Final vote on marijuana legalization expected TOMORROW!
I received this alert out of Vermont today:
The final House vote on marijuana legalization in 2017 is expected on Wednesday. We are urging the House to concur with the Senate’s amendment to S. 22, which 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 consider how to best regulate and tax marijuana in Vermont.
Please call your representatives to follow-up on their vote on the previous legalization bill, and ask for their support on S. 22. You can also send your representatives an email here.
The amended S. 22 represents an attempt by the Senate to compromise with the House, which narrowly voted for the first time in its history to legalize marijuana possession and cultivation last week. The Senate prefers a regulated market approach, but it has shown that it is willing to accept the House’s version as long as it includes the study commission.
If your representatives voted in favor (you can check the roll call here), please call them to say “thank you” and ask them to vote “yes” on S. 22. If they voted against H. 170, please ask them why they think adults should continue being punished for possessing a substance that’s objectively less harmful than alcohol.
New England Political Director
Marijuana Policy Project