Vermont becomes the 9th state in the U.S. to legalize recreational cannabis for adults over 21 but, the first state to do so through its passing legislation. Every other state has voted recreational cannabis via a ballot measure.
Gov. Phil Scott had originally rejected a similar bill last year but, has now signed in favor of legislation. Although the Vermont Governor seems skeptical, stringent guidelines has been set in place in order to assure the safety of the states people.
“While this legislation decriminalizes, for adults 21 and older, personal possession of no more than 1 ounce, and cultivation of two mature plants on their private property, marijuana remains a controlled substance in Vermont and its sale is prohibited,” the statement added.
“Also, consumption of marijuana in public places is prohibited. Consumption of marijuana by operators and passengers in a motor vehicle is prohibited. Schools, employers, municipalities and landlords are also empowered to adopt policies and ordinances further restricting the cultivation and use.”