The Weekly Roll Up
- Our best wishes to Heady Vermont’s Account and Sales Manager Colin Garvey, who has left the team for…well, they couldn’t possibly be greener pastures, but other great opportunities.
- Kudos to interns Samantha Segalas-Shaw and Loren Fillmore for GRADUATING from Champlain College and UVM (respectively). We can’t wait to see them unleashed upon the world!
- Fortunately, there are also welcomes in Heady World this week! Rob Williams joins us as our Editor and columnist, Stephanie Boucher launches her magical Canna-Kitchen Witchery column, and Joe Veldon soothes many of your itchy gardening souls with his column The Elevated Agriculturalist.
- For a synergy of Healthy Green Things, check out the FB Live conversation between Heady Vermont’s Eli Harrington and Chris Miller from Northern Spirulina.
- Also, quite Live, Eli chats with Nick Karabelas of Greener Mountain Consulting about the state of medical cannabis in Vermont.
- The Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee wisely blocked a controversial bill that would let police use a roadside saliva test to detect cannabis – even though there’s no correlation with impairment.
- Inspired by a rant from Rep. Barney Frank, Heady Vermont will now be offering voter registration at all our events. After all, if you don’t vote, you don’t get to complain!
- Gathering no moss, many of Heady Vermont’s partners and friends – including Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, Long Trail Brewing Company, Luce Farm, Monarch and the Milkweed, Ceres Natural Remedies, and Elmore Mountain Therapeutics – made it into Rolling Stone’s Guide To Legal Pot In Vermont. Kudos to Vermont writer Jen Rose Smith for scoring the gig!
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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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- 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.
- 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!