Vermont is now the ninth state to legalize marijuana, but it's the first state to use the legislative process to do so.
Bill H. 511, which goes into effect in July, allows residents age 21 or older to have up to one ounce of marijuana and grow a small amount of plants. It does not legalize the commercial sale of marijuana.
In a statement, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said he had mixed feelings about signing the bill and has reservations about "a commercial system which depends on a profit motive and market driven demand for its growth."