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Vermont House approves legal marijuana market bill

Vermont lawmakers have given the initial green light for a legal market for marijuana.

The House voted 90-54 to pass a taxed and regulated market following hours of debate.

Sales would be charged a 20% tax and some of that revenue would be used for after school and summer learning programs.

The bill also bans flavored cannabis vapes and sets a cap on the potency of the cannabis to 30% THC.

It also creates a cannabis control board to oversee and regulate the sales of marijuana. Its members would be appointed by Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont.

Cannabis Bill Headed for Vermont House Vote

The bill that would create a legal retail cannabis market in Vermont narrowly cleared its final House committee on Monday, paving the way for a long-anticipated vote on the floor later this week.

The House Appropriations Committee voted 6-5 in favor of advancing S.54 to the full House, where lawmakers expect to take up the measure Wednesday.

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Kentucky House passes medical marijuana bill after decade of failed attempts

Kentucky’s state House on Thursday passed a measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state after several unsuccessful earlier attempts.

The bill passed the chamber in a 65-30 vote, with all but two Democrats and a majority of Republican members present voting for it, the Courier-Journal reported.

Cuomo to tour legal marijuana states ahead of legalization fight

Governor says New York can learn from what's worked, what hasn't

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that he will embark on a cross-country tour of legal marijuana states as part of his effort to legalize the drug in New York.

At a press event in New York City, Cuomo said he plans to visit Massachusetts, Illinois and either California or Colorado — three states that have "different versions" of legalized recreational marijuana programs. He said the goal is to find out what's worked for them, what hasn't, and what they've learned in the process.