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    Vermont Senate Passes Marijuana Retail Sales Bill

    The Vermont Senate has given final approval to a bill to tax and regulate retail sales of marijuana.

    The bill passed on Friday now goes to the House. The Senate had passed legislation to allow retail marijuana sales in 2016 and 2017, but both bills died in the House.

    Retail sales would begin sometime in 2021 if the current bill becomes law. Sales would be restricted to people 21 and older. Vermont became the ninth state to legalize recreational use of marijuana last July when the law took effect.

    Adults over age 21 are allowed to possess up to 1 ounce (28 grams) of marijuana, two mature marijuana plants and four immature plants, but the law did not set up a system to tax or regulate the production of marijuana.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

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