Vermont Will Legalize Marijuana Within Weeks, Officials Say

Vermont Will Legalize Marijuana Within Weeks, Officials Say

Gov. Phil Scott said he is "comfortable" signing a cannabis legalization bill into law in early 2018.

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December 15, 2017

Vermont appears poised to become the next state to legalize marijuana. And, according to top elected officials, it is likely to do so within a matter of weeks.

Last week, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, a Democrat, said she expects "it likely will pass in early January.”

Days earlier, Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, said he is "comfortable" signing a cannabis legalization bill into law in early 2018.

UPDATE: Vermont Lawmakers Consider Recreational Marijuana Bill as Legislative Year Begins

And on Thursday, Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe, a member of the Progressive Party, said he and his colleagues "look forward to working with the governor to make sure that that bill gets to the finish line."

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