Vermont Legalization Compromise Expected to Pass in January

Dec 20, 2017 , , , , ,

In recent weeks, legislative leaders and Gov. Phil Scott have reaffirmed that the legalization bill, H. 511, is expected to pass in early January. If that happens, marijuana possession and limited cultivation will become legal for adults 21 and older on July 1, 2018.

Despite these reassurances, we know that the vote will be close in the House of Representatives, so we are still fighting to earn every vote we can get. Please take a moment to call or email your representatives and urge them to support passage of H. 511.

Earlier this year, the Vermont became the first state to pass a legalization measure through its legislature. Unfortunately, the bill was vetoed by Gov. Scott, who opted to create a study commission to examine the issue. If the current measure becomes law, it will be the only legalization bill not passed through a voter initiative.

2 responses to “Vermont Legalization Compromise Expected to Pass in January”

  1. I’m not in Vermont, but I work in a state Government and know for a fact that if Vermonters call and rich in mass their state legislators will listen. However for them to really listen you must be willing and ready to make pests of yourselves. Become the rock in their shoes and make it impossible for them not to listen.

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