Delivery Licenses Could Be A Step Up for Social Equity in Vermont

Posted by Marlena Tucker-Fishman on

Let’s face it: the barriers to creating a successful business in a highly-regulated environment like the coming legal sales of THC products in Vermont are high for anyone - more so for African-American, Latino and Indigenous people due to historic social and economic repression. Many applicants don’t have access to capital or don’t have experience in the modern financial system.

We believe that adding a Delivery License in Vermont can be an easier path forward.

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Indoor vs Outdoor Hemp: Which Should You Choose?

Posted by John Bauer on

Indoor vs Outdoor Hemp: Which Should You Choose?

You sidle up to the Flower Bar, looking to try some CBD. Maybe you want to replace or reduce your THC consumption. Some use CBD flower to replace some or all of their tobacco use. Perhaps you’re just curious - what is this CBD thing all about, anyway?

So many choices! Unusual names, exotic smells, indoor or outdoor… It can be truly intimidating and confusing trying to sort all this out. So let’s look at it from 30,000 feet and ask the question; which is better, indoor or outdoor cannabis?

A quick search on the interwebs will answer categorically that indoor cannabis is superior to outdoor. The ability to control water, heat, light and air flow allows growers to manipulate the plants to produce cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, etc.) and terpenes to their maximum potential. The result is a stronger effect and better flavor from dense, colorful buds almost dripping with goodness.

The technology, combined with the talents of some brilliant growers, has produced quality cannabis that far exceeds anything available even a few years ago. Slam dunk, no doubt: get that indoor bud.

But is that really best? The product is, but at what cost? The energy and materials needed to grow indoors takes a toll on the environment, something that is increasingly critical to consider. Small farms are at risk in this age of industrial agriculture and paying farmers to grow cannabis will help to preserve the rural way of life. There is value to the holistic approach of raising plants in the sun. 

Good quality cannabis may be grown outdoors, and depending on how your body responds to it, that may work great for you. Why pay more, both in personal cash and at an increased cost to the environment, if an outdoor plant satisfies your need? If you use tinctures, salves, or oils, chances are you’re using outdoor grown cannabis.

The verdict? Indoor growing produces plants with higher concentrations of cannabinoids and many desirable traits to enhance your smoking pleasure. Just open the container and your nose will be filled with happy smells. Light it up and it packs a punch - it’s better.

But better than what? Outdoor grown cannabis is good and getting better. If you’re looking for something that smokes well, saves some of your hard-earned coin, and still delivers - check that outdoor bud. It may be just what you need.

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Introducing the Cannabis Equity Fund!

Posted by Noah Fishman on

We're thrilled to announce the launch of the Cannabis Equity Fund in partnership with the Pennywise Foundation. This nonprofit 501c3 will support BiPOC people to gain access to the cannabis industry in Vermont and nation-wide.  Funds will be raised from voluntary contributions from the cannabis industry, individual philanthropy, grants and social enterprise.  

Why Cannabis Equity?

Cannabis prohibition has a long and dark history linked with oppression of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (AKA the Global Majority).  Early laws specifically targeted these groups who quickly were disproportionately harassed, arrested and criminalized for their use of cannabis despite similar rates of use by other groups of people.

The cannabis industry has a responsibility and an opportunity to both create economic opportunity and achieve social justice in ways we haven't been able to achieve before!

Take Action: join our mailing list for updates, ways you can get involved and more. You can donate HERE or contact us for partnership opportunities!

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Let's Talk about Terpenes!

Posted by maia powell on

Terpenes have always been present in cannabis, however over the years research and knowledge surrounding these natural compounds has increased dramatically. Cultivators and companies are finding ways to make terpenes more present in cannabis, and add these beneficial compounds to oils, tinctures, drinks, and more!  Take a look at this blog post to get a better idea of what terpenes really are, and how they can potentially benefit your health.
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Cannabis for a Cause- Loveland Foundation

Posted by maia powell on

The Loveland Foundation's commitment to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on providing Black women and girls with free therapy support. 
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