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What's The Timeline For Pot Shops?: A Check-In With Vermont's Cannabis Control Board

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Today on Vermont Edition, find out what the timeline of retail cannabis looks like in Vermont.

Vermont is scheduled to have its first retail cannabis stores open for business in the fall of 2022. But there's a lot of work to do in the next year to meet this deadline. This hour, we talk with the three members of the Cannabis Control Board about the challenges they face.

Our guests are:

  • James Pepper, Vermont Cannabis Control Board chair
  • Julie Hulburd, Vermont Cannabis Control Board member
  • Kyle Harris, Vermont Cannabis Control Board member

Broadcast live Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Bob is a veteran Vermont journalist, specializing in political reporting. He is based in VPR’s Capital Bureau located across the street from Vermont’s Statehouse. Prior to joining VPR full time in 2002, Bob ran the Vermont News Service for 21 years. The service provided daily local news for eleven stations, including VPR. Bob started the News Service following a stint as news director for WNCS.
Connor Cyrus joined VPR as host and senior producer in March 2021. Formerly a reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, he's passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Emily is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri. She graduated with a Bachelors of Journalism, and spent her time at Mizzou working at Columbia's NPR affiliate, KBIA, and interned at the Kansas City NPR affiliate KCUR. Emily was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and loves to find new music, movies and support the local arts.