Members of the Vermont state Senate approved a pair of marijuana law reform measures this morning, sending both to the desk of Governor Phil Scott.
Senators approved S. 54, which regulates the commercial production and retail sales of marijuana to adults, by a vote of 23 to 6. A bicameral conference committee had previously reconciled the bill’s language earlier this month. House members signed off last week on the amended language.
In a separate vote today, Senators approved S. 234 — which facilitates the automatic expungement of many past, low-level marijuana possession convictions — by a voice vote. The measure had been previously approved by House lawmakers last week by a vote of 113 to 10. […]