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Cannabis and the Law Conference 2023 (Day 1)

17 Mar 2023

Cannabis and the Law Conference 2023 (Day 1)

This is a 2-Day Event. Note the specific times for each of the two days.

Chase Community Center

or Virtually at

Dates and Times:  (2 Days)
Friday, March 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This conference covered a broad range of topics relating to the cannabis industry, including Cannabis Production, Marketing and Labeling, Federal/State Regulations, Expungements and Equity/Justice. As cannabis becomes legal across the country, this new and developing field of law is becoming more prevalent. The goal of the conference was to provide information on the legal trends in the cannabis field by learning from leaders in the legal and regulatory space.

Day one is presented here:

and enjoy Day Two of the conference here:


David Zuckerman, Lieutenant Governor of Vermont

Lt. Governor David Zuckerman
Lt. Governor David Zuckerman

Lt. Governor David Zuckerman is a father, husband, farmer, former legislator, and the 83rd Lt. Governor of Vermont. He currently lives on his farm in Hinesburg, Vt. with his wife Rachel and daughter Addie. Lt. Governor Zuckerman was born and raised in Brookline, Mass.

He moved to Vermont in 1989 to attend the University of Vermont, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. While attending university, he was inspired to get involved in politics in 1992 after hearing then-Representative Bernie Sanders speak about economic injustice, standing up for your values and fighting for what is right regardless of the odds. In 1996 he was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives. During his 14 years in the House of Representatives, he served for six years on the Agriculture Committee with four years as committee chair, six years on the Natural Resources and Energy Committee, and two years on the Ways and Means Committee.

In 2012, he was elected as a state senator for Chittenden County, where he served for four years. Lt. Governor Zuckerman served on the Education Committee and was the vice chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, where he brought his experience as both a legislator and a farmer to discussions about the future of Vermont Agriculture. As a legislator, he collaborated with activists, advocates, legislators, and everyday Vermonters to organize on a wide array of issues, including leading on marriage equality, cannabis reform, GMO labelling, raising wages, pay equity, renewable energy, medical aid in dying and more. For his work in the legislature, he was recognized as the 2013 Legislative Champion by Renewable Energy Vermont and as 2014 Legislator of the Year by Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility.

In 2017, he served for the first time as Vermont’s Lt. Governor. After a 2-year hiatus, he returned to the office of the Lt. Governor in 2023, where he plans to build on his previous work and find new creative way to engage Vermonters in the political process. Lt. Governor Zuckerman is particularly interested in addressing Vermont’s housing crisis, our planetary climate crisis, universal healthcare, and many more issues relating to economic, social and environmental issues. Outside of his political work, he co-owns and operates his family’s organic farm in Hinesburg where they grow and raise vegetables, pigs, eggs and chickens.



This event is intended to provide legal information and is not a substitute to speaking with a licensed attorney or tax professional. Possessing, using, distributing and/or marketing non-hemp cannabis and cannabis-derived products is prohibited by federal law. While the event may provide information relating to attaining and maintaining compliance with state law and regulation. It is not intended to provide any guidance or assistance in violating federal law and should not be relied upon for that purpose. You need to be 18 or older to attend. To ensure compliance with state regulations we ask that you disclose if you are below the age of 21 for our reporting purposes.



For all Panel and Lecture descriptions, as well as our Guests’ bios, please refer to this downloadable PDF Event Program.
2023 Cannabis & The Law AGENDA (in pdf)


The Food and Agriculture Law Society would like to extend their thanks to the Sponsors for this event: The Tea House, Efficiency Vermont, and the New England Cannabis Convention (NECANN).

Logo of The Tea House

The Tea House is a Cannabis and Marijuana dispensary in White River Junction, Vermont. Catering to your wellness through Cannabis, The Tea House’s goal is to mindfully curate Green Mountain cannabis products, and to provide the best quality offerings from our state. Their mission as well is to facilitate a market that assists rural Vermont cultivators and citizens to prosper, and our communities reap the benefits. The Tea House is a minority and woman owned entity.

The Tea House
50 Woodstock Road
White River Junction, VT 05001


Logo of Efficiency Vermont

Efficiency Vermont recognizes indoor cannabis cultivation is one of the most energy intensive industries. Efficiency Vermont can work with you to model whole building design/energy simulations for efficiency. Contact us early in your development process and take advantage of our energy efficiency expertise. We can help you Lower operating costs, Increase yields, and Decrease your carbon footprint. our incentives are comprehensive and customized to your facility. Projects are being enrolled weekly and developed on a first come, first served basis.

Efficiency Vermont


NECANN Cannabis Convention Logo

NECANN The 2023 New England Cannabis Convention (NECANN) is scheduled for March 10-12, 2023. For all details please visit
More Info About NECANN Coming Soon!


Ardent Logo

Ardent is a Boston-based biotech and medical cannabis device company with pioneering technolo-gies that drastically improve administration and effectiveness. With a team of partners skilled in all aspects of manufacturing from advanced thermal engineering to elite electronics, we produce the NOVA™, a laboratory-grade precision decarboxylator for medical cannabis patients. There is a reason that, up until now, cannabis users smoked or cooked their marijuana. To have any effect, the THC and CBD in cannabis must be decarboxylated to become biologically available. Learn more about decar-boxylation here. Understanding that precise decarboxylation improves all forms of cannabis admin-istration and is the key to accuracy in dosing, Ardent’s team of experts have refined and perfected the decarboxylation process in order to produce a patient-controlled, laboratory-grade device. Decar-boxylated cannabis is more potent for smoking or vaporizing and can be eaten immediately. At Ar-dent, they believe that with honest information and unbiased science, the cannabis plant can be-come a rich and inexpensive source of numerous plant-derived drugs and pharmaceuticals, leading to improved health for countless individuals. To that end, they continue to develop, patent and pro-mote better ways to stabilize, utilize and deliver the benefits of cannabis.


Vermont Compost Logo

Vermont Compost Company crafts living soils and compost-based amendments to support healthy productive cannabis from seed to harvest. For nearly 30 years, they have produced consistent mixes that legal and commercial growers depend on for the success of their plants. With input from their cannabis customers, they developed Jolly Roger, a premium flowering container mix to support plant health in a variety of growing conditions. Their community of growers consider Vermont Compost Company a valuable resource for cultivation advice, and they are available by phone or email for personal consultations. To find information about all their mixes, to request a quote, or place an or-der, email





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