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Scott Considers Marijuana Legalization

Gov. Phil Scott created a marijuana legalization study commission.


September 20, 2017

Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) created a commission to study the legalization of marijuana in the state on Sept. 7 via executive order. This executive order comes only four months after Scott’s veto of S. 241, a bill that would create a similar commission in addition to legalizing small amounts of...

VT Senate Passes Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

VT Senate Passes Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

By Nick Garber

March 3, 2016

On Thursday, Feb. 26, the Vermont Senate voted 17-12 to approve a bill legal- izing the recreational use of marijuana in Vermont. The bill, S.241, brings Vermont one step closer to be coming the fifth U.S. state to legalize marijuana. It will now proceed to the State House of Representatives, where ...

Marijuana Coalition Optimistic for 2015

By Sarah Koenigsberg

January 14, 2015

On Tuesday, January 6, the Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana held a news conference, a day before the state legislative session was set to begin. Advocates for marijuana legalization believe that 2015 could be a year of unprecedented progress. The leader of the coalition, the Marijuana Policy...

RAND Researches Pot Legalization in Vermont

By Harry Cramer

November 19, 2014

Lawmakers will recieve a report this January on marijuana in Vermont: potential market prices, distribution locations and the revenue that full legalization might provide. The study is not intended to advocate for legalization, rather, it will focus on these specific policy areas that must be addressed...

Mary Jane in the Middlebury Classroom

By Hye-Jin Kim

April 30, 2014

If Hannah Sobel ’17.5’s linguistics study is valid, there won’t be any feminists left in the movement for marijuana legalization. Though Sobel doesn’t smoke, she enlisted her friends to record their conversations while under the influence of marijuana to study gender differences in speech patterns...

Vermont to Open Dispensaries in Summer

By Conor Grant

May 1, 2013

This summer, Vermont’s 720 licensed medical marijuana users will be able to purchase their medical marijuana in state for the first time. Three dispensaries will open in the state over the course of the summer. Champlain Valley Dispensary in Burlington and Vermont Patients’ Alliance in Montpelier will both open on ...

Vermont Legislature Proposes Marijuana Decriminalization

By David Ullmann

April 10, 2013

Vermont’s House of Representatives judiciary committee recently passed a controversial piece of legislation called Bill H.200 in an effort to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, which would change the manner in which persons found to be in possession of marijuana will be prosecuted.  This legislation...

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