A new Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont report shows there's been a dramatic reduction in the number of prescriptions being written for opioid pain medication in Vermont. Blue Cross officials says new state prescribing policies, which went into effect July 1, 2017, are a major factor in the decline. The guidelines limit how many pills may be prescribed at any one time and they encourage physicians to seek other pain management strategies whenever possible.
The Vermont Senate has given its approval to legislation legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. On a voice vote, the Senate backed a bill Wednesday that allows individuals to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow two mature plants. Audio from this story will be posted. The Vermont House passed the measure last week. Gov. Phil Scott has said he will sign the legislation. When he does, Vermont will become the first state to legalize marijuana through the legislative process.
MONTPELIER— A plan to legalize the personal possession of small amounts of marijuana cleared an important hurdle Thursday evening when the Vermont House gave its approval to the legislation by a vote of 81 to 63. Senate leaders say the outlook for the passage of the bill in their chamber is good and Gov. Phil Scott says he’ll sign the legislation if it reaches his desk. Vermont is now poised to become the first state in the country to legalize marijuana through the legislative process.
Hard to believe I was once a math teacher - Al Gobeille just confirmed these numbers - cost of building project roughly $150 million dollars - total cost to operate over a 20 year period $820 million ! Our buddy Neal Goswami at WCAX had right from the start !!!!
@CounselorAdrian Hi Ed - hard to believe that I was once a math teacher !! here's the real lowdown - cost of building "campus" facilities is roughly $150 million dollars - total cost to run it for a 20 year period is $820 million !!!
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Selecting a term
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