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5:45 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Burlington, Vermont City Council to Consider Marijuana Question

The Burlington city council is going to consider asking voters in Vermont's largest city whether marijuana should be legalized and taxed.

Progressive Councilor Max Tracy says he is planning to ask the council next week to consider adding the non-binding referendum to the city's ballot in November.

He says the idea is not an endorsement of marijuana use nor a call for legislative action. Rather, he says it's a way to survey the opinion of voters on the issue.

Tracy tells the Burlington Free Press he hopes other councilors and the voters are open to the conversation.

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