Vermont Senate Rejects Proposal for Roadside Marijuana Testing - NECN
Vermont

Vermont

The latest news from around the state

Vermont Senate Rejects Proposal for Roadside Marijuana Testing

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Vermont Senate Rejects Proposal for Roadside Marijuana Testing
    NBC10 Boston
    A close up of pre-rolled marijuana joints

    A Vermont Senate committee has rejected a bill that would have allowed police to use a roadside saliva test to detect marijuana.

    The Senate Judiciary Committee rejected the bill Wednesday by a vote of 4-1. The Burlington Free Press reports the state House of Representatives previously endorsed the bill in March.

    The bill would have authorized police to screen for the presence of cannabis and other substances using a saliva sample rather than a blood sample, which requires a warrant.

    Republican Sen. Joe Benning, a member of the Judiciary Committee, says the test would have been inherently unfair because there would have been no numerical threshold to determine marijuana intoxication — like blood alcohol content.

    Key Moments From Impeachment Hearing

    [NATL] Key Moments From Impeachment Hearing

    Here are key moments as they unfolded during Wednesday’s public impeachment hearings, which included testimony from U.S. diplomat William Taylor and State Department official George Kent.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019)

    Republican Gov. Phil Scott's marijuana commission endorsed the proposal in January.

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android