Vermont goes legal!!!!
There might not be recreational sales, but it is now LEGAL! But what can you do? Here is a little bit of information to keep you within the law.
As of today, recreational use of marijuana is legal in Vermont — within boundaries of some clear and not-so-clear rules.
Vermont becomes the ninth state to legalize marijuana and the first state to do so through its state legislature. The law allows adults to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, two mature and four immature plants. Authorities can’t answer some questions and say clarity of the rules will come with case law. Some examples include how police will enforce the one-ounce marijuana limit when it comes to edibles, the boundaries in public vs. private consumption and what exactly a secure pot garden looks like.
There are some absolute rules, though, to be aware of if you partake in the new law. Here’s what you should not do:
Don’t smoke in a car: Both drivers and passengers are forbidden from smoking. And the fines are steeper for anyone who smokes with a child in the car.
Don’t smoke on Lake Champlain: The lake is considered federal waters under federal rule, which means marijuana is still illegal there.
Don’t smoke on the beach, in a park, on the sidewalk or any other public place: In the law, marijuana use is limited to “individual dwellings.”
Don’t sell it: There is no legal commercial market for marijuana.