When Vermont Governor Phil Scott (Rep.) signed House Bill 511 to legalize recreational cannabis on January 22, he spoke very clearly about users’ right to privacy. “I personally believe that what adults do behind closed doors and on private property is their choice, so long as it does not negatively impact the health and safety of others, especially children,” Gov. Scott wrote in a press release after the signing. But some law enforcement officials are calling for an officious crackdown on the odors wafting under the closed doors of people using or growing cannabis in their own homes. And now with the support of Republican lawmakers in the state, Vermont considers a measure to regulate cannabis smell.
Vermont Considers A Measure To Regulate Cannabis Smell
Vermont legalized recreational cannabis through a legislative process, making it the only legal-weed state to do so. Rather than a ballot referendum for voters to decide yes or no, lawmakers voted on a bi-partisan bill.
The bill Gov. Scott signed into law in late January is both similar and different from cannabis legislation in other