Vermont Is Really Close To Legalizing Marijuana

12 January, 2018, 18:40 | Author: Sherman Richardson
  • Vermont Governor Phil Scott

On Wednesday, Vermont's state legislature became the first in the nation to vote for a bill legalizing recreational marijuana. The Vermont Senate just voted to pass H.

Republican Gov. Phil Scott has said he would sign the bill. "When Gov. Scott signs this legislation, Vermont will become the first state in the country to end marijuana prohibition through legislative action", Marijuana Policy Project interim director Matthew Schweich said.

Lauren Andrews, who owns AroMed Aromatherapy in Montpelier, stood behind a table loaded with essential oils infused with CBD - a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis. We asked him his thoughts on the rapid pace of things to kick the year off.

Governor Scott said he is still committed to signing the pot bill, but he was not so definitive about when. "Some people are still in the "It's too good to be true" mode".

"I think this is a very exciting criminal justice reform for Vermont". It permits possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana, 16 ounces of marijuana-infused products in solids, 72 ounces in liquid form, 7 grams of concentrate and up to six immature plants. The governor pledged in May to sign a revised bill that addressed his concerns.

The Vermont legislature has set a historic precedent by approving a bill to legalize cannabis.

The New Hampshire House approved a similar legalization on Tuesday.

"And when people see that the sky doesn't fall, the next logical step is, well, its legal".

The bill is now on its way to the Ways and Means Committee, despite it not having anything to do with taxes.

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If the measures advances - and it's expected to - the bill goes to the state Senate, where it will face much more resistance.

The effort by the bill's supporters to avoid tweaking the legislation and retain the governor's support resulted in an interesting twist during the afternoon session Thursday.

In Simon's view, it was more important to note that nobody was deterred by the DOJ announcement.

So far at least, Fair says most of his business comes from the state's nascent hemp industry - Vermont legalized cultivation of hemp in 2013. "Maine and MA are both advancing towards implementing their 2016 initiatives this year". It would be better, he said, to do it through a tax-and-regulate structure than by H.511, which he called the "worst possible" way of legalizing pot.

Lawmakers who oppose full legalization want the state to allow the transportation of medical cannabis into the state, but not to allow state residents to be able to grow it.

Rhode Island's leaders certainly have incentives to move forward with legalization, Slater said.

A bill that would make marijuana legal for adults in Vermont received its final approval Wednesday from the Vermont Senate.

She'll have to hold off on selling those THC remedies for now, since commercial sales under Vermont's coming legalization law will still be forbidden.

The message being sent to Vermonters is: "Never mind the 9.4 cent tax increase that you're facing, we're going to let you smoke a doobie".

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