Vermont Governor Scott Still Contemplating Decision to Legalize pot

The Governor has one day left to decide.

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott will decide on Wednesday if Vermont’s marijuana bill will become law.

The Governor has scheduled a press conference at noon on Wednesday with the media, no word on if he will make the announcement then or later on in the day.   His spokesperson Rebecca Kelly told Local 22 & Local 44 on Tuesday the Governor was still contemplating his decision. 

The republican told reporters last Wednesday that he is ‘not philosophically’ opposed to legalizing marijuana, but has some concerns including highway safety.

The bill, approved by the house earlier this month would remove all penalties for people 21 and older  who possess less than one ounce of pot. The bill also calls for a commission which would study and suggest a regulated marijuana market for the state.

If Governor Scott signs the bill into law, it goes into effect in July 2018.


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