Gov. Phil Scott has decided to allow legislation creating a legal market for marijuana to go into law without his signature, clearing the way for recreational cannabis dispensaries to open up in Vermont as soon as October of 2022.
Scott said Wednesday evening while he is letting the legislation, S.54, take effect, lawmakers should work to improve racial equity in the marketplace, act to ban cannabis-related advertising that could appeal to children, and prohibit marijuana vaping products.
“This has been a top priority for the majority in the Legislature for four years, but their work is not complete,” Scott said Wednesday.
“They must ensure equity in this new policy and prevent their priority from becoming a public health problem for current and future generations.”
On Wednesday, Scott signed another bill that will automatically expunge the criminal records of people convicted of low-level marijuana…