News Roll Up: VT Gov Vetoes Drug Possession, Expungement Bills

Brynn Hare, Executive Director, Vermont Cannabis Control Board
Heady Vermont Staff 21 May 2022

I feel like parliamentary procedure doesn’t give you an opportunity to celebrate small moments of joy, and [issuing the first license] is kind of a small moment of joy.”
Brynn Hare, Executive Director, Vermont Cannabis Control Board

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A Compendium of The Week’s Cannabis News


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#Vermont Licensing and Opt-In:

Control Board Issues First Operational License in VT to Social Equity Tier One Cultivator Rutland Craft Cannabis 

Other #Vermont headlines:

VT Gov Vetoes Bill On ‘Reducing The Criminalization’ Of Drugs By Setting Personal Use Amounts

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This Connecticut Lawmaker Voted Against Cannabis Legalization – Here’s Why



The Mass. House voted overwhelmingly this week in favor of major reforms to the state’s cannabis laws. Among the changes – allowing cities and towns to opt in to hosting cannabis cafés.

Since Opening in 2018, Massachusetts Adult-Use Cannabis Retailers have Amassed over $3B in Sales 

New Hampshire

New York

Educational Workshops in New York Now Available to Entrepreneurs Seeking Adult-Use License

Rhode Island

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YouGov Poll: 45% of Americans Support Federal Cannabis Legalization


Senate Sends Letter with Bipartisan Support Urging Congressional Leadership to Keep SAFE Banking in Pending Legislative Package


BrightMa Farms to Develop Carbon-Negative Cement Products With Recent Partnership

NJ Cannabis Industry to Celebrate Business Excellence With 1st-Ever Awards Banquet

CBD & Hemp

New Study Demonstrates CBD’s Safety Profile 

Cultivation & Production

Consumption & Culture


Legalization & Politics

Vote For Legalization in Ohio Pushed Until 2023

Delaware Senate approved legislation to remove criminal and civil penalties for adult possession 

Medical Cannabis

Mergers & Acquisitions

Social Equity

Leaders in Oakland, CA Propose New Cannabis Tax That Would Reallocate Almost $7M 


Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Brittney Griner’s 3-month Detention in Russia has Been Extended Another Month

Studies and Surveys

 New Poll Finds Cannabis Legalization More Popular In Texas Than Governor, Biden And Other Officials



Thailand cannabis laws to be eased next month

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