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VermontStateLegislatureVotesOnPotLegalizationMay2017imageGlennRussellBurlingtonFreePress

Vermont Legislature becomes first to approve legal marijuana

MONTPELIER – Vermont’s Legislature has become the first in the nation to approve a recreational marijuana legalization bill.

Vermont’s bill, which would legalize small amounts of marijuana possession in 2018 and anticipate the possibility of a taxed and regulated legal marijuana market, was approved by the Vermont House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon by a vote of 79-66.

The bill has already been passed by the Senate and will go directly to Gov. Phil Scott.

Other states have legalized marijuana following a voter referendum, but no state has yet legalized marijuana solely through the legislative process, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Read More at Burlington Free Press 



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