“This is a victory for those who wish to disrupt the illicit marketplace and move forward with an above-ground, regulated cannabis marketplace.”
Both measures now await final action by Republican Gov. Phil Scott.
Members of a bicameral conference committee have finalized an agreement on Senate Bill 54, legislation regulating the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana to adults.
Members of the Vermont House of Representatives preliminarily approved legislation to facilitate the automatic expungement of many past, low-level marijuana possession convictions.
Senate members passed an initial version of the bill in 2019, while House members passed an amended version of the measure in February.
The legislation establishes rules and regulations governing a commercial cannabis industry in the state.
Senate-backed legislation to regulate retail sales of marijuana to adults continues to advance in Vermont.