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 […]
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.
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.
The bill, approved by the House Judiciary Committee, would legalize adult possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.
House lawmakers missed the deadline for a bill that would legalize pot possession. Now the future of the legislation is unclear.
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 […]
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.
Adults should not continue to be punished for possessing or growing small amounts of marijuana.
Proper clinical studies could decide the issue of safety and efficacy for medical and recreational use, once and for all.
The governor’s mantra of “not now” is the coward’s term for “no.”
Under Young’s proposal, the market would favor small-scale growers over large-scale operations.
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.
It would remove all civil and criminal penalties for adults possessing 2 ounces or less of marijuana and a small number of plants.