Although legal adult-use cannabis sales in Vermont are still a long way off, residents 21 and over are able to grow cannabis in their homes for recreational use as of July 1.
Gov. Phil Scott signed legislation earlier this year to allow adults to cultivate four mature plants and two immature plants in a secure location in their home, said Tom Little, co-chair of the Vermont Marijuana Commission, a study commission organized by the governor to analyze the pros and cons of what Vermont residents call “the home-grown legalization option.”
“Law enforcement is getting anxious about that—they believe they’re going to have increased law enforcement responsibilities for impaired driving,” Little told Cannabis Business Times. “Landlords are trying to figure out what the law says about whether they can prohibit production and consumption of marijuana in their apartments.”
With home cultivation taking effect, the Vermont Marijuana Commission will now turn its attention to studying the best way to tax and regulate adult-use cannabis in the state, which was approved through the state legislature and signed into law in January.
The commission’s report