Posts tagged VT State Senate
Vermontijuana Daily - Feb. 2, 2016 - Elevate the State

As we continue to update Vermontijuana, we're trying out a few new features this week, including a daily update with local, regional, and national stories of interest...share feedback @Vermontijuana on facebook. 

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Vermontijuanalogues - Part One - Driving & Legalization

Listening to the excellent and thorough VPR coverage (H/T to Bob Kinzel and others for the specific cannabis reportage) of the first day of the Vermont Legislature (link), the major issues that need to be addressed before serious movement can start became even more clear.  So, the next few articles will address some of the major questions raised here (and pretty much everywhere else talking about legalization).  I’ll also share a few humble ideas that I hope might help catalyze discussions and actions.  These are just some ideas to share with fellow Vermonters and advocates--like everything else, it’s an amalgamation informed by experiences, but these are my own and not edited or reviewed by other advocacy groups, local or otherwise.  There will be multiple parts in the mini-series, part two: flatlander fees free flat roads will be released Saturday, January 9.

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Cannabis Legislation Outline Emerging From Senate Gov't Ops Committee

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, the Vermont State Senate Government Operations Committee hosted a second public forum in Montpelier...READ MORE for documents discussed, full VT media coverage, and live tweets from the event itself

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VT Senate Gov't Ops Committee Hosts "How?" Hearing [full video + commentary]

VT Media Coverage:  Vermont Public Radio  |  WCAX  |  WPTZ  |  WVNY  |  VTDigger  |  Seven Days  |  Burlington Free Press

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 was a great day for grassroots democracy in Vermont.  Regardless of what you think about legalizing cannabis, it's important not to take for granted the opportunity to speak directly to our elected officials, in a public forum, especially when you see how a state (ahem, OHIO, ahem) can get this process so wrong...READ MORE

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(WPTZ) Will Canadian election affect Vermont's push to legalize pot?

By also mentioning the upcoming VT Senate Committee Meetings (11/3 & 11/19), I'd say that they answered their own question with a resounding yes.  Got us all to watch the video, which included the following quotes from elected officials:

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[SAVE THE DATES] Vermont Senate to Hold Two Hearings in November

SAVE THE DATES: Tues. 11/3, Thurs. 11/19 at the VT State House, Room 10

"Focus of the discussion will not be whether or not marijuana should be regulated in Vermont (this conversation will be held during the regular legislative session in January), but how it should be regulated to acknowledge Vermont’s values"

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