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March 3, 2021 / VTpoli

20+ Vermont Cities and Towns Approve Retail Cannabis Sales

 UPDATE: 24 hours after polls closed, we’ve learned via twitter — @vermontijuana — we’ve learned that both Johnson and South Hero also approved cannabis retail ballot initiatives. Thanks and H/T @spenceforprez and @davesilberman Legal cannabis retail votes were the big winners of the 2021 Town Meeting Day election with 24 Vermont cities and towns […]

March 3, 2021 / VTpoli

Predicting Vermont’s Town Meeting Day Cannabis Retail Votes

At the 2021 installment of Town Meeting Day, roughly 30 Vermont cities and towns will hold votes to approve, or ‘opt-in’, to allow THC cannabis products to be sold over-the-counter as permitted by Act 164. For those complaining about the Governor’s slow rollout of Vermont’s tax and regulation bill, Act 164, I’ll say both that […]

January 13, 2021 / VTpoli

Petition: Shall Winooski Voters Approve Cannabis Retail Sales on Town Meeting Day?

At least two independent cannabis entrepreneurs are exploring legal retail cannabis opportunities in Winooski to start as early as October 2022. As part of this process, any would-be cannabis retailer must first seek the “opt-in” approval of the residents of Winooski. The first step in this process is to put the question on the Town […]

November 23, 2020 / VTpoli

Vermont Extends Existing Hemp Rules Through 2021 Season

One day before they were set to expire, and with the threat of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) looming, the hemp regulations that presently govern the Vermont hemp program will remain in place until September 30, 2021. The announcement came via email on the afternoon of October 30 from Stephanie Ann Smith, Cannabis Quality Control […]

September 2, 2020 / Upcoming Events

Hemp Farm Tour – Vermont Farmers Hemp Company, West Glover

Vermont Farmers Hemp Company Farm Tour This Weekend! “Been cooped up at home? Missing adventure? Needing fresh air? You’re not alone! That’s why the Vermont Farmers Hemp Company, based in West Glover, wanted to do something special this season and offer educational farm tours. Join three generations of the Rodgers Family this Saturday, September 5th, […]

August 2, 2020 / VTpoli

“How Republicans Can Win on Cannabis in 2020”

Of all the things wrong with our present political paradigm, the two-party dichotomy is the worst. Over the last five years I’ve spent in politics, I’ve witnessed the failures of both of these parties (and the Progressives) on cannabis policy and I’m sorry to say that in August 2020, we’re still at least two years […]

July 2, 2020 / VTpoli

Support One of Vermont’s Pioneering Medical Advocates and Patients

Simply put, none of us in the legal Vermont cannabis community are here today in this digital or political space without the efforts of Mark Tucci, one of Vermont’s pioneering medical cannabis advocates, patients, caregivers, and cultivators. But this isn’t Mark’s obituary, it’s the exact opposite: an opportunity to appreciate and recognize Mark’s miraculous life  […]

April 28, 2020 / VTpoli

CEO of Multi-State Cannabis Dispensary Operator (including Vermont) Resigns Following Loan Investigation

As first reported by Jeff Smith for Marijuana Business Daily, the CEO of iAnthus Capital Holdings has resigned following an internal investigation into over $150,000 in improperly-documented loans made from the company to it’s now-former CEO, Hadley Ford. iAnthus Capital Holdings is one of three licensees in Vermont who hold a vertically-integrated medical cannabis dispensary […]

April 12, 2020 / Cannabis News

Vermont Artisan Laura Sullivan Makes Compostable Hemp Face Masks for Sustainable Safety

With the newfound scarcity of personal protective equipment, artisans and makers of all ages and abilities have been stepping up to fabricate gowns and masks for healthcare workers and the general public, including Vermont’s own Laura Sullivan, who is contributing both her talents and values to address the mounting public health crisis by producing protective […]

April 12, 2020 / Podcast

PODCAST: Operating an Essential Medical Cannabis Dispensary During Quarantine

Our featured interview is with Matt Kovarsky, Washington State Department of Health certified medical cannabis consultant at The Novel Tree dispensary, a medical cannabis dispensary that’s been deemed essential and is still open for business in the tech hub of Bellevue, located just east of Seattle. Matt discusses his experience scaling up from eight lights […]

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