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Hemp and CBD Industry Growing Rapidly in Vermont

Hemp and CBD Industry Growing Rapidly in Vermont

MONTPELLIER, Vt. (Aug. 29, 2018) – Hemp production is starting to boom in Vermont, despite federal prohibition. In 2013, the Vermont legislature passed a law legalizing and licensing hemp production at the state level. The Vermont law does not limit hemp cultivation to research purposes, as required under federal law. When Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the…

Vermont Recreational Marijuana Law Now in Effect Despite Federal Prohibition

Vermont Recreational Marijuana Law Now in Effect Despite Federal Prohibition

MONTPELIER, Vt. (July 2, 2018) – Yesterday, a new law allowing the recreational use of marijuana goes into effect in Vermont. Gov. Phil Scott signed the bill despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ threats to ramp up enforcement. This new law represents a stinging rebuke from the state of Vermont against federal marijuana prohibition. House Bill…

Effort to Make Vermont Hemp Program Federally Compliant Fails

Effort to Make Vermont Hemp Program Federally Compliant Fails

BURLINGTON, Vt. (June 8, 2018) – An attempt to make Vermont’s industrial hemp licensing program federally compliant failed this year, allowing farmers in the state to continue developing a viable hemp industry and nullifying federal prohibition in effect. The comprehensive farm bill (S276) passed by the Senate included provisions modifying the state’s industrial hemp licensing…

Signed as Law: Vermont Legalizes Recreational Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

Signed as Law: Vermont Legalizes Recreational Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Today, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill that allows the recreational use of marijuana. Just weeks after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to ramp up federal marijuana prohibition enforcement, passage represents a stinging rebuke from the state of Vermont. House Bill 511 (H.511) allows adults 21 or older to possess up…

Today in History: Vermont Secedes from New York

Today in History: Vermont Secedes from New York

Maintaining a fierce streak of individuality, Vermont was not even admitted to the union under the Constitution until 1791, after Washington had been president for about two years.

To the Governor: Vermont Passes Bill to Legalize Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

To the Governor: Vermont Passes Bill to Legalize Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

Vermont’s response to a push from Jeff Sessions to ramp up federal marijuana prohibition? Nullify.

“The Administration and Nullifying Vermont”

“The Administration and Nullifying Vermont”

Northern states were so effective at nullifying the fugitive slave act of 1850, that they were successful even in the face of a threat to use the US military to stop them.

Signed by the Governor: Vermont Law Will Increase Access to Medical Marijuana, Further Nullify Federal Prohibition

Signed by the Governor: Vermont Law Will Increase Access to Medical Marijuana, Further Nullify Federal Prohibition

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Jun. 21, 2017) – A Vermont bill to fully legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients was signed into law last week by Gov. Phil Scott. The new measure takes another step toward effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. Introduced by Sen. Dick Sears (D-Bennington) and six co-sponsors, Senate Bill 16…