Lawmakers who pushed for a tax-and-regulate marijuana market in Vermont met last week with the state’s Cannabis Control Board to hear about next steps and reiterate their intent to show favoritism to minorities.
By a 9-2 vote, lawmakers in the House Committee on Government Operations on Thursday approved a marijuana commercialization bill that uses race to prioritize grants and loan access, positions on boards, and more.
So much for Martin Luther King. Allocating money based on skin color is racism. Rewarding loans to newly-arrived blacks to sell drugs as “reparation” for the drug war is a whole new reefer madness.
On the Town Meeting Day ballot, Waterbury and Duxbury voters will decide whether or not to allow the sale and production of cannabis within their towns. The law requires individual towns and cities to “opt-in” by a public vote to determine if they want to allow retail sales and production.
We were told that legalizing pot would be fine in regard to youth use because the law says you have to be 21 to purchase the pot. The law says the same thing about cigarettes and vaping products. What’s the difference? Either such laws work, or they don’t.
On Town Meeting Day this March, Winooski voters have an important question to answer: should Winooski allow cannabis retailers in the city?
Physicians, Families and Friends Education Fund, a physician led association of concerned members of the public, is urging the public to go slow when considering whether to vote in favor of marijuana sales in local communities.
On this week’s episode of the “Ericka Redic Show,” host Ericka Redic tells which towns will and won’t have the Retail Marijuana question on their March Town Meeting ballots.
A new Vermont House member disputes a veteran senator’s claim that communities should be able to decide by next March whether to ask voters if a retail marijuana store is a good fit.
On Town Meeting Day at least 20 Vermont cities and towns will decide whether to allow retail marijuana. At least 34 towns won’t even have the question on the Town Meeting ballot.
Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday he did not recommend language in a Senate bill that would seem to allow Big Marijuana companies to bypass local voters deciding whether marijuana retail stores may operate in their town.
Teachers, tenants and farmers would benefit from bills proposed in the House, and a Senate bill adding to the commercial cannabis law would require more funding for police training and substance abuse prevention, and would reduce licensing fees for minorities, among other proposed changes.