Welcome to the Weekly Roll Up, Heady Vermont’s regular review of the top cannabis news locally, from our region and beyond.
In advance of Town Meeting Day next Tuesday, Heady Vermont wanted to hear from Burlington’s mayoral candidates on cannabis policy issues.
Two of the three candidates, incumbent Democrat Miro Weinberger and Independent Carina Driscoll — who has the Progressive nomination — responded to our questionnaire. Unfortunately, a third candidate, Independent Infinite Culcleasure, did not respond to multiple messages seeking a response to the questionnaire.
The responses from Driscoll and Weinberger are worth a read if you live in Burlington and are undecided, or if you’d just like to hear how leaders in Vermont’s largest city view cannabis.
On Thursday, the Vermont House of Representatives approved a roadside saliva testing bill, a knee-jerk political response to the legalization of cannabis for adults, which passed earlier this year and takes effect July 1.
The measure needs approval in the Senate and from Gov. Phil Scott before it becomes law, but critics are aghast that the bill has made it this far.