SEVEN DAYS: Scott Administration Opposes Vermont Marijuana Legalization Bill

 In Legalization, Local News

Gov. Phil Scott’s administration came out Thursday firmly against a marijuana legalization bill that has sparked interest in the House.

“We oppose this bill,” Vermont State Police Major Glenn Hall told the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning.

“We,” as it turns out, extends beyond the state police to the governor and his administration.

“We speak with one voice,” said Public Safety Commissioner Tom Anderson. “That’s what the governor stands for also.”

Hall’s comments represent a shift from Scott’s own. The newly elected Republican governor has not embraced legalization, but he hasn’t explicitly come out against it either.

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