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Vermont — home to the hippie hub of Burlington, Senator Bernie Sanders, and a thriving medical marijuana industry — is generally at the top of the list when it comes to states on the precipice of fully legal cannabis. After passing a legalization bill through both chambers of the state’s legislature earlier this year, Vermont was one signature away from becoming the first state to legalize weed through elected officials before Republican Governor Phil Scott ultimately vetoed the bill, voicing his openness to cannabis reform while calling on increased research into possible effects of full-scale legalization.
Now, with Scott’s marijuana commission meeting regularly, cannabis advocates in the Green Mountain State are optimistic that 2018 will bring the change they’ve been championing for years.
But as anti-prohibition activists prepare once again to hold their local legislators’ feet to the fire, the Vermont Medical Society — an influential group of over 2,000 state-licensed physicians — is working to oppose the push for legalization, according to Valley News. The body is crafting two resolutions that, if…