Burlington attorney Tim Fair has two prospective clients who anticipate legal battles when they start new businesses after recreational marijuana becomes legal in Vermont on July 1. One wants to deliver T-shirts to local customers for $100 — with some cannabis thrown in as a free gift. The other wants to offer massages, with a gift of weed on the side.
Would these so-called gray-market businesses comply with Vermont’s new marijuana law, which allows for growing and possessing small amounts of weed — but not selling it?
“It’s the type of question I get all the time,” Fair said. “‘Am I going to get arrested? Am I going to get charged? Is that legal?'” For the record, he thinks the above clients will be on the right side of the law.
Fair, 41, is the first attorney in Vermont to launch a cannabis-focused practice, planning to carve out a specialty before the marijuana economy goes mainstream. In January 2017, Fair opened Vermont Cannabis Solutions, offering a gamut of consulting and legal services