VT DIGGER: Lawmakers Mull Medicinal Marijuana Expansion

 In Local News, Medical Marijuana, Regulation

As House lawmakers prepare to vet a bill that would legalize marijuana, a Senate panel is considering legislation that would expand Vermont’s medical marijuana system

The bill, proposed by Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Sears, D-Bennington, would make significant changes to the current medical system, including doubling the number of licenses for dispensaries and expanding the medical conditions that are eligible for medical pot.

The state’s four current dispensaries are in Burlington, Montpelier, Brattleboro and Brandon. That distribution means patients in some parts of the state face lengthy drives.

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Read Elizabeth Hewitt’s full article at vtdigger.org

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