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Vermont Governor Signs Legislation Adding Glaucoma, Chronic Pain as Medical Cannabis Conditions

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has signed Senate Bill 0014 into law, expanding the state’s medical cannabis program to include more qualifying conditions. Under the new law, which goes into full effect on July 1st, those with glaucoma, chronic pain, and patients under hospice care will be allowed to become legal medical cannabis patients, which means …

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Vermont Governor Signs Bill Allowing Expungement of Cannabis Offenses

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) has signed Senate Bill 115 into law, allowing those convicted of possessing up to an ounce of cannabis prior to 2013 to have the charge removed from their record. The bill, sponsored by Senator Joe Benning (R-Lyndonville), allows Vermont residents who were convicted of crimes that are “no longer prohibited by law …

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Legislation to Legalize Cannabis Introduced in Vermont

Earlier this week Vermont Senator David Zuckerman introduced a proposal – Senate Bill 306 – to legalize recreational cannabis. Under the proposed law, the possession up to 2 ounces of cannabis, and the cultivation of up to 3 plants, would be legal for those 21 and older. State-licensed retail outlets would be authorized to distribute cannabis, …

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