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The following letter was drafted by a coalition of registered Vermont Hemp cultivators, processors and product-makers as a response to S.54, a bill to tax and regulate the cultivation, processing, testing and sale of the cannabis to 21+ adults in Vermont.

According to the organizers, the letter is being distributed directly starting Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 and will be shared with legislators when a significant number of signatures from registered cultivators, processors, and product-makers have been received.