Windham County Sheriff testifies in favor of legalization!

January 21, 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 13, 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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Vermont Senate will host public hearings in Burlington and St. Johnsbury on marijuana policy!

January 13, 2016

Senators will listen to testimony January 19 and 20 The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to hear what people in Vermont think about the idea of ending marijuana prohibition and replacing it with a system of sensible regulations. Public hearings have been announced for Tuesday, January 19 in Burlington, and Wednesday, January 20 in St. Johnsbury. Here are the locations and times: Tuesday — University of Vermont, Davis Center, Grand Maple Ballroom (4th Floor), 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday —…

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Action Alert: Tell Your Lawmakers It’s Time to Regulate Marijuana

January 10, 2016

Bills have been introduced in the Vermont Senate and House that would end marijuana prohibition in Vermont.  S. 95, S. 241, and H. 277 would all make marijuana legal for adults 21 and older and allow the state to begin regulating marijuana production and sale.  They would also allow adults to cultivate their own limited supply of marijuana plants. A strong majority of Vermonters supports ending prohibition, and Gov. Shumlin made a strong statement in favor of marijuana regulation during his state…

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Gov. Shumlin calls for legislature to regulate marijuana in 2016

January 10, 2016

As reported at the Washington Post's blog, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin called for the legislature to pass a responsible marijuana regulation bill in the 2016 session.

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