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 earlier this week. The tour begins November 26 in Rutland and runs in five sites. It concludes December 6 in White River Junction.
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 online at marijuanacommission.vermont.gov/commissiondocuments, as well as the links listed below.
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 5 – Vermont Veteran’s Home, 325 North Street, Bennington, VT
December 6 – White River Junction National Guard Armory, 240 Main Street, 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.
Source: Governor 11.16.2018.