News Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances in Vermont

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    A bill that would legalize marijuana and allow for regulated marijuana commerce is advancing. Senate Bill 137 passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 4-1 vote.

    The bill allows for marijuana to be sold in stores, but bans home cultivation. Only licensed commercial grows in safe, secure locations will be allowed.

    The Judiciary Committee vote to advance the measure came a day after six state physicians' groups came out against the bill, citing what they called the ill effects of marijuana.

    The measure now goes to the Senate Finance Committee, Judiciary Committee Chair Richard Sears said. If the bill gets through the Senate, it is expected to face a tough battle to get through the House this year.

    Peter Shumlin (D), who has endorsed the measure, pronounced himself pleased.

    "I want to thank Senator Sears for his leadership and the entire Judiciary Committee for their hard work on this bill," he said in a statement. "This legislation meets the principles I outlined in my State of the State Address and I believe it provides the framework for our state to cautiously, step-by-step and in the Vermont way end the failed war on drugs policy of marijuana prohibition. This debate is about whether we can take a smarter approach towards marijuana, which is already widely available and used by tens of thousands of

    "Promoting prevention, keeping marijuana out of the hands of kids, getting rid of illegal drug dealers, and doing a better job responding to impaired drivers already on our roads, I believe this legislation is a huge improvement on the failed war on drugs," Shumlin continued. "I look forward to working with the legislature as they continue to debate this issue."
     
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    I want them to make it legal so I no longer have to listen to all the reasons it should be legal from my stoner friends

    buncha burned out broken records
     
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    that was probably going on during the alcohol prohibition years also.

    Fun fact: Alcohol is illegal in Saudi Arabia.
     
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    We were talking about this at work.
    Get it over with, drop the silly prohibition.

    People like a good buzz.
     
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    The bill allows for marijuana to be sold in stores, but bans home cultivation. Only licensed commercial grows in safe, secure locations will be allowed.

    ^that's so bullshit. It's a plant, you don't need a safe or secure location. If you're gonna make it legal, make it legal. :ufacepalm:
     
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    Greed never ends.
     
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    So, my son lives in Burlington for the last 6 years and is planning on coming back to this area to go to Law School in the Spring. He's up there to get stoned and ski I'm pretty sure. Sucks for him! :bounce:
     
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    In DC you can't buy it but the city will give you seeds to grow your own 6 plants.
     
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    That sounds much better.
     
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    in public.

    behind those palace doors, it flows freely.
     
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    So does the whores.
     
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    If I was a builder in DC I would make apartments with a green house room attached to each unit . Have good air circulation, make it user friendly. Have a community room where the tenants can get together for parties etc. Cannabis use is still illegal in DC anywhere in public places, and I think even private clubs. A community room would be a way to get around that.
     
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    Officials say Nevada likely to legalize recreational marijuana

    It's already on the ballot for this year.

    Doesn't matter though, there are dispensaries and billboards everywhere now.
     
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    How is it historic? Colorado, Washington and dc already have this shit
     
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    Weed AND whores!!! :toke::juggalo: :crack: :beer:
     
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    weed is no big deal. going to jail for a f'n joint is
     
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    Cool I just moved there
     
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    It's legal here, and awesome. But because the Feds have the bankers scared, it's totally a cash-only operation.

    not perfect, but I imagine that opens things up to shenanigans. Either way, it's a nice treat once in awhile.
     
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    In 20 yrs when its legal everywhere people will wonder why police risked their lives to enforce weed laws.
     
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    But you will be dead by then.