Debate underway over legalized marijuana in Vermont

There's a push underway in Vermont to legalize recreational marijuana. Lawmakers there are looking at how the state would regulate it and tax it. That legislation has already passed through a number of different Vermont State Senate Committees as advocates push it toward a vote. But some law enforcement officials say, it's not a good idea.

This month, the Senate's version of this legislation moved through the Senate Judiciary and Finance Committees. It was scheduled to be in the Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday.

"Vermont has a prohibition on marijuana that has not been a successful policy," said Matt Simon, New England Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Project, a group pushing for this legislation.

Simon told CBS6 News that legalization would be good for Vermont's economy.

"What regulating marijuana would do is take that lucrative market away from the drug dealers and put it in a regulated environment," said Simon....

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