Vermont marijuana sales bill done; governor to ‘take a look’

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – The Vermont Legislature has given final approval to a bill that would set up a system for the legal sale and taxation of marijuana.
Gov. Phil Scott says he will “take a look” at the legislation when it reaches his desk before he decides what to do. His choices include signing the bill, vetoing it or allowing it to become law without his signature.
On Tuesday, the Senate gave final approval to a compromise bill developed by a conference committee between the two chambers that had already been passed by the House.
Speaking at his twice-weekly briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday, the Republican governor said he didn’t know when the bill would be formally delivered to his office.
“We’ll take a look, we’ll reflect on all of the areas of disagreement, then I’ll make a decision from there,” Scott said.
The bill includes a provision for a roadside saliva test, obtained with a warrant. Scott had made roadside testing one of his conditions for supporting ..

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A Beginner’s Guide to Steam Stones: What are they and how do they work?

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If you’ve been following the ever-expanding synthetic smoking market, you’ve probably heard of steam stones – the vaporized pebbles often advertised as a safe tobacco alternative that can be inhaled through a hookah pipe.
For hookah-enthusiasts, the concept is exciting. According to the FDA, the average user inhales 100-200 times the smoke they would from a cigarette in one hookah sesh. This is because cigarettes are generally smoked quickly, while smoking a hookah is a process that can last hours. Long story short, a healthier alternative to hookah tobacco would be AWESOME.
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But there isn’t a lot of research on these trendy stones, and the FDA has yet to regulate them. A quick google search on the products pulls up a smorgasbord of contradicting stories on the product, from worrisome evidence indicating they may be more dangerous than traditional hookah tobacco to competing reports on whether you can..

Illinois revises marijuana licenses process after complaints

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CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois tweaked how business owners seeking recreational marijuana licenses can apply following complaints that the process favored politically connected and rich applicants over minorities and veterans who were supposed to benefit.
Recreational marijuana sales started in January under an Illinois law that, like similar efforts elsewhere, was touted for so-called social equity provisions designed to address racial disparities and other inequities in the decadeslong war on drugs. Black Illinois residents are seven times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white residents, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
However, some state legislators and applicants for pot shops said minorities and veterans were still being shut out under the complex point-based application process where only those with a perfect score would be allowed a shot at licenses. The first licenses to sell and grow recreational can..

Illinois revises marijuana licenses process after complaints

Krisanapong Detraphiphat / Getty Images CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois tweaked how business owners seeking recreational marijuana licenses can apply following complaints that the process favored politically connected and rich applicants over minorities and veterans who were supposed to benefit. Recreational marijuana sales started in January under an Illinois law that, like similar efforts elsewhere, was…

A Beginner’s Guide to Steam Stones: What are they and how do they work?

Shutterstock If you’ve been following the ever-expanding synthetic smoking market, you’ve probably heard of steam stones – the vaporized pebbles often advertised as a safe tobacco alternative that can be inhaled through a hookah pipe. For hookah-enthusiasts, the concept is exciting. According to the FDA, the average user inhales 100-200 times the smoke they would…

Vermont House OKs deal on bill to allow marijuana sale, tax

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – The Vermont House of Representatives has approved a deal on a bill that would allow for the legal sale of marijuana, as well as taxation on those sales.
The legislative conference committee report passed the House by a vote of 92-56 on Thursday, the Bennington Banner reported. It now heads to the state Senate, where a vote is expected next week.
House members of the conference committee had agreed to drop language that would have prevented advertising for cannabis-related businesses. They also gave up their insistence upon seat belt use becoming a primary reason for motor vehicle stops as part of the legislation.
Senators on the committee agreed to a House proposal collecting fees from cannabis licensees and distributing proceeds to towns hosting such entities. They also agreed to a roadside saliva test, obtained with a warrant.
Gov. Phil Scott has made roadside testing a condition for signing a bill.
The bill establishes a 14% excise tax on cannabis ..

Vermont House OKs deal on bill to allow marijuana sale, tax

Getty MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – The Vermont House of Representatives has approved a deal on a bill that would allow for the legal sale of marijuana, as well as taxation on those sales. The legislative conference committee report passed the House by a vote of 92-56 on Thursday, the Bennington Banner reported. It now heads…

Texas AG Commissioner in favor of medical marijuana for toothaches, other conditions, he says

Medical marijuana isn’t legal for all medical conditions, but there’s hope for some in Texas,
On Thursday Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller toured Compassionate Cultivation in Austin, one of the only three locations licensed to grow marijuana for medicinal use in Texas. Afterward Miller said he is in favor of expanding the limited use of the cannabis.
“I would certainly expand medical marijuana. If it’ll help somebody, I’m for it,” he said, as reported by KXAN-TV’s Wes Rapaport. “Whatever it is. I mean, a toothache, I don’t care. If it’s a cure, if it [alleviates] pain, we should be able to use that.”
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Following a bill that was signed into law last year, only low-THC cannabis-.5 percent to be exact-can be prescribed to treat certain conditions, including multiple and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, terminal cancer and autism.
Following his tour, Miller seemed open to expanding the plant’s usage to treating ot..

Vermont lawmakers reach deal on marijuana sales, taxation

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Lawmakers from the Vermont House and Senate have reached a deal on a bill that would allow for the legal sale of marijuana, as well as taxation on those sales.
The three House members of the conference committee agreed Tuesday to drop language that would have prevented advertising for cannabis-related businesses, the Brattleboro Reformer reported.
The senators on the committee agreed to a House proposal collecting fees from cannabis licensees and distributing proceeds to towns hosting such entities.
“It’s not perfect,” said state Sen. Dick Sears, a Bennington Democrat who led the Senate side of the conference committee. “There’s a lot of compromise, a lot of give and take on both sides to get to a place where we could reach agreement.”
The possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana was legalized in 2018, but there has been no way to buy or sell it legally or tax sales.
The conference committee report could be finalized Wednesday. The..

Vermont lawmakers reach deal on marijuana sales, taxation

Getty Images MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Lawmakers from the Vermont House and Senate have reached a deal on a bill that would allow for the legal sale of marijuana, as well as taxation on those sales. The three House members of the conference committee agreed Tuesday to drop language that would have prevented advertising for…

How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System? The Complete Guide

If you’ve never used CBD before — or even if you’re just starting — you probably have a million questions on your mind. One of the most common questions is, how long does CBD stay in your system? Some people fear it will show up on a drug test, while others want to know how long the effects of the CBD lasts.
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