Lawmakers in Vermont finalized a four-page set of guidelines which will be drafted into a bill calling for marijuana legalization in the state.
The bill would allow adults older than 21 to consume, purchase and cultivate marijuana for recreational use. The guidelines proposed also consist of a licensure structure for the transportation, manufacturing, research, and retailing of recreational marijuana.
Landlords will have the right to reject tenants who want to smoke or grow marijuana on their property. Individual communities can also decide to bar commercial marijuana businesses.
“The guidelines we’ve seen is a really great start. For us in the medical program, the real priority is making sure the medical program survives and can work in parallel,” said a dispensary owner.
Retail sales of marijuana-infused edibles would likely become legal well after sale of marijuana.