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Mon
27
Jun

Report: Father of three children allegedly staying on Ezra Miller’s farm worried about their safety

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Sources told Rolling Stone that there are guns, bullets and cannabis on the property

Rolling Stone is reporting that sources are concerned that conditions on a farm owned by U.S. actor Ezra Miller may not be safe for three children staying there.

The children and their 25-year-old mother are reportedly currently residing on the Vermont farm, which Rolling Stone notes the children’s father and two other sources with knowledge of the situation find concerning.

The publication was told by two sources that there are unattended guns on-site and one incident cited by one source involved a one-year-old child picking up a loose bullet and putting it into her mouth.

Fri
10
Jun

Bia Diagnostics becomes first analytical lab in the state of Vermont to be licensed for adult use cannabis testing

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Bia Diagnostics, an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory and global leader in food and nutraceutical analysis since 2007, has become the first analytical lab in the state of Vermont to be licensed for adult use cannabis, and is currently accepting samples at their 480 Hercules Drive, Colchester, Vermont location.

Thu
12
May

Vermont lawmakers at odds over THC limit on cannabis concentrates

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Some members of the Vermont state Senate are upset over a 60% cap proposed by their colleagues in the House.

Vermont lawmakers are at loggerheads over a measure that would establish a cap on the level of THC in solid cannabis concentrates sold at the state’s regulated cannabis retailers. 

Local publication VTDigger has the background, reporting that members of the Vermont state Senate “bristled Friday at a last-minute change to a key cannabis bill during a House vote Thursday—and speculated as to why the Vermont Department of Health abruptly reversed its recommendation to lawmakers on the measure last week.”

Mon
09
May

Steep Hill enters license agreement for a licensed lab in Vermont

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Steep Hill also announces grant of stock options

Steep Hill Inc. (CSE:STPH) ("Steep Hill" or the "Company"), a pioneer and leader in cannabis analytical testing announces that it has entered into a licensing agreement (the "Licence Agreement") with SH Lab Holdings LLC ("Steep Hill Vermont"), expanding its network of licensees to the state of Vermont.

Under the terms of the License Agreement signed on April 20, 2022, the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Steep Hill (US) granted to Steep Hill Vermont certain exclusive licenses with respect to Steep Hill's know-how and procedures, for purposes of operating a laboratory for testing cannabis, hemp and cannabis and hemp derived products in the state of Vermont under the "Steep Hill" brand.

Tue
26
Apr

Vermont's cannabis growers are ready — but their permits aren't

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Vermont's Cannabis Control Board acknowledged on Monday that it will not meet a state mandated deadline of May 1 to issue licenses to small-scale weed growers.

The news comes as a blow to cultivators who are anxiously awaiting state approval so they can raise crops in time to have product available when the market fully opens in October. Some have applied to grow indoors, others outdoors and some a mix of both.

According to data from the board, 83 small growers have submitted applications, but only two are currently under review. Those two are among 25 "social equity applicants" who represent groups disadvantaged by the country's war on drugs and are now designated for priority licensing review — and breaks on fees — by Vermont.

Mon
28
Feb

New industrial hemp company plans big footprint in Vermont

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The iconic E.T. & H.K. Ide grain mill buildings in St. Johnsbury have been sold to a company that plans to use them for processing industrial hemp.

The two cousins behind Zion Growers, Travis Samuels and Brandon McFarlane, said they also have their sights set on a 200,000-square-foot industrial building 100 miles to the southwest, in Proctor, that was once home to the Vermont Marble Company. By the fall harvest, the two say they'll be ready to process hemp into fiber that will be used to create building materials, animal bedding and cardboard.

Tue
04
Jan

Can Vt. cultivators grow enough pot for when legal sales start? The Cannabis Control Board thinks so

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Vermont’s cannabis retail market is set to go into place in just nine months, and a number of other states are closely watching the Vermont experience — because the state’s Cannabis Control Board has developed some policies unique to the state.

VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb spoke with senior political correspondent Bob Kinzel about what the board is laying out that makes Vermont's marijuana marketplace unique, and how the state’s regulations could be altered by the Legislature in the new legislative session. Their conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Thu
16
Dec

Ludlow green lights mask mandate, cannabis revote, and town charter

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Ludlow green lights mask mandate, cannabis revote, and town charter

At the Ludlow Selectboard meeting on Dec. 6, the board approved a town-wide mask mandate, scheduled the revote for cannabis retail sales in Ludlow, moved their town charter forward, and discussed more budget numbers.

As reported last week, the Ludlow Selectboard approved a town-wide mask mandate, termed a “rule,” effective immediately, requiring all individuals to wear face coverings while indoors at locations that are open to the public. The mandate is in effect for 45 days and then needs to be renewed every 30 days thereafter.

Thu
16
Dec

Retail cannabis forum stirs debate over economic benefit, public health risks

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Bennington, Burlington and Brattleboro have approved it. So have Windsor, Strafford and more than 20 other Vermont communities.

And chances are, Hartford Selectboard Vice Chair Joe Major expects, voters in Hartford will have to decide whether they want to approve it, too.

The “it” in this instance is retail sale of recreational marijuana, which the Vermont Legislature legalized — and Gov. Phil Scott let pass into law — effective in October 2022.

“There is a strong possibility that Hartford will ask its residents on (Town Meeting Day) of March 2022 if they want to opt in to allow cannabis sales in Hartford,” Major said in introducing the topic at a town hall discussion Monday night at Hartford High School.

Thu
09
Dec

Hartford to hold cannabis town hall

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The town of Hartford will be holding an informational meeting on cannabis legislation next week.

The Hartford Selectboard and Hartford Community Coalition want to hear from you in a town hall scheduled for Monday.

They say the state legislature and Vermont Cannabis Control Board are in the process of developing ordinances and policies for a regulated market for cannabis.

The meeting will be held at the Hartford High School auditorium starting at 6 p.m.

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