Vermont’s Supreme Court ruled last week that the smell of burned or burning cannabis is not legal grounds for police to initiate a search. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit against the state for the actions of a Vermont state trooper in 2014. After the ruling — passed down by Associate Justice Harold E. Eaton, […]

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has vetoed S. 22, legislation that would have legalized cannabis in the state for adults over the age of 21. The libertarian-leaning governor sent the law back to the legislature to develop clauses that further protect the health and safety of his constituents, he said in a press conference. The proposed […]

Vermont lawmakers are considering whether to become the first state Legislature to legalize marijuana. Four states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational cannabis, but in each of those cases, it was voters at the ballot box, not lawmakers, who changed the law. Vermont could become the first state in history where elected officials […]

Vermont could follow Colorado in raking in millions of tax dollars from the sale of weed, according to a new study—but only if the drug remains illegal in surrounding states. To be clear, weed is currently legal in Vermont, but only for medical purposes. A bill to make the drug legal for recreational purposes is […]

The medical marijuana improvement bill, Senate Bill 247, went into effect in Vermont, making several changes to the medical marijuana registry and the provisions regulating medical marijuana dispensaries. For starters, the new law eliminates the  six-month relationship required between an applicant patient and his or her health care professional signing the medical verification form; naturopathic (holistic) […]

The number of people who can obtain medical marijuana in Vermont could increase under a bill that has passed the legislature and is now on its way to the governor for his signature.  Under Vermont’s current medical marijuana law, no more than 1,000 people can be registered to receive medical marijuana. Senator Jeannette White says […]