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.
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.”