Vermont is well on its way to making history by becoming the first state in the nation to end marijuana prohibition by way of the state legislature.
On Thursday, the Senate gave final approval to a proposal aimed at legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes, one that would create a taxed and regulated system that would allow weed to be sold in retail outlets all over the state starting in 2018. The bill now moves to the House of Representatives for their consideration.
Although there was some opposition throughout the entire negotiation process—some lawmakers argued it would destroy Vermont’s image, while others worried it did not take the concept of legal weed far enough—in the end, the Senate reached an agreement that will achieve Governor Peter Shumlin’s goal of eliminating the era of prohibition.
Could this mean that The Green Solution could soon be in Vermont?