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

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: O Canada, You Smell Like Weed

Why not Vermont ?

Posted by Ted Sargent on 10/19/2018 at 5:11 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: A New Milestone in Legitimacy

"A description? Let's see... they're green... they have leaves... they're pot plants, man!"

Posted by The Oracle on 08/25/2018 at 7:03 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Will Weed Tourism Take Off in Vermont?

To be fair, it's hard to believe that there can be "tourism" when smoking/vaping/etc is still partially illegal. For whatever reason "Paraphernalia" is illegal and is punishable with a civil citation, therefore using cannabis is technically illegal.

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Posted by J Richmond on 08/21/2018 at 12:52 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Will Weed Tourism Take Off in Vermont?

If the only thing anyone here can think about is how much of a cash cow this can become for the oligarchy, then the state is still as ass backwards as ever. How about removing any and all prohibition because it was unlawful & in violation of the constitution to have one in the first place? Because it is immoral to the point of being criminal to deny people one of the most powerful natural medicines on the planet? How about getting rid of the cash cow of corruption where people are thrown into the prisons for profits system for fictitious crimes that never harmed anyone?

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by FreedomToThink on 08/19/2018 at 1:49 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Will Weed Tourism Take Off in Vermont?

It won't take off until it is legal at the retail level. With all the corruption etc It's almost amusing that
weed tourism is hitting rock bottom . With a huge assist from the trump administration,what a total

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Posted by Ted Sargent on 08/18/2018 at 3:26 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Will Weed Tourism Take Off in Vermont?

Legal weed tourism is only a cash cow until it becomes legal in the rest of the country. Then it is just like selling beer.

Next thing you know Vermont will have Casino gambling and maybe legal prostitution, endorsed by the Chamber of Commerce and promoted as "jobs and economic prosperity".

Yeah, right. Keep digging, folks, we'll hit bottom eventually.

11 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by NorthOldEnder on 08/18/2018 at 12:18 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Will Weed Tourism Take Off in Vermont?

Re: Cannabis attracts everyone, from lawyers to truckers, ...

Sanity and redundancy aside, a stoned lawyer is one thing. But, speaking of green flow, the prospect of a sky pilot driving a 40 ton rig at 65 mph on I-89 is another, entirely. One would hope, not just yet.

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Posted by Jay Eshelman on 08/18/2018 at 4:14 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Weed and Taxes

Yeah,VT doesn't need the extra revenue or jobs. Booze,cigarettes and Reefer Madness will lead us to prosperity
which has got to be right around the corner.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Ted Sargent on 08/04/2018 at 1:21 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Majority of Vermonters Want Retail Weed, Poll Shows

Most Vermonters! 603 poll votes on this subject reflects about 1% of the total residents in the state.

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Posted by rehml on 07/27/2018 at 2:12 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: What’s the Deal With Gifting?

Just curious. - Anyone like to explain why they disliked my post?

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by John Thomas 1 on 07/23/2018 at 4:22 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: What’s the Deal With Gifting?

Why legalize and tax Cannabis when VT needs all the money it can bring in ? Reefer Madness is still alive
and well in once progressive VT ! From the looks of many citizens,Cake should be banned before Cannabis !

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Posted by Ted Sargent on 07/23/2018 at 9:52 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: What’s the Deal With Gifting?

Just stop blocking the will of the people! - The thugs who have hijacked our government have gone rogue. - We need to take corporate/wealthy campaign donations out of elections. - As the Progressives are doing.

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Posted by John Thomas 1 on 07/23/2018 at 3:59 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: What’s the Deal With Gifting?

This lack of regulation and taxation is the result of the cocktail party held in Montpelier from January until June. For most of the legislators,( 90%), it is a way to spend the winter, party it up, and for some scoff down cake and cookies until winter goes away. Not only that, you get a room-meals and travel allowance that you can fake figures on and collect more than is due. Ask the senate pro-tem how that works. Ethics? Are you kidding me.

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Posted by Walter Moses on 07/21/2018 at 11:28 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: What’s the Deal With Gifting?

When legislators are too stupid to make common sense decisions, it's nice to see businesses ride to the rescue. Taxpayers lose, but apparently stupidity rules over legislation in Vermont. Keep smoking those cancer sticks and guzzling grain alcohol, while our legislators figure out how to legalize comparatively harmless weed 50 years too late.

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Posted by Penelope on 07/21/2018 at 10:02 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Weed’s Legal — Now What?

Unlike Colorado and other states where many entrepreneurs are making a great living and paying the state taxes growing and selling medical and recreational pot, The problem with the "Vermont" model is the only way for a person interested in this industry to make decent $ is to grow and sell it, and there are only 5 grow permits in the entire state! Those with enormous finical backers, such as the UVM ER Doctor and his wife, with deep packets, and 4 other financial elite groups in the state, have a lock on the ability to grow and sell - even if recreational sales become legal (likely in the near future) just those 5 exclusive families will have the opportunity to make the real $. Those individuals with significant family $ and friends willing to toss in several million $ (I am aware that those with the grow permits get calls all the time from multi-millionaire investors offering to invest) are the only people who are given grow permits and chance to build a real business - pretty exclusive club in VT. All the state is offering to the average schmoe is a "dispensary" permit - meaning just a retail store for current medical paitents (limited in VT) and future recreational - but one has to buy supply from one of the exclusive 5 allowed growers.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by James Berry on 07/14/2018 at 10:03 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: It’s the Final Countdown

Cannabis legal in Canada,a schedule 1 drug in the usa

Posted by Ted Sargent on 06/30/2018 at 10:08 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: A Week of Firsts

You can buy Hemp Gin at

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Posted by Christine Kringle on 05/12/2018 at 8:29 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Plan for Pot Possession Expungements Is Imminent

Seven Days scooped by Huffpo? Ouch.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by The Oracle on 05/05/2018 at 7:25 AM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Tax-and-Regulate Goes Bust — for Now

Whats wrong Governor Lite spend too much time at the bake sale? The Bern Out fails to understand why any one voted for this sap.

Dude, you promised mad stacks for the treasury... but apparently the moron does not understand the nature of the job too busy rolling a fattie in the parking lot and stuffing his cheap suit full of free cookies from the snack room to herd the cats in the state house and close the deal.

Let's face it Zuckerman does nothing but blow smoke. Bernie Hustles the voters once again supporting the chump...

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tom Ruth on 04/29/2018 at 8:43 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Study Finds More Medical Weed = Fewer Opioids

Duh. Less pot = more death and alcohol.

Anyone that lived through the last major national pot droughts of 1990 & 1991 can tell you that.

The bars banked and many a good friends OD'd those years.

Posted by Galen P Dively III on 04/14/2018 at 9:49 AM

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