Vermont is now poised to become the next state to allow recreational marijuana use.
The state’s House of Representatives on Wednesday voted in favor of a bill to legalize marijuana use for adults, reports the Burlington Free Press.
The bill has already been approved by the state’s Senate and now awaits the approval of Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who believes pot legalization is not “a priority for Vermont,” although is expected to sign the bill.
The governor’s signature would make Vermont the ninth state to allow recreational marijuana use, but would earn the distinction of being the first state to do so through a legislative process rather than a voter-approved ballot initiative.
“I think it reflects that Vermont elected officials are more in touch with our constituents than a lot of elected officials in other states,” said Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman to the Free Press. “I think the public is ahead of us, but elected officials tend to be cautious when it comes to change.”
Citizens would be allowed to legally possess up to one ounce of cannabis and up to six…