Vermont Becomes Ninth State To Legalize Marijuana

The Burlington Free Press reports:

As of today, recreational use of marijuana is legal in Vermont — within boundaries of some clear and not-so-clear rules. Vermont becomes the ninth state to legalize marijuana and the first state to do so through its state legislature. Gov. Phil Scott signed the law in January with “mixed emotions.”

But authorities can’t answer some questions and say clarity of the rules will come with case law. Some examples include how police will enforce the one-ounce marijuana limit when it comes to edibles, the boundaries in public vs. private consumption and what exactly a secure pot garden looks like.

More from the Associated Press:

Users who are at least 21 years of age to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, in addition to two mature marijuana plants and four immature, or non-flowering, marijuana plants.

Under the new law, people are still barred from smoking the drug in public places and must have permission from their landlords to grow or use the plant at their homes if they are renters.