Vermont Gov Signs Bill Expanding Medical Marijuana Access


PTSD, Parkinson’s disease, and Crohn’s disease added to the list of qualifying conditions

Yesterday, Governor Phil Scott signed S. 16, a bill that will significantly improve patients’ access to Vermont’s medical marijuana program. The bill adds post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Parkinson’s disease, and Crohn’s disease to the list of qualifying conditions. It also authorizes an additional dispensary (bringing the statewide total to five), and it allows existing dispensaries to open one additional location each. When the patient registry reaches 7,000, an additional dispensary will be authorized.

You can read a complete summary of the bill here.

In other news, the governor’s office, legislative leaders, and advocates are making progress on a marijuana legalization compromise bill that could pass this summer during the veto session that is scheduled to begin on June 21.

Please call Gov. Scott’s office today to thank him for signing S. 16 — while you’re on the phone, mention that you would like to see the governor sign a marijuana legalization bill this summer!

Please also email your representatives and senators, and urge them to do whatever it takes to end marijuana prohibition during the June veto session!

After you call Gov. Scott’s office and write your legislators, please share this news with your friends and family.

Matt Simon
New England Political Director
Marijuana Policy Project

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