Vermont Marijuana Decriminalization Signed Into Law

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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) signed a bill on Thursday decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The new law, which goes into effect on July 1, will remove criminal penalties on possession of up to an ounce of cannabis and replace them with civil fines. Read this entire Huffingtonpost.com article.

[message type=”custom” width=”100%” color=”#CCCCCC” border=”#C9C9C9″ color=”#333333″] “I applaud the Legislature’s action to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana,” Shumlin said last month, announcing his support for the bill. “Vermonters support sensible drug policies. This legislation allows our courts and law enforcement to focus their limited resources more effectively to fight highly addictive opiates such as heroin and prescription drugs that are tearing apart families and communities.” Read more. [/message]

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