*+-Both legislatures and the American public would benefit from sensible approaches to marijuana as a better alternative to Smart Approaches to Marijuana.
*+-News Release — Marijuana Policy Project June 28, 2013 MONTPELIER – Legislation adopted this year to remove criminal penalties for marijuana possession will go into effect on Monday. Vermont is the 17th state in the nation to decriminalize or legalize marijuana possession. “This is a much-needed step forward toward a more sensible marijuana policy,” said […]
*+-But this session was also notable as much for what the Legislature didn’t do, as for what it did do.
*+-News Release — Marijuana Policy Project June 5, 2013 ESSEX JUNCTION –- Gov. Peter Shumlin is scheduled to sign legislation Thursday that will decriminalize possession of limited amounts of marijuana in Vermont, making it the 17th state in the nation to decriminalize or legalize marijuana. The signing will take place at 1 p.m. during the […]
*+-Lawmakers introduced six bills that dealt with marijuana this session. They varied in scope from allowing people with post-traumatic stress disorder to use marijuana (H.213) to legalizing and taxing the substance (H.499). Five of them stayed on the shelf, but H.200 — a bill to decriminalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana — […]
Marijuana decriminalization bill approved by Senate Judiciary; bill moves to Senate floor for debate
*+-Marijuana decriminalization bill approved by Senate Judiciary; bill moves to Senate floor for debate
*+-The much-anticipated marijuana decriminalization legislation has surfaced at the Statehouse. Two bills have been introduced — one in the House and one in the Senate — that would remove criminal penalties for marijuana possession. On Tuesday, Rep. Chris Pearson, along with 38 co-sponsors, introduced a bill in the House to make the penalty for possession […]