Mission: Scientists, physicians, and nurses, working together with the local business community, organized Vermont Patients Alliance, Inc. as a non-profit corporation for charitable, scientific and educational purposes, to assist and support Vermont patients suffering from debili...
The Joint Blog | February 7, 2018 by Anthony Martinelli
WA: Committee Approves Bill to Allow Marijuana Stores to Obtain and Sell CBD Products From Outside Sources
Washingtons House Appropriations Committee has approved a measure that would allow marijuana outlets to use cannabidiol products CBD products obtained from sources other than state licensed producer/processors.
One month after Sessions marijuana memo, where do U.S. attorneys stand on legal weed?
Bruce Kennedy and Alex Pasquariello
Its been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice guidance on enforcement of federal law in states that legalized marijuana in some form.
Sessions marijuana policy shift didnt just inject uncertainty into the legal cannabis industry it empowered the Justice Departments U.S. attorneys to enforce or ignore federal marijuana laws.
U.S. attorneys are the chief federal law enforcement officers within 93 districts throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands....
Vermont Becomes First State to Make Marijuana Legal Through Its Legislature
Until today, all eight of the states that have made marijuana legal for adults did so through ballot initiatives. Over the past three elections in 2012, 2014, and 2016, voters in Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada and Washington, D.C. approved ballot questions to legalize marijuana.
Today, we reached an important milestone in Vermont: a state legislature has enacted a law, signed by the governor, that legalizes possession and home cultivation of marijuana for adults aged 21 and older. H. 511 eliminates Vermonts civil penalty ....
Vermont Becomes the Ninth State to Legalize Adult Marijuana Possession and Personal Cultivation
Republican Gov. Phil Scott has signed legislation H. 511 into law legalizing the use and cultivation of marijuana by adults. Vermont is the ninth state to statutorily permit adults to possess marijuana for personal use, and it is the first state to enact these reforms via legislative action rather than by the passage of a voter-initiated ballot measure.
The majority of Vermonters, like the majority of the American public, desire to live in a community where responsible adults who choose to consume cannabis are no longer criminalized or stigmatized, said NORML Deputy Direct....
Vermont Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization Bill Into Law, Takes Effect July 1
As expected, Vermont Governor Phil Scott on Monday officially signed a bill into law that makes marijuana legal for those 21 and older.
Governor Scott signing H. 511 into law makes Vermont the first state in U.S. history to legalize marijuana through state lawmakers the other eight states with legal marijuana did so through the initiative process. The new law which takes full effect on July 1 allows those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and cultivate up to two mature and four immature cannabis plants.
After more than 15 years of hard work by MPP and our allies in the state, adults in Vermont no longer need to fear being fined or criminalized for low-level marijuana possession and cult....
Is this the year state legislatures lead the charge to pass recreational marijuana laws?
While not likely to be as historic as the legalization wave of 2016, this is expected to be a watershed year for the cannabis industry.
For the first time, from all indications, state legislatures are poised to pass recreational marijuana legalization laws, with the East Coast being the most fertile ground for such efforts.
Vermont appears to be leading the charge after state lawmakers Wednesday approved legislation permitting citizens to possess and home grow marijuana. Republican Gov. Phil Scott said he will sign the legislation.
So far, the recreational cannabis laws ....
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