Vermont OKs seven more recreational marijuana cultivation licenses

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Seven additional cannabis grow licenses were approved in Vermont as the state increases suppliers for a recreational marijuana market that’s expected to launch in October.

According to VTDigger, the new licensees, all social equity or economic empowerment applicants, are:

  • Arcadia Cannabis Co., indoor cultivator (town of Essex)
  • DP Holdings/VT Cannabis Organics, indoor and outdoor cultivator (Danville)
  • Epona Farms, indoor cultivator (Salisbury)
  • Family Tree, indoor and outdoor cultivator (Sheldon)
  • Great Brook Homestead, outdoor cultivator (Middlesex)
  • Snowbird Botanicals, indoor and outdoor cultivator (Barnet)
  • Valley Organics, indoor cultivator (Jeffersonville)

The state has received 208 applications for business licenses to manufacture, cultivate, retail and test adult-use marijuana.

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Under Vermont law, priority is given to economic-empowerment and social equity applicants.

In March, at least 25 more municipalities decided to opt in to the adult-use marijuana industry and allow commercial cannabis retailers.