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Rules Guide Start Up Of Vt. Marijuana Dispensaries

06/07/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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AP/Jeff Chiu
One-eighth-ounce bags of Blue Dream medical marijuana are shown for sale at a dispensary in San Francisco. Vermont officials say they won't follow California's example as they begin to establish dispensaries in the state.

 

Nearly 500 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. The dispensaries will be owned and operated by private non-profits, but setting them up is a process that the state is closely supervising. We talk with Jeff Wallin of the Vermont Criminal Information Center, which oversees Vermont's marijuana registry program, about the rules in place for how these facilities will be developed and operated.


Also in the program, New Hampshire lawmakers defeat a constitutional amendment on school funding in one of the last votes they hold before adjournment. Valley News Political Reporter John Gregg updates us on the latest from Concord.

And, the Burlington Cardinals are the defending Vermont Senior Baseball League champions, but that is only one reason why people turn out to see their games. Former major leaguer Bill "Spaceman" Lee pitches and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger is the team's catcher. VPR's Ric Cengeri reports on what is arguably the most interesting battery in baseball.

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