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Travel Writer Rick Steves to Testify in Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee and Hold News Conference in Support of Regulating Marijuana in Vermont

On Thursday at 11:30 a.m., Steves will speak to the Senate Judiciary Committee; at 1:30 p.m., Steves will join Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman to promote regulating marijuana for adults


MONTPELIER, Vt. - February 14, 2018 ( Newswire) Travel guru Rick Steves will visit Vermont on Thursday to advocate for legislation to regulate marijuana for adults. Steves will testify in the Senate Judiciary Committee (Room 1) at 11:30 a.m. Steves will then join Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman and members of the Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana for a news conference on Thursday afternoon to discuss why Vermont lawmakers should support regulating and taxing marijuana. The event is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. ET in the Cedar Creek Room of the Vermont State House.

Last month, Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill that makes possession and home cultivation of limited amounts of marijuana legal for adults age 21 and older, making Vermont the ninth state to legalize marijuana for adults. Unlike the other states, commercial cultivation, processing, testing, and retail sales are not permitted under the Vermont law.

Following the news conference, Steves will be available for interviews from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET. To guarantee an interview with Rick Steves, please schedule ASAP with Matt Simon at or 603-391-7450.

Steves will be wrapping up his regional marijuana policy tour in Vermont on Friday with a public appearance at noon at Skinny Pancake in Burlington (60 Lake Street). At 2:00 p.m., Steves will participate in a live video “Ask Me Anything” segment in cooperation with Heady Vermont, which will be streaming on Facebook at

WHAT: Senate Judiciary Committee testimony featuring travel writer Rick Steves in support of legislation to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use; news conference with Lt. Gov. Zuckerman; public event with Steves and other marijuana policy reform advocates, followed by a video Facebook AMA

WHEN: Committee testimony - Thursday, February 15 at 11:30 a.m. ET; News conference - Thursday, February 15 at 1:30 p.m. ET; Public event - Friday, February 16 at 12:00 p.m. ET; Facebook AMA - Friday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Committee testimony - Vermont State House, Room 1, 115 State Street, Montpelier
News conference - Vermont State House, Cedar Creek Room
Public event - Skinny Pancake, 60 Lake Street, Burlington

WHO: Rick Steves
Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman
Vermont lawmakers
Matt Simon, Marijuana Policy Project

The Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana is a broad coalition of citizens, organizations, and businesses working to end marijuana prohibition in Vermont and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed. For more information, visit

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