Gov. Phil Scott is seeking applicants for appointment to his new three-member Vermont Cannabis Control Board.
All members will be appointed by the governor after being vetted by the Cannabis Control Board Nominating Committee. Pay is equal to that of a Vermont state judge.
The Board was created for the purpose of “safely, equitably, and effectively” implementing and administering the laws and rules regulating adult-use cannabis in Vermont. It is responsible for establishing, administering, and regulating a cannabis regulatory system for commercial cannabis cultivators, wholesalers, product manufacturers, retailers, and testing laboratories, as established in Act 164 of 2020.
The Board will also take over responsibility for the regulation of medical cannabis dispensaries and the administration of the medical cannabis registry, currently administered by the Vermont Department of Public Safety. Specifically, such responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Rulemaking in accordance with Act 164
Administration of a program for regulating licensed cannabis establishments
Administration of the Medical Cannabis Registry
Administration of a program for licensed medical cannabis dispensaries, and
Submission of an annual budget to the governor.
Candidates will be expected to develop a new complex regulatory system within a very tight timeframe established in the Act. Preferred candidates will have experience in administering complex regulatory systems and the ability to manage a start-up enterprise with responsibility for licensing compliance, and enforcement.
Those interested in an appointment should complete the application, which can be found here, by Thursday, Dec. 31, https://careers.vermont.gov/job/Montpelier-Board-Member-Cannabis-Control-Board-VT-05601/695523500/.
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