Gov. Phil Scott (R) announced that he will allow S. 54 — legislation to legalize, regulate, and tax cannabis sales — to become law without his signature. With this move, Vermont joins the 10 existing U.S. states that have laws regulating and taxing cannabis for adult use.
The Vermont Senate cast a final vote (23-6) in favor of S. 54 — legislation that would legalize, regulate, and tax cannabis sales. Last week, the House of Representatives approved S. 54 in a final vote of 92-56. The bill now proceeds to the desk of Gov. Phil Scott, who has not said whether he will sign it.