Legal Status: Recreational (since 2018)
On Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Vermont Senate approved a bill to legalize recreational use of marijuana by July 1, 2018
“Today the Vermont Senate moved Vermont one step closer to a rational approach to marijuana,” Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe, a Democrat and Progressive, said in a statement. “Tens of thousands of Vermonters will no longer feel like they’re committing a crime for their private, responsible use of marijuana.”
Once the bill takes effect, Vermont will become the ninth state in the country, along with the District of Columbia, to approve the recreational use of marijuana and the only area where the law wasn’t created by the vote of residents. Vermont does not allow referendum votes.
The Vermont bill would allow adults 21 and older to possess of up to 1 ounce of marijuana and have two mature marijuana plants or four immature plants.
This new law does not however set up any type of Sales or Tax system. Therefore, it will still be illegal to sell it.