Vermont Seeks Public Input on Marijuana Issue Wednesday, November 12

Vermont is studying the potential impacts of marijuana legalization and regulation, and now the state wants to hear from you!

This Wednesday, November 12, the state will hold a public hearing on the issue from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The hearing will be conducted by Vermont Interactive Technologies (VIT), allowing members of the public to testify remotely from sites in Bennington, Brattleboro, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Center, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston.

Need directions? Click here and select the site closest to you (Note: only 9 of the 17 sites will be holding the hearing, check the cities listed above).

This is a great opportunity for those of us who feel strongly about ending marijuana prohibition in Vermont! If you are interested in speaking in favor of ending marijuana prohibition, please contact Laura Subin, director of the Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana, so she can help coordinate testimony.

Also, before you testify, we strongly recommend that you take time to read MPP’s “Effective Arguments for Advocates of Taxing and Regulating Marijuana.” Additionally, here’s a useful document with data showing that the roll-out of marijuana regulation has been successful in Colorado and Washington.

Although the Legislature does not convene until January, a successful hearing on Wednesday could help set the stage for a major legislative victory in 2015. Please share this message with your friends and family in the state. Thanks for your interest in this critically important issue!