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 [...]

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 [...]

4/20: A Look at Marijuana Reform Advances This Year

By: Friday April 20, 2012 9:30 am

With today being the unofficial holiday for cannabis in the United States, it is a good time to look back at the advances the marijuana reform movement has made in the past 365 days. Popular Opinion – Perhaps the single biggest development for the marijuana legalization movement in the last year is that it finally [...]

Vermont Voters Overwhelmingly Support Marijuana Decriminalization

By: Thursday February 16, 2012 10:17 am

An overwhelming 63 percent of voters in the state of Vermont support reducing the penalty for simple marijuana possession to a small fine, according to new polling of registered voters by PPP for the Marijuana Policy Project. From MPP: Current Vermont law provides for a jail term of up to six months and a fine [...]

VT Gov. Shumlin to Join Petition to Reschedule Marijuana

By: Thursday December 1, 2011 2:00 pm

A spokesman for Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) told the AP that he will join the recent petition filed by other governors to the federal government requesting marijuana be rescheduled. Yesterday, Washington state Governor Christine Gregoire (D) and Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (I) jointly filed the petition to the Drug Enforcement Agency asking that [...]


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