Vermont GOP: Marijuana Bill Highlights Unfocused Montpelier

News Release — Vermont Republican Party March 28, 2017 Contact: Tim Schaffer, Communications Director Vermont Republican Party 802-223-3411, [email protected] Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Lt. Governor David Zuckerman lobbying for marijuana when they should be focused on working with businesses to grow the economy. Berlin, VT – Governor Phil Scott and Republican leadership in both legislative […]

House sends marijuana legalization bill for further review

Instead of voting on the legislation, lawmakers sent it to another committee. Opponents celebrated the move as a victory, but supporters are optimistic the measure isn’t dead.

Matt Simon: Letting marijuana users become law-abiding citizens

H.170 would eliminate penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana, two or fewer mature plants, and four or fewer immature plants, by adults 21 and older.

UPDATED: Marijuana legalization bill advances to House vote

The bill, approved by the House Judiciary Committee, would legalize adult possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.

Prospects for marijuana legalization dim

House lawmakers missed the deadline for a bill that would legalize pot possession. Now the future of the legislation is unclear.

Patrick Kennedy weighs in on marijuana debate

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy is urging a Vermont legislative panel not to move forward with a bill, H.170, that would legalize adult possession of limited amounts of marijuana. Kennedy, son of the late Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, urged lawmakers in a letter dated March 15 to oppose the bill “so that Vermont children […]

Dave Silberman: The new ‘Reefer Madness’

If our aim is to understand what is driving teen cannabis abuse today, it is critical that we lay aside our fears, and focus on facts and rationality.

Laura Subin: House marijuana bill is the logical next step

Adults should not continue to be punished for possessing or growing small amounts of marijuana.

Bob Orleck: Marijuana debate needs legal way to get clinical information

Proper clinical studies could decide the issue of safety and efficacy for medical and recreational use, once and for all.

John Klar: Scott plays both sides in marijuana debate

The governor’s mantra of “not now” is the coward’s term for “no.”

Legislation to regulate marijuana proposed

Under Young’s proposal, the market would favor small-scale growers over large-scale operations.

Ginny Burley: Prevention needs to be part of marijuana policy change

Education to prevent drug use and abuse is not cheap, but it is far less expensive than the results we can expect if we fail to ramp up prevention.

House members propose bill to legalize marijuana

It would remove all civil and criminal penalties for adults possessing 2 ounces or less of marijuana and a small number of plants.

Advocates renew call for marijuana legalization

Three weeks into the legislative session, no bill that would legalize pot in Vermont has been introduced yet.