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June 28, 2021 / VTpoli

Canadian Cannabis Conglomerate to Acquire Vermont Cannabis Dispensaries for $25 Million

Editors Note: A previous version of this story used a $17 million total and has been updated following reporting and confirmation by Joel Banner Baird of the Burlington Free Press. Vermont’s largest vertically-integrated cannabis company, ‘High Fidelity’, will be acquired by ‘SLANG Worldwide’, a Canadian cannabis conglomerate for over $25 million in stock and cash […]

June 21, 2021 / Upcoming Events

Bud + Brunch Returns with Live Music, Food, and Cannabis Networking

Bud + Brunch was originally the name of a series of day parties that took place in 2019 in a 3000ft graffiti studio/hemp grow/AirBnB in Winooski that showcased local cannabis and featured live music, free pancakes, and a dab bar**. BUY TICKETS HERE Now more than ever, we believe in the importance bringing people together […]

May 5, 2021 / VTpoli

As House Committee Takes Testimony, Cannabis Control Board Commissioner Makes First Public Statements

As the Vermont House Government Operations committee continued to discuss S.25, a bill that would make changes to the not-yet-implemented tax and regulate plans, the public had its first opportunity on Tuesday to hear from James Pepper, the first Chair of the Vermont Cannabis Control Board. Despite the recent hiring of Pepper and the two […]

April 27, 2021 / VTpoli

How ‘High Fidelity’ Became a $35 Million Cannabis Company in Vermont Without Touching a Plant

You’ve never heard of them, but High Fidelity is “Vermont’s largest independent cannabis company,” raking in $35 million in revenue since 2013, via two medical cannabis dispensary licenses and a legal CBD business. The eight figure sum first reported by Cannabis Investor (via press release) is staggering in tiny Vermont, especially since THC cannabis can’t […]

April 23, 2021 / Uncategorized

Vermont Clarifies Delta-8 THC as ‘Synthetic Cannabinoid’, Illegal to Produce, Possess, or Sell Under State Hemp Program

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Farms, and Markets (AAFM), which oversees Vermont’s hemp program, sent an email to all registered hemp producers on Friday morning clarifying that per state definitions and regulations, Delta-8 THC products are NOT hemp products and are illegal to manufacture, and warned of possible criminal sanctions for possessing or distributing Delta-8 […]

April 23, 2021 / Cannabis News

The Three Things You’re NOT Being Told About Delta 8 THC

There’s no denying the popularity of Delta-8 THC, whose products are presently being sold at the price of traditional Delta-9 THC products, and the practical legality of CBD products. There are both positive and negative aspects of Delta-8 THC, but most of the information out there is incomplete marketing bullshit or vape bros on reddit. […]

March 30, 2021 / VTpoli

“It’s Your Problem Now!” Reactions to Governor Phil Scott’s Cannabis Control Board Appointments

On Monday evening, the journey towards legal cannabis sales in Vermont passed a significant milestone as Governor Phil Scott announced his long-awaited appointees for the Vermont Cannabis Control Board (CCB), the three-member board that will propose, implement, and enforce the most important details that will shape and govern Vermont’s adult use and medical cannabis programs. […]

March 9, 2021 / Video

If Heady Vermont is “On Hiatus”, What’s Next for Cannabis Events & Media in Vermont?

Hello to all, I’m writing a group of colleagues and friends with whom I’ve been fortunate enough to work over the past five (!!) years in these legal cannabis endeavors because with the recent Seven Days story about Heady Vermont’s ‘hiatus’, it feels like an era has formally ended and friends and associates are wondering, what’s next? […]

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 […]

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