As Vermont moves closer to the October 1st date when retail cannabis can begin hitting store shelves

As Vermont moves closer to the October 1st date when retail cannabis can begin hitting store shelves, lab techs are already hard at work making sure the product is safe for consumers.

The testing makes sure the consumer is getting a safe product. Evaluating pesticide levels and potency are the top priorities for the labs.

Growers who fail testing requirements will be subject to warnings and investigations however, state officials say the immediate focus will be on getting growers all on the same page, rather than handing out penalties for those who are not.