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Vermont: Lawmakers Send Marijuana Retail Sales Bill, Automatic Expungement Measure to Governor’s Desk

Members of the Vermont state Senate approved a pair of marijuana law reform measures this morning, sending both to the desk of Governor Phil Scott. Senators approved S. 54, which regulates the commercial production and retail sales of marijuana to adults, by a vote of 23 to 6. A bicameral conference committee had previously reconciled the bill’s language earlier this month. House members signed off last week on the amended language. In a separate vote today, Senators approved S. 234 — which facilitates the automatic expungement of many past, low-level marijuana possession convictions — by a voice vote. The measure […]

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Vermont finally OKs retail cannabis stores, years after legalizing – Leafly

Nearly two years after legalizing the possession of marijuana for all adults, the Vermont legislature yesterday passed a bill that will finally allow the state’s first licensed retail cannabis stores to open no later than May 1, 2022. If Gov. Phil Scott signs the bill, Vermont’s first retail cannabis stores will open by May 1, 2022. With a vote of 23-6, the Vermont Senate adopted S. 54, the Senate version of a bill passed last week by the House. The bill now goes to Gov. Phil Scott. On Tuesday, Scott said he will “take a look” at the legislation when […]

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Marijuana Business News – Weed Talk NEWS Goes Vermont, MedMen in the Windy City, and Twitter Madness

Marijuana Business News – Weed Talk NEWS Goes Vermont, Medmen in the Windy City, and Twitter Madness [embedded content] This week’s Weed Talk NEWS features Jimmy Young of Pro Cannabis Media, Debra Borchardt of the Green Market Report, Solomon Israel of Marijuana Business Daily, Phil Adams of Vote Pro Pot Podcast, and Curtis Dalton of Cannabis.net! We cover Vermont finally getting legal weed, wait, Vermont didn’t have legal cannabis yet? The home of Bernie Sanders, Phish, and Ben & Jerry’s doesn’t have legal marijuana? How did that happen?  Well, recreational is finally coming to Vermont!  We also look at MedMen […]

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Vermont Lawmakers Send Legislation to Regulate Cannabis Sales to Governor, Illinois Gives Dispensary Applicants Another Shot at Licensing Lottery: Week in Review – Cannabis Dispensary

Roseland, NJ – September 25, 2020 – PRESS RELEASE – After keeping New Jersey residents quarantined for months, the coronavirus is impacting what voters think about legalizing cannabis for recreational use, according to a new poll conducted by the Cannabis Law Practice of the New Jersey law firm Brach Eichler LLC.  One out of five likely voters said their opinions on cannabis have changed, due to the pandemic that has disrupted everyday life. The newest Brach Eichler Cannabis Poll also revealed that overall support for the legalization of cannabis in New Jersey remained solid, with 65% supporting it, 29% opposing […]

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Will Vermont Legalize Recreational Pot?

Will Vermont Legalize Recreational Pot? Will Vermont legalize recreational pot this year? If this happens, The Green Mountain State will be the 12th state to make this bold move, and the 2nd state to do so through its legislature. The situation at the moment is at the mercies of the Governor who is expected to sign into law bill, S. 54. Last week on September 15, the Vermont House and Senate made a final agreement on cannabis bill S. 54. This bill is intended to legalize, regulate, and tax legal marijuana sales in the state. The bill was approved by […]

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Vermont House of Representatives Approves Bill To Legalize Cannabis

On September 17th, a finalized version of a bill was legalized by the Vermont House of Representatives to legalize, tax, and regulate cannabis sales. The movement comes alongside other states like South Dakota and Pennsylvania in hopes to remedy economic effects brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.  The House and Senate had already agreed to pass a legalization measure (S. 54), but differences in respective versions required a bicameral conference committee assembly to address concerns. After a series of meetings, negotiators on the panel were able to reach a compromise Tuesday. The final proposal was sent back to the floor […]

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Vermont House and Senate Reach Deal To Establish Retail Marijuana Market

News By MRR Staff Posted on September 17, 2020 Cannabis sales would be taxed at a combined 20% tax rate Lawmakers in the House and Senate have reached a deal on legislation that would create a legal market for marijuana in Vermont.  Legislators signed off on a compromise proposal late Tuesday evening, after they came to an agreement on how the state would establish an advertisement policy for marijuana businesses—the largest sticking point in final negotiations.  The bill, S.54, which would allow marijuana dispensaries to open up as soon as May 1, 2022, still needs to be approved again by the House and […]

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Vermont House Approves Bill to Automatically Expunge Low-Level Cannabis Convictions – Cannabis Dispensary

Editor’s note: This article was originally published during the 2018 wildfire season. Read “California Wildfires Continue to Ravage State Agriculture, Including Cannabis Farms,” published in September 2020, here. As more than a dozen wildfires continue to burn across California, cannabis cultivators affected by the blaze face challenges ranging from the health and safety of their employees to the potential destruction of their facilities and crops. Consumer safety and lab testing will also become significant concerns as cannabis grown in affected areas hits the market. “When you start getting into how [it’s] going to affect product and manufacturing and production, this […]

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Vermont House Votes to Approve Marijuana Expungements by Wide Margin

The Vermont House on Friday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would automatically expunge thousands of low-level marijuana convictions and allow people to possess and grow twice as much of the drug without being charged with a crime. The two cannabis-related measures were included in a miscellaneous judiciary bill that passed the chamber by an overwhelming margin. Final action is expected next week before it then heads to the Senate, where lawmakers passed a similar decriminalization bill in May and have expressed support for the expungement concept. “We have approximately 10,000 Vermonters who continue to struggle to live, work, find […]

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Vermont house passes bill to expunge criminal records for low level cannabis offenses – WPTZ

The Vermont House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would automatically expunge all criminal records for past low level cannabis possession offenses. The bill would also decriminalize possession of cannabis in amounts that are up to twice the legal limit for adults, as well as reduce some cannabis penalties. The bill will require a final vote from the House and Senate before it moves to Gov. Phil Scott’s desk for approval. House and Senate negotiators also appear to be heading toward a final agreement on legislation that would legalize, regulate and tax cannabis sales. MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont […]

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