Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill

Parents of disabled children are asking Florida Gov. Rick Scott to sign an education bill despite ongoing calls from school officials for a veto

The bill also would have created a commission to develop a retail marijuana scheme with regulations and taxes similar to the programs already enacted in states that have legalized recreational marijuana.

Gov. Scott says he wants harsher penalties if you give pot to minors, or if you're found driving under the influence, plus penalties if you're caught using in a auto with kids inside.

Nevertheless, he takes his place in history as the first US governor to ever veto the full removal of criminal and civil penalties for recreational adult cannabis possession, use and cultivation as passed by his state's legislature. The District of Columbia has also legalized it. Vermont would have been the first to do it by passing a law rather than a ballot measure. Vermont, which also tried and failed to legalize recreational cannabis previous year, does not have legal authority to put marijuana legalization to a ballot vote.

In a noon press conference on Wednesday, Gov. Scott provided "a path forward" to responsibly legalize marijuana in the Green Mountain State, inviting lawmakers to address the legislation during the upcoming summer veto session.

Scott's decision isn't necessarily the end of the road for the legalization bill this year, however, and he says he's open to signing a revised version of the legislation in June.

The Florida's Legislature secret effort to steer more money to private charter schools, virtual education and home schooling have resulted in political heat on Gov. Rick Scott to veto the sweeping education bill.

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Scott said that from his vantage point, the proposal does not adequately address public safety and health concerns yet. Another 19 states have legalized medical marijuana.

"As a parent who has seen how life changing this grant is, and knowing my second child may not have the same opportunities as my oldest, it is heartbreaking to say the least", Dawson wrote in an email to a reporter.

Scott said he would send the bill back to the Legislature with suggestions to strengthen the bill to his liking.

Advocates for marijuana legalization expressed disappointment shortly after his announcement, with the advocacy group Marijuana Majority calling the governor's decision "shameful" in a tweet. The original bill would have allowed people in Vermont to carry up to one ounce of marijuana in public and consume it legally in private. "I think we need to move a bit slower". "The passage of S. 22 demonstrates most members of both legislative chambers are ready to move forward with making marijuana legal for adults".

"Prohibition has failed and causes approximately 100,000 Vermonters to be labeled lawbreakers", Zuckerman said, according to WPTZ, the NBC affiliate in Burlington.

The architect of House legislation that would repeal much of the Dodd-Frank law enacted after the financial crisis has agreed to make a key change to the bill, clearing the way for the full House to take up the measure in coming weeks.

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