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St. Johnsbury Police Chief Tim Page wants his town to be able to classify marijuana odor as a public nuisance, which requires approval from the Legislature. Page spoke to the House Committee on Government Operations on Thursday, March 1, 2018.(Photo: APRIL MCCULLUM/FREE PRESS)Buy Photo
MONTPELIER – One neighbor sits on her porch, smoking legal marijuana on private property. The smoke and smell waft down the street, causing another neighbor to complain.
Should local police have authority to ticket the smokers?
A bill under consideration in the House of Representatives would allow Vermont cities and towns to classify marijuana odor as a “public nuisance,” a ticketable offense.
“I feel, as a non-marijuana user, that I should not have somebody else’s use impact my