Vermont House Considers Decriminalizing Marijuana
The Vermont House Judiciary Committee is currently hearing testimony on a bill to decriminalize marijuana. The bill that the committee is considering, H.200, calls for decriminalizing 2 ounces or less, making it a civil offense with a $100 fine. Read this entire Burlington Free Press article.[message type=”custom” width=”100%” color=”#CCCCCC” border=”#C9C9C9″ color=”#333333″] Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn said he supports decriminalization, but 2 ounces is too much. “I think 1 ounce is more appropriate,” Flynn told the committee.
Committee Chairman Bill Lippert, D-Hinesburg, said Flynn’s wariness over the quantity matters to him and that will be a key topic of discussion in the next week or so. Lippert said, however, that he thinks there is strong support in the committee and the Legislature for decriminalization and he expects the committee to vote out a bill within the next couple weeks. Read more. [/message]
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