Legislation to Legalize Cannabis Introduced in Vermont

Earlier this week Vermont Senator David Zuckerman introduced a proposalprettybudsSenate Bill 306 – to legalize recreational cannabis. Under the proposed law, the possession up to 2 ounces of cannabis, and the cultivation of up to 3 plants, would be legal for those 21 and older. State-licensed retail outlets would be authorized to distribute cannabis, which would be taxed at $50 an ounce.

Just last year, Vermont lawmakers approved a measure – which was signed by the governor – to decriminalize up to an ounce of cannabis, and up to 5 grams of hashish; the proposal took effect July 1st of last year.

In September Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin said that he believes the nation is heading towards cannabis legalization, and wants his state to be “part of the conversation”.

When asked about Senate Bill 306, Shumlin’s office says that he’s likely to support it, as he would any legislation that legalizes, taxes and regulates cannabis.

“Marijuana is used all over the place. People still function in society,” says Senator David Zuckerman. If his proposal is approved into law, residents in the state can expect to see cannabis retail outlets in early 2015.


About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.


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  1. jerf

    i mean i understand why they want 2oz limit, so that no one has enough to sell to other states or some such baloney.

    but most plants put out more than 2oz. now you’re in a dilemma…

    1. 2buds

      Gonna have to trim those 3 – 10 lb plants a little each day 😉
      The stuff dreams are made of.
      Baby steps to free the weed

  2. jerf

    2 ounces isnt legal.
    it sure isnt like alcohol.
    its just more decrim bullshit. cops holding down scales, drug dogs, probation, drug tests.

  3. Closet Smoker

    Fall, dominos, FALL!

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