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 ends the failed era of marijuana prohibition in Vermont."