On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Scott decided to let a bill establishing a marijuana marketplace become law, making Vermont the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana sales.
Over the next few years, state officials will stand up a regulated statewide market for marijuana and issue licenses to marijuana cultivators, product manufacturers, testing labs and dispensaries.
Recreational marijuana dispensaries could open as soon as October 2022.
And the state’s existing medical dispensaries can receive licenses to sell their products to the public starting in May 2022.
Here’s what the rollout of the new cannabis marketplace will look like.
Forming the Cannabis Control Board
The Cannabis Control Board is the new three-member body that will regulate Vermont’s cannabis industry.
The governor will appoint the board in consultation with a Cannabis Control Board…