Vermont is the ninth state to legalize marijuana for adults and has notably approached legalization differently than any other state.
Vermont is the first state to legalize recreational marijuana through the legislature and also the first to approach it without a plan to create a market place or regulate from seed to sale.
Gov. Phil Scott (R) wrote “To be very direct: There must be comprehensive and convincing plans completed in these areas before I will begin to consider the wisdom of implementing a commercial ‘tax and regulate’ system for an adult marijuana market,” according to the Washington Post.
Legislation allows for the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana, two mature and four immature plants and calls for an advisory board to study what a regulated marijuana marketplace would look like in Vermont. The advisory board will be required to report to the governor by Dec. 15, according to The Washington Post article.