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Brandon May Allow Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Tuesday, 03/12/13
A medical marijuana dispensary may find a home in Brandon. A town development review board changed the use of a building to allow for a dispensary.
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Pittsford Opens Door For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Thursday, 12/06/12
By Kirk Carapezza
In Pittsford Wednesday night, town officials voted against prohibiting medical marijuana dispensaries. The vote comes as many towns continue to grapple with the contentious issue.
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Pittsford Considers Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Wednesday, 12/05/12
By Kirk Carapezza
As leaders at the Statehouse prepare to debate whether to decriminalize marijuana for recreational use, city and town officials across Vermont are grappling with how to handle the prospect of medical dispensaries coming to their community.
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Rutland Approves Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Thursday, 10/04/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Rutland is now the second Vermont community to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. Rutland's board of aldermen voted unanimously this week for a zoning bylaw that precludes dispensaries in the city.
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Questions Outnumber Facts On Waterbury Dispensary
Friday, 09/28/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
There are two medical marijuana dispensaries slated to come to Vermont - one in Burlington and the other in Waterbury. But while the exact location and many other details about the operation of the Burlington dispensary are known, there are more questions than answers when it comes to Waterbury's proposed dispensary.
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Interview: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Monday, 09/17/12
By Jane Lindholm
Jeff Wallin, the director of the Vermont Criminal Information Center, talks with Vermont Edition about the first two medical marijuana dispensaries that have received preliminary approval since the legislature passed a law allowing up to four around the state.
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As Vt. Approves Marijuana Dispensaries, Towns Prepare To Host Them
Sunday, 09/16/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Public safety officials have given conditional approval to the state's first two medical marijuana dispensaries, including one in Burlington. Other towns are deciding whether to opt out of the program by crafting zoning ordinances that preclude dispensaries.
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Marijuana Dispensary Program Focused On Security
Thursday, 06/07/12
By Patti Daniels
Medical marijuana dispensaries are becoming a reality in Vermont. The Department of Public Safety is accepting applications from non-profit groups to build and operate dispensaries in the state.
Vermont Edition
Rules Guide Start Up Of Vt. Marijuana Dispensaries
Thursday, 06/07/12
By Jane Lindholm
Nearly 700 people in Vermont have permission to use medical marijuana, but buying it legally is a challenge. Now the state is in the early stages of establishing up to four dispensaries where patients will be able to purchase medical marijuana directly.
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Vt Takes Applications For Marijuana Dispensaries
Tuesday, 06/05/12
The state of Vermont is now taking applications for its first medical marijuana dispensaries.
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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Could Start This Summer
Thursday, 01/12/12
The first medical marijuana dispensaries could show up in Vermont by the summer.
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Voices In The Week's News: December 2, 2011
Friday, 12/02/11
Burlington mayor's race... Vermont Supreme Court... "Eat More Kale"... poet Ruth Stone... these were some of the voices in the news this week.
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Shumlin Joins Effort To Reclassify Marijuana
Friday, 12/02/11
By Bob Kinzel
Governor 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.
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Shumlin To Sign On To Medical Marijuana Effort
Thursday, 12/01/11
A spokeswoman for Gov. Peter Shumlin says the governor supports and will sign on to an effort allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana and for pharmacists to fill the prescriptions.
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Senate Advances Marijuana Dispensary Bill
Friday, 04/15/11
By John Dillon
The 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.
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Medical Dispensaries Bill Has Support
Friday, 03/25/11
By Ric Cengeri
Two 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 registered patients.
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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Has Support
Thursday, 03/24/11
By Jane Lindholm
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.
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Vermont Edition
Dispensaries: The Alternative To Growing Your Own Medical Marijuana
Thursday, 03/24/11
By Jane Lindholm
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.
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Wallingford Mother Gets Court Diversion For Growing Marijuana
Monday, 01/17/11
By Nina Keck
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.
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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Thursday, 03/18/10
By Jane Lindholm
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.
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Bill Seeks To Create Marijuana Dispensaries
Friday, 03/12/10
By Bob Kinzel
Despite opposition from law enforcement officials, a bill that makes it easier to buy medical marijuana is moving through the Senate. The legislation creates a number of state dispensaries where people who are eligible can purchase small amounts of the drug.
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'Compassion Centers' Sought For Medical Marijuana
Tuesday, 02/16/10
A bill to set up so-called "compassion centers" for the nearly 200 Vermonters enrolled in the state's medical-marijuana registry is on a legislative committee's docket this week.
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NH Senate Lets Medical Marijuana Bill Die
Thursday, 10/29/09
The Senate has shot down a bill that would have made New Hampshire the 14th state to legalize marijuana use by severely ill people.
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NH Lawmakers Take Up Medical Marijuana Veto
Monday, 10/26/09
Lawmakers will vote Wednesday whether to override Gov. John Lynch's veto of a bill that would make New Hampshire the 14th state to legalize marijuana use by severely ill people.
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Reaction To New Medical Marijuana Policy
Tuesday, 10/20/09
Supporters of legalized marijuana use are praising a Justice Department memo that tells federal prosecutors not to go after people who are using or distributing marijuana in compliance with state medical marijuana laws.
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