Cannabis growers face floods in Vermont

Vermont cannabis industry seeks aid amid flood-induced setbacks

Vermont’s burgeoning cannabis industry grapples with an unexpected setback following recent catastrophic floods. Despite the substantial losses, these businesses can’t access federal disaster aid due to the industry’s federal prohibition status. Yet, workers displaced by this natural disaster can tap into state-administered unemployment benefits, providing some measure of relief in these difficult times.

The Cannabis Control Board and Vermont Growers Association have launched a joint venture to quantify the flood damage to the local cannabis industry. Their strategy involves circulating assessment forms to accurately estimate the devastation’s scale. This information will form the bedrock of their plea for emergency state funding during a potential upcoming special legislative session. As the industry commences the recovery process, it remains to be seen how the flood’s repercussions will reverberate through Vermont’s cannabis sector.

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