Best known for its majestic natural scenery, beloved U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, the state of Vermont has grown into one of the most progressive strongholds on the East Coast. Over the next few days, Republican Governor Phil Scott will either make a historic or disappointing decision regarding cannabis legalization.
Although neighboring states like Massachusetts and Maine have already approved recreational marijuana through the will of their constituents, Vermont has the opportunity to become the first- state to legalize cannabis through legislative action. Earlier this month, policymakers from the Green Mountain State approved this pending measure, which would permit cultivation and possession of small amounts of marijuana.
However, as Scott continues to mull over whether or not he’s prepared to approve recreational legalization, the bill remains unsigned. His indecision has been documented throughout the last few weeks, but with the final deadline on Wednesday, time is running out for the state governor to make up his mind.
Gov. Scott claims that he isn’t philosophically opposed to cannabis legalization, but has expressed…