Marijuana advocates warn against overregulation at Hartford session

Christmas baubles filled with bells and marijuana buds at Simply Pure in Denver. Photo by Elizabeth Hewitt/VTDigger

This story by Jordan Cuddemi was published by the Valley News on Dec. 6.

HARTFORD — More than a dozen Vermonters who are proponents of a legal marijuana market urged state officials on Thursday to not overregulate a potential industry and keep it true to Vermont’s values.

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Their comments came at a public meeting that followed the recent release of three reports by the Governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission, which examined roadway safety, education and prevention, and taxation and regulation of a legal market.

“Everyone is talking about making it easy for the little guy to get in and cash in. I think that

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