420 with CNW – Vermont Governor Allows Marijuana Bill to be Operational Without His Signature

October 16, 2020 15:25:23

Cannabis legalization activists in Vermont can finally breathe a sigh of relief after the governor announced that he will allow legal marijuana sales to take place in the state without his signature. Although the state legalized personal possession of up to one ounce and cultivation of two plants in 2018, retail sales have been prohibited. Governor Phil Scott’s decision to allow legal sales will finally create a tax-and-regulate system for the industry. On top of that, he also signed separate legislation to automate expungements for prior cannabis convictions.

Before being reconciled in a bicameral conference committee last month, different versions of the marijuana sales proposal passed each chamber. After the finalized proposal was sent by the legislature to the governor, he was non-committal about his plans for the legislation up to the day before the signature deadline. Although he hinted that he was considering vetoing the bill, he ultimately decided…


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