Tag: Vermont



On July 1st, 2018, a bill legalizing Vermont recreational cannabis went into effect. Citizens of Vermont can now legally possess cannabis within the state.
July 5, 2018Lane Trachy


Governor Phil Scott (R) signed a bill legalizing Vermont recreational recreational marijuana. Vermont is now the ninth state to legalize marijuana.
January 25, 2018Lane Trachy


Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) made the decision Wednesday to veto a bill that would have legalized recreational marijuana in the state. Scott stated that his decision was based on a perceived need for changes in the bill. The biggest sticking point for the Governor is marijuana related DUIs or, ... Read More
May 24, 2017Lane Trachy


COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont think tank is working to develop new technologies aimed toward researching and exploring the uses of medical marijuana products. Willy Cats-Baril, an associate professor at the University of Vermont's Grossman School of Business, tells Vermont Public Radio the Phytoscience Institute is trying to bring the same ... Read More
November 20, 2015Chris Nazarenus
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By Rob Kampia  |  Published in The Huffington Post The marijuana policy reform movement reached a significant milestone this month when Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the nation's fifth-largest state. With medical marijuana officially on the books in Illinois -- as well as in New Hampshire, where ... Read More
August 23, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
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By W. Zachary Malinowski |  Published in The Providence Journal Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law on Thursday that allows the establishment of up to four dispensaries to sell marijuana and marijuana-related products to patients registered in the state’s medical-marijuana program. Vermont joins Maine and Rhode Island as ... Read More
June 6, 2011Daily Dose
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By Rhonda Winter |  Published in Ecolocolizer.com Lost this week amid the deafening cries for the bloody corpse of Osama bin Laden, is the fact that the state of Vermont has passed a single payer universal health care plan for all of its residents. On Thursday lawmakers in Vermont’s State House approved the ... Read More
May 7, 2011Daily Dose
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By Phillip Smith |  Published in StoptheDrugWar.org A bill that would create a system of state-regulated medical marijuana dispensaries passed the Vermont Senate Friday on a 25-4 vote, but not before being amended to limit patients' ability to grow their own. The bill, Senate 17, is backed by Gov. Peter Shumlin ... Read More
April 19, 2011Stella Tyler
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Medical marijuana has been legal in Vermont since 2004, for those with qualifying illnesses — including cancer, AIDS and multiple sclerosis — who sign up for the state’s registry. The 2004 law allows patients to grow their own marijuana, but advocates say many find that a daunting task, leaving them ... Read More
April 5, 2011Rich