Hearing Set For Vermont Marijuana Legalization Bill

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March 30, 2016

The Vermont Senate has passed and moved to the House legislation that would legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use.  The House Judiciary and Government Operations committees will take public testimony on the bill later this week.

Last month Senate Bill 241 passed on a vote of 17 to 12.  It would legalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana by people 21 or older in Vermont.  It places a 25 percent sales tax on the product.  It could only be sold at shops permitted by the state and revenues would go to law enforcement and drug treatment programs.

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