Senate passes marijuana legalization bill

Senate passes marijuana legalization bill

The Vermont Senate passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use, making the state the first in the nation to do so through the legislative process rather than a ballot initiative.

The measure now awaits action from Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who vetoed similar legislation previous year. It does not, however, immediately clear the way for retail sales of the drug.

"As Governor said in June when he came to an agreement with the Legislature on revisions to the bill, he would sign the compromise bill if it made it to his desk, and he has not seen anything to change that position at this point", the governor's spokesperson said previously. He also was concerned that legalization would conflict with federal law. "With the way this bill is written, having a few plants, there's nothing that the feds could do even if they wanted to".

More news: Trims Position in Pattern Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:PEGI)

If H. 511 becomes law, Vermont will be the first state to legislatively act to eliminate both criminal and civil penalties for personal marijuana possession and growing.

While the threat of federal intervention was not the driving force in the two states' moves to legalize personal possession and cultivation, but not a legal, taxed, and regulated marijuana market, the lack of legal commerce may provide some cover from federal prosecutors, who would be left looking for people with an ounce of weed or a couple of plants.

Matt Simon, New England political director for the pro-legalization Marijuana Policy Project, disagreed.

  • Meryl Streep: 'Oprah is serious about presidential bid'

    Meryl Streep: 'Oprah is serious about presidential bid'

    Whether she's telling the truth or trying to throw us off the scent, only time will tell . "That's what I thought", she replied. After the event, throngs of admirers started encouraging the founder of OWN television station to run for president in 2020 .

    Consensus score reveals Hold position in Stock: Depomed, Inc. (DEPO)

    It has underperformed by 25.02% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months positive chart setup for the $2.86B company. Glenhill Advisors Llc holds 4.44% of its portfolio in Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. for 3.86 million shares.

    Renacci defends, Kasich condemns Trump's "s-hole" remark

    Renacci capped his defense of the president's racist remarks saying, "Look, I always say judge the president after four years". Renacci continued that Trump's comments can be explained by his being "a business guy going into a political career".
  • ED summons Karti to record statement

    ED summons Karti to record statement

    It was alleged that Karti received Rs 3.5 crore for assisting INX media in getting FIPB approval. According to sources, the ED officials reached Karti's premises at 7:30 am.
    Antonio Conte Talks Up Alexis Sanchez

    Antonio Conte Talks Up Alexis Sanchez

    Arsene Wenger has spoken out about the various transfer rumors surrounding Arsenal star, including a move to Manchester United . And you will have more and more players going to the end of their contract".

    EPAM Systems (EPAM) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

    Cowen set a $115.00 price target on shares of EPAM Systems and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 229,154 shares of company stock valued at $22,580,185. (NYSE:EPAM) for 190 shares.
  • First Bancorp (FBP) A Look at Technical Overview

    Wafra Invest Advisory Group New York has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. 12,718 are owned by Hsbc Hldgs Plc. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP). 94,172 were reported by Arizona State Retirement Systems.

    Point72 Asset Management LP Purchases Shares of 5500 Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX)

    The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with "Buy" on Wednesday, April 19. 2,000 shares were sold by Sands Anita M, worth $60,000. Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc (NYSE:CFR) was reduced too. (NYSE:DHI) earned "Hold" rating by Mizuho on Thursday, November 9.

    Shares in Lithia Motors Inc (LAD) Purchased by GSA Capital Partners LLP

    After a recent check, Lithia Motors's 14-day RSI is now at 64.14, the 7-day stands at 72.93, and the 3-day is sitting at 83.93. Further, company shares have been seen trading -0.83% off of the 52 week high and 52.09% away from the 52 week low.
  • SA call up Olivier, Ngidi for 2nd Test

    SA call up Olivier, Ngidi for 2nd Test

    He was seen on crutches in the morning and post the match but came to bat when South Africa needed him to, in the second innings. He bowled with rhythm, speed and craft before leaving the field in pain on Saturday, the second day of the first Test here.
    Trump Denies Collusion But Doesn't Commit to Mueller Interview

    Trump Denies Collusion But Doesn't Commit to Mueller Interview

    The President expressed confidence Norway will meet the two percent GDP defense obligation to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation . Erna Solberg confirmed Trump by saying that Norway contributes a lot to the U.S. economy, not least by purchasing Teslas.
    Steelers WR Antonio Brown expected to play against Jaguars

    Steelers WR Antonio Brown expected to play against Jaguars

    Ever wondered how Bortles' statistics compare to Super Bowl winning quarterbacks? Yes, even after accounting for Nick Foles. All the numbers favor the Patriots extending their record of consecutive title games reached to seven.