Even if marijuana is legalized in Vermont, businesses and individuals would still need to navigate a thorny road because of federal prohibition.
The panel will focus on safety impacts and may eventually look into sales and regulation.
Many familiar with the efforts say paid lobbying is just one part of a mosaic of initiatives from a variety of players.
Let me be clear: Vermont is making the correct choice by moving to legalize, regulate and tax adult-use marijuana.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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?
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.
Meanwhile, discussions about the bill legalizing recreational marijuana that the governor rejected are continuing ahead of the veto session this month.
“Section 2: Youth Marijuana Use” details the failure of legalization (and therefore regulation) to keep marijuana away from children, with sobering results.
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.