VT Prosecutors Favor, Police Oppose Decriminalization
The Vermont House Judiciary Committee is considering making possession of one ounce or less of marijuana a civil violation, akin to a speeding ticket, as Maine, Massachusetts, New York and 11 other states do. Read this entire Burlington Free Press article.[message type=”custom” width=”100%” color=”#CCCCCC” border=”#C9C9C9″ color=”#333333″] Testimony before the House Judiciary Committee showed a divide between those who oversee state criminal policies and those who patrol the streets. Some of the top elected and appointed law enforcement officials in the state wholeheartedly endorsed decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana Wednesday while local police agencies vehemently urged legislators not to.
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