“Your Commission clearly states that increased consumption will lead to more mental illness, more death on our highways, more child exposure and more state spending to address these and other problems. Governor Scott, please trust what your inner voice tells you is best for Vermont. Your fellow Vermonters know you as a person of common sense who can be trusted to do what is right for them and for their children.”
“The thing that bothers us the most is that we have been discounted during this whole debate about legalizing marijuana. Gov. Scott’s commission was established to provide guidance and answers, but now it seems to have been a waste of time.”
Marijuana was top priority once again in the Senate chamber Wednesday, and senators wasted no time passing H.511 and sending it on to the governor’s desk for consideration.
High education costs, pre-K administration and marijuana legalization were priority issues for lawmakers in their first week back at the Statehouse for the 2018 legislative session.
In yet another chapter of the ongoing saga of marijuana legalization efforts in Vermont, the House on Thursday passed H.511, which allows for ownership of up to an ounce of marijuana and home cultivation of two mature and four immature cannabis plants.
Democrats came out in full force Thursday against a new policy that would allow federal prosecutors to decide if they want to use their resources to go after marijuana, effectively nixing a former President Barack Obama administration policy that did the opposite.
In this week’s Statehouse Headliners, a carbon tax is being discussed, GMP explains its $80 million rate increase, and Planned Parenthood may get funding from a tax on erectile dysfunction products. Also, Burlington ranks among the top “post-Christian” cities.
In an interview with True North Reports, Thomas Anderson reiterated that he sees a correlation between legalization and deadly highway accidents in reports analyzing marijuana states.
Government has an obligation to protect the people and not to enable their death.