marijuana legalization

Sal Pace: The truth about Colorado

Let me be clear: Vermont is making the correct choice by moving to legalize, regulate and tax adult-use marijuana.

Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police, Vermont Sheriffs’ Association, Vermont Police Association, Smart Approaches to Marijuana: Joint statement regarding marijuana bill

The path to legalization should start with the creation of a commission or group tasked with the responsibility of recommending improvements to our highway safety, prevention and treatment, and identifying appropriate benchmarks of improvement before legalization occurs.

Senate passes legal marijuana compromise bill

News Release — Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana June 21, 2017 Contact: Matt Simon 603-391-7450 [email protected] Vermont Senate Passes Compromise Bill to Make Marijuana Legal for Adults The bill approved Wednesday, which addresses concerns Gov. Scott expressed when he vetoed a similar bill in May, would eliminate penalties for personal marijuana possession and cultivation by […]

Smart Approaches to Marijuana president statement on defeat of marijuana legalization

News Release — Smart Approaches to Marijuana June 21, 2017 Contact: Anisha Gianchandani [email protected] (703) 828-8182 Statement from SAM President Kevin Sabet Regarding Defeat of Vermont Marijuana Legalization [Alexandria, VA, June 21, 2017] – Today, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) issued the following statement from SAM President Kevin Sabet in response to the conclusion of […]

Vermont Medical Society and American Academy of Pediatrics on failure of legal marijuana legislation

News Release — Vermont Medical Society and American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter June 22, 2017 Contact: Justin Campfield [email protected] (802) 683-9889 VMS and AAPVT statement on the failure of legislation legalizing marijuana The Vermont Medical Society (VMS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter (AAPVT) are pleased that our policymakers have chosen not […]

Marijuana legalization falters in the House

The legislation swiftly passed the Senate, but House lawmakers didn’t agree to suspend parliamentary rules so they could take it up in Wednesday’s brief veto session.

Bob Orleck: An open letter to legislators considering marijuana legalization

Did you, in a past vote, or are you, in a future vote, about to make the mistake of deciding based on old impressions and ignoring the true facts regarding the real and present dangers today’s cannabis brings to us all?

Pot compromise to come up in veto session, but prospects dim

Neither the governor nor the House minority leader showed any inclination to pressure Republicans to allow a rules suspension that would be needed to push a bill through the planned brief veto session.

Medical marijuana expansion gets governor’s signature

Meanwhile, discussions about the bill legalizing recreational marijuana that the governor rejected are continuing ahead of the veto session this month.

Julia Purdy: Impacts of marijuana legalization on our children

“Section 2: Youth Marijuana Use” details the failure of legalization (and therefore regulation) to keep marijuana away from children, with sobering results.

Ed Wood: Skydiving without a parachute

Legalizing and commercializing marijuana prior to having effective laws in place to identify and deal with its consequences is akin to skydiving without a parachute.

After veto, a scramble to find path to legalizing pot

If lawmakers agree with the governor on a revised bill, he says he’s open to asking Republicans to allow a procedural move that would let it come up during the brief veto session in June.

The Deeper Dig: Pot or not?

Gov. Phil Scott wants to have it both ways. In this week’s podcast, Elizabeth Hewitt, reporter for VTDigger, and Neal Goswami, of the Vermont Press Bureau discuss the future of legalization in Vermont.

Legislative wrap 2017: Courts and corrections

Lawmakers addressed marijuana legalization, immigration, sexual assault and more.