A cannabis grower in Vermont was fined $20,000 for delivering marijuana to an unlicensed MJ store in New York and posting a video on Instagram.
According to VTDigger, the Vermont Cannabis Control Board fined Devon Deyhle, the owner of Tier 1 indoor cultivation company Tall Truck, for delivering marijuana over the border to an unlicensed store – both of which are illegal.
“It was pretty much a publicity stunt about me potentially opening up the market in New York City for Tall Truck,” Deyhle told VTDigger.
“I guess I pushed the limits a little bit.”
The now-deleted video shows Deyhle delivering cannabis to a store in Manhattan.
Deyhle recorded the video in December, before any licensed stores had opened in New York.
Since then, licensed stores have gradually started opening.
“It was a great, great video, but it wasn’t worth it,” Deyhle told VTDigger. “That’s for sure.”