Mission

To aid in the creation of a legislative foundation that will promote Common Sense Commerce for the marijuana movement, stimulating greater economic & social opportunity in Vermont — considered, connected, and collaborative.

Vision

Vermont is recognized as the east coast cannabis center of excellence, supporting a thriving, proactive, and collaborative business ecosystem by 2020.

Steering Committee Members

Hinda Miller

VT. State Senator [Emeritus], Co-founder — Jogbra

Judy MacIsaac Robertson

Co-Founder — Highland Sugarworks, Inc.,
Owner/Marketing Strategist — Harvest Limited, LLC

Will Raap

Founder — Gardener’s Supply Company and Intervale Center

Rob Williams, Ph.D

Media and Communications Professor — University of Vermont

Alan Newman

Founder — Seventh Generation
& Magic Hat Brewing Company

Bill Lofy

Former Chief of Staff, Governor Shumlin
Principal at Lofy Strategies, a business advising firm

Michael Jager

Founder/Chief Creative Officer —
Solidarity of Unbridled Labour

The steering committee is dedicated to advancing our guiding principles to be embedded in new legislation which will help define a new, systematic approach in Vermont’s cannabis economy.

VTCC is highly collaborative with government, non-profit, higher education, and private sector stake holders. We are working with leaders in all respected industries to build a thoughtful, value-filled, shared opportunity.

Participants

Government

NGO

Private

Non-Profit

Legislators

Marijuana Policy Project

Vermont Business for Social Responsibility

Vermont’s Marijuana Dispensaries

Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana

Dozens of current and emerging businesses

Guiding Principles

Strengthen Vermont’s economy to benefit all Vermonters

Support distribution of opportunities and wealth generation throughout VT; across many businesses, communities, and sectors of the economy.

Avoid monopoly/large external corporate ownership

Support bridging from the old underground economy in VT to the new legal economy

Distinguish Vermont products (quality, reliability, uniqueness, safety, proper labeling) and gain competitive advantage

Support the VT working landscape and environmentally sustainable business practices

Transparency, accountability, and multiple bottom-line goals for enterprises

Support proper education for all Vermonters in the realm of safety, prevention, and treatment

Support the Cannabis Cause