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January 11, 2018

Vermont lawmakers poised to make marajuana legal

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would allow the recreational use of marijuana, putting Vermont on course to become the first state in the country to legalize pot by an act of the Legislature rather than through a citizen referendum.

By voice vote, the Senate agreed to the proposal that would make it legal for adults to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana but does not set up a system to tax and regulate the production and sale of the drug. The bill that was approved by the House last week, and Gov. Phil Scott has indicated he would sign it.

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