Vermont Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Vermont Medical Marijuana News

Vermont says CBD should be taxed, unlike MMJ or other drugs

Vermont is charging sales taxes on CBD, a departure from the state’s position on medical marijuana and other drugs. A recent ruling by Vermont’s Department of Taxes stated that “cannabidiol products do not qualify as ‘drugs’” and should be taxed Vermont’s 6% sales and use tax. Medical marijuana, on the other hand, is exempt from sales […]

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Labeling error leads to recall of CBD-infused broth in Vermont

A Vermont broth maker has voluntarily recalled jars of CBD-infused chicken and beef broths over a misunderstanding about labels. The Simmering Bone sold CBD-infused broth last month at the Vermont Hemp Fest in improperly labeled jars, company owner Rachel Collier told Seven Days, a Burlington-based weekly newspaper. After Simmering Bone produced the broth, it was […]

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Week in Review: CBD trademark suit, Vermont’s fifth MMJ licensee & DEA chief quitting

By Kristen Nichols, Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer  Actress Jessica Alba files a trademark infringement lawsuit against a CBD supplements company, Vermont awards its fifth medical marijuana business license, and DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg is leaving his post. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

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Vermont looking into upshot of recreational marijuana legalization

A Vermont commission formed to study the ramifications of legalizing recreational marijuana met for the first time and laid out challenges the state would face. According to state officials, the Marijuana Advisory Committee won’t debate whether the state should legalize marijuana, but rather will determine the practical challenges associated with adult use, including the best […]

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Vermont issues fifth medical marijuana business license

Vermont may soon see its medical marijuana dispensary total double thanks to a law designed to expand the state’s small MMJ program. PhytoScience Institute has been granted a preliminary MMJ dispensary license, according to The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. Once the company meets state regulators’ requirements for full approval, it has six months to acquire the necessary permits and […]

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Vermont forms commission to study marijuana legalization 

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has established a Marijuana Advisory Commission that will study the best way to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state. The commission created Thursday must issue a report to the legislature by January. In May, the Republican governor vetoed a limited recreational marijuana bill passed by the Legislature that would have legalized adult […]

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Vermont looks to add fifth medical marijuana dispensary

Vermont is seeking to add a fifth medical marijuana dispensary, following through on a new law that expanded the state’s MMJ program. The Vermont Department of Public Safety began accepting dispensary applications at the end of last week.  The state now has four licensed marijuana dispensaries – in Brandon, Brattleboro, Burlington and Montpelier – that […]

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Vermont adult-use cannabis legalization bill stalls in legislature

The Vermont state House of Representatives has blocked consideration of a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. Lawmakers in the House refused to take up the bill late Wednesday during a special veto session. The measure won approval in the Senate on a voice vote earlier in the day, and Senate negotiators said they […]

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Week in Review: Vermont’s MMJ expansion, cannabis standards & Sessions’ warning

By John Schroyer and Bart Schaneman Vermont adds dispensaries and qualifying conditions to its medical marijuana program, two standards organizations begin work on the cannabis sector, and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions tries to strip MMJ protections. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

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Vermont adds medical cannabis dispensaries, qualifying conditions

With Vermont lawmakers working to fine-tune a recreational marijuana proposal, Gov. Phil Scott signed off on a bill to expand the state’s medical marijuana program. The new law, which takes effect July 1, increases the number of dispensary licenses and expands the list of medical marijuana qualifying conditions, VTDigger reported. The legislation creates a fifth dispensary […]

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Vermont governor hopeful about marijuana legalization deal

Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott says he believes it’s still possible to pass a marijuana legalization bill in what’s expected to be the upcoming two-day veto session of the state Legislature. Scott says negotiations have been taking place to address his concerns with the legalization bill he vetoed last month. The Republican leaders in the Legislature have […]

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