Congrats, Vermont: First State to Legalize Cannabis Through Legislature

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Vermont became the ninth state to legalize cannabis use for adults 21 and older and the first to do it through legislation.

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With mixed emotions

Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, on Monday signed into law House Bill 511, making the state the first to legalize cannabis through its legislature instead of a ballot initiative.

“Today, with mixed emotions, I have signed H. 511,” said Scott in a statement addressed to the state’s General Assembly. “I personally believe that what adults do behind closed doors and on private property is their choice, so long as it does not negatively impact the health and safety of others, especially children.”

Key points:

  • Vermont legalized medical marijuana in 2004
  • Only for people over 21 years old
  • You are allowed to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana
  • You can grow as many as two mature and four immature cannabis plants
  • The law doesn’t legalize recreational pot sales
  • The new law will go into effect in July

Here’s the full map showing Marijuana Status in the US as for 2018:

Marijuana-us-map-infographic

The end of 2017: recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is legally allowed in the states of  Washington, California, Massachusetts, Alaska, Nevada, Colorado, Maine, and Oregon.

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