Vermont Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales In Question After Governor Cites Racial Justice Objections

Sep 30, 2020

Matt Simon, New England political director of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), told Marijuana Moment that, “from a racial justice perspective, cannabis prohibition has been a disastrous public policy, and Vermont’s limited legalization law is only a modest improvement.” “The legislators who developed S. 54 clearly intend to replace prohibition with an equitable, regulated industry—such as by prioritizing licensing for minority-owned businesses,” he said. “Further advocacy will be needed to ensure that the bill lives up to its promises, but the status quo is unacceptable and Vermont urgently needs to move forward.”

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