Meet The Vermont Marijuana Legalization Advocate Running For The Actual Office Of ‘High Bailiff’

Meet The Vermont Marijuana Legalization Advocate Running For The Actual Office Of ‘High Bailiff’

The irony is not lost on Dave Silberman. The Vermont-based drug policy advocate and lawyer who has been working for years to reform the state’s marijuana laws is running for the office of…high bailiff. No, really. In Vermont, each county elects a high bailiff whose singular responsibility is to arrest the sheriff if they engage in unlawful conduct. Silberman wants to occupy that position in Addison County—and he plans to use it as a platform to advance bold reforms, including legalizing all drugs. The High Bailiff is the one person in each county who has the authority to arrest the sheriff. It's a quirky holdover of our British common law roots, but it's also much more. — Dave Silberman for High Bailiff (@dave4bailiff) May 22, 2020 The candidate recently spoke to Marijuana Moment about the need to have a voice challenging the status quo—rather than someone in law enforcement, as is typically the case for high bailiffs—assume the role. And Silberman, who played a key role in convincing Vermont lawmakers to legalize cannabis possession and home cultivation in 2018 and is now working to get them to add legal sales, also discussed how his background in marijuana advocacy is informing his campaign. While the coronavirus pandemic has meant he will have to stump remotely for the time being, the would-be high bailiff is set on reaching voters to engage them, as well as legislators, on the importance of ending the war on drugs and taking a public health-focused approach to…

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