On Wednesday, a key panel of lawmakers in Vermont will meet to discuss a bill that would tax and regulate marijuana. The bicameral conference committee is one of the final steps in the process for the legislation, which has seen months of delays due to the corona-virus outbreak. While Vermont legalized the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis and cultivation in 2018, there is currently no regulatory system in place that allows for retail sales. A bill to establish such a program, S. 54, cleared both the House and Senate this session. Now the joint panel of six legislators must reconcile outstanding differences into a single bill that will go back to both chambers for final approval and then be sent to the governor’s desk.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 08/18/2020 14:57:52