Vermont House Committee Oks Improvements To Medical Marijuana Program

Vermont state house
Vermont state house

The senate approved bill would add qualifying conditions and expand access for Vermont medical marijuana patients

I received this Alert from the Marijuana Policy Project Today

The Vermont Legislature continues to make incremental progress on marijuana policy reform. Today, the House Human Services Committee voted 10-0 to pass S. 16, a Senate-approved bill that would substantially improve the state’s medical cannabis program. As amended by the committee, S. 16 would add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Crohn’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease as qualifying conditions, and it would allow patients to grow their own plants without forfeiting their ability to purchase from dispensaries. It would also allow dispensaries to open additional locations in order to better serve patients.

This bill is a positive step for Vermont, but its likely passage doesn’t excuse the fact that House leadership still hasn’t brought H. 170 to the floor for a vote. Please call the House Speaker’s office today and urge House leaders to schedule a vote on the marijuana legalization bill!

Adjournment is expected May 6, so please also email and call your own representatives today, and urge them to take action. Then, please share this message with your family and friends!

Matt Simon
New England Political Director
Marijuana Policy Project

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