House Judiciary Committee votes to make marijuana legal for adults' use!

March 28, 2017

On March 22, the Vermont House Judiciary Committee voted 8-3 to make marijuana legal for adults' use. The bill, H. 170, would eliminate Vermont’s civil penalty for possessing one ounce or less of marijuana, and it would eliminate penalties for possession of up to two mature marijuana plants and up to four immature plants. Penalties for possession of more than one ounce of marijuana would also be reduced. A full House vote is expected soon. Please call and/or email your representatives today!

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Coalition renews efforts for 2017 session!

January 27, 2017

On Wednesday, February 25, the Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana held a press conference to announce its plans for the 2017 session. Read the full story here at VTDigger!

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Marijuana policy on the ballot in Vermont?

November 02, 2016

Many Vermonters say they want to vote on marijuana legalization. In this recent commentary at, the Marijuana Policy Project's Matt Simon explains why changing laws by ballot initiative isn't an option in Vermont.

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Legislature will continue studying marijuana regulation in 2016

October 10, 2016

The House did not have enough votes to end marijuana prohibition in 2016. The Legislature adjourned in early May, but the House and Senate did agree to have a committee continue studying the issue this summer and fall. We will be publishing a detailed voter guide this summer so Vermonters will know where candidates on their ballot stand on marijuana policy. Stay tuned!

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New grassroots coordinators begin working to strengthen our coalition!

September 02, 2016

We are pleased to announce the addition of two grassroots coordinators to our team. Burlington resident Matthew Tolley ( will serve as northern Vermont grassroots coordinator, and Grafton resident Ed Bank ( will serve in the same role for southern Vermont. You can check out their bios here. Matthew and Ed will be working hard in the coming weeks and months to expand our coalition and maintain a presence at events all over the state. They would…

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