MONTPELIER — Vermont’s Cannabis Control Board heard from experts Thursday about how to prevent teens and young adults from accessing marijuana once retail shops open.Public health and pediatric experts presented data showing substance use trends among teens and young adults.
Experts from Nevada and Colorado also hopped on the virtual call to talk about a variety of topics, including advertising regulations.
The chair of the Cannabis Control Board, James Pepper, said there was a lot of helpful information presented that will help Vermont shape its policy as it gets closer to a taxed and regulated system.
“I think our next big step is to hire our consultant who can help us kind of understand from a national perspective what other states have done and where other states have succeeded and where they may have fallen short of what they were hoping to achieve,” Pepper said.
The Cannabis Control Board has a busy schedule this year. It’s expected to present a report to the legislature about a proposed fee structure on Oct. 1.
The retail market opens up Oct. 1, 2022.