Vermont Governor Still Hasn’t Decided On Legal Marijuana Sales Bill On Eve Of Signature Deadline

Vermont Governor Still Hasn’t Decided On Legal Marijuana Sales Bill On Eve Of Signature Deadline

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. He’s demurred several times on the question in recent days, stating that he needs to take into account newly expressed concerns from certain racial justice groups that have reached out to him. “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 their 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. Listen to the governor discuss the marijuana tax-and-regulate bill, starting around 33:45 into the video below:  “They did move forward in a lot of areas that I had concerns about, but it still isn’t exactly what I’d like to see and there are some shortcomings,” he said. “So, again, I’ll be reflecting on that over the next 24 hours and then coming to a conclusion tomorrow.” The governor’s recently stated concerns about alleged…

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