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LEAFLY: Vermont Gov. Vetoes Cannabis Legalization Bill

LEAFLY: Vermont Gov. Vetoes Cannabis Legalization Bill

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced his decision Wednesday to veto a bill that would have made Vermont the ninth US state to end its prohibition of cannabis. The Legislature-approved bill, S.22, would have legalized personal possession and home cultivation of a small amount of cannabis.

The measure would have legalized possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for adults 21 and over, and it would have permitted home cultivation of up to two mature plants and four immature plants. The measure would also create a state commission to look at cannabis tax-and-regulate models in other states and make recommendations for a possible adult-use market in Vermont.

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FORBES: DIY Cannabis Cultivation App ‘WeGrow’ Wants To Bring Flower To The People

FORBES: DIY Cannabis Cultivation App ‘WeGrow’ Wants To Bring Flower To The People

In many states, legal opportunities to possess cannabis have well preceded any practical ones, as local officials continue struggling to get infrastructure in place (dispensaries included). And while some states may currently seem resigned to parking on the grass, as it were, the makers of a new weeducational app for iOS want to bring cannabis consumers into the field of production instead.

With roots in California and Colorado, WeGrow is a free app designed to help new and experienced cannabis-growers cultivate their own plants, as well as share their expertise. Combining AI-powered assistance with crowd-sourced input and coursework, the platform also aims to put more control over cannabis back in the hands of those that consume it, particularly in light of the industry’s fluctuating laws and arguably too-high prices.

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MERRY JANE: Nevada Lawmakers Want to Give Police Access to Medical Marijuana Dispensary Security Feeds

MERRY JANE: Nevada Lawmakers Want to Give Police Access to Medical Marijuana Dispensary Security Feeds

To give law enforcement the upper hand when combating hooligans, thugs and other unsavory products of uncivil society, Nevada lawmakers are pushing for a policy that would give police departments emergency access to the live surveillance feeds of medical marijuana dispensaries.

On Monday, the Senate Finance Committee heard a proposal (Senate Bill 329) that aims to strengthen the state’s medical marijuana program by offering more security for the businesses most exposed to criminal activity.

However, the bill is somewhat controversial, as industry leaders are concerned that it might open up the possibility for police to conduct clandestine investigations without permission.

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