The New England Cannabis Guide – Exclusive Sneak Peek

Kathryn Blume 12 Jul 2019

View the brand new site and purchase the guide here!

After months of planning, research, and a mini-epic road trip, Heady Vermont’s first print publication, The New England Cannabis Guide, has gone off to the printers! We are, as you might imagine, supremely happy that it will be ready in time for its own launch party on July 20 at the Farm Jam in Brattleboro.

We have nothing but gratitude for all the friendly, generous, enthusiastic, and welcoming people we met along the way, and to all of the businesses who advertised or bought listings. We shower particular appreciation to Scott Sparks at Vermont Hempicurean, who expressed his support and enthusiasm by buying the whole back page the minute he heard about the project.

It’s folks like Scott, who are in business to serve the health and well-being of their community, who make this work so deeply worthwhile.

The Guide is now for sale, and can be purchased here:

To whet your print media whistle, we’d love to tempt you with a few excerpts from the Guide. Hopefully, it’ll leave you wanting more, more, more!



From the Special Forward by Lizzie Post, co-president of The Emily Post Institute:

The movement to legalize cannabis has taken time, and so, too, does social adjustment. After all, we’re talking about de-programing 100 years of negative impressions and assumptions. It won’t happen overnight.

By taking care with our actions and our words, by choosing to be aware of our surroundings, and by respecting others – no matter what part of the pro or no cannabis spectrum we’re on – we can build a kinder, more respectful society together.

From the Massachusetts profile:

Medical cannabis has been legal in the Bay State since 2013, and they also had the distinction of being the first in New England to enact adult sales in 2018. You can currently purchase cannabis at dispensaries across the state, and consumption lounges and cafes should be opening up soon. You’re allowed to have up to an ounce on you, and 10 ounces in your home. You can cultivate up to 6 plants, or 12 per household. The highest you can get in Massachusetts is 3,489 feet up Mt. Greylock.

From the Rhode Island profile:

Rhode Island legalized medical cannabis in 2006, and kindly call their dispensaries (which take out- of-state cards) compassion centers. Adult use was almost legalized in 2019, but, much like Vermont, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey, their mojo dried up at the last minute. There’s some chance for next year, but they don’t seem to be in a big rush about it. Fortunately, Rhode Island is right next door to Massachusetts. While Rhode Island has some lovely beaches, its highest point, Jerimoth Hill, is a mere 812 feet.

From Road Trippin’ In New England:

Set up for both medical and adult-use sales, NETA [Amherst, Massachusetts dispensary] is a friendly, welcoming, and extremely well-stocked dispensary, where you can get everything from flower to pre-rolls to pens to concentrates to infused chocolate and cooking oil. Priority in both parking and menu selection is given to patients, and folks from out of state can use their local medical cards. Best of all, you can order ahead for pickup!

While you’re in the area, you would be more than a little remiss if you didn’t visit The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden in nearby Springfield. The museum has bi- lingual, family-friendly exhibits, and the sculpture garden is replete with Whos and Grinches and, yes, even a Lorax. Oh, the places you’ll go!

From there, you can either head west towards the beautiful Berkshires and attractions like the Williamstown Theater Festival, The Kripalu Center For Yoga and Health in Lenox, and the pilgrimage-worthy Stockbridge (site of Arlo Guthrie’s classic anti-war epic “Alice’s Restaurant”), or you can turn east for parts Atlantic.

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View the brand new site and purchase the guide here!

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