The huge travel and culture website, Thrillist, recently showed some love for Vermont and it’s blossoming cannabis scene in the recent article, “The Best Cities in America for Next-Level Cannabis Experiences”.
Along with major league legal cannabis — and conventional tourism — destinations like LA, Portland (Oregon, sorry Maine-iacs ), Boulder, and Las Vegas; was Burlington, MF’in Vermont!
The Burlington, Vermont section was penned by Sean Cooley, and featured shout-outs for both Heady Vermont and Vermontijuana, along with a very complimentary and accurate portrayal of the VTAF ethos, right down to the local shout-out to Bolton Valley (which, little-known-fact, was almost the site of the first Headies).
NEW ENGLAND’S CRUNCHY HIPPIE CAPITAL AND QUAINT-AS-HELL WEEKEND DESTINATION IS ALSO AN UNSURPRISINGLY IDYLLIC PLACE TO PARTAKE. WHILE RECREATIONAL CANNABIS HAS BEEN LEGAL SINCE 2018, THE GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE IS STILL GETTING ITS ADULT-USE MARKET UP AND RUNNING, WHICH LEAVES MOST USERS TO HOME GROW THEIR OWN. BUT IF THERE’S ONE GROUP OF RESOURCEFUL LOCAVORES WHO CAN BE TRUSTED TO HANDLE GROW LAMPS, METICULOUSLY TEST SOIL PH, AND DESTROY SPIDER MITES, IT’S VERMONTERS. SO IF YOU’RE OFFERED A JOINT ON THE BOLTON VALLEY SKI LIFT — WHICH IS LIKELY — KNOW THAT IT’S PROBABLY GOOD SHIT. EXPECT CRAFT CANNABIS TO COME IN BLOOM AND RECEIVE THE SAME COVETED PRESENTATION AS MAPLE SYRUP OR BEER — THEY’RE ALREADY THERE WITH FARM-TO-BODY CBD PRODUCTS.
LEADING THE LOCAL CULTURE CRUSADE, HEADY VERMONT IS A MEDIA AND ACTIVIST GROUP HOSTING EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, INCLUDING THE HEADIES, AN ANNUAL GROWERS CUP NAMING THE BEST FLOWER, TOPICALS, EDIBLES, CONCENTRATES, AND MORE. VERMONTIJUANA TRACKS THE CANNABIS MOVEMENT AT THE LEGISLATIVE LEVEL, THOUGH EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT BONING UP FOR CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE’S “SPECIAL TOPICS IN CANNABIS MARKETING” COURSE, THERE’S PLENTY OF WAYS TO ENJOY A TRIP TO BURLINGTON WHILE IN AN ALTERED STATE. TAKE IN A GRACE POTTER SHOW ON THE WATERFRONT (IT’S NOT ALL JAM BANDS HERE), BIKE THE LAKESHORE TRAIL LIT BY LIGHTNING BUGS, OR SUCCUMB TO LEAF PEEPING, AN ACTIVITY THAT WAS 1000% COINED BY A HIKER WITH ACCESS TO SOME OF VERMONT’S FINEST. — SEAN COOLEY
Immediately, the @Vermontijuana twitter account fired off a series of tweets, tagging the Vermont Department of Tourism, several politicians, and plugging the Change.org cannabis event permit advocacy campaign, available at www.change.org/cannabisevent and www.vermontijuana.com/advocacy.