Governor Offers Counter Offer on Marijuana Issue


With less than a week before Vermont’s veto session, Governor Phil Scott says there is still a chance for marijuana legalization.

The governor says he has presented a counter offer to lawmakers working on a bill that would remove penalties for people 21 and older to possess less than one ounce of pot.

The governor vetoed the bill last month, but says he’s not philosophically opposed to the idea.

His main concerns are impacts to public safety. While the governor did not reveal details of his counter offer, it is said to have addressed his concerns.

“They were fine, we are still negotiating, they understand what my reservations are in terms of what they are planning but I still think it’s workable.” Said Governor Scott.

Vermont’s veto session is slated for next Wednesday and Thursday.

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