Vermont could be first state to legalize marijuana via legislation

A bill introduced on Tuesday in Vermont could end the prohibition of marijuana by legalizing its possession, use and sale in the state for people aged 21 and over. It would be the first in America to do so by law rather than through the ballot box.

Under Senate Bill 950, adult residents could possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to nine plants (two mature, seven immature) for personal use. Cultivation would be limited to secure indoor facilities; there would be no smoking in public and non-residents could purchase up to one-quarter of an ounce from a licensed retail shop.

The bill’s sponsor, Progressive Sen. David Zuckerman, told The Huffington Post that he is pursuing legalization because it's simply a more rational approach to a substance that is in such widespread use today.

One can experiment with alcohol, as many do, and use marijuana, as many...

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