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Senate To Debate Vermont Marijuana Legalization

Senate To Debate Vermont Marijuana Legalization

By Zachary Babin - February 24, 2016

Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A bill for vermont marijuana legalization for adults is up for debate in the state Senate.

The measure is up for preliminary approval on Wednesday and if it clears that hurdle, a final vote would be held on Thursday on whether to send it to the House. With most bills, preliminary approval is the stage at which most floor debate happens.

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the bill on a 4-3 vote on Monday after it had previously won approval in the Judiciary and Finance committees.

One of the yes votes in the Appropriations Committee was Republican Sen. Diane Snelling. Snelling said she voted yes to bring the bill to the full Senate, but plans to vote against it on the floor.

Associated Press