Vermont State Police answer questions on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, about the upcoming legalization of small amounts marijuana starting in July. RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS
Left, Gov. Peter Shumlin listens to a question during a news conference in 2015. Right, Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn.(Photo: RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS)Buy Photo
Vermont’s past two commissioners of public safety have failed to comply with a 2013 law charging their department to create a method of accurately measuring the marijuana content in pot-infused products like edibles or oils.
Now, with legalization looming, the state’s current Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Anderson said his department lacks the technical capabilities to do so. Vermont can either change the law or pay to upgrade their lab, he said.
Sen. Chris Pearson, D/P-Chittenden County, was surprised to learn from the Free Press Friday morning that the Department of Public Safety had never developed the formula. Pearson was one of the sponsors of the 2013 change.
“Our statutes demand that Vermont figure