Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill

Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill

Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill

"It was a reasonable bill that would have been a step in the right direction and it's a shame Scott will be sending it once more through the wringer where it's anyone's guess how the Legislature will handle it. Scott claims S.22 ".appears to weaken penalties for the dispensing and sale of marijuana to minors".

"If the legislature agrees to make the changes I am seeking, we can move this discussion forward in a way that ensures the public health and safety of our communities and our children continues to come first", said Scott.

Scott said that after reviewing the bill, he chose to send it back to the Legislature because he feels it does not sufficiently address his concerns about driving safety, youth access and more. He wants stiffer penalties for people caught smoking marijuana in a auto with a child present. Scott said he'd consider a new bill that addresses these issues if the state legislature were to send one to his desk during the upcoming veto session.

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Eight other states, plus the District of Columbia, have legalized recreational marijuana.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has vetoed a bill to legalize marijuana, saying it's possible a compromise could be reached during the summer. The governor submitted suggested changes that could be made to the bill during a special session over the summer.

Polls conducted in 2016 by Vermont's public radio station and in 2015 by Castleton Polling Institute found that a majority of Vermonters support legalizing adult marijuana use.

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The governor has previously said he's not philosophically opposed to marijuana legalization but has concerns about safety. Marijuana legalization has been on Vermont's table for a while now. Instead it called for a legislative commission to study whether and how to put such a system in place, making it more akin to law in D.C., which allows personal possession and cultivation but not legal sales, than to the tax-and-regulate states. Set to take effect in July 2018, the bill would have created a nine-member commission to establish a regulatory framework. The veto session is scheduled to last only two days. After sitting on it for most of the session and almost burying it in committee, the House narrowly passed the thing, doing so at such a later hour that the Senate had to attach its version as an amendment to another bill. "I do think it's going to need all of us, all parties working together".

Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman criticized Scott's veto.

Scott will ask lawmakers to alter the framework of the commission that would be charged with studying a taxed and regulated model of marijuana sales.

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Representatives from the Vermont Association of Police Chiefs, the Vermont Medical Society, and the Vermont American Academy of Pediatrics were among those groups opposing S. 22. On one hand I see the Vermont effort as demonstrating the progress that has been made in Vermont on the issue, but on the other hand I am leery of the Governor's position that he willing to work with the Legislature to get the job done.

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