An explosive study published March 29 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics and conducted by prominent researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, found that teenage marijuana users (aged 12-17) have double the prevalence of a use disorder (addiction) than nicotine, alcohol, and, in most categories of users, even prescription drug misusers.
Seven-member board to reapportion legislative districts
The U.S. Constitution requires a census every 10 years, and this up-to-date population count is used to ensure that our elected representatives in the legislature are equitably apportioned across the state.
Fraud hard to detect if mailed ballot bill passes, video says
In a fast-paced 10 minute video released recently, Rob Roper of the Ethan Allen Institute outlines what you need to know about S15, the universal mailed ballot bill approved by the Senate and now in the House.
Scott names Cannabis Control Board
Governor Phil Scott announced yesterday that he has appointed James Pepper of Montpelier, Julie Hulburd of Colchester and Kyle Harris of Montpelier to the Cannabis Control Board (CCB).
The AR-15 and home defense
Of the estimated 500,000 and three million times a year guns are used in self-defense, the popular AR-15 plays a part. Here are 10 examples that did make the news.
‘Surgical strike’ tornado hits Middlebury
A fast-moving EF1 level tornado roared through a suburban Middlebury neighborhood March 26 uprooting trees, knocking down power lines, and damaging several homes.
About 50 attend final 40 Days for Life rally
The 40 Days for Life – Barre event concluded Palm Sunday, March 28 with a final rally in front of the Barre Planned Parenthood office. About 50 people attended on the rainy, blustery day, organizer Tom Kelly of Barre said.
Tom Licata: racism rampant in Burlington City Hall
by Tom Licata Where’s Vermont’s attorney general when you need him? The Civil Rights Act of 1964 explicitly makes racism illegal. It states: “No person in the United States shall, on the grounds […]
Stimulus checks prompt largest cannabis sales day of the year
DENVER, March 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Business intelligence from Akerna shows that Wednesday, March 17, St Patrick’s Day and the day that most qualifying Americans received their $1,400 stimulus checks was by far the largest cannabis sales day […]
Listen to Donald Trump, Gov. Scott tells Essex County vax skeptics
Essex County, the rural heart of the Northeast Kingdom, was the only county to vote red for Donald Trump in the November, 2020 general election. State officials say many residents also are showing ‘vaccine hesitancy’ – the term for unwillingness to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Is there a connection?