Vermont becomes the 11th state to tax and regulate cannabisPosted by On

Vermont Business Magazine Advocates for legalizing the retail sale of cannabis, including Heady Vermont, are weighing in after Governor Phil Scott allowed a bill to tax and regulate cannabis to pass into law without his signature. He also signed off on automatically expunging records for cannabis possession. Included in the bill is changing the word “marijuana” to “cannabis” in all Vermont statutes.

Vermont will now become the 11th state to tax and regulate cannabis, and the second to approve it via state legislature. Gov. Scott detailed his critiques and comments around the bill in a press release addressed to the Senate which was published Wednesday evening.

In September, the Vermont Senate cast a final vote (23-6) for S. 54, in favor of the taxation and regulation of cannabis. In a separate vote on the same day, Senators approved S. 234 — which facilitates the automatic expungement of many past, low-level cannabis possession convictions — by a voice vote.

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