Gov. Phil Scott vetoed a bill that would have created a drug use standards advisory board within the state sentencing commission, saying it “places no limits on which drugs can be contemplated for legalization or the amounts.”
The board would determine allowable “personal use dosage and personal supply amounts” for regulated and unregulated drugs,. The GOAL of the BILL–preventing and reducing the criminalization of personal drug use.
Scott, said the bill includes “absolutely no recognition” of health and safety impacts of using fentanyl, heroin, and other drugs, or acknowledge law enforcement’s role in stopping dealers.
Rep. Selene Colburn, P-Burlington, was upset.
“people who have used drugs and who have struggled with substance use disorder — their lives are valuable,”.