Municipal Policies


Info & Resources

Local Leaders Prevent Substance Misuse

A growing number of communities in Vermont believe that the sale of marijuana is not in keeping with their prevention goals and in conflict with the character of the community.

You too can act locally to limit or prohibit marijuana production and retail sites in your community.

The goals of the policies below are to:

  • prevent substance misuse (including alcohol & tobacco),
  • reduce the local burden of substance misuse, and
  • help create healthier communities. 

What authority do municipalities have to regulate alcohol & tobacco?

There is some real confusion about what towns can do when they desire to regulate alcohol & tobacco.

The VT League of Cities & Towns explains municipal authority in this document.

The Primer on Planning for Prevention

The Primer on Planning for Prevention provides sample alcohol policy and bylaw language for municipalities.

Sample Policies in PDF format

Policy Updates

Rutland Herald: Cannabis debate takes shape this week

By Stephen Mills Staff WriterA cannabis plant is seen in the flowering phase at Grassroots Vermont, a medicinal cannabis facility in Brandon. Robert Layman / Staff File Photo MONTPELIER — The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to submit a bill this week calling...

Legislative Update 1/18/19

This is a summary of ATOD related legislation introduced during the first session of the 2019 – 2020 biennium. Bills not passed this session will remain active for the 2020 session. To see any given bill, click on the link.NOTE: Bill Number in RED...

91 VT Route 11
Londonderry, Vermont 05148
Phone: (802) 824-4200

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