Marijuana is now legal in Vermont

Published: Jul. 1, 2018 at 10:57 AM EDT
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Recreational marijuana is now legal for adults in Vermont.

The law allows people over the age of 21 to grow two mature plants and four immature plants. You can also carry up to an ounce of processed marijuana.

But smoking pot in public is **not** allowed. Employers can also ban use or possession in the workplace. And landlords can put marijuana restrictions in lease agreements.

Governor Phil Scott signed the law back in January.

We caught up with Lt. Governor David Zuckerman on Saturday. He says this day was a long time coming.

"It's about changing our laws to reflect what's happening in society. Lots of people consume cannabis, they've been doing it underground for a long time. Many people have been in this state or around the country incarcerated, particularly people of color. It's an opportunity to change that and, you know, folks deserve their individual choices," Zuckerman said.

There are several celebrations scheduled around Vermont as people usher in the legalization law.

Green State Gardener in Burlington is offering tutorials all day. They'll also be doing product demonstrations and giving away free samples.

CannaBotanicals will be explaining its new services and showing off its products at Willow Crossing Farm in Johnson. Admission is 50-dollars a person.

Channel 3's Dom Amato will have a full report on the CannaBotanicals celebration Sunday night.