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Vermont Senate approves recreational marijuana

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Senate approved a recreational marijuana bill on Wednesday putting the state on track to become the first to legalize pot by legislative act.

The legislation would legalize the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and possessing two mature marijuana plants or four immature plants.

But the legislation does not contain a mechanism to regulate the production and sale of marijuana.

Republican Gov. Phil Scott has said he would sign the bill.

Vermont would become the ninth state to pass recreational use of marijuana. But the other states approved recreational use of marijuana by referendum.

Some legalization advocates are already pushing lawmakers to pass a law to regulate the sale of marijuana.


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