Vermont Medical Marijuana Commission Faces Decision on Cultivator Licensing Cap, Local Tax Option

Vermont Medical Marijuana Commission Faces Decision on Cultivator Licensing Cap, Local Tax Option

The subcommittee on taxation and regulation is facing decision time on questions of licensing and a local tax option ahead of a December deadline.

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October 15, 2018

With a December deadline looming for the Marijuana Advisory Commission’s recommendations on a legal cannabis marketplace, the subcommittee on taxation and regulation is facing decision time on questions of licensing and a local tax option.

In the first public meeting since the subcommittee sent a draft proposal to its members, much of the two-hour meeting on Thursday dealt with clarifying wording in the draft, including how to ensure small Vermont farms will remain competitive against larger cannabis companies, and making sure towns get a portion of the revenue from retail cannabis.

Laura Subin, the director of the Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana and subcommittee member, said she was concerned that the current wording in the proposed licensing regulation would stunt small farms from joining the cultivation marketplace.

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