“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.
The Vermont Medical Society has released a list of about a half-dozen priorities for the upcoming 2018 legislative session, and some of those aims are likely to stir robust debate at the Statehouse.
Two poison control physicians from Colorado believe an 11-month-old child died due to a fatal overdose of marijuana.
I hope Gov. Douglas’s position will help others realize that legalization for recreational use is not inevitable and there are leaders out there who are not afraid to take a principled position against this dangerous and addicting drug.