By Matt Simon
As the Aug. 26 Vermont primary election approaches, it's clear that momentum for ending marijuana prohibition in Vermont continues to build. Governor Shumlin's administration is currently working with the Rand Corporation to study the potential impacts of marijuana regulation, and many legislators are already convinced that marijuana should be treated similarly to alcohol.
If you have been wondering where candidates on your ballot stand on marijuana policy, today is your lucky day. Please click here to view MPP's voter guide for the Vermont primary election.
Voting for favorable candidates is one important way to advance the issue, but we know that supporting good candidates is rarely enough to create real change on its own. We understand that it will take an organized, statewide effort to build support for this reform.
Accordingly, we are also very pleased to unveil the Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana's new website.