Recreational marijuana use officially became legal in Vermont on Sunday.
Vermont is the ninth state in the U.S. to legalize cannabis for recreational use and also the first state in the country to do so through its legislature. The law was signed in January by the state’s governor, Phil Scott. Now, individuals 21 years of age or older in the state can legally possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana and own up to six marijuana plants (two of which can be mature and four of which must be immature).
However, aspects of the state’s legalization remain ambiguous, with authorities saying some things will become more clear on a case-by-case basis. For instance, while possessing up to 1 ounce is legal, it’s unclear how police will enforce the rule with edibles, Burlington Free Press reported. The law is also vague about usage in public versus private as well as how a garden must be secured.
Despite the confusion over technicalities, weed industry employees told local media they have seen a growing interest in their business. [Read more at Newsweek]