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Re: “Legal Pot Bill Clears Key Committee in Vermont House

My thanks to all who spoke up to support H.170 as written. We hope that the Senate will not change the bill before it is passed..
The untold story is about those who changed votes by speaking truth to our legislators. We thank the Judiciary for listening to Vermonter's who support this bill. Governor Scott, Please do not insist on a per-se limit. Cannabis is not like alcohol and prescription drugs. A per-se limit is not supported by science.

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Posted by Francis Janik on 03/23/2017 at 4:09 PM

Re: “New Vermont House Bill Would Legalize, Tax Marijuana Sales

Hello Representative Young,

Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Francis Janik from Jamaica Vermont

I am a member of the community group Vermont Home Grown. We have worked with legislators to legalize Cannabis for several years.

I have just seen an article stating that you have proposed legalizing the retail sale of Cannabis here in Vermont.
While we support this, we are concerened that the legislators will limit the opportunities for all Vermonts small growers to participate in this new market.

If we do legalize retail sales we must allow all who want a license to have a license. If the legislation limits the number of licenses to a few such as the current 3 companies who hold the 4 medical licenses then we will once again fail to bring the local growers out of the woods.

I ask you to remember that this is not new money in our economy. Many small growers use the income from their crop of cannabis to pay the bills. We must include these Vermonters who have grown and will continue to grow if they are not included. Legislation that supports a monopoly is simply bad legislation. Please listen to the community group Vermont Home Grown. We speak truth to power.


Francis Janik
Registered Voter, Registered Patient, Advocate

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Posted by Francis Janik on 02/22/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Dealers' Jobs Not Threatened by Pot Bill, Says Kingpin

Wow, The Jahfather is employing more Vermonters than all 3 companies that hold the 4 licenses for medical sales. I expect he pays his workers better and does not require them to sign away there rights to work with others. His cannabis looks to be a higher quality than the factory weed grown and sold as medical grade cannabis. Oh Yes, he sells his cannabis for half the price of the State sponsored dealers. LOL Thanks for making this important issue fun to talk about. PS the legislators may produce another bill to address Retail personal use and retail sales.

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Posted by Francis Janik on 02/12/2017 at 12:04 PM

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