Lawmakers in the Vermont House are continuing to debate possible amendments to a proposal that would make the Green Mountain State the latest to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
House lawmakers spent much of the day Thursday, with a break during Republican Gov. Phil Scott’s state-of-the-state speech, debating the proposal that was passed by the state Senate last June.
They rejected a series of Republican-proposed changes to the law.
It’s expected House lawmakers will ultimately give final approval to slight changes to the original bill that would legalize the adult possession of up to one ounce of marijuana. The measure would then have to return to the Senate for another vote.
Senate leaders say a vote could come next week.
Scott has said he’d sign the legislation.