- Associated Press - Sunday, January 21, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott’s deadline for when he must sign the state’s marijuana legalization bill has arrived, and it’s unclear if he has signed it into law.

Scott said previously that he intended to privately sign the pot bill before Monday. It wasn’t clear Sunday afternoon if he had made good on that promise. Emails and phone calls from The Associated Press to Scott’s office were not returned by Sunday afternoon.

Scott said previously that he’s declining to hold a bill signing ceremony because “some people don’t feel that this is a momentous occasion.” He added “the main thing is I will sign it.”

The governor has also said a lawyer was reviewing the bill. Scott vetoed an earlier version of it. He felt his concerns were then addressed.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide