The Vermont Cannabis Control Board has fined Green River Cannabis, an indoor grower in Hyde Park, for violating state regulations.
The board initially fined the business $5,000 for failing to test for pesticides and pathogens and several other violations. It later reduced the fine to $2,500 when it accepted the owner’s plan to remedy the violations.
Board chair James Pepper explained that the board, which is in charge of regulating Vermont’s adult recreational cannabis industry, wanted to take an education-first approach by warning business owners of violations. However, in the case of Green River Cannabis, that approach “wasn’t sinking in,” Pepper said.
According to the notice of violation, a control board inspector who visited the business on December 1 could not find any documentation of testing for pesticides or pathogens. He could find only analyses of potency, which were all compliant.
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