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Vermont's House of Representatives has signed off on legislation that would allow adults 21 years old or older to possess up to 1 ounce (28.35 grams) of marijuana and grow marijuana at their homes. The Burlington Free Press says the bill would not create a ...


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January 04, 2018 09:13 PM UPDATED January 04, 2018 09:14 PM MONTPELIER, Vt. The Latest on marijuana legislation in the Vermont House (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Vermont's House of Representatives has signed off on legislation that would allow adults 21 years old or older to possess up to 1 ounce (28.35 grams) of marijuana and grow marijuana at their homes. The legislation would make the Green Mountain State the latest to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. (function() { var randomUrl = getRandomUrl('http://x.email.miamiherald.com/ats/url.aspx?cr=663&wu=218'); var eventMethod = window.addEventListener ? "addEventListener" : "attachEvent"; var eventer = window[eventMethod]; var messageEvent = eventMethod == "attachEvent" ? "onmessage" : "message"; $("", { "class" : "col-xs-12", "src" : randomUrl, "scrolling" : "no", "frameborder" : "no" }).appendTo("#newsletter-signUpWidget"); eventer(messageEvent, function(e) { if (randomUrl.indexOf(e.origin) != -1 ) { var key = e.message ? 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House lawmakers spent much of the day Thursday, with a break during Republican GovPhil 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 marijuanaThe 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. ___ 9:30 a.m. The Vermont House is expected to vote on a proposal that would make the Green Mountain State the latest to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. House lawmakers Thursday will be taking up a proposal that was passed by the state Senate last June during a veto session held after Republican GovPhil Scott vetoed an earlier version passed last year by both chambers. It's expected House lawmakers will make slight changes to the bill that would legalize the adult possession of up to one ounce of marijuanaThe measure would then have to return to the Senate for another vote. On Wednesday, Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe, a Democrat and Progressive, said he expected the Senate could vote on the bill Tuesday. 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