The adult-use marijuana club of the United States just grew to 11 with the addition of Vermont on Wednesday.
The news, which sets the stage for yet more growth of the U.S. cannabis industry, was hailed by the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) as a major victor, especially considering that Vermont is only the second state in the nation to legalize adult use via the legislature and not at the ballot box.
Recreational sales in Vermont are not expected to begin until October 2022.
Although Vermont legalized the possession and use of recreational marijuana in 2018, lawmakers at the time declined to authorize any framework for the legal production and sale of adult use cannabis.
Vermont lawmakers in September gave final approval to S. 54, which picks up where the 2018 law left off.
In a letter to the president of the state Senate, he wrote that Vermont lawmakers still have work to do.
The allowance of marijuana vaping products when he’s not satisfied that vaping does not pose a threat to public health. »