While laudable in the goals expressed, S.261 is just empty words when you consider where they are coming from. They are just another example of “official caring” by people living in a cloud, whose liberal policies in many instances are those that have caused the problems in the first place.
Most Vermonters believe they would never fall for a scam. None would ever expect the Vermont Senate to perpetrate a fraud on the people. That very thing happened in the form of S.216 that was passed by the Senate on March 3.
Not only is he playing politics with gun rights, he is the prime mover in creating an atmosphere of drug addiction that will lead to the very danger he preaches that he must do what he can to prevent.
With homegrown marijuana becoming legal in Vermont in July and talks in Massachusetts about how to manage the sale of recreational pot, a local dispensary director is worried about how it will affect the medical program here.
How a governor of Vermont, having been fully informed, whose sworn duty it is to protect the citizens, could flout federal law that makes possession illegal, and put citizens and their children at risk to be injured and die as a result, is incomprehensible.
“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.