The Weekly Roll Up: April 27, 2018
- Heady’s own Kathryn Blume is proving that women have a solidified place in Vermont’s cannabis industry, and has some female buds to back her up.
- Dr. Carlos Marroquin, the chief of transplant Surgery at UVM admits that whether or not a patient smokes marijuana goes into his factors for surgery. But should patients be protected against?
- We welcome Joe Veldon to Heady as he writes an ongoing column called The Elevated Agriculturist. He’ll be sharing tips and tricks for growing cannabis, avoiding beginner mistakes, and more for interested green thumb gardeners.
- This session began with a major victory for proponents of cannabis legalization and they hoped it would end with one, too. Rep. Diana Gonzalez revived the prospect of establishing a regulated marijuana marketplace. This morning around 10 a.m., the House voted to postpone it indefinitely.
- Heady cofounder Eli Harrington weighs in with his own thoughts on the legislature’s “hail mary” tax and regulate attempt, turning a critical eye on the political season ahead.
- An administrative law judge in New Jersey just declared that insurance is responsible for covering an Egg Harbor man’s medical marijuana…Is this a turning of the tides for the Jersey state?
- A Cambridge dispensary is facing some heat after claims that they’ve been involved in illegal federal marijuana crimes. This lawsuit comes shortly after first being shut down in February due to a pesticide found on their product.
- Advocates don’t always solely rally for equal rights and in New Haven, Connecticut, they’re rallying for marijuana legalization. As they’re teetering on the edge, many want to see legalization come into full bloom.
- The US is continuing to feel the Bern as Bernie Sanders signs on as a co-sponsor of the Marijuana Justice Act, which would punish states with harsh cannabis laws.
- THC may give you a head high and some munchies, but it’s the herb’s counterpart CBD who’s the real MVP of body healing.
- Just as a high is short-lived, as is the effects of marijuana on the adolescent brain, studies are now showing.
- Sadly, Colorado’s Senate Judiciary Committee shut down a bill that would have made marijuana delivery possible, and the news is almost as disappointing as if you’d told us Dominos closed before 3AM.
- On the bright side, Michigan’s State Board of Canvassers approved the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol’s petition to put legalization on the November ballot. It’s a serious week of ups and downs in cannabis news!
Upcoming Event: Vermont Cannabis and Hemp Convention
Check out programming highlights from next month’s inaugural #VTCANN18! Full lineup on the Vermont Cannabis Convention landing page
Saturday, May 12
|11:00 AM||Cultivation Track: Greenhouse and Garden-scale Outdoor cultivation
Keith Morris, UVM/Willow Crossing Farm; Nick Karabelas/Greener Mountain Consulting; Tom Gilbert/Black Dirt Farm
Sunday, May 13
|1:00||Keynote: Lt. Governor David Zuckerman|
|2:00||Business Track: Marketing Cannabis
Christina DeGiovanni/Emerald Magazine; Monica Donovan/JAM Creative; Marcus Johnson-Smith/Kush Groove