Vermont Lawmaker Moves To Legalize Marijuana

Pierce County’s reconsider the ban on retail marijuana businesses that hasn't been able to stop shops from operating.

VERMONT:  A state senator in Vermont on Tuesday introduced legislation to make recreational marijuana legal in Vermont that, if passed, would make the Green Mountain State the first in the U.S. to legalize through the state legislature.

Vermont state Sen. David Zuckerman’s bill, S. 95, would allow adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and create a regulatory structure to monitor the cultivation and sale of marijuana in the state.

The legislation would set up a Board of Marijuana Control to help implement and regulate the law and would prohibit smoking pot in public.

“More than 75 years of criminalizing marijuana has failed to prevent marijuana use,” the bill says, arguing for marijuana use to be treated similar to alcohol.





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