Marijuana legalization foes organize for Vermont debate
Vermont lawmakers can expect to hear both sides of the debate over the legalization of marijuana when the new biennium begins in January.
A group of Vermonters who oppose legalization, formerly known as SMART Vermont, has aligned with the national organization Smart Approaches to Marijuana. The new group, SAM-VT, will lobby against any bill to legalize cannabis.
hat will pit the group against the Marijuana Policy Project, which has lobbied for the legal use of recreational and medicinal marijuana around the country.
SAM is a volunteer-based organization that believes “in an approach that neither legalizes, nor demonizes, marijuana,” according to its website.