Vermont Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Vermont looks to add fifth medical marijuana dispensary

Kevin Huhn  | July 5, 2017

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 …

Vermont adult-use cannabis legalization bill stalls in legislature

Kevin Huhn  | June 22, 2017

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 …

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

John Schroyer  | June 16, 2017

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.

Vermont governor hopeful about marijuana legalization deal

John Schroyer  | June 2, 2017

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 …

Recreational marijuana legalization in Vermont still a possibility despite veto

Omar Sacirbey  | May 25, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

At first blush, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s veto Wednesday of a limited recreational marijuana bill delivered a major blow to legalization efforts in the state and hopes for a new cannabis industry there.

But the governor, in fact, left the door open to a compromise this year.

Vermont governor vetoes recreational cannabis use bill

Roger Fillion  | May 24, 2017

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have legalized consumption and home cultivation of recreational marijuana, dashing hopes the state would be the first in the nation to approve adult-use cannabis through the Legislature.

But Scott, a Republican, left the door open for compromise legislation that lawmakers could stitch together over the summer.

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Week in Review: Vermont OKs rec, judge sides with cannabis businessman & Florida lawmakers fail to set MMJ rules

Omar Sacirbey  | May 12, 2017

By John Schroyer, Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

Vermont legislators legalize recreational marijuana, a judge rules in favor of a cannabis businessman at odds with San Diego’s prosecutor, and Florida lawmakers miss their deadline to set regulations for the state’s MMJ market.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Week in Review: New York medical cannabis lawsuit, Vermont MMJ expansion & Texas’ preliminary CBD licensees

John Schroyer  | May 5, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey, Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer

New York medical marijuana dispensaries file suit to prevent new competitors, Vermont lawmakers approve expanding the state’s MMJ program, and Texas awards three preliminary licenses for its CBD program.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Vermont to expand medical cannabis program 

Bart Schaneman  | May 2, 2017

Vermont lawmakers have approved a modest expansion to the state’s medical marijuana program, permitting dispensaries to open more locations and expanding the list of medical conditions treatable with MMJ.

The House gave the bill preliminary approval on a voice vote Monday. The Senate has already approved the bill.

Vermont has four licensed nonprofit dispensaries. The approved measure …

States with the best chance to legalize cannabis in 2017?

John Schroyer  | January 25, 2017

By John Schroyer

After a landmark year in cannabis legalization, marijuana advocates have plenty of work left. And they’re not resting on their laurels.

The Marijuana Policy Project calculates a whopping 37 legalization bills for medical or recreational marijuana are likely to be introduced in 33 states and the District of Columbia in 2017.