In Vermont, S.54 is the most advanced ‘tax-and-regulate’ cannabis bill that would start the process of allowing legal sales of THC cannabis to all 21+ adults, including creating a commission, advisory board, and six types of licenses that would eventually be issued.
On Thursday, January 23, 2020, the Vermont House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture & Forestry heard testimony from Representative John Gannon (D-Wilmington), a member of the House Committee on Government Operations, who walked the House Agriculture committee through the 90-page bill as of January 28, 2020.
This audio-only file is presented in its entirety without commentary — this bill is likely to be further amended in February/March 2020. If and when that happens, this description will be updated. For more information, visit www.vermontijuana.com and @Vermontijuana
3:28 – Structure of Control Board and Advisory Board
4:44 – Types of licenses which will be created
6:58 – System of priorities for licensing
7:37 – Consumer protection, including testing, labeling, and packaging
9:26 – Prohibited products
10:55 – Advertising restrictions
12:45 – Recommended zoning of outdoor/indoor cannabis cultivation
14:20 – Highway safety and saliva testing
15:53 – Local Control and zoning control
17:23 – Tax rates, licensing, and how cannabis tax revenues would be spent
19:55 – House Agriculture Committee member questions