Vermont Legislature Passes Cannabis Legalization

Posted on May 11th, 2017 to Learn

In a historic move, cannabis legalization has been passed for the first time ever through Vermont Legislation.  Politics actually working folks! The bill, if signed by Gov. Phil Scott (R), would legalize cannabis possession and small home-grows for adults.  The bill also creates a Marijuana Regulation Commission that will draft legislation for a tax-and-regulate system.  The vote passed 79-66

Under the new law (S.22), adults 21-and-older can possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis and grow up to two mature and four immature plants beginning on July 1, 2018. The Marijuana Regulation Commission is directed to draft legislation for a comprehensive market by Nov. 1, with the bill ready for a vote by Jan. 2018.

“I think it reflects that Vermont elected officials are more in touch with our constituents than a lot of elected officials in other states,” said Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, who has worked on marijuana issues for the majority of his political career. “I think the public is ahead of us, but elected officials tend to be cautious when it comes to change.” – Burlington Free Press

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