VERMONT – Cannabis growers are fighting to be the first state in the U.S. to legalize direct-to-consumer sales to avoid the hefty fees of purchasing a retail license.
At the time being, the only way smaller cannabis farmers can sell their product is by either selling through an intermediary or purchasing a retail licenses, according to Valley News.
A cannabis retail license in Vermont costs $10,000, which many cannabis farmers simply can’t afford. Meanwhile, selling through an intermediary involves paying them a fee or portion of their sales. Either option cuts significantly into their profits or creates massive expenses. Therefore, they are working with some current legislators to attempt to change the laws around direct sales.