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Vermont's Republican governor signs marijuana into law and makes US history

By: MELINA DELKIC, Newsweek
January 22, 2018 Updated: January 22, 2018 at 2:41 pm
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photo - Vermont’s Republican governor signed legal marijuana into law Monday, in the country’s historic first legalization via state legislature rather than by ballot initiative. (The Gazette file)
Vermont’s Republican governor signed legal marijuana into law Monday, in the country’s historic first legalization via state legislature rather than by ballot initiative. (The Gazette file) 

Vermont’s Republican governor signed legal marijuana into law Monday, in the country’s historic first legalization via state legislature rather than by ballot initiative.

The bill, signed by Governor Phil Scott, legalized recreational marijuana use for adults over the age of 21. Specifically, it allows for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, up to two mature plants and four immature plants. It does not legalize the sale of marijuana. 

"I personally believe that what adults do behind closed doors and on private property is their choice, so long as it does not negatively impact the health and safety of others, especially children," Scott said in a release.

Read more at newsweek.com.

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