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Vermont Revisits Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Vermont Revisits Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Vermont Revisits Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Vermont lawmakers are taking another crack at legalizing recreational marijuana. Introduced by Reps. Maxine Grad, Charles Conquest and Thomas Burditt, H. 170 would take a more reserved approach to legalization than previous legislative efforts.

Vermont

Legalization in Vermont Hits a Setback

On May 3, 2016, the Vermont House of Representatives voted against legislative efforts for both legalization and decriminalization of marijuana in the state. Rejected efforts included: legalized possession of one ounce or less, a nonbinding referendum on pot, and decriminalization that would replace criminal charges with fines.

Governor of Vermont

Governor of Vermont Endorses Marijuana Legalization

On Jan. 7, 2016, during his final state of the state address, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced his support for the legalization of recreational marijuana. Shumlin criticized the war on drugs, calling it “outdated” and “failed,” and stressed the need to end black market marijuana sales.


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