CEO of Vermont medical marijuana backer iAnthus Capital resigns amid financial scandal
The CEO of the company behind one of Vermont’s five licensed medical marijuana dispensaries has resigned following allegations that he used the company’s resources for personal benefit. Hadley Ford, CEO of iAnthus Capital, immediately submitted his resignation after a special investigation uncovered $160,000 in personal loans from a managing... Read more
Vermont medical marijuana dispensaries stay open, but some limit hours
Just hours after Gov. Phil Scott issued a “stay at home” directive Wednesday shutting down all but “essential” businesses, a panel of lawmakers discussed whether medical marijuana dispensaries in Vermont would be permitted to stay open. Sen. Dick Sears, D-Bennington and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he’s... Read more
A broader legalization of recreational cannabis is one step closer in Vermont. The state’s General Assembly gave its initial approval for S. 54, a bill that would regulate recreational cannabis on Wednesday, in a preliminary vote of 90-54.  Vermont became the first state in the country to pass a... Read more
Vermont House backs legal market for marijuana sales
The Vermont House on Wednesday approved a bill that would establish a legal market for marijuana in Vermont and clear the way for dispensaries to open up shop in the state as soon as 2022. The bill mandates a 20% tax, gives a head-start on retail sales to current... Read more
Vermont bill to regulate and tax cannabis passes final House committee
Vermont Business Magazine On Monday, Vermont’s House Appropriations Committee voted in favor (6-5) of a bill that would legalize, regulate, and tax cannabis sales for adults 21 and older. S. 54 previously passed the House Government Operations Committee in a unanimous vote, the House Ways and Means Committee in... Read more
A Vermont lawmaker wants to relax the laws surrounding psychedelics.  In a bill introduced Wednesday, state Rep. Brian Cina took the first step toward decriminalizing psilocybin, peyote, ayahuasca and kratom, with the legislation alluding to them as “certain drugs commonly used for medicinal, spiritual, religious, or entheogenic purposes.” The... Read more
In Vermont, it is legal for adults to possess and consume recreational marijuana. Now, the state has rolled out what could be seen as the latest piece in its broader cannabis infrastructure. The Vermont Health Department recently launched a new online resource called “Let’s Talk Cannabis.” According to the... Read more
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has a troubled relationship with cannabis. Historically—and continuing through to the present—much of that relationship has played out in the form of racially discriminate anti-cannabis policing. For example, even though the city has taken steps to decriminalize weed, NYPD cops continue to harrass... Read more
The town of Killington, Vermont is mulling a proposed ordinance that would ban medical cannabis dispensaries from locating there. The proposal would also set penalties for the use of marijuana in a public place within city limits. “The purpose of this dispensary ordinance, there’s been some discussion about the... Read more
At least 34 cannabis plants were removed from a flower bed at the Vermont State House last week after a visitor to the state capitol in Montpelier reported their presence to law enforcement. Capitol Police Chief Matt Romei said, after the plants were discovered, that he was unsure if... Read more

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