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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 7 : Alcoholic Beverages, Cannabis, and Tobacco

Chapter 031 : Cannabis


(Cite as: 7 V.S.A. § 847)
  • § 847. Appeals

    (a)(1) A party aggrieved by a final decision of the Board may, within 30 days of the decision, appeal that decision by filing a notice of appeal with the Executive Director who shall assign the case to an appellate officer.

    (2)(A) The review shall be conducted on the basis of the record created before the Board.

    (B) In cases of alleged irregularities in procedure before the Board not shown in the record, proof on that issue may be taken by the appellate officer.

    (b) The appellate officer shall not substitute his or her judgment for that of the Board as to the weight of the evidence on questions of fact. The appellate officer may affirm the decision or may reverse and remand the matter with recommendations if substantial rights of the appellant have been prejudiced because the Board’s finding, inferences, conclusions, or decisions are:

    (1) in violation of constitutional or statutory provisions;

    (2) in excess of the statutory authority of the Board;

    (3) made upon unlawful procedure;

    (4) affected by other error of law;

    (5) clearly erroneous in view of the evidence on the record as a whole;

    (6) arbitrary or capricious; or

    (7) characterized by abuse of discretion or clearly unwarranted exercise of discretion.

    (c) A party aggrieved by a decision of the appellate officer may appeal to the Supreme Court, which shall review the matter on the basis of the records created before the Board.

    (d) The Board shall have the authority to contract for the services of an appellate officer. (Added 2019, No. 164 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Oct. 7, 2020.)