Governor Phil Scott Signs Marijuana Bill

Governor Scott Signs Marijuana Bill into Law
On Monday, January 22, 2018, Governor Phil Scott signed H.511 into law and Vermont became the first state to pass marijuana legalization through legislation, rather than citizen referendum. On Monday, Scott stated, “While this legislation eliminates penalties for adult (age 21 and up) possession of no more than one ounce, and cultivation of no more than two mature plants on their private property, marijuana remains a controlled substance in Vermont and its sale is prohibited. Also, consumption of marijuana in public places is prohibited. Consumption of marijuana by operators and passengers in a motor vehicle is prohibited. And schools, employers, municipalities and landlords are also empowered to adopt policies and ordinances further restricting the cultivation and use." The bill signing comes on the heels of last week's release of the Governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission Report. The report recommendations include providing 12-18 months for the state to create an evidence-based youth prevention program. This new law goes becomes effective July 1, 2018.

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