A small marijuana producer in Hyde Park plans to move his home and his business after complaints from neighbors who believed the business wasn’t up to snuff. And the Vermont Cannabis Control Board said the complaints turned out to have some truth to them. The complaints against Green River Cannabis led the Cannabis Control Board to investigate the business. The board found Green River Cannabis had fallen out of compliance in a number of ways and cited the business with recordkeeping, packaging and fungicide violations. The violations could have led to fines of up to $20,000 but Green River got off with a $5,000 fine instead. The board says they’re taking this approach because the market is so new. They’re working with the company to get them into compliance. Green River Cannabis has already had their fine lowered to $2,500 and if they follow the plan, it could be wiped away altogether. The Cannabis Control Board says this isn’t the first time they’ve seen compliance violation issues since the market opened but say they’re not worried and want to move forward by providing education and resources for people to engage in this marketplace effectively for the benefit of both consumers and producers.
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