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Vermont to be first state to legalize marijuana via legislation

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Vermont's state Senate passed a bill today legalizing the possession of recreational marijuana — up to 1 ounce — for adults over 21, AP reports. The bill also allows the possession of two mature marijuana plants or four immature plants and does not set up a taxation or regulation system.

Why it matters: Gov. Phill Scott is more than likely to sign the bill, which would make Vermont the first state to legalize marijuana through legislation rather than a citizen referendum.