Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says he plans to create an executive commission to study marijuana legalization.
The commission’s members have not been named, but Scott said its recommendations are likely to come a year from now, reports Vermont Digger.
Scott made his remarks Monday at Fiddlehead Brewing in Shelburne, speaking at the third annual Young Professionals Summit of Vermont. Scott said he has been working with the Coalition of Northeast Governors to address some of the issues surrounding legalization.
“This issue isn’t going away at this point, and it’s something that will be continuing,” the governor told reporters.
Scott said impaired driving is one of several safety concerns. He previously said adults should be able to make their own choices in private, as long as they don’t affect others.
In May, Scott vetoed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, sending it back to the Legislature. He said he might support a bill if changes were made. Subsequent compromise legislation fell prey to a one-day veto session in June.
Vermont lawmakers were the first to pass a bill to legalize marijuana. Eight