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Chiefs of police oppose marijuana legalization, expansion of dispensaries

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Law enforcement group writes in response to Shumlin’s saying he is “open” to a discussion of legalized pot in Vermont.

House votes to decriminalize marijuana

Marijuana smoking. VTD/Josh Larkin

The bill won over a number of skeptics, who were appeased by the measured approach it took.

In marijuana decriminalization bill, it’s all about ounces, plants and where to draw the line

An officer shows House Judiciary Ziploc bags containing 1 ounce and 2 ounces of marijuana. Photo by Alicia Freese

Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn supports the premise of the bill, but he said he would rather see the limit reduced to one ounce.

Vermont state senators introduce marijuana decriminalization bill

A tri-partisan group of nine senators introduced a bill on Wednesday that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. The bill proposes “to change the penalty for possession of an ounce or less of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil fine.” For individuals […]

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Vermont Statehouse. VTD/Josh Larkin

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