Lawmakers Look for Answers From Marijuana Study (WCAX)

By ALEX APPLE | November 13, 2014

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BURLINGTON, Vt. – It’s already legal in four states and some say Vermont should be next. Wednesday, high-tech tools helped members of the Shumlin administration collect feedback from across the state on the idea of legalizing marijuana.

A study — thick as a book — by the RAND Corporation hopes to soon answer Vermonters’ questions on marijuana legalization. Beau Kilmer, a senior researcher with the nonprofit policy analysis group, addressed lawmakers and the public Wednesday.

“Once you get rid of the black market and allow the for-profit companies to come in, you’re getting rid of a lot of the risk,” Kilmer said.

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