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Governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission

Governor's Marijuana Advisory Commission Final Meeting 12/12/2018

This meeting will serve as the final meeting of the GOvernor's Marijuana Advisory Commission before the Commission's recommendations are submitted to Governor Scott.

Thee meeting will be held in Room 10 of the State House on December 12, 2018 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Meeting Agenda Available Here

Listening Tour Schedule


The Governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission will host a listening tour throughout Vermont in order to provide Vermonters an opportunity for public comment on the draft reports produced by the Commission’s Subcommittees on Roadway Safety, Education and Prevention and Taxation and Regulation. 

The draft reports document the findings and recommendations of the Subcommittees for review by the Commission. The listening tour is to give Vermonters the opportunity to further inform the Commission as it prepares to finalize its report and submit its recommendations to Governor Scott by December 15.

All three reports are available to the public at this time, and can be found here, as well as the links listed below.

Roadway Safety

Education and Prevention

Taxation and Regulation


Each discussion will be hosted by the Governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission, and moderated by the Commission co-chairs, Jake Perkinson and Tom Little. The meetings will be held as forums dedicated to public comment, and guests are encouraged to review each of the reports and attend meetings with comments prepared if desired.

Printed copies of the reports will not be provided at any of the meetings. Guests are expected to provide their own copies if needed. Guests who wish to speak are asked to keep their comments brief, lasting no longer than two minutes. In the event of low turnout, guests may be afforded extended time to express their comments.  


Please see below for the meeting schedule. *Dates and locations are subject to change.*

All meetings will run from 6:30 – 8:30p.m.


November 26 – Asa Bloomer Building, 2nd Floor, Room 266, 88 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT

November 28 –Willison Central School Auditorium, 195 Central School Dr, Williston, VT

December 3 – Morse Center, Black Box Theatre, St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

December 5 – Vermont Veteran’s Home, 325 North Street, Bennington, VT

December 6 – White River Junction Armed Forces Reserve Center, 209 Balsam Lane, White River Junction, VT


Please contact the Governor’s Office with any questions regarding listening tour scheduling or logistics by calling the Governor’s Hotline at 802-828-3333.


First Meeting

Meeting Agenda

1. Call Meeting to Order; Introductions of Commission and Subcommittee members

2. Review Mandates of Executive Order No. 15-17, including:

            - November 15, 2017 deadline for assessment of and report on existing primary research on key health

and safety endpoints

            - January 15, 2018 deadline for recommendations and report on 12 specific issues

            - December 15, 2018 deadline for final recommendations and report, including any proposed legislation

3.  Initial Status Reports from Subcommittees

4. Discussion of Role of Commission Members vis a vis Subcommittee Work

5. Overview of the Legal Frameworks of Certain Other States

6. Summary of Recent Vermont Legislative Action

7. Discussion of Commission Work Plan and Meeting Schedule

8. Adjourn Meeting and Convene Subcommittee Meetings

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