Vermont House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Legalize Marijuana
Marijuana legalization legislation has been passed through its second reading by Vermont’s full House of Representatives.
The proposal will now need to be passed through one more reading in the House. It’s already been passed by the full Senate, but will need to go back for a final vote before going to Governor Phil Scott, given it was amended in the House.
The proposed law would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for those 21 and older. It would also allow them to grow up to two mature (and four immature) cannabis for personal use at a private residence.
A Public Policy Polling survey released recently found that 54% of Vermont voters support legalizing, regulating and taxing cannabis.