Gov. Shumlin Statement on Senate Finance Committee Passage of Marijuana Legalization Bill
MONTPELIER – February 12, 2016 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after the Senate Finance Committee passed S.241 – legislation to legalize marijuana in Vermont – by a vote of 6 to 1.
“I want to thank the Senate Finance Committee for their work and Senator Tim Ashe for his leadership. Today’s vote builds upon the good work started by Senator Sears and the Senate Judiciary Committee. I am encouraged by the deliberate approach the Senate is taking on this issue, using the lessons learned from other states to craft a bill that is well thought out. We can take a smarter approach and I look forward to continuing to work to get a bill that ends the failed era of marijuana prohibition in Vermont.”