A bill is under consideration in the state of Vermont that would allow cities in the state to classify marijuana odor as a “public nuisance.”
The bill is under consideration in the House of Representatives where marijuana odor may be a ticketable offense.
South Burlington Police Chief Trevor Whipple remarked, “I feel, as a non-marijuana user, that I should not have somebody else’s use impact my life.”
“Arguably, it’s a stronger odor than cigarette smoke,” exclaimed Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Chittenden.
Medical marijuana has been legal in the state since 2004.
Adult-use marijuana will take effect in July, and will prohibit people from consuming marijuana in public places.
The bill is supported by Gov. Phil Scott and the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.