Vermont marijuana veto: What's next

Gov. Phil Scott's veto has thrown the legal marijuana bill back to the Legislature, setting up more work for the summer and fall.

"We can all work together on this issue in a thoughtful and responsible way," Scott said Wednesday, suggesting that there is still a "path forward" for legalization.

Given the complexities of legislative procedure, however, that path could be more like a maze. Among the possibilities:

1. Game over

The bill could land with a splat, leaving lawmakers with the option of reviving their marijuana legalization efforts in 2018.

2. Move forward anyway

Lawmakers could override the governor's veto — which would require a two-thirds vote in both chambers.

The odds of success are higher in the Senate, which supports the bill by a vote of 20-9, but tough in the House of Representatives, which passed it by a smaller margin of 79-66.

Sen. Debbie Ingram, D-Chittenden, voted against...

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