Here are a few key rules to know in Vermont’s new marijuana legalization law, which takes effect on July 1, 2018. RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS
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What do pets and pot plants have in common? If you’re a renter, you’ll have to check with your landlord before bringing them into your apartment.
There are nearly 10,000 rental units in Vermont’s largest city. With pot legalization going into effect July 1, many Burlington landlords are trying to figure out how to balance protecting their properties with allowing their tenants to take advantage of the state’s law.
“In my mind, if it’s allowable by law and it doesn’t put anybody at risk, have at it,” landlord Bill Bissonnette said. “I can’t deny them the right that the state of Vermont says they have.”
Bissonnette owns about 300 properties throughout the Old North End and near the University of Vermont that rent ranges from $1,100 for