VT Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Advances

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Marijuana decriminalization in VT has cleared another hurdle. The House voted 98-44 for the bill, which faces another vote — and likely attempts to amend the bill — in the House on Tuesday before going to the Senate. Read this entire Burlington Free Press article.

[message type=”custom” width=”100%” color=”#CCCCCC” border=”#C9C9C9″ color=”#333333″] The bill would make it a civil offense, like a traffic ticket, for someone caught possessing an ounce or less of marijuana. Some offenders ticketed would be subject to a fine of up to $300. Under current law, that amount could yield a criminal charge with a possible $500 fine and six months in jail.

The bill also specifies that smoking marijuana while driving is prohibited and subject to a $500 fine and creates a task force to study how to better detect drugged driving.
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