USA News Group The tide has turned with regard to public perception of marijuana use and the movement toward legalizing pot is moving in a wave. Seven jurisdictions are most likely to approve legal use of cannabis in 2018. Some of the leading cannabis companies already preparing for the onslaught of new demand include Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX-V: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF), MedReleaf Corp. (OTC: MEDFF), GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: GWPH), and MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. (CSE: MYM) (OTC: MYMMF).
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott is one of 12 governors who today sent a letter to Congress advocating for quick action to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance program (CHIP). "We believe covering children and pregnant women without disruption is one thing we can all agree on."
Vermont Business Magazine The Brattleboro Retreat today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.
Vermont Business Magazine KSV, a marketing and advertising agency with considerable expertise in sustainable energy marketing, recently won recertification as a B Corporation, meaning the Burlington-based company voluntarily meets a higher standard of public transparency, legal accountability and verified performance. Certified B – the B stands for “Benefit” – Corporations use the power of business to solve social, environmental and economic problems. Benchmarking and measuring the company’s social impact lets consumers, clients and employees know that a company is serious about doing good and doing well.
Vermont Business Magazine Due to considerable interest, Governor Phil Scott has moved the location of his, Monday, December 18 Education Summit to Plumley Armory at Norwich University in Northfield. The venue was changed to accommodate the large number of registration requests, and the capacity of Plumley Armory ensures everyone who RSVP’d will be able to participate.
Vermont Business Magazine National Life Group announced Tuesday that the annual budget of its charitable foundation will double to $2 million next year, reflecting the company’s strong sales and earnings growth over the past decade. Part of the National Life Group Foundation’s increased funding will go toward launching Main Street Grants, a new project designed to support revitalization of downtowns. Another new initiative targeting ways to combat childhood hunger is currently being developed and will be announced in coming weeks.
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pleased to announce the selection of a contractor to conduct the first phase of the Lake Carmi In-Lake Phosphorus Management Project. The objective of this phase is to identify the most cost-effective strategy to reduce in-lake phosphorus. The three-phase project is a key part of the larger strategy to reduce phosphorus-laden runoff in the watershed. The selected contractor will evaluate a variety of options for management of the phosphorus that has accumulated in sediment in Lake Carmi, which has been plagued by extensive and prolonged cyanobacteria blooms that limit recreational use.
Vermont Business Magazine Lund, the family assistance agency in South Burlington, has been awarded a five-year, $3 million Regional Partnership Grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families. Over the next five years, Lund will use this funding to develop and implement the Vermont Family Recovery Project (VTFRP), to provide intensive home-based services for at-risk families in Burlington and Newport.
Vermont Business Magazine E4H Environments for Health Architecture, an architecture firm focused exclusively on healthcare, today released seven predictions for healthcare facility design trends in 2018. “From Emergency Departments to micro-hospitals, to the amenities in and locations of hospitals, the year ahead will see continued changes in how healthcare providers are designing and equipping their facilities to meet both patient and market needs,” said Jason Carney, AIA, E4H Partner.
Vermont Business Magazine After months of working on a solution to a breast cancer screening impediment, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) wants all Vermont women to know that a state law passed in 2013, which eliminated out of pocket cost sharing for screening mammograms and any “call-back” mammograms, is now fully operational.
Vermont Business Magazine Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) reminds Vermonters of its high-ranking Medicare Part D prescription drug plan options. BCBSVT, in a joint venture with three other New England Blue plans, contracts with the federal government to offer prescription drug coverage, called Blue MedicareRxSM (PDP).
Vermont Business Magazine On December 1, 2017 community members, chaplaincy volunteers, and staff gathered to celebrate the dedication of the new Chun Chapel at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. The original chapel, created in 1996 to honor the memory of beloved Gifford Surgeon Kwang Ho Chung, was relocated during hospital renovations in 2015 that created new private patient rooms.