MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Senior Vermont law enforcement officials and others are planning a fact-finding trip to Colorado next week to look at that state's experience with marijuana legalization.
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Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn, Chitttenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan and pro- and anti-legalization advocates will be among those traveling to the Rocky Mountains.
 
"Colorado was the first state to legalize marijuana, and we want to see the impacts of that law." Flynn said Friday. "Legalization is being discussed in Vermont and we believe that an on the ground look at how it has been implemented will give us a unique insight into the issue. It is important to learn as much as we can about the regulation, the effects on communities, and any other information that will provide policymakers with as much information as possible when considering decision points around this issue."
 
The nine-member delegation, which also will include the Rutland County sheriff, Bennington's police chief and an assistant U.S. attorney, plans to meet with a range of people in Colorado to talk about that state's experience with legalization.
 
The list includes law enforcement officials, members of the Colorado governor's staff, school personnel and the U.S. attorney in Denver. They'll also tour a marijuana growing operation and a store selling marijuana products.
 
The Colorado Springs Gazette
 
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