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Comment Archives: stories: News + Opinion: Cannabis Catch-Up

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Massachusetts Moves Toward Allowing Weed Delivery, Cafés

While we are more into Thunder Road in Vermont

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Posted by Ted Sargent on 06/29/2019 at 12:44 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Colorado's Weed Tax Revenue Surpasses $1 Billion

Vermont once progressive,now a redneck state run by a nascar driver. I thought i'd seen statewide polls
showing overwhelming support in VT for legalizing MJ but i guess in this age of failed politicians,anything goes but the will of the people. This is supposedly all about " spit ", a totally made up excuse.

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Posted by Ted Sargent on 06/18/2019 at 12:44 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Colorado's Weed Tax Revenue Surpasses $1 Billion

Yep... And it's all about the revenue, isn't it. Not about people's personal liberties to do what the hell they want to without government interference. Not about using the medicine of their choice to actually heal their bodies. Just about the government's ability to harvest us all for cash, like so many cattle in a pen. I know that's the reason I bought my children into the world, to serve as cattle for the government. This is what journalism has descended too.

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Posted by FreedomToThink on 06/15/2019 at 1:33 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Colorado's Weed Tax Revenue Surpasses $1 Billion

Lawmakers are to stupid to wake up!!!

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Posted by Gigrape52@gmail.com on 06/15/2019 at 12:35 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Colorado's Weed Tax Revenue Surpasses $1 Billion

Vermont should follow in Colorado's footsteps but lawmakers are to stupid and afraid!

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Posted by Gigrape52@gmail.com on 06/15/2019 at 12:30 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Colorado's Weed Tax Revenue Surpasses $1 Billion

Wake up Vermont!!

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Posted by Johnnyappleseed37 on 06/14/2019 at 3:44 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Is Your CBD the Real Deal?

By the way, can we find out which products were tested? Specifically, which Vermont ones? I would think everyone reading this article would want to know. And the reputable businesses that advertise in Seven Days would want us to know, too.

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Posted by The Oracle on 05/27/2019 at 9:56 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Is Your CBD the Real Deal?

Somebody needs some CBD...

Posted by The Oracle on 05/26/2019 at 6:04 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Is Your CBD the Real Deal?

This is an example of why we need third party testing with the Cannabis Tax and Regulate bill. The governor and the House need to focus on that instead of obsessing about roadside saliva tests that are not capable of showing impairment.

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Posted by geeebs on 05/26/2019 at 2:24 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Is Your CBD the Real Deal?

Sasha, Excellent article. Thank you. Please also let your readers know that CBD interferes with Coumadin a blood thinning agent which cardiac, stroke and other patients are taking to prevent clotting or a second myocardial infarction or stroke. Please also let your readers know that it is recommended that liver function tests be monitored in patients taking CBD. And that CBD/THC fed to livestock in France has been linked to birth defects. There is also some evidence that CBD can transform into THC in the acidity of the stomach and of course CBD often has THC and the concentration of THC is also unpredictable. So if you are taking CBD for psychosis it could re-trigger a THC addiction or could trigger a THC related psychotic or panic event. Of course THC is now linked to cardiac events and stroke so those patients must exercise extreme caution. CBD interferes with immunosuppressive drugs so those with solid organ transplants must be very careful not to lose their life saving kidney. CBD potentiates anti seizure medicine making the effect more powerful and the drug interferes with anesthesia so if you are planning out patient surgery (or are at risk for emergent surgery) best to lay off the CBD.

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Posted by GREENMTCAT on 05/25/2019 at 9:26 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Option to Buy

I am all for efforts to prevent and deter intoxicated driving. However, the false positive rate for point-of-care THC saliva testing is abysmal-- somewhere between 15-20%.
This translates to 15 to 20 people being wrongly accused of driving while intoxicated on THC for every 100 people pulled over and tested. The cost to the state, never mind the expense to the wrongly accused is mind boggling...

Posted by MDinVT on 05/07/2019 at 6:50 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Vermont's Medical Weed Program Numbers Are Wilting

If the state didn't make this a money maker for them and were really concerned about patients then they would change things. A person can go see their doctor for a script and not have to pay the $50 to carry a card that allows them to have a script. The doctors and pharmacies don't pay $75K to the state to register to sell their product. That cost is passed to the consumer. Due to the state pricing it is cheaper to grow your own or buy the black market.

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Posted by Ted miles645 on 04/02/2019 at 9:37 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Vermont's Medical Weed Program Numbers Are Wilting

If the dispensary keeps prices at double that of the black market, they will never drive out the black market.

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Posted by AllFourSeasons on 03/31/2019 at 4:24 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Does This Vermont Weed Bill Stand a Chance?

why can't use that tax money to fund education programs, weather it be helping off set the cost of higher education for state residents, or helping schools pay for better equipment to educate our current and future students. Also fix infrastructure (roads, waste water, etc) and other avenues of possible lowering the taxes on the everyday Vermonters. If me buying legal cannabis can help fix things around Vermont i am all for that. I just don't want to see this tax money be wasted on programs that accomplish nothing for our states future.

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Posted by blizmo on 02/07/2019 at 10:17 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Does This Vermont Weed Bill Stand a Chance?

The American Revolutionary war was partly fought because of taxation without representation. So now we had a higher taxation with representation, so are we any better off?

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Posted by Ted miles645 on 02/03/2019 at 11:14 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Does This Vermont Weed Bill Stand a Chance?

The state just wants to get the most money from regulation of this product. That will just entice people to keep getting the weed through other means.

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Posted by Ted miles645 on 02/03/2019 at 11:13 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Does This Vermont Weed Bill Stand a Chance?

Agreed, Penelope. Can you pick me up some?

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 02/02/2019 at 9:57 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Does This Vermont Weed Bill Stand a Chance?

2021?? Why not institute a 5-year study of all the possible ways weed may harm anyone doing anything, anywhere?

No rush on the answer, I'm hopping in the car to give my tax dollars to a weed retailer near me, just over any border.

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Posted by Penelope on 02/02/2019 at 2:10 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Seeing Through the Haze

I think the one thing that needs to be regulated above all else, is the governments endless overreach into every last aspect of our lives, in order to extort revenue from us in every way they can contrive.

Anderson just wants to make sure that whenever someone gets pulled over for, well, anything at all, the cop can then go on a fishing trip to test test away and see what other career enhancing revenue makers he can come up with. I think I'm going to start insisting that any cop that pulls me over, take an on the spot steroid test & a psychological stability test, before I talk to him any further.

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Posted by FreedomToThink on 12/16/2018 at 1:12 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Seeing Through the Haze

Tom Andersons position is just puzzling but typical of law enforcement. A high percentage of Vermonters currently use pot on a regular basis and the likelihood that a big number of the folks who dont are suddenly going to be rushing to pot shops to take up using it is just absurd. Im all for coming up with a reliable way to test for impairment but really, those that are going to drive around stoned are already doing it and the cops seem to be able to figure out when they are impaired and arrest them.
The long and short of this is that prohibition doesnt work and is really just stupid. There isnt any shortage of pot or pot smokers so we might as well regulate it and tax it.

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Posted by Roy on 12/16/2018 at 12:08 PM

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