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"Entrapment"? Not Legal To Sell Marijuana, But Legal To Possess - So Where Do You Get It From?


The whole point is that recreational marijuana will be legal to use in the state of Vermont in July 2018; BUT it will not be legal to sell, so where do you get it?

Recreational marijuana will be legal to use AND SELL in Canada in August 2018, BUT if a person from Vermont goes to Canada to buy marijuana, then on the return trip they have to pass through the United States FEDERAL BORDER where it is NOT legal.

 Even though marijuana will be legal to grow 2 mature plants at home in Vermont starting July 2018, you can't plant your seed until July, so you'll have nothing to smoke for months, and that's only if you know how to grow it better than those green tomatoes we grow in Vermont because half of us can't get them to ripen by the first big frost, so Vermonters this summer have no where to buy a marijuana seed, no already grown marijuana plant to smoke, so where do they go when it is legal to posses and legal to have in a locked container in your car starting this summer?

Vermonters could go on up to Canada in August and legally buy it there, and on the return trip, get busted at the Federal Border under Federal Laws! Yikes! DO YOU CALL THIS ENTRAPMENT OR WHAT?

 Of course, the next question is, should Vermonters buy marijuana in Massachusetts starting this summer? Did you know that sometimes on the Interstate highways, inside of Vermont, they have U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints?

645. Entrapment—Elements | USAM | Department of Justice


A valid entrapment defense has two related elements:

1) government inducement of the crime, and

(2) the defendant's lack of predisposition to engage in the criminal conduct. ...

 Inducement is the threshold issue in the entrapment defense.

Mere solicitation to commit a crime is not inducement.

Entrapment, Wex Legal Dictionary


An affirmative defense in which a defendant alleges that police officers acquired the evidence necessary to commence a criminal prosecution of the defendant by inducing the defendant  to engage in a criminal act which the defendant would not otherwise have committed.

Entrapment - LawShelf Educational Media


the entrapment defense is only available where the entrapment was committed

by either a law enforcement officer or someone working in cooperation with a law enforcement officer.


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