Marijuana legalization legislation has been passed through its second reading by Vermont’s full House of Representatives.
The proposal has already been passed by the full Vermont Senate, but will need to be passed through one more reading in the House before being sent back for one final vote (given it was amended in the House); it would then go to Governor Phil Scott.
The proposed law would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for those 21 and older. It would also allow them to grow up to two mature (and four immature) cannabis for personal use at a private residence.
Initially the proposal would not have allowed regulated and taxes sales, but was amended in the House to allow for a licensed system of cannabis retail outlets.
A Public Policy Polling survey released recently found that 54% of Vermont voters support legalizing, regulating and taxing cannabis.
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Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.