Landmark study lays out everything you ever wanted to know about legalizing marijuana in Vermont (Washington Post)

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI | January 16, 2015


Vermont may be leaving tens of millions of dollars in revenue on the table. All it has to do to collect it is legalize pot.

That’s according to a new comprehensive report commissioned by the state to explore the legalization and regulation of marijuana, which is currently legally available for recreational use in Colorado and Washington state, and is on track to be allowed in Alaska and Oregon after voters in those states approved it in November.

Though it is focused on the options available to Vermont, the report serves as a policy guide to any state considering legalization today. Without making recommendations, it explores multiple forms of legalization from allowing adults 21 or older to grow marijuana to allowing its sale by nonprofits, for-profit businesses or a government entity.

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