Category Archives: Vermont

Vermont Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Decriminalize Psychedelics and Kratom

A Vermont lawmaker wants to relax the laws surrounding psychedelics.  In a bill introduced Wednesday, state Rep. Brian Cina took the first step toward decriminalizing psilocybin, peyote, ayahuasca and kratom, with the legislation alluding to them as “certain drugs commonly used for medicinal, spiritual, religious, or entheogenic purposes.” The bill, which would take effect on […]

Vermont Health Department Launches ‘Let’s Talk Cannabis’ Website

In Vermont, it is legal for adults to possess and consume recreational marijuana. Now, the state has rolled out what could be seen as the latest piece in its broader cannabis infrastructure. The Vermont Health Department recently launched a new online resource called “Let’s Talk Cannabis.” According to the Health Department, the series of webpages […]

NYC Police Brags About Confiscating Cannabis, Finds Out It’s Hemp

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has a troubled relationship with cannabis. Historically—and continuing through to the present—much of that relationship has played out in the form of racially discriminate anti-cannabis policing. For example, even though the city has taken steps to decriminalize weed, NYPD cops continue to harrass and arrest people of color for […]

Vermont Town May Vote to Ban Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

The town of Killington, Vermont is mulling a proposed ordinance that would ban medical cannabis dispensaries from locating there. The proposal would also set penalties for the use of marijuana in a public place within city limits. “The purpose of this dispensary ordinance, there’s been some discussion about the medical marijuana side and having dispensaries […]

Someone Planted 34 Cannabis Plants in the Vermont Statehouse Flower Beds

At least 34 cannabis plants were removed from a flower bed at the Vermont State House last week after a visitor to the state capitol in Montpelier reported their presence to law enforcement. Capitol Police Chief Matt Romei said, after the plants were discovered, that he was unsure if the young plants were hemp or […]

Bill to Regulate and Tax Cannabis Sales Advances in Vermont

A Vermont House of Representatives committee approved a bill last week that would create a system to tax and regulate commercial cannabis sales in the state. The measure, S. 54, was approved by the House Government Operations Committee on Thursday by a vote of 10-1. The bill was passed by the Vermont Senate in February […]