Pubdate: Fri, 19 Feb 2016
Source: Rutland Herald (VT)
Copyright: 2016 Rutland Herald
Author: Kenneth Generess


I have read about much of the conversation regarding the legalization 
of marijuana. We should err on the side of caution when accepting and 
legalizing any bill that does not adhere to certain conditions. 
First, I personally would like to see the creation of a state-run 
marijuana exchange. Any persons or industry that chooses to grow 
marijuana for sale would be required to sell their crop at this 
exchange. Growers would be given fair market value for their produce. 
The state marijuana market would be supplied solely through this 
process. At the exchange produce will be broken down for 
distribution. Each crop will have a batch number. Every package will 
have a tracking number. Every ounce will be accounted for. Residency 
requirements should be in place for growers. Individuals who grow 
whether for personal use or sale would be required a permit. 
Individual restrictions will apply. Industrial growers will require a 
pre-existing Vermont farmers license.


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