On Wednesday, important Vermont lawmakers announced they are working to finalize a bill to legalize marijuana sales by the end of this month. However, disagreements over an unrelated provision dealing with seat belt policy could threaten the bill’s momentum. While marijuana advocates felt positive about the conference committee convened to hash out differences between versions of the cannabis legislation passed by the House and Senate. Then, the meeting became especially contentious when the discussion turned to seat belts. The House inserted a section in their version of the marijuana bill that would allow police to pull people over for not wearing seat belts—a proposal that’s been a consistent source of controversy in the Vermont legislature.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 08/19/2020 14:31:16