Vermont Bill to Tax and Regulate Marijuana Faces Uncertain Future

MONTPELIER, VT. (AP) — A bill to tax and regulate marijuana in Vermont faces an uncertain future with Republican Gov. Phil Scott insisting that it include a saliva test to determine driver impairment and key lawmakers questioning the reliability of the test.

The governor has said that he would support a bill allowing for the retail sale and state regulation of marijuana if it includes a roadside saliva test, funding for more education and the option for towns to prohibit a retail marijuana operation from setting up in their community, Vermont Public Radio reported.

“I’ve said I’m not philosophically opposed to this but I want the certain conditions and I think that we have a responsibility to make sure we do this right. And I think these are provisions that would help us get there,” Scott said Thursday.

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