Peter Shumlin says he’s joining an effort to encourage the federal government
to reclassify marijuana as a drug that has medicinal benefits. Under
the plan, doctors could write prescriptions for marijuana and local pharmacies
would be allowed to fill these prescriptions.
state Senate has advanced a bill that allows patients to buy medical marijuana
at local dispensaries rather than having to grow their own. The
bill says the dispensaries would operate under the supervision of the state.
Only people who have a doctor’s written permission could buy the pot.
medical marijuana dispensaries would be created under a bill that is working
its way through committee in the Vermont Senate. One
would be located in southern Vermont and the other in the northern part of the state. Each
outlet would be allowed to grow and dispense medical marijuana for up to 500
If a bill in the Senate is approved it would create two medical marijuana dispensaries. The Department of Public Safety would be charged with the oversight of these outlets. Commissioner Keith Flynn says his department could support this if it is engaged in the rule making.
Senate Bill 17 would set up medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. We hear why the bill was proposed and the reservations some have with it. Plus, University of Vermont President Daniel Fogel explains the reasons he will be leaving the post. And, we get a glimpse of artwork that was created from trash.
An East Wallingford woman who faced felony
charges for growing marijuana for her critically ill son will not have to go
trial. State prosecutors
have referred Sue Thayer to a Court Diversion program. Her case will be dismissed if she
successfully completes it.
A bill making its way through the senate would create up to five "compassion centers" to legally disburse medical marijuana. Also, one senator wants to further regulate slaughterhouses, and we celebrate the Iranian New Year.