Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced his decision Wednesday to veto a bill that would have made Vermont the ninth US state to end its prohibition of cannabis. The Legislature-approved bill, S.22, would have legalized personal possession and home cultivation of a small amount of cannabis.
The measure would have legalized possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for adults 21 and over, and it would have permitted home cultivation of up to two mature plants and four immature plants. The measure would also create a state commission to look at cannabis tax-and-regulate models in other states and make recommendations for a possible adult-use market in Vermont.