Vermont Governor Peter Schumlin’s administration has announced that they’ll be holding a public hearing on November 12th as part of the state’s continuing examination of cannabis legalization.

According to a press release sent out by the administration, the hearing will “provide Vermonters with the ability to contribute comments for a legislatively-mandated study on the issues involved with possible legalization of marijuana production, distribution and possession in the State of Vermont.”

Shumlin has stated that he wants to see how cannabis legalization works out in Washington State and Colorado before approving such a move in Vermont, but legislation passed this spring requires Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding to report to the Legislature in January on issues regarding cannabis legalization.

The RAND Drug Policy Research Center is helping with the year-long study at the request of Schumlin’s administration; RAND Co-Director Beau Kilmer will join Spaulding for the November 12th hearing, which will take place from 3:30PM to 5:30PM with remote participation available at Vermont Interactive Technologies centers around the state.


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