Zappiste: Vermont. I send an e-mail to Laura Subin, J.D. Director of The Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana (VCRM)


Zappiste: Told her about my views on the disparity and the compromise...

Marijuana: Two marijuana plants with purchase of a $125 annual permit from the Department of Health !?

Alcohol: A person of legal age may, without obtaining a license under this title or paying state taxes or fees, produce malt or vinous beverages, or both, at home provided that the amount of home-fermented beverages produced by that person does not exceed the quantities limitation in 26 U.S.C. §§5053 and 5042.

The the quantities limitation are: 200 gallons of beer and 200 gallons of wine a year if there are 2 or more adults in such household
without obtaining a license or paying state taxes or fees

Thanks for reaching out to us. As I hope is clear we share your view that the disparity in Vermont's alcohol and marijuana laws are completely hypocritical. Although this was a disappointing week, we will continue to work towards legalization in Vermont and remain convinced that it will be a reality in the near future.

All the best,

Laura Subin, J.D.

Laura Subin is an attorney and has worked in the non-profit sector for over 20 years. Presently, she is a consultant in non-profit management, working with a variety of charitable organizations on infrastructure development, program planning, strategic planning, and fundraising.

Ms. Subin has been recognized as an expert in domestic violence and has testified as such in Vermont Family and Criminal Courts and before the Vermont Legislature. She was the Executive Director of Women Helping Battered Women and the Director of the Council on Domestic Violence in Vermont, and the Executive Director of the Coalition of Battered Women’s Advocates in New York City. Ms. Subin has developed and presented workshops and seminars on the relationship between domestic violence and women’s involvement with the criminal legal system as well as the co-occurring crises of domestic violence and substance abuse in families.


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