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Vermont Becomes 9th State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Vermont Marijuana Law

By Associated Press

(AP) — Recreational marijuana is now legal in Vermont, making it the ninth state to legalize.

Adults over age 21 will be able to possess up to 1 ounce (28 grams) of marijuana, two mature marijuana plants and four immature plants.

The new law went into effect on July 1st and does not set up a system to tax or regulate the production of marijuana. With no provisions in the law for marijuana dispensaries, consumers must grow it themselves or buy it from illicit dealers.

Smoking marijuana is barred in public spaces, and renters need permission from their landlords to use or grow at home.

Vermont was the first state to legalize recreational marijuana through a legislative vote. It decriminalized marijuana in 2013 and legalized medical marijuana in 2004.

AP Photo/Evan Vucci

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