Yet another Vermont Senate committee votes to end marijuana prohibition

February 23, 2016

Contact your legislators today! Today, the Vermont Senate Appropriations Committee voted 4-3 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. The bill has already been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. Next, S. 241 will move to the Senate floor for a vote by the full Senate, which will probably happen later this week. If it passes there, it will go to the…

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AG Bill Sorrell joins two former AGs in endorsing S. 241

February 20, 2016

On Thursday, February 18, Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell sent a strongly-worded letter to the General Assembly calling for them to end marijuana prohibition and pass S. 241. The letter was co-signed by former Attorneys General Jerome Diamond and Kimberly Cheney. Here's how the letter concludes.

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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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