As recreational marijuana advocates celebrate the recent legalization of pot for personal use in the Green Mountain State, troubling reports about users high on the drug are casting a pall on pro-cannabis euphoria.
There’s a link between the Harwood teen homicides, Boston Marathon bombing, Orlando Nightclub and Aurora theater shootings, and Charleston church murders reported: the perpetrators all used marijuana.
In an advisory statement released Monday, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office declared that giving out “free” marijuana with other sold items is illegal under state law.
In this Headliners, the Vermont attorney general is set to advise on prosecuting marijuana “gifting,” youth pot consumption is increasing, cops have few options for stoned drivers, and Newport House candidate quits Republican primary.
In this Statehouse Headliners, pot dealers “give away” marijuana to skirt the law, the Trump tax cuts make average-pay Vermonters $96 richer per month, and the Vermont Climate Action Commission won’t urge a carbon tax.
Remember back in January, when the Legislature was considering the bill that would become Act 86, Vermonters were assured that legal “recreational pot” would just be grown and smoked in people’s homes? Boy, were we ever naïve.
The topic hit Monday’s agenda after Cindy Hayford, coordinator of the Deerfield Valley Community Partnership, suggested that the town look into prohibiting the sale of marijuana. An ordinance from Ludlow was provided as an example.
The American Prospect tweeted last Monday that support for legalized marijuana has doubled in the last two decades. Is that true?
The startling results of a Colorado Department of Transportation survey about marijuana-impaired driving don’t likely bode well for Vermont, but the head of Public Safety says his department has no plans to find out, even as the July 1 date for legal pot possession draws near.
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.