A national commercial cannabis group with funding ties to politically progressive billionaire financier George Soros and other wealthy activists on Tuesday announced a poll claiming 76% of Vermonters support commercial cannabis.
A bill passed the New Hampshire Senate that allows qualified patients and designated caregivers to grow up to three marijuana plants at a time.
As New Hampshire legislators returned to Concord earlier this month, they have been looking at a slate of bills pertaining to marijuana, including legalization and allowing medical patients to grow their own.
If someone were to ask you today what the Vermont Department of Health’s current position is on legal sales of marijuana, I venture many would say it has changed from opposition in the past to support today. I am happy to report that the department’s opposition to S.54 has not changed.
A Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives told fellow Democrats yesterday he strongly opposes S.54, the legalization of commercial cultivation, production, sale and taxation of marijuana.
Vermont Attorney General T. J. Donovan, legislative leaders and advocates gathered Thursday at the Statehouse to press for the adoption this year of a bill that would establish a tax-and-regulate system for commercial cannabis.
“As with all substance use, consumption of cannabis can be unhealthy. ‘Let’s Talk Cannabis’ gives Vermonters the information they need to make safe and informed choices,” Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine said.
As policymakers from Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont gathered Thursday night to discuss plans for a commercial marijuana market in Vermont, critics of legalization showed up to say Vermont farmers can expect to be overrun by large corporate marketers.
Vermont should legalize “tax-and-regulate” commercial marijuana, and municipalities shouldn’t get much authority to veto or tax, Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan said in a Nov. 27 interview.
Car crashes and collision insurance claims are up in in cannabis-legal states, Bloomberg News reports. Now the American Trucking Association wants state and federal government to take steps to protect truckers, motorists and passengers from marijuana-impaired drivers.
Municipal officials are being investigated for soliciting and receiving big bribes from legal marijuana companies. Also, more people are visiting hospital emergency rooms for treatment for “scromiting.”