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Vermont Senate Committee Plans Hearings on Pot Legalization



    Vermont Senate Committee Plans Hearings on Pot Legalization
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    BERLIN - AUGUST 07: A man smokes licenced medicinal marijuana prior to participating in the annual Hemp Parade, or "Hanfparade", in support of the legalization of marijuana in Germany on August 7, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The consumption of cannabis in Germany is legal, though all other aspects, including growing, importing or selling it, are not. However, since the introduction of a new law in 2009, the sale and possession of marijuana for licenced medicinal use is legal. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

    A Vermont Senate committee plans to take testimony next week on proposals to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.

    A hearing set for 10 a.m. Tuesday in Statehouse Room 10 is expected to elicit answers to a list of questions about how legalization would work.

    Senator Jeanette White, a Windham County Democrat who chairs the Senate Government Operations Committee, says the panel is looking for suggestions on setting limits on the number of retail outlets for marijuana, as well as number of growers and other questions.

    She says she's hoping to establish how legalization would work before lawmakers decide whether or not to go that route. 

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