Voices / Letters from readers How many Vermonters will pay to grow what will soon be legal?
Originally published in The Commons issue #448 (Wednesday, February 28, 2018). This story appeared on page D1.
I’m writing to let lawmakers know how a proposed amendment to S.216 would, if it becomes law, impact my wife and me.
We are both registered patients of the Vermont Marijuana Registry program. Under current law, our household, with two cardholders, can grow four mature and 14 immature plants.
Under this new amendment, our household would be limited to what Vermont’s recreational users will be allowed as of July 2018: two mature and four immature plants.
Under this new amendment, my wife and I would not have enough material to create the tinctures and salves we rely on to relieve chronic pain and inflammation. The honest truth is we need more plants, not fewer. The dispensaries are overly expensive and don’t offer the strains we have learned work best for us.
Common sense makes us question how many Vermonters are going to