Cannabis goes on sale; Midd store cashing in

Business was blooming this past weekend at downtown Middlebury’s FLŌRA, a fully licensed and permitted cannabis retail shop that opened to brisk traffic as Vermont’s cannabis retail law took effect on Oct. 1. As of that date FLŌRA was only one of three such fully licensed and permitted ventures. 

Middlebury to revisit cannabis store policy

The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday agreed to hold a second public hearing on a series of sweeping municipal zoning bylaw revisions, but only after carving proposed cannabis retail rules out of the package for a separate review and approval timeline.

Garden shop owner ventures into cannabis sales

Emeraldrose Grows owner Greg Newman is planning to add a new kind of flower to his organic gardening shop this fall: recreational cannabis.

Ferrisburgh sets public hearing on cannabis zoning

The Ferrisburgh selectboard has scheduled a public hearing on proposed new zoning laws that would govern where sellers, growers and manufacturers of cannabis could work within town limits.

Cannabis purveyor to convert Standard Register building

Satori last year purchased the former Conner Homes facility on Route 7 South in Middlebury and intends to turn it into a state-of-the-art cannabis grow and processing facility.

Ferrisburgh eyes zoning for cannabis ventures

By August, or possibly November, Ferrisburgh could have new zoning in place to establish where in the town cannabis retailers can set up shop and growers can plant their crops. A public vote on any new zoning laws is required.

Cannabis retail store proposed in Middlebury

Middlebury voters’ decision last year to open the town’s doors to recreational cannabis ventures has led to two such applications being filed this month.

Ferrisburgh eyes pot shop panel

With Ferrisburgh residents in March backing legal retail cannabis sales in their town and Vermont law allowing that activity to begin in October, the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday began considering the town’s permitting process.

Middlebury kennel eyed for cannabis business

Childhood friends Max Eingorn, Ronald Williams and Zachary Tyson had often talked about going into business together.

Cannabis sales approved in three towns

Bristol voters on Town Meeting Day overwhelmingly approved a measure that will permit licensed cannabis retailers to operate in town.

Bristol to weigh in on retail cannabis

If voters approve the measure on March 1, retail sales of cannabis (most often referred to as marijuana) could begin in the town as early as October.

Editorial: Two towns consider opting in

Among the dozen communities considering opting-in for cannabis sales at this year’s Town Meeting are Bristol and Ferrisburgh.

Cannabis and babies don’t mix; exposure hurts before and after birth

Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding, or who plans to become pregnant soon should not consume cannabis (marijuana, hashish, weed, pot, etc.) as the Vermont Department of Health reports that it can affect the health of your baby. Using cannabis can impa … (read more)

Cannabis board gets local input

BRISTOL — Despite a limited budget and a four-month delay in the appointment of its membership, the Vermont Cannabis Control Board is still aiming to complete its initial work in time to allow the state’s first retail, adult-use marijuana shops to open ne … (read more)

Hemp firm eyes vacant Rt. 7 Middlebury building

MIDDLEBURY — A Vermont-based investment company is seeking to buy the former Connor Homes property at 1741 Route 7 south and use it for indoor growing of hemp plants, including propagation, storage, drying, testing, processing and wholesale distribution.T … (read more)

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