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  1. Ron Strider

    Heady Vermont Bringing Hemp To Skiers And Riders

    Vermont Business Magazine With interest in legal, non-psychoactive hemp and CBD products growing rapidly, and the explosive growth of legal hemp cultivation, processing, and products being made in Vermont, Heady Vermont presents CBD 101: Cannabidiol for Winter Sports Athletes and Weekend...
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    Greetings From Vermont!

    Hey Everyone! I’m a staffer at Heady Vermont, a cannabis news and advocacy group. Given that Vermont is going to take up legalization again this coming session, 2018 should prove very interesting! Feel free to shoot me any questions you might have about what’s going on in the very Green...
  3. Ron Strider

    Hemp - Not Marijuana - Comes To Rural Vermont

    While lawmakers in Montpelier argue over marijuana legalization, Middlebury dairy farmers Joel Pomainville and Sam Berthiaume are readying a harvest of a cousin of marijuana – hemp – that promoters hope could be a new cash crop for Vermont farmers. "The potential is so huge on this stuff," said...
  4. Ron Strider

    Is Hemp Vermont's Next Big Crop? Middlebury Farm Plants Marijuana Cousin

    While lawmakers in Montpelier argue over marijuana legalization, Middlebury dairy farmers Joel Pomainville and Sam Berthiaume are readying harvest of a cousin of marijuana – hemp – that promoters hope could be a new cash crop for Vermont farmers. "The potential is so huge on this stuff," said...
  5. Ron Strider

    Vermont Marijuana Commission Begins Legalization Study

    A Vermont commission is beginning the process of determining what will be the best way to move forward in the legalization of recreational marijuana. The 13-member Marijuana Advisory Commission and support staff held its first meeting Thursday at Public Safety Headquarters in Waterbury...
  6. Ron Strider

    Vermont Grants Medical Marijuana License To PhytoScience Institute

    The Vermont Department of Public Safety on Friday approved a license for the state's fifth medical marijuana operation, which plans to open dispensaries in Bennington and St. Albans. PhytoScience Institute, led by University of Vermont professor William Cats-Baril, beat out four other...
  7. Ron Strider

    Hemp Farming Is A Growing Industry In Vermont

    According to the Department of Agriculture, there are nearly 560 acres of hemp farm registered in Vermont. When the congressional farm bill passed in 2014, Vermont added its own twist to support a different kind of crop: hemp. This made the state marketable to the CEO and Founder of Vermont...
  8. Ron Strider

    VT: Accused Hemp Farm Thief In Court

    One of three New York men charged after police said they stole plants from a hemp farming operation appeared in court this week to have his bail reviewed. Leon Lovelace, 22, of Hoosick Falls, who according to court records had been detained in New York, has denied charges in his pending...
  9. Ron Strider

    Vermont Hemp Farmers Find Fertile Ground In CBD Crop

    A roomy, red-sided milking parlor remains the focal point of Quarry Road Farm, just as it has since Joel Pominville's father founded it in 1953. But there's a new addition this year to the 180-head Middlebury dairy operation. On a 13-acre field where corn used to grow, the first crop of hemp is...
  10. Ron Strider

    American Universities Offering Cannabis Classes This Fall

    School's in session and cannabis is on the syllabus. Accredited schools including University of Vermont and Ohio State University have started offering courses on the biology and use of marijuana as well as legal issues around it. Credit and non-credit course available in this "growing" subject...
  11. Ron Strider

    VT: Burke Mountain To Host First Ever Hemp Festival

    Eli Harrington thinks holding the first-ever Vermont Hemp Festival in the rural, remote Northeast Kingdom makes perfect sense. Harrington and Monica Donovan, co-founders of Heady Vermont, chose to have their inaugural hemp conference in the NEK because the Kingdom has an important history with...
  12. Ron Strider

    VT: Hemp Festival To Be Held At Burke Mountain

    First annual Vermont Hemp Festival To Be Held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center includes exposition, educational workshops, business pitch competition. As the future of recreational and medical marijuana remains uncertain, the national hemp...
  13. Ron Strider

    Vermont Lawmakers Try Again For Marijuana Legalization

    Vermont lawmakers are giving legal weed another shot. Last month, the Republican governor vetoed a legalization bill for recreational marijuana after it passed the state Assembly and Senate. But rather than killing it outright, he sent it back to legislators and asked for stronger protections...
  14. Ron Strider

    Vermont Expands Medical Marijuana Plan

    The governor of Vermont has expanded medical marijuana there, weeks after vetoing a bill that would have legalized recreational marijuana. Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, signed a bill that adds Parkinson's disease, Crohn's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of...
  15. Ron Strider

    The Vermont Governor Vetoed A Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana, but indicated that he was willing to work with the Legislature on a compromise. Scott said he was sending the bill back with suggestions for another path...
  16. Ron Strider

    VT: The Latest: Democrats Not Sure Pot Compromise Possible Soon

    Democratic lawmakers are questioning whether a deal to legalize marijuana in Vermont can be reached next month during a short veto session. Republican Gov. Phil Scott vetoed the bill Wednesday, saying he was sending it back to the Legislature with recommendations for changes, such as more...
  17. Ron Strider

    Vermont Becomes Latest New England State To Stall On Marijuana

    Vermont has legalized medical marijuana and was working towards legalizing adult use marijuana, but Governor Phil Scott just said no. The Governor vetoed a bill that had been passed by the legislation. While the anti-marijuana forces are cheering, the pro-legalization forces are saying it's...
  18. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Legalization Bill Vetoed By Vermont Governor

    The governor of Vermont vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have legalized marijuana within the Green Mountain state. Gov. Phil Scott, a first-time Republican, told reporters Wednesday that he's rejecting a bill that would've made Vermont the ninth state in the nation with legal marijuana...
  19. Ron Strider

    Clock Ticking On Marijuana Legalization Decision In Vermont

    The clock is ticking on a big choice from Vermont Governor Phil Scott who must decide by mid-week if recreational marijuana should be legal in his state. Scott is now weighing whether to sign or veto a bill by the end of the day Wednesday that would legalize possession by adults 21-and-up of...
  20. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Adult-Use Legislation Reaches Vermont Governor's Desk

    Today, S. 22, a bill to legalize cannabis in Vermont for adults over 21, landed on Republican Governor Phil Scott's desk — potentially making the state the first in the country to legalize marijuana through the legislative process, and not a ballot initiative. The bill has already been approved...