Vermont: Licensing Update: Eight More Licenses Approved by Control Board, Legacy Market and Backlog Addressed

Vermont: Licensing Update: Eight More Licenses Approved by Control Board, Legacy Market and Backlog Addressed
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Heady Vermont has the details   MONTEPLIER — Today, the Vermont Cannabis Control Board met to discuss licensing and provide the public with updates on the process. Last week, the Board approved eight new licenses and as of June 13, eight more licenses have been approved as well. They are as follows: Hella Gud, LLC** (Outdoor Cultivator Tier 1) VT Green Castle Reserve, LLC (Indoor Cultivator Tier 1) Victory Gardens** (Outdoor Cultivator Tier 1) DBA Edward’s* (Outdoor Cultivator Tier 1) Endyne Inc. (Testing Lab) DBA Geebee’s Organics (Mixed Use Cultivator Tier 1) Craft Cannabis of Vermont LLC (Indoor Cultivator Tier 1) Justin’s Craft Cannabis LLC (Indoor Cultivator Tier 1) * = Social Equity Status ** = Economic Empowerment   Legacy Market in Vermont Chair of the Control Board James Pepper began today’s meeting by addressing concerns with the legacy market in Vermont. For those not familiar with the term, it refers to the underground cannabis market that exists outside of the regulatory framework and has existed throughout cannabis prohibition. Unlike many other legal states, Vermont lawmakers have opted to promote the transition from the legacy market to the regulated market. The majority of other legal states have essentially replaced the legacy market with big business, which is exactly what the Board and Vermont legislators want to avoid. “We’re taking a different approach in Vermont,” says Pepper. “We’re really trying to shift the legacy market into a regulated space, so it’s the very people that have been incarcerated, or have been living under the threat of prosecution for decades that will benefit the most from this market.” He went on to mention how the Board consulted the legacy market during the rule development process in order to create the least restrictive regulations. “We’re really trying to shift the legacy market into…

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