Vermont looks to be on the path to legal marijuana. Lawmakers in Vermont have made no secret that they want prevent any citizen proposed legislation. In other words those with power do not want the citizen to make the rules.
The state of Vermont likes to think of itself as progressive. If progressive means taking people’s rights and money then they are dead on. Why do I say this? Because I have first hand knowledge with relatives who live there. The State is broke. The schools are crap and falling down. They take money from people with ski houses to pay their own salaries. Its simply nuts.
All that aside its a good thing that people wont be going to jail for Cannabis in Vermont. That’s the most important part of passing Marijuana Law we think.
From Yahoo News.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (Reuters) – Liberal-leaning Vermont could become the first U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana use through legislation, rather than by voter initiative, in a move that advocates for the drug say could speed its acceptance across the nation.
State representatives this month are set to take up a bill passed by the state Senate in February that would allow adults over 21 to purchase and smoke the drug beginning in 2018.
The move follows a year of hearings in the Senate that lawmakers say allowed them to closely consider appropriate limits to place on the drug’s use. The current proposal would prohibit users from growing plants at home and ban the sale of edible products containing marijuana extracts.
But lawmakers must act before the end of May, when the current session ends, a deadline that may prove difficult to meet. It is uncertain whether it has enough support in the Democratic-controlled House to pass.
The law would impose a 25 percent tax on sales of the drug, which would fund drug law enforcement and drug education programs.