Vermont Governor “Comfortable” Legalizing Marijuana In Early 2018
Vermont is on pace to become the first state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana through an act of lawmakers early next year.
In 2017, the state fell just short of doing so. The legislature passed a bill to legalize personal cannabis possession and homegrow, but Gov. Phil Scott (R) vetoed it.
However, in doing so, he laid out a few small changes he wanted legislators to make in order to win his support.
The Senate quickly acted to make the requested revisions, but the House was not able to jump through procedural hurdles to get it done in time during a short special session over the summer.
Advocates believe they can quickly move the bill through the House under regular order once the legislative reconvenes early next month.
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