427 seek prequalification for Vermont retail cannabis market

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Published: Mar. 29, 2022 at 4:53 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has started taking prequalification applications from potential marijuana growers, retailers, product manufacturers, and others as it prepares for a retail cannabis market to open this fall.

The state’s Cannabis Control Board says as of midday Tuesday, 427 had applied for prequalification, including 66 potential retailers. The application process for licenses starts later, opening first for small growers and testing facilities on Friday, all cultivators on May 1 and eventually retailers on Sept. 1.

Republican Gov. Phil Scott has also signed a bill into law that establishes fees for cannabis retailers and cultivators.

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