in the State House of Representatives
on May 3, 2016, by a vote of 121-28
. Purpose: To kill the potential legalization of marijuana in Vermont. .
Analysis: Some background is necessary here. The Senate passed S.241, An act relating to regulation of marijuana, which, in short, would have legalized marijuana in Vermont by establishing a small number of licensed operators who could legally grow and distribute the product. This measure died in the House, failing to get out of committee. So the Senate added the language of S.241 into H.858 and sent it back to the House for a floor vote. The Conquest Amendment called for stripping the S.241 language out of H.858, thus ending the path to legalizing marijuana in Vermont, at least this year. So… .
Those voting YES on this amendment DID NOT support the legalization of marijuana. .
Those voting NO on this amendment DID support the legalization of marijuana. .
As Recorded in the House Journal, Tuesday, May 3, 2016:“Shall the House propose to the Senate to amend the bill as recommended by Rep. Conquest of Newbury and others in the first instance only? was decided in the affirmative. Yeas, 121. Nays, 28.” (Read the Journal, p. 1895-1898.) .
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