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Heady Vermont Staff
Heady Vermont Staff 4 May 2018

 

Vermont

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Programming Highlights: #VTCANN18. Full lineup on the Vermont Cannabis Convention landing page

Saturday, May 12

11AM: 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

1PM: KEYNOTE: Lt. Governor David Zuckerman
2PM: Business Track: Marketing Cannabis

Christina DeGiovanni/Emerald Magazine; Monica Donovan/JAM Creative; Marcus Johnson-Smith/Kush Groove.

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Regional

  • With a hefty and decisive 109-39 vote, the Maine House of Representatives overturned Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill legalizing the commercial sale of cannabis in the state – thus proving that they do, in fact, lead.
  • As Massachusetts is preparing for its first recreational cannabis establishments, they’re giving licensing preference to communities of color who’ve unjustly been on the front lines of the Drug War.

National

  • Given that Washington state legalized cannabis possession in 2012, Seattle prosecutors are now looking to overturn more than 540 convictions against people caught carrying small amounts of pot in the city. Thanks for making the Emerald City sparkle a little greener!
  • A recent Quinnipiac poll found national support for legalizing cannabis running at a record-breaking 63%. Enthusiasm for medical cannabis runs even higher, clocking in at a compassionate 93%.
  • Could be those poll respondents have been listening to their injured and sore athlete friends, who are enthusiastically ditching pain relievers and anti-inflammatories in favor of CBD.
  • Taking a cue from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Los Angeles City Council member Mitch Englander, who has suggested putting Amnesty Boxes at LAX so travelers can dispose of any recreational weed before going through security, and boarding a flight to somewhere less canna-friendly.
  • Speaking of Las Vegas, they’ll be unintentionally celebrating Vermont’s July 1 end to prohibition, when they open an immersive cannabis museum on that very same day!

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