I received the following good news out of Vermont today:
The statewide chorus of support for S. 22 continues to grow. Since last week, when the bill received final approval from the Legislature, four Vermont newspapers have editorialized in support.
The bill has not yet been delivered to the governor. Once it arrives on his desk, he will have five days to decide whether to sign it into law, veto it, or allow it to become law without his signature.
The amended S. 22 represents a reasonable compromise between the House and Senate. In its final version, the bill would eliminate penalties for adults’ possession of one ounce or less of marijuana, two or fewer mature plants, and four or fewer immature plants, effective on July 1, 2018. S. 22 would also create a study commission to craft legislation on how to best regulate and tax marijuana in Vermont. The commission’s bill would have to be drafted in time for the beginning of next year’s legislative session.
After you call Gov. Scott’s office, please share this message with your family and friends!
New England Political Director
Marijuana Policy Project