At the first marijuana commission meeting held to find a path to recreational pot smoking in Vermont, lawmakers and police appeared divided on whether legalization is inevitable.
A report on crime rates and public safety from the Trump administration is due out this week and is expected to contain recommendations for restricting state marijuana laws.
Gov. Phil Scott and lawmakers reached agreement on a budget and teacher health care deal that makes good on the promise of fiscal restraint in Vermont.
Researchers claim that states with marijuana legalization are experiencing higher rates of car crashes, but more research is needed to understand the influence of pot on traffic accidents.
In a move that could keep pot smoking illegal in Vermont, House Republicans may choose not to suspend rules to bring a revised legalization bill back up for discussion next week at the Statehouse.
Pro-marijuana lawmakers have sent Gov. Phil Scott a revised legalization bill ahead of next week’s veto session, but police are warning that recreational pot will bring big problems to the Green Mountain State.
For the second time in 12 months, pot smokers in the Green Mountain State watched their dreams of legally possessing and growing marijuana go down in flames.
Marijuana legalization bill S.22 made it to Gov. Phil Scott’s desk largely along partisan lines, but law enforcement and some liberal lawmakers are issuing strong warnings about reefer madness in Vermont.
The stalemate between the governor and lawmakers over teachers health care negotiations continues, even as many at the Statehouse are ready for the extended session to adjourn.