Legislature passes expanded medical marijuana bill

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Legislature has passed a bill that would allow more people to obtain medical marijuana.

The bill, which was on its way to the governor, also requests a study to determine how much new tax revenue could be generated if marijuana is legalized in the future.

Vermont Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/1iMzwYm ) that no more than a total of 1,000 people can be registered to receive medical marijuana from four dispensaries under Vermont's current law.

The bill would remove the cap on the number of people who can participate in the program.

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