Vermont Legalizes Cannabis! Now What?

Thanks to Vermont Governor Phil Scott for signing common sense cannabis bill H511 into law. Next step? Vermont should move as thoughtfully and aggressively as possible to build a legal, regulated, taxed hemp and cannabis economy that will provide more jobs… Continue Reading

Plan ‘V’ – Fair Taxation For Our 2nd Vermont Republic

Publisher’s Note: Thanks to one astute Vermont neighbor who passed on this suggestion for more equitable taxation as part of our Plan ‘V’ vision for our 2VR. Please send on other ideas as we collect and edit these ideas our… Continue Reading

MLK DAY 2018: Would Martin Be A Secessionist In Today’s US of Empire?

Enjoy our Plan V-TV/28 interview with the Big Picture Theater’s Claudia Becker on her 15th annual MOUNTAINTOP MLK Day Film Festival, streamed on our brand-new Vermont Independent YOUTUBE channel. Speaking of the big picture… The most compelling political reality of… Continue Reading

The World & the US Presidency: Renegotiating the  Deal (GREEN MOUNTAIN POLITICS)

Publisher’s Note: Burlington-based journalist Greg Guma is one of Vermont’s most astute veteran journalists and progressive thinkers. We’d only add two observations to his essay here: 1) the Deep State is alive, well, and influential in shaping presidential decision-making; and… Continue Reading

Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s 2018 “State Of Our Once And Future Republic” Address (PLAN ‘V’, Anyone?!)

Publisher’s Note: Sandwiched between a mythical celebration of Vermont’s independent origins and Vermonters who won the so-called Civil War for the “Union,” Governor Scott delivers a depressing message of visionless half measures and “austerity”-related belt tightening. Here’s Plan ‘V’ –… Continue Reading

Free Mary Jane, Free Vermont – Cannabis Reform Advocates To Assemble At Statehouse on January 9 (Grassroots Networking)

Publisher’s Note: Vermont Independent has championed a legalized, regulated, taxed hemp and cannabis economy in the Green Mountains for several years now. Highlights: 1-Watch our recent Plan V-TV Episode 24 exploring legalizing cannabis here in the once and future Vermont… Continue Reading

Vermont Legislature Declares January “Vermont Independence Month” – Here Are TEN Ways To Support Our 2nd Vermont Republic (2VR) !

In 1777, Vermonters established Vermont as an independent country and sovereign republic – “the only state of 50 that self-constituted itself as an independent republic,” according to constitutional historian Peter S. Onuf. The 1Vr (1st Vermont Republic) existed from 1777… Continue Reading