Vermont Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Pennsylvania governor says he’s ready to legalize recreational cannabis

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is now in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, which, if his efforts are successful, could potentially create a $1 billion-plus adult-use market in the state of 12 million people. Wolf says that that most of the state’s residents support it. He added that the state has a wealth of […]

Read More

Marijuana Business This Week: Vermont hemp hearings, Michigan cannabis warning labels, Medicine Man update & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: VERMONT HEMP HEARINGS: The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (AAFM) will hold its first public hearings to discuss the rulemaking process for the state’s hemp program. The hearings are scheduled for Thursday in Brandon and Friday in Newport. According to […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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.

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More