Vermont Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Did the first medical cannabis drive-thru in New England just open?

What is thought to be the first medical marijuana dispensary drive-thru window in New England started doing business this month in Brattleboro, Vermont. About 10 medical marijuana customers per day have used the drive-thru window since Southern Vermont Wellness opened it March 6, said Bridget Conry, marketing director for the dispensary. The MMJ business serves […]

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Vermont Senate gives initial OK to recreational cannabis sales

Vermont’s Senate is poised to give final approval to legislation establishing a commercial recreational marijuana market, after giving a preliminary thumbs-up by a lopsided 23-5 margin. The bill will receive a final Senate vote – probably on March 1 – before heading to the House, where it is expected to run into more resistance. Gov. […]

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Week in Review: San Diego cannabis lawyer off the hook, VT targets gifting & Sweet Leaf reprieve

San Diego’s district attorney agrees to drop felony charges against a marijuana attorney, Vermont cracks down on “gifting” adult-use MJ, and Sweet Leaf wins a temporary reprieve from destroying $7.5 million worth of cannabis.

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

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State marijuana reforms could spark tens of millions of dollars in business opportunities

Pro-cannabis legislative reform has advanced in a number of states in 2018, with major business developments occurring in Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other markets. The legislative changes and resulting program expansions could potentially boost medical marijuana sales by tens of millions of dollars a year, providing a shot in the arm to MMJ retailers, […]

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Vermont seeks to halt practice of ‘gifting’ recreational cannabis

Vermont’s top law enforcement official moved to crack down on an emerging practice of “gifting” adult-use marijuana, saying the practice is illegal. Some Vermont businesses have taken advantage of what they think is a loophole in the state’s new recreational law to deliver “free” marijuana. Business owners told the Burlington Free Press they make their […]

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Vermont now allows adult-use marijuana, but MJ sales not permitted

Vermont’s recreational marijuana law went into effect July 1 – but sales aren’t allowed, meaning business opportunities are limited to vendors offering consulting services and supplies for home growers. Those opportunities are attracting a lot of interest, though. For example, hundreds of people in the small New England state swarmed the vendor-entrepreneur abundant Heady Vermont […]

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Vermont medical marijuana patient count plateaus; some blame recreational MJ

Vermont’s medical cannabis patient registry growth has plateaued in recent months at roughly 6,000, and it’s not showing any signs of picking back up any time soon. The change may stem from the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana consumption come July 1, the Burlington Free Press reported. It isn’t a good sign for Vermont’s MMJ […]

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Week in Review: Connecticut medical marijuana hopefuls, PA suit & Florida hits 100,000 patients

Connecticut receives dozens of applications from aspiring medical cannabis entrepreneurs, a Pennsylvania court tosses a lawsuit that could have undone the state’s medical marijuana program, and Florida hits 100,000 MMJ patients. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. East Coast MMJ rising News that Connecticut regulators received […]

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Vermont hemp processor wins partial victory in crop dispute

A Vermont hemp processor accused of stealing a contract farmer’s hemp crop won’t be held personally liable for any missing profits. A civil judge dismissed the personal liability case against Vermont Hemp Co. CEO Joel Bedard, according to Heady Vermont, a website that covers the state’s cannabis industry. The lawsuit against the company will continue, […]

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Chart: US hemp production soars in 2017

Rising acceptance for hemp and CBD – combined with easing regulations at the state level – caused U.S. hemp production to surge in 2017. From 2016 to 2017, the number of acres licensed for hemp cultivation in the top 10 hemp-growing states grew by 140% – while the number of hemp producers doubled over the same […]

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Week in Review: Oregon’s cannabis oversupply, marijuana job growth & hemp lawsuit

Oregon’s top prosecutor says the state’s marijuana industry has an oversupply problem, cannabis job postings are soaring, and a lawsuit targets a Vermont hemp producer. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Oregon’s ‘bloody’ market Oregon U.S. Attorney Billy Williams called a meeting of key officials […]

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