The potential bill that is set to legalize marijuana sales in Vermont is heading to the governor’s desk following a final Senate vote on Tuesday. The legislation, which previously passed both chambers in differing forms, was recently merged into a compromise by a bicameral conference committee and then sent back to both chambers for consent. The House of Representatives approved the negotiated legislation last week and the Senate followed suit with a 23-6 vote. After the language undergoes final formatting from legislative counsel, the bill will be formally transmitted to the desk of Governor Phil Scott. Although Governor Scott hasn’t said whether he will put his signature on S. 54, he noted last week that he’s been impressed with how the legislative process unfolded for the measure and would take that into account.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 09/22/2020 11:00:22