Marijuana decriminalization takes effect Monday

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 […]

Marijuana decriminalization bills filed in Statehouse

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 […]