A licensed Vermont cannabis cultivator was issued $20,000 in fines by state regulators after posting a video of himself on Instagram delivering cannabis to an unlicensed cannabis shop in New York City, VT Digger reports. The Cannabis Control Board (CCB) also initially suspended the license of Devon Deyhle, and his business Tall Truck, for 60 days but will not impose the ban if Deyhle abides by state regulations for the next two years.
“It was pretty much a publicity stunt about me potentially opening up the market in New York City for Tall Truck. I guess I pushed the limits a little bit. … You make your bed, you sleep in it. You pay for your mistakes.” — Deyhle to VT Digger
In the since-deleted video, taken last December, Deyhle gets out of a vehicle and enters a storefront in Manhattan which is not licensed in New York to sell cannabis and hands the person behind a counter a green and yellow box with “Tall Truck” imprinted on it, the report says. He tells the woman he has “a tasty little treat from Vermont that’s for you.”
The video was reported to the CCB who issued the fines and suspension. He was fined $10,000 for diverting cannabis from Vermont’s legal market and $10,000 for making false statements to the board when he allegedly told them at the time of his license approval that he would not be selling cannabis out of state.
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