Vermont: Odor Of Burnt Marijuana Is Insufficient Evidence To Warrant A Vehicle Search

VERMONT: The odor of burnt marijuana emanating from a motor vehicle is not a determinative factor as to whether sufficient probable cause exists to conduct a search, according to a ruling by the Vermont Supreme Court. The possession of small quantities of marijuana is legal in the state. Justices determined that the smell of burnt cannabis alone, absent any evidence Read the full article…

Heady Vermont Hosts Second Annual Hemp Fest – Sept. 8-9 in Burke

VERMONT: Heady Vermont will host its second annual Vermont Hemp Fest, taking place September 8-9, 2018 at Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center in East Burke, Vermont. Already one of Vermont’s premiere cannabis events, Hemp Fest 2018 will feature two days of programming, including a keynote address from Oregon CBD’s Seth Crawford, Ph.D, agricultural, hemp and CBD exhibitors, Read the full article…

Vermont: Adult Use Marijuana Law Enacted

VERMONT: Legislation permitting adults to legally possess and grow set quantities of cannabis for their own personal use took effect on Sunday, July 1. Vermont joins Alaska, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington in legalizing the adult possession and use of marijuana. It is the first state to enact legalization via an Read the full article…

Legalization In Vermont, 6 questions For MPP’s Matt Simon

by Bailey Hirschburg  Vermont is poised to become the first state to legalize cannabis through its legislature, rather than the ballot box. House Bill 170 narrowly passed the house early last month, the bill would all legalize possession of up to an ounce of cannabis and growing up six plants (2 mature, 4 immature) by Read the full article…

Vermont: Governor Rejects Marijuana Depenalization Measure

VERMONT:  Republican Gov. Phil Scott has rejected legislation, Senate Bill 22, that sought to eliminate criminal and civil penalties for the adult use and possession of marijuana. The Governor said that he did not support the legislation as written, but remains open to working with lawmakers over the summer on ways to amend the state’s cannabis policies. Representatives from the Read the full article…

Senate Leaders: Vermont Pot Bill Unlikely To Pass

By Associated Press  VERMONT: Top Senate lawmakers in Vermont say passing a marijuana legalization bill is becoming exceedingly unlikely. The Vermont House is still debating their version of a legalization bill, which would simply legalize personal cannabis use, possession and cultivation. There are just over three weeks to go in the lawmaking session and Senate Read the full article…

Vermont Legislative Committee To Ponder State Marijuana Laws

VERMONT: A Vermont lawmaker says the House Judiciary Committee is likely to consider the further decriminalization of marijuana — or even its legalization — in the current session. Democratic Rep. Maxine Grad, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, says the decriminalization of marijuana has been working well in Vermont. Grad, of Moretown, tells the Barre-Montpelier Read the full article…

Patients, Growers Consider Hemp Oil Law In Vermont

VERMONT: Shelly Waterman was looking for a miracle that could cure her daughter’s seizures. Her daughter Hannah, 13, has neurological disorders. She has experienced seizures multiple times each day for most of her life. Two years ago, doctors diagnosed her with a rare and severe type of epilepsy that causes various types of seizures. “We’ve been on Read the full article…

Previously Undecided, House Speaker Shap Smith Now Favors Legalization

VERMONT:  Backers of a plan to legalize marijuana in Vermont have received some significant legislative support from House Speaker Shap Smith. For more than a year, Smith has been undecided about this issue but now he says he’ll work to pass a legalization bill in the 2016 session. For months, Smith has taken a “wait and see” Read the full article…

Vermont Lawmakers Threaten To Reinstate Prohibition If Pot Isn’t Legalized

VERMONT: Vermont may well become the next state to legalize marijuana, and two state lawmakers who support legalization have a simple message for their colleagues: Give us what we want, or we’ll take away your booze. A new bill filed earlier this month by state Reps. Jean O’Sullivan and Christopher Pearson would effectively reinstate alcohol prohibition in Vermont. If passed, Read the full article…