VT News Roundup: Gov. Scott Signs Key Licensing Bill, Advocates Petition to Lift THC Caps, Castleton to Re-Vote on Cannabis
On Friday, March 25, Gov. Phill Scott signed into law a key bill that prepares Vermont for the sale of adult use cannabis in October, H.701.
So far this session, only H.701 has become law. The bill sets licensing fees for all cannabis establishments, as well as for patients, caregivers and dispensaries that participate in the Vermont Medical Cannabis Registry.
As Vermont’s 2022 legislative session passes its midpoint and the crossover period comes to a close, advocates are gauging the momentum of other cannabis-related measures still under consideration.
Vermont Growers Association has launched consumer and business petitions to urge legislators to remove THC caps and reform prohibitive product language in Act 164.
Meanwhile, the Cannabis Control Board is preparing to accept the first round of full license applications on Friday, April 1. Read on for more Vermont-focused updates:
Budget passes, cannabis fails in Woodstock Village Meeting voting
Article 7: To authorize cannabis retailers in the village 53 Yes / 80 No /13 Blank
— via The Vermont Standard
Town of Stockbridge OKs Cannabis Retailers
The Vermont town of Stockbridge, which voted in a Tuesday, March 22 Town Meeting earlier this week, approved Article 9 on cannabis retailers with 111 yes votes and 75 no votes. — via Town of Stockbridge
Castleton discussion & vote on cannabis
CASTLETON — A re-vote on cannabis retail is being held in town on April 13. At this year’s Town Meeting Day, the vote on cannabis failed 351-306. Residents may attend an informational session at the Castleton Fire Department on Tuesday, March 29 at 6 p.m. — via Rutland Herald
Cannabis Control Board: Application window for licensing opens on Friday
Small cultivators, testing labs, and integrated licensees may apply for licensure starting at the end of this week on Friday, April 1.
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