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  1. Ron Strider

    Scott To Create 'Blue Ribbon Commission' To Study Marijuana Legalization Issues

    Gov. Phil Scott says he's about to convene a "blue ribbon commission" to study issues related to the legalization of marijuana. In less than a year, retail outlets in Maine and Massachusetts will begin selling legal recreational marijuana to anyone 21 and older. Scott says he wants the new...
  2. Ron Strider

    VT: Medical Marijuana Expansion Gets Governor's Signature

    Gov. Phil Scott signed into law a bill that expands Vermont's medical marijuana system. The legislation, S.16, expands the list of conditions that qualify for the medical marijuana registry to include Parkinson's disease, Crohn's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder, as of July 1...
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    Lawmakers Hope To Provide Vermonters With 'More Realistic Access' To Medical Cannabis

    More than 2,000 people in Vermont are enrolled in the state's medical marijuana registry, but some lawmakers say many eligible patients still have trouble obtaining medical cannabis. Proposed legislation would lower some of the barriers to access. Bennington County Sen. Dick Sears...
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    VT: Legislators Talk Marijuana In Preseason Hearing

    Montpelier, Vt. - Vermont's Joint Justice Oversight Committee sat through testimony about factors playing into the state's recreational marijuana legalization efforts. Watch story here. "This issue is not going to go away," said Sen. Dick Sears. "The biggest concern, I think, is that it's...
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    VT: Legislative Committee To Look At Marijuana Ahead Of 2017 Session

    Bennington - A local state senator hopes the Vermont House will take up some form of marijuana legalization bill this coming session. Sen. Dick Sears, D-Bennington, said Tuesday that the Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee will hold extra meetings this year to discuss numerous...