Rand officials to visit Vermont next week to plan marijuana study (Brattleboro Reformer)

By KATIE JICKLING | July 19, 2014

…”(Gov. Peter Shumlin) was clear with me that he wanted to have a thorough and objective study of all of the public policies, not just taxation,” Spaulding said. “There are a lot of things that will be tailored to Vermont’s particular situation.”

Rand Corp. declined to comment on the research until the organization’s Senior Policy Analyst, Beau Kilmer, meets with Vermont officials next week. More details on the study would be released then, Rand spokesperson Warren Robak said.

The state will pay Rand $20,000 for the research. Spaulding said that Rand has raised about $100,000 from GiveWell, a nonprofit organization that researches charities and advises donors…

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