Lawmakers Look for Answers From Marijuana Study (WCAX)
By ALEX APPLE | November 13, 2014[youtube width=”630″ height=”331″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4sncEFdAP0&feature=youtube[/youtube]
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.