Vermont Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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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Vermont hemp legal dispute snags processor

Hemp may be easy to grow, but raising a profitable crop is no slam dunk. That’s what a Vermont hemp processor is learning after a landowner sued him for not delivering thousands of dollars she was hoping would save her mother’s home. A lawsuit filed in a state court in Burlington accuses Vermont Hemp Co. […]

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Vermont governor signs recreational marijuana bill into law

Vermont’s governor privately signed a marijuana bill into law Monday, making the state the first in the nation to authorize the possession and use of recreational cannabis through the legislature. The law, which goes into effect July 1, allows adults to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, two mature plants and four immature ones. […]

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New York is considering recreational cannabis legalization

New York’s governor is urging state lawmakers to provide funding to establish a commission that would study the feasibility of legalizing adult-use marijuana in the state. The study would explore recreational legalization’s health effects, economic impact, criminal justice impact and how recreational legalization by some of New York’s neighbors would affect the state, according to Buffalo […]

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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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