With just one day left to decide the fate of a bill to legalize marijuana sales in Vermont, Gov. Phil Scott (R) says he’s still not sure what he’s going to do with the proposal that’s been on his desk since last week. During a press briefing on Tuesday, the governor was asked for a status update on his thinking about the legislation. Although he has dodged questions several times in recent days, he has stated he needs to take into account newly expressed concerns from certain racial justice groups. “Obviously I have until tomorrow to come to a conclusion on that and I’m still weighing all the options and moving in that direction,” Scott said, adding that he’s “weighing what [legislators have] done, again, in good faith.” The governor has previously commended the legislature for its approach to S. 54. Differing versions of the bill passed each chamber before being reconciled in a bicameral conference committee last month. The legislature then approved the finalized proposal and sent it to Scott’s desk.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 10/06/2020 12:56:48