CANNABIS BUSINESS TIMES: Vermont Introduces Cannabis Decriminalization Bill

 In Decriminalization, Legalization, Local News, Regulation

Lawmakers believe this bill has a better chance of passing than a full legalization bill.

Three Vermont lawmakers stuck their toes in the adult-use cannabis water and introduced a bill that would put an end to jailing non-violent cannabis drug offenders.

H.170, titled “an act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older,” would remove all civil and criminal penalties for possessing up to two ounces of dried marijuana for adults aged 21 or older. It also would permit the home cultivation of two mature marijuana plants and seven immature marijuana plants (defined as non-flowering plants).

One notable absence from the bill: It does not regulate or tax the production or sale of adult-use cannabis.

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Read Brian MacIver’s full article at cannabisbusinesstimes.com