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Weekly Roll Up: March 23, 2018

Heady Vermont Staff
Heady Vermont Staff 23 Mar 2018

Welcome to the Weekly Roll Up, Heady Vermont’s regular review of the top cannabis news locally, from our region and beyond.

Vermont

With the New England Cannabis Convention hosting its 4th annual exhibition in Boston this weekend, we thought it was a good opportunity to remind you that tickets are on sale for the Vermont show coming to Burlington in May. Catch Heady Vermont at booth 614 in Boston this weekend!

Also if you missed it, check out this week’s Heady Vermont livestream with the Vermont chapter of the New England Veterans Alliance.

Regional

As Massachusetts cannabis businesses brace for the influx of cash that is going to come with recreational sales, MassLive takes a look at how to handle all that hard currency.

In Connecticut, pending legalization legislation would authorize cannabis lounges, in a bid to spur small business development, and create a Liquor and Marijuana Control Commission to regulate the new industry, reports the Hartford Courant.

Meanwhile, just to our south in Northampton, the city council gave final approval to zoning that will allow cannabis stores to open this summer. Road trip anyone?

National

Former Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams, who was suspended from the NFL for using marijuana, tells the Cannabist, “I’m a healer now.” Williams isn’t kidding around. With more than a decade studying holistic medicine, he’s launching his own cannabis brand in California.

A cannabis farmer in Carpinteria was awarded $1 million insurance payout after ashes from the massive Thomas fire ignited his crop, according to the Santa Barbara Independent.

That’s would be pretty cool, but the catch is that the insurer says it will no longer cover cannabis crops.

A dispensary in San Francisco has opened one of the first cannabis lounges in the country, reports the Associated Press, making SF the first American city to embrace the Amsterdam-style offering.

Finally, some troubling news out of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. That three judge panel ruled recently that registered medical marijuana patients can’t legally own guns because of the federal prohibition on cannabis, according to a Fortune Magazine report.

The case, which originated in Nevada, is likely to be appealed. As the attorney looking to overturn the ruling notes: “We live in a world where having a medical marijuana card is enough to say you don’t get a gun, but if you’re on the no fly list your constitutional right is still protected.”

 

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