The number of people who can obtain medical marijuana in Vermont could increase under a bill that has passed the legislature and is now on its way to the governor for his signature.
Under Vermont’s current medical marijuana law, no more than 1,000 people can be registered to receive medical marijuana. Senator Jeannette White says it’s important to eliminate the current cap because the current limit is forcing some people with medical problems to buy marijuana illegally.
The bill also calls for a study to determine how much money the state could reap in new tax revenue if marijuana is legalized in the future.
“Colorado and Washington State. thankfully, have gone before any other state trying to figure out what legalization means,” said Gov. Peter Shumlin. “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 bill also allows seriously ill Vermonters to have their medical marijuana delivered directly to their homes under strict state supervision.
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