Vermont Cannabis Control Board Regulators Request More Staff Funding
The Vermont Cannabis Control Board has told lawmakers that the Board will need about a dozen new staff members to properly administer the state’s new retail cannabis law. Via NPR News:
Board Executive Director Brynn Hare told members of the House Ways and Means committee that the Board needs the positions soon because the state wants to start issuing licenses to growers and potential retailers by the beginning of April.
“In order to launch and conduct oversight of this cannabis market in the way that the Legislature has asked us to, in order to reach the policy goals the Legislature gave to us, we really need additional staff,” she said.
Pending legislative review, the Board says it believes it is on track to having the first retail stores open by October 1, 2022.
– Bob Kinzel