Opiates and Marijuana

In May 2017 House and Senate passed S.22 a modest marijuana legalization bill which Governor Phil Scott vetoed. The Governor also vetoed the state budget and the “yield” bill that sets statewide property tax rates for the coming year. On June 21st the Legislature will reconvene to deal with all three vetoes. In his marijuana bill veto message, the Governor requested modifications regarding protecting children and to the commission that is proposed to study how or whether to provide for commercialization of marijuana in Vermont. While the Governor’s suggestions would be helpful, there is no reason why he couldn’t have made them in May before we adjourned. Specifics of S.22 are covered later i


Best ways to reach Tim:



Cell: (802) 384-8256

Home: (802) 785-2414

Best ways to reach Jim:



Home: (802) 785-4146



Jim Masland and Tim Briglin were elected to represent the Windsor-Orange 2 district towns of Norwich, Sharon, Strafford, and Thetford in the Vermont House of Representatives.  Their current two-year term is for 2019-2020.


Jim Masland is serving his eleventh term in the Statehouse and is a member of the Ways & Means Committee.


Tim Briglin is serving his third term in the Statehouse and is the Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee.


You can find Jim and Tim's seats in the General Assembly by clicking here.  Their seat numbers are #82 and #93, respectively.


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