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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

UVM’s Reputation as #1 Weed School

Kira Schaefer and Nicole Hardy April 25, 2022

Stay up to date with the Cynic Roundup, giving you coverage on the stories you might have missed in news last week. In this edition, we take a deeper dive into UVM's reputation as the Princeton Review's...

UVM doesn’t have a weed issue, it has a boredom issue

UVM doesn’t have a weed issue, it has a boredom issue

Lucas Martineau, Opinion Columnist April 20, 2022

UVM’s student body smokes the most weed out of any college or university in the U.S., according to an Aug. 6, 2019 Business Insider article. Smoking cannabis itself is a non-issue. Though the CDC notes...

Baker shows off a jar of cannabis April 15.

Vermont’s THC market set to open May 1

Delaney Roy, Features Staff Writer April 19, 2022

As Vermont’s retail recreational THC market prepares to open, cannabis growers strive to ensure it does so in a sustainable and socially equitable way, said Geoffrey Pizzutillo, cofounder of the Vermont...

Three students smoking joints on the Redstone green April 20, 2021.

Student smokers prepare for 4/20 celebration, expecting increased turnout

Paige Fisher, Culture and Podcasts Editor April 18, 2022

Students began gathering on campus annually on April 20 to smoke cannabis during the mid-‘90s. It has since been a recurring event, UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau said. Students anticipate the celebratory...

UVM Police cars sit outside the departments headquarters May 2, 2020.

Students react adversely to cannabis edibles, samples to be tested for fentanyl

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor December 3, 2021

A group of five UVM students had adverse reactions to cannabis edibles containing THC Dec. 1, UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau said. Three of the students were hospitalized.  ResLife reported the incident...

Three students stand smoking joints on the Redstone green April 20.

Many students report increased marijuana consumption as a result of the pandemic

Ella Ruehsen , Assistant News Editor April 26, 2021

To cope with the added stressors caused by COVID-19, many UVM students have been smoking more marijuana since the pandemic began according to a Cynic survey.  About 65.6% of 154 respondents to a Cynic...

UVM police services watch over the crowd of students gathered on Redstone campus for the 4/20 celebration April 20. Theres a nice cloud out there, a first-year said, referring to the smoke raising over the crowd shortly after 4:20 p.m.

UVM cannabis consumption reaches a new high

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor August 15, 2019

UVM has been ranked the top school in the nation for cannabis consumption, according to the latest rankings from the Princeton Review. Also in the top five were the University of Rhode Island, Wesleyan...

4/20: The past and present of UVMs spring tradition

4/20: The past and present of UVM’s spring tradition

Emma Pinezich and Lee Hughes April 23, 2019

Cannabis celebration still riding high UVM’s annual 4/20 celebration entered a new era as cannabis possession was legalized in Vermont four decades after the event began. Even though possession of...

4/20 smokers ignore social justice

4/20 smokers ignore social justice

Staff Editorial April 23, 2019

So often the fight to legalize cannabis is branded as a fight to have fun, but this ignores the serious repercussions that past cannabis laws have had on people of color. This past weekend saw the campus...

A look at UVMs drug use

A look at UVM’s drug use

Staff Report April 23, 2019

Nearly 95% of UVM students who responded to a Cynic survey reported they use or have used recreational drugs. Over 200 undergraduate students were surveyed to gauge the drug culture at UVM. Of the...

How to get your own cannabis as a college student

How to get your own cannabis as a college student

Henry Mitchell April 20, 2019

The 4/20 Redstone Campus smoke-out is a long-lasting tradition passed down from class to class. It’s an important symbol of UVM culture where students from all backgrounds unite in sharing the joy of...

Guest professor gives lecture on negative effects of cannabis use

Guest professor gives lecture on negative effects of cannabis use

Brandon Arcari October 19, 2016

Cannabis use may be more harmful to students than previously thought, according to one health expert. Amelia Arria, an associate professor in the department of behavioral and community health at the...

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