In a 4 to 1 vote, the Colchester Selectboard passed a resolution opposing marijuana legalization.
According to the resolution, the selectboard is urging members of the Vermont Legislature to vote no to any legislation that would legalize marijuana in the state.
“We don’t have the dollars to do this, we also don’t have the police force to do this and we don’t have the training for our policemen to take care of anything that might arise,” says Selectboard member, Tom Mulcahy.
Members cite the increased number of impaired drivers on the roads, marijuana tourism doesn’t fit Vermont’s image, poor activity in school, and opposition by police, school boards, and education leaders.
The selectboard approved the measure on Tuesday.
The state says 80,000 Vermonters admit to using marijuana on a monthly basis.