Vermont Report Suggests 30 Stores, ‘Lounges’ if Rec Legalized
A Vermont entrepreneur group has released a report offering recommendations on how to structure a recreational marijuana industry in the hopes of influencing lawmakers behind an expected legalization push in the state Capitol next year.
The Vermont Cannabis Coalition report recommends that the state award up to 30 licenses for retail marijuana stores. It also calls on lawmakers to approve “lounges” where cannabis can be sold and consumed.
On the cultivation side, the report recommends awarding up to four licenses to “industrial” growers and up to three cooperative licenses. Each of these license-holders would also be able to run retail shops as