Earlier this week, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed SB 188. The bill creates broad definitions for hemp and hemp products within Vermont’s cannabis control statutes. The bill requires the Cannabis Control Board to implement regulations for testing and to develop a quality control program for hemp and hemp-infused products. On or before January 1, 2023, the Board must submit recommendations to state House and Senate committees on how it would regulate hemp products, what products would be regulated, and whether licenses and registration fees would be required. Additionally, the bill authorizes the Board to regulate synthetic cannabinoids. We’ll watch closely for the Board’s recommendations.