Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect Today in Vermont

By: Monday July 1, 2013 8:43 am

Adults now face only a modest fine if caught with a small amount of marijuana in the state of Vermont. Starting today, July 1st, Vermont’s new marijuana decriminalization law officially goes into effect. Earlier this year the state legislature adopted H.200 and it was signed into law by governor Peter Shumlin (D) last month. Before [...]

VT Gov. Peter Shumlin Signs Law Decriminalizing Marijuana

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 10:49 am

Starting next month possession of marijuana will be decriminalized in Vermont. Thursday afternoon Governor Peter Shumlin (D) officially signed into law a bill significantly reducing the penalties for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. The bill, H 200, was approved by large majorities in both the House and the Senate. Previously, possession of [...]

Vermont Senate Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 12:58 pm

Vermont took another important step towards decriminalizing marijuana. The Vermont Senate overwhelmingly gave final approval to H. 200 in a voice vote. The bill was previously approved by the House but it was amended by the Senate so it will need to return to the House for another vote. The measure would reduce the penalties [...]

The Eight Most Promising Marijuana Reform Bills for 2013

By: Thursday February 7, 2013 10:13 am

The big advances for marijuana reform still tend to come during election years when initiatives are put on the ballot, but there are already some promising signs for possible legislative victories in 2013. Across the country several marijuana reform bills have been introduced in the state legislatures that either stand a decent chance of becoming [...]

Vermont May Soon Decriminalize Marijuana

By: Wednesday February 6, 2013 9:28 am

Vermont may soon follow its New England neighbors in decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana. A tri-partisan bill has recently been introduced in the state House that would make the penalty for adults caught with less than two ounces of marijuana simply a $100 fine. A similar bill was also introduced in the state Senate but [...]


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