MONTPELIER, Vt. (WFFF) — Gov. Phil Scott will allow Vermont’s commercial cannabis bill to go into law without his signature. Scott said Wednesday that the legislature needs to continue to address his concerns, including including education and prevention and highway safety. The governor also outlined concerns about communities that want to prohibit retail cannabis businesses and racial inequality in the legal market.
“The Legislature needs to strengthen education and prevention – including banning marketing that appeals in any way to our kids,” Scott said. “Otherwise they are failing to learn the lessons of the public health epidemic caused by tobacco and alcohol.”
It’s been legal to possess and cultivate a small amount of marijuana in Vermont since 2018, but buying and selling it was prohibited. Laura Subin, Director of Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana says it’s an important step toward criminal justice reform.
“We need to move forward…