Second Senate Committee Approves Marijuana Regulation Bill

February 14, 2016

On Friday, February 12, the Vermont Senate Finance Committee voted 6-1 to pass S. 241. Next, the bill will be considered by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Gov. Peter Shumlin praised the committee for its work and offered this comment: "I am encouraged by the deliberate approach the Senate is taking on this issue, using the lessons learned from other states to craft a bill that is well thought out. We can take a smarter approach and I look forward to continuing to work to get a bill that…

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Action Alert: Vermont Senate Finance Committee votes to end marijuana prohibition; contact your legislators today!

February 13, 2016

Today, the Vermont Senate Finance Committee voted 6-1 to approve S. 241, a bill that would end marijuana prohibition for adults and create a regulated and taxed system for marijuana production and sale.

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Gov. Shumlin announces support for draft marijuana regulation bill

January 27, 2016

Today, at a press conference, Governor Peter Shumlin announced his support for a draft marijuana regulation bill being considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee. VPR reports: The effort to legalize marijuana has gotten a big boost at the Statehouse. Gov. Peter Shumlin and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Sears have announced their support for a bill that "cautiously and deliberately" moves to legalize marijuana in Vermont.

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Windham County Sheriff testifies in favor of legalization!

January 22, 2016

Speaking to the Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee, Windham County Sheriff Keith Clark gave compelling testimony at the today in favor of ending marijuana prohibition and regulating marijuana for adult use. "By eliminating the prohibition on marijuana and the need to utilize funding for enforcing a failed policy, we as a state can focus on what is important," said Clark, reading from a prepared statement on Thursday, Jan. 21. "We will have more resources and can focus on those whom are addicted…

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Southern Vermont will host three public hearings on marijuana policy!

January 14, 2016

Senators will listen to testimony in Bennington, Brattleboro, and Springfield on January 18 The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to hear what people in southern Vermont think about the idea of ending marijuana prohibition and replacing it with a system of sensible regulations. Public hearings have been announced for Monday, January 18 at the following locations: Bennington — Bennington Fire Facility, 130 River Street, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Brattleboro — Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground…

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