The Green Rush

The Green Rush

Do ya smell that? No, I’m not talking about the scent wafting from someone’s bong of Death Star (19.9% THC), but rather the cannabis industry becoming mainstream legitimate.   Ted Simpkins, the former CEO of Southern Wine & Spirits is now the CEO of River Distribution. The company models the ABC’s (Alcohol Beverage Control) process where middlemen purchases products from the growers and in turn, sell to the dispensaries throughout California. River Distribution is using…

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GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE OF MIND

Thanks to a certain Senator/Larry David impersonator–who is the best presidential candidate for federal cannabis reform and needs your support, not corporate money, damnit–a lot more people are talking about Vermont these days.  So if you think about our Green Mountain State and picture your aunt and her partner who sell organic goat cheese, you’re probably: A – surprised we didn’t actually legalize recreational marijuana already, and B – understanding that our legalization discussion is…

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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Cannabis and skiing go hand in hand. Two years ago this writer experienced this hills of Tahoe, California after seventeen years of avoiding the sport. After sparking up on the ski lift there was nothing left standing in the way of having a good time. Vermont is well known to ski lovers across the nation as a state with epic slopes and fresh powder. The winter snowfall would be as one might assume in December,…

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Harvesting the Green Mountain State

Harvesting the Green Mountain State

  It’s harvest time in Vermont. If you live in Burlington, then you know it is high time to harvest your medicine, from the healthy superfood kale to the extremely robust multi-super-use cannabis plant. Your outdoor cannabis plants are done for the season. The kale is not far behind. You know winter’s on its way. If only there were a way for you to enjoy the fruits of harvest all year long, you say. Well,…

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The Buzz on Burlington

The Buzz on Burlington

  The state of Vermont is over 75% forest, making it a true green state. In 1777, French-Canadian explorers named the area “mont vert,” meaning green mountain. It became the 14th state in 1791. Burlington is one of many great places to live and visit in Vermont. The city is located along the Eastern shore of Lake Champlain and is 40 miles from the state capital of Montpelier. Burlington has a long history of rich…

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East Coast Green Scene

East Coast Green Scene

If great people and some of the best craft beers surround you, chances are you might be in Burlington, Vermont. What a great place to be if you are a cannabis consumer as well. With hints of legalization coming in 2016, the market for ancillary services related to the cannabis industry is beginning to boom. Medical and civil laws can be confusing. Let’s try to clear the air and paint a picture of the do’s…

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