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Re: “Green State Gardener Plants Stake in Cannabis Market

Eli Harrington/8th Generation, I'm sorry that you're still upset that we remain uninterested in advertising on your Heady Vermont blog. Instead of returning your aspersions in the comment section here I'd like to invite you to come down to the Green State Gardener retail store at 388 Pine St where we can discuss your frustrations with the industry and all things cannabis in person. We're open from 10-6.

One Love,
Inept Spawn #1

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Posted by Inept Spawn on 12/07/2016 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Green State Gardener Plants Stake in Cannabis Market

We are glad to have our product available for purchase in the Burlington area at Green State Gardener and at more stores soon! The article incorrectly describes our capsules as intended for sublingual use. While this is possible, it is certainly not the way we intended the capsules to be taken. Please visit our website or email us at with any questions.

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Posted by Green Mountain CBD on 12/07/2016 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Great Northern to Take Over South End Kitchen Space

yes! Please have lots of vegan options. Many South Enders will thank you for it. Thank you!!!

Posted by Joanna Grossman on 12/07/2016 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Sue Minter on Her Loss, Gender and What's Next

Sue: You lost because people are tired of the same old liberal rhetoric. Time for people to own up to their responsibilities. Scott offers an "option" - nothing more. The "Shumlin Shuffle" of political favorites from agency to agency needed to end. Cutting the Dem chord at the Gov level will give the public some relief before Scott starts his political favors.

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Posted by Drobin9353 on 12/07/2016 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Green State Gardener Plants Stake in Cannabis Market

Hey! Look! Another paid-for fluff piece by Will Raap for his inept spawn and crackhead Walsh.

Sorry--but actual growers don't buy Chinese-made crap from ivory tower businesses.

This group of entitled trust-funders know jack about any aspect of Cannabis and deserve every moment of their business' death rattle.

Seven Days should be embarrassed to be so obviously shilling and ignoring the many actual hard-working individuals in Vermont that ARE making a difference and not just primping and preening and expecting a free ride.

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Posted by 8th Generation on 12/07/2016 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Serial Shoplifters Target Burlington Stores

If they are not going to lock up the habitual offenders then this is where chopping their hands off under Sharia Law would come in handy instead of the silly and hokey 'Restorative' and 'Community' based Justice 'punishments' that Burlington officials fools themselves into thinking works.

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Posted by JimM on 12/07/2016 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Green State Gardener Plants Stake in Cannabis Market

You guys are too much. Can't grow your own CBD because you aren't growers so you get deep pockets daddy to pay for a partnership with real cultivators to break into the CBD market. Money can't buy you love or street cred but it can buy just about anything else. Your store is a schizophrenic joke of a business. Are you a grow store? Are you a brew store? Are you a bar? Are you a Pharmacy? No wait we sell solar panels!! WTF? Like Citizen said Vermont is way behind the curve on anything to do with mainstream cannabis. Maybe you will end up being that "guy in sweat pants"selling hydro equipment in a van down by the river. Karma is a bitch yo.

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Posted by Johnny_E_Bear on 12/07/2016 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Sue Minter on Her Loss, Gender and What's Next

Typical of Shumlin to come up with an excuse for why the Democrats lost the elections for both governor and president instead of just acknowledging that this time the Dems. picked the wrong people to represent their party. It must just be easier to accuse everyone of being sexist, or racist instead of looking at your own parties issues or lack of understanding of the real issues voters face. Peter maybe if you had a back bone and supported Bernie instead of a lier your party could have won at least one race. Mr. Shumlin you are an embarrassment to real Vermonters.

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Posted by citizen on 12/07/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Sinex Picks Local Firm to Construct Burlington Town Center

Bravo, Don Sinex!!!

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Posted by marianne1 on 12/07/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “New UVM Aid Program to Help Limited-Income Students

That is so important. Education is the greatest gift.

Posted by Robert Qua on 12/07/2016 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Green State Gardener Plants Stake in Cannabis Market

Once again Vermont is behind the eight ball on the weed train. Two other New England state will have legal weed by the end of month so why would investors put their money into Vermont where it could take years to see a return on their investment when they could invest in Maine and Massachusetts and see returns in a matter of weeks. Vermont should have made weed legal 2 years ago and beat the other states to the punch. I guess Vermonters are not as liberal or not as fiscally smart as some like to think they are. Good luck selling your dirt folks.

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Posted by citizen on 12/07/2016 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Caucus Conundrum: Will House Dems Fight Anew for Carbon Tax?

Glad to see legislators standing strong on climate change. With Trump as president, we NEED to lead the way here in Vermont on climate and many other issues. It's vital that we implement meaningful policies as soon as possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The carbon pollution tax, with the proper uses of that revenue, is an extremely effective way to do this. Thank you Rep. Mary Sullivan!

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Posted by Student for a Clean Energy Future on 12/07/2016 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Caucus Conundrum: Will House Dems Fight Anew for Carbon Tax?

I appreciate Rep. Sullivan standing firm on a carbon pollution policy that offers many benefits, despite what the onslaught of attack ads on the policy wanted you to believe. Rep. Sullivan rightly wants to refocus a legislative and public dialogue that is informed by an open and honest debate on the merits of the policy as a smart economic development tool. Taxing carbon pollution (something we must produce less of) while reducing taxes on our incomes and businesses (things we want more of) means we're talking about a tax shift. And, let's not forget, that a previous version of the policy included a 10% energy independence fund that would allow Vermonters to access financing to tighten up their homes, wasting less energy and money, among other opportunities. Let's have that discussion.

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Posted by kcorey on 12/07/2016 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Caucus Conundrum: Will House Dems Fight Anew for Carbon Tax?

Thank you, Rep. Mary Sullivan, for staying strong in the face of misinformation. There are economic advantages to Vermont tackling the problem of carbon pollution, including growing more in-state jobs, growing the economy, and investing locally in efficiency and renewables.

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Posted by Daniel William Barlow on 12/07/2016 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Caucus Conundrum: Will House Dems Fight Anew for Carbon Tax?

The public relations and advocacy KSE Partners engaged in over the wind projects in Windham and Grafton was such a failure, it's no wonder they changed their name. Dylan Zwicky, Alex MacLean and Todd Bailey were all over those towns, going door to door and of course working to buy the votes. If anything, voters were turned off by the efforts of KSE Partners and Iberdrola.

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Posted by A. Smith on 12/07/2016 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Caucus Conundrum: Will House Dems Fight Anew for Carbon Tax?

If Governor-elect wants affordability, energy independence, and a 90% renewable Vermont by 2050, he should seriously keep an open mind on carbon pricing. This is no time to be divisive - a carbon pollution tax if designed well can lower the cost of living in Vermont, and retrieve some of the $1.6 billion dollars we send out of VT to buy fossil fuels. I just found this booklet, "Tax Reform that Agrees with Vermont", that includes insight on how to price pollution, put together by The Vermont Fair Tax Coalition - in 1999. Time to get a move on, VT! Thank you, Rep. Mary Sullivan, for not backing down, and for doing exactly what you should in the face of a Trump administration.

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Posted by Hannah Huber on 12/07/2016 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Caucus Conundrum: Will House Dems Fight Anew for Carbon Tax?

The commentators, pundits, and Vermont media at large have forgotten, or maybe never were aware to begin with, that the same polling done by WCAX that correctly projected the Scott victory also showed 49% of Vermonters responding favorably to "a Vermont carbon tax aimed at reducing global warming," which is a pretty reductionist way of describing a plan that was really more comprehensive tax reform. Taking that poll at face value, those who respondents voting for Scott also favor a carbon pollution tax, so why has the opposite narrative all we hear? Rep. Sullivan is right. The policy was incredibly misrepresented, and it takes real courage to not fall in line with others who know the same and would instead of correcting that neglect to say anything as a matter of convenience.

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Posted by Austin Davis on 12/07/2016 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Unfinished Business: How Phil Scott Lost a Nightclub

I don't think you will find a more honest man then Scott have you ever been through a rough time probably don't have to go back 20 years on any other politicians to find something they call it getting way too low

Posted by Paul Gorton on 12/07/2016 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Caucus Conundrum: Will House Dems Fight Anew for Carbon Tax?

Rep. Sullivan is right. The climate crisis didn't end on November 8, nor did the opportunity for Vermont to create jobs and grow our economy by transitioning to clean energy. Carbon pricing is used across the globe -- and here in Vermont's electric sector -- and it works.

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Posted by THughes on 12/07/2016 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Caucus Conundrum: Will House Dems Fight Anew for Carbon Tax?

Proud that my Rep, Mary Sullivan, isn't willing to back down from embracing a smart solution because of election-season lies spread by Koch and company. In this era of fake news we need more honest analyses. 7D should take a real look at this proposal.

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Posted by AdamGoch on 12/07/2016 at 12:41 PM

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