Vermont AG: Take more time on marijuana bill

Gov. Phil Scott said he's sending the marijuana legalization bill, S.22, back to lawmakers with suggestions. He says the bill doesn't do enough to protect children, among other concerns.

Vermont's attorney general is worried that a legal marijuana bill could be rushed through the Legislature during a special veto session.

T.J. Donovan believes some form of marijuana legalization is inevitable — but he says lawmakers should focus on the state budget when they return to Montpelier on June 21-22.

Gov. Phil Scott vetoed a marijuana legalization bill but said lawmakers could find a compromise during the June veto session. Scott has also pledged to veto the state budget and property tax bills because of a dispute over teacher health care.


Here's my concern: Two days isn't a lot of time," Donovan said Wednesday after an unrelated news conference in Williston. "We need a budget first."

Donovan said he is ambivalent about removing...

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