Vermont Governor to Sign Recreational Marijuana Legislation By Monday

Vermont’s Republican governor is ready to make history as he prepares to sign H.511 into law, which will legalize recreational marijuana. A long time coming, Gov. Phil Scott said he will sign the legislation before Monday’s deadline.

A noteworthy marijuana moment for the residents of Vermont, Gov. Scott announced Thursday his signing of the law will be a clandestine event. And once the governor puts pen to paper and signs the progressive bill into law, Vermont will become the first state to legalize adult-use marijuana through the state legislature rather than a voter initiative.

After H.511 is signed by Gov. Scott, Vermont residents over the age of 21 will be allowed to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana and cultivate up to six plants (4 immature plants and 2 mature plants).

Taking effect July 1, Vermonters will find that some marijuana-related activities are still legally frowned upon in the Green Mountain State.

Per H.511, any commercial cultivation or distribution of…

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