Vermont Gov. Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization Bill

The myopic Vermont governor actually blocked the United States first legalization law passed by a state legislature. In a stunning example of how disengaged he is with the citizens he represents, Phil Scott vetoed the historic bill.

“As you might imagine, I have received a great deal of advice on this issue, and have taken the time to fully understand what this legislation proposes to do,” Scott said in a press conference on Wednesday. “I carefully weighed the advantages and disadvantages of this proposal in order to arrive at my decision.”

What was the advice he got? No one can be certain, but he apparently thinks people will suddenly start using marijuana all over the Vermont. He seems to believe a significant increase in stoned driving will occur, and thousands of people will become cannabis users to the detriment of their own health and possibly the safety of others. He...

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