Vermont Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

19 attorneys general urge Congress to give cannabis states access to banking

A letter to 10 major Congressional leaders from 19 attorneys general asks Congress to push through legislation that would allow states with medical or recreational marijuana laws to bank as other business do. The group suggests that Congress give special attention to measures such as the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE). Congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Colorado, introduced […]

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Vermont legislature passes recreational cannabis bill; gov says he’ll give OK

Vermont’s legislature on Wednesday became the first in the United States to pass a bill legalizing recreational marijuana. The legislation, H.511, allows those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of cannabis and to cultivate a limited number of plants. However, the measure passed by the majority Democratic legislature does not include provisions for business […]

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Vermont House approves bill legalizing possession and home growing of marijuana

Brushing aside fears of a possible federal crackdown, Vermont’s House approved legislation Thursday that would permit adults older than 21 to possess small amounts of marijuana and grow their own plants beginning in July. The vote came after lawmakers rejected two attempts to slow marijuana legalization, first by refusing to delay a vote in response to U.S. […]

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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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