Governor Shumlin open to discussing pot legalization

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MONTPELIER, VT – Will Vermont soon be legalizing marijuana? A new law decriminalized small amounts of pot this summer. Now, Gov. Peter Shumlin says the state should look at legalization.Governor Shumlin says the change in his stance came after a federal decision not to go after states legalizing marijuana. Supporters say this could be a political win for Shumlin– pleasing constituents who want to smoke pot and providing a possible revenue stream for the state. And there’s also political cover since two states out West went first. Read this entire www.burlingtonfreepress.com article

[message type=”custom” width=”100%” color=”#CCCCCC” border=”#C9C9C9″ color=”#333333″]”I think in Vermont we are smart to be evolving with the rest of the country on this, and I applaud the DOJ for being more clear about how they’re going to enforce legalization issues of small amounts of marijuana,” Shumlin said. Read more. [/message]

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