Vermont House Passes Bill To Regulate, Tax Adult-Use Cannabis
On Feb. 26 the Vermont House voted pass S.54, a bill to legalize, regulate and tax cannabis sales for adults 21 and older. Members of the House voted 90-54.
S. 54 is now scheduled for a final House vote. If it passes there, it will return to the Senate, which has already approved a different version of the bill in a 23-5 vote. The House and Senate will have to agree on a final version of the bill before it can proceed to Gov. Phil Scott’s desk.
Vermont legalized possession and cultivation of cannabis for adults 21 and over in 2018. However, Vermont remains one of only two U.S. jurisdictions where cannabis is legal but not regulated for adult use. If enacted, Vermont would join the 10 states that have laws regulating and taxing cannabis for adult use.