• Medical marijuana bill goes to Shumlin for signature
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     | May 04,2014
     

    MONTPELIER — The Vermont Legislature has passed a bill that allows more residents to obtain medical marijuana, and calls for a study to determine how much tax revenue would be generated if recreational marijuana were legalized.

    The bill removes the cap on the number of people who can be registered to receive medical marijuana from four dispensaries, Vermont Public Radio reported. The current cap is 1,000 people.

    The bill, which passed Wednesday, is on its way to the governor.

    Sen. Jeannette White, D- Windham, said it was important to remove the limit because some people with medical problems were being forced to buy marijuana illegally.

    Gov. Peter Shumlin said he supports studying the tax issue.

    “Colorado and Washington state, thankfully, have gone before any other state trying to figure out what legalization means,” he said.

    “I think it does make sense for the Legislature to ask: If we were to go down this route, what would the implications be? What would the revenue impacts be? What would it really mean for Vermont?” the governor added.

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