Vermont to Study Legalization of Marijuana

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  Vermont to Study Legalization of Marijuana

Posted by CN Staff on May 16, 2014 at 06:55:26 PT
By Dave Gram, Free Press Staff Writer 
Source: Burlington Free Press 

Montpelier -- The administration of Gov. Peter Shumlin is gearing up for a task assigned to it by the Legislature: studying the fiscal and other impacts if the state were to legalize marijuana.Shumlin agrees with lawmakers “it’s timely to do a study,” said Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding, whose agency is to report its findings to lawmakers by Jan. 15. “We’re not going to prejudge what our position would be at the end of it,” he said.
An amendment to a bill removing the cap on the number of patients who can get medical marijuana in Vermont called for a study of “possible taxing systems” for marijuana, any savings or costs connected with taxing and regulating the drug, and the experiences of other states that have legalized, which as of now are Colorado and Washington.Less than a week after lawmakers adjourned, Spaulding said the administration hasn’t determined how to carry out the task.“I know that we’re going to take it seriously and we’ll probably do a pretty thorough study,” he said.Shumlin has said repeatedly he wants to watch what happens in Colorado and Washington before deciding whether legalization is a good idea for Vermont. Spaulding cautioned that January, when his agency’s report is due, may be too soon to give a definitive answer.Advocates on both sides of the issue are already offering suggestions for what Vermont ought to consider. SnippedComplete Article: Burlington Free Press (VT)Author: Dave Gram, Free Press Staff WriterPublished: May 15, 2014Copyright: 2014 Burlington Free PressContact: letters bfp.burlingtonfreepress.comWebsite: CannabisNews  -- Cannabis Archives 

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Comment #3 posted by Sam Adams on May 16, 2014 at 13:34:58 PT
Leonhart article
fascinating update on Michele Leonhart & the DEA: really shows how the drug war has created Church-like hegemonies that are too powerful to reform. Martin Luther didn't reform the Catholic Church - he left. That's what the Drug War requires - a Schism. Leaving the DEA entirely behind. There's no sense trying to talk sense into them, or convince them, or reform them. We need to pull the plug before they bankrupt us any further.America is being held captive by status quo-ism. We need to regain the ability to make big changes and lay off thousands of government employees. We should take drug war enforcers and offer them jobs fixing roads and bridges. If they can't do that then just give them pink slips.
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Comment #2 posted by runruff on May 16, 2014 at 12:25:55 PT
Vermont should just save their money...
They could ask anyone here what they want to know for free!
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