexico medical marijuana cards (KRQE)

// Embattled Canadian marijuana firm CannTrust lays off 180 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Mayor Charged With Taking Bribes in Exchange for Cannabis Licenses (Leafly)

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