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Vermont just legalized marijuana. Here's why that's so important.

Weed, dude.Image: The Washington Post/Getty Images By Brian Koerber2018-01-22 23:13:06 UTC  The Green Mountain State now has a totally different meaning for Vermont. For the first time, a state legislature in the U.S. legalized adult cannabis use for adults 21 and older. The other states that allow recreational cannabis use — Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maine, as well as Washington D.C. — got there with ballot measures.