Marijuana Legalization Bill Reaches Vermont Governor’s Desk

Vermont state house
Vermont state house

I received the following alert out of Vermont today:

Today, Vermont’s marijuana legalization bill was delivered to the desk of Governor Phil Scott. He will now have five days to decide whether to sign S. 22 into law, veto it, or allow it to become law without his signature.

Please call Governor Scott’s office today, and encourage him to sign this sensible reform into law! If you’ve already called the office, please follow up with an email message.

In its final version, S. 22 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. The bill would also create a study commission to craft legislation on how to best regulate and tax marijuana in Vermont. The commission’s recommendations would have to be drafted by November so they can be considered by the Legislature in 2018.

A summary of S. 22 is available here.

After you call or email Gov. Scott’s office, please share this message with your family and friends! Please also spread the word on social media. The governor says he has not yet made up his mind, and it’s crucial that he hear from as many supporters of sensible marijuana policy as possible!


Matt Simon
New England Political Director
Marijuana Policy Project

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