Vermont Governor Happy With Process On Marijuana Sales Legalization Bill Expected On His Desk Next Week

Vermont Governor Happy With Process On Marijuana Sales Legalization Bill Expected On His Desk Next Week

The governor of Vermont said on Friday that he is impressed with how lawmakers approached negotiations over a marijuana sales legalization bill that will likely be sent to his desk next week, though he stopped short of committing to sign it. Vermont legalized possession of up to one ounce of cannabis and cultivation of two plants in 2018, but there are currently no regulations in place that allow for retail sales. Both chambers of the legislature previously approved the new commercialization bill, S. 54, and a bicameral conference committee worked to hash out differences in recent weeks. And shortly after they finalized a compromise version, it was sent to the House floor, where it was approved on Thursday. The Senate is expected to take up the final measure next week. If approved there, the bill will head to the desk of Gov. Phil Scott (R). The governor was asked during a press briefing whether he felt the legislation contains adequate public safety provisions that he’s requested. “The bill hasn’t been my top priority. [It’s] obviously a priority for the legislature and legislative leadership,” he said. “And so it’s been passed [by the House]. I will give great credit to those who I don’t believe had any thoughts of me and some of my concerns, but they’ve done so. They’ve moved forward.” He drew a contrast to a climate change bill that he indicated was not thoughtfully constructed to take his input into account and which he vetoed. “I reflect on…

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