Vermont Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


Week in Review: UN drug chief ponders validity of cannabis control treaties, coronavirus effects on marijuana sector, US authorities loosen hemp testing rules & more

The United Nations narcotics enforcement agency president considers whether drug control treaties are outdated, experts share insights on how the coronavirus might affect the marijuana industry, MJ labs could see new opportunities in testing hemp – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. UN drug chief questions drug control conventions The head of the […]

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Vermont House advances recreational marijuana bill

The Vermont House of Representatives on Thursday took the next procedural step to legalize adult-use cannabis sales in the state. A marijuana legalization bill that the House passed in a 90-54 vote a day earlier, was approved Thursday by the chamber in a voice vote on the third reading. The bill now goes back to the […]

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Vermont lawmakers push for adult-use cannabis sales, taxation

Some Vermont lawmakers and other officials urged the full Legislature to pass a law to regulate and tax marijuana sales in the state, a renewed attempt to approve a full-fledged recreational market. Though it became legal in July 2018 to possess small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, the law contains no provision for the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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