Vermont Marijuana Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

By on May 20, 2013
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by AP

Decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana and hashish has just cleared its last Vermont legislative hurdle.

The Vermont House last Monday voted to concur with Senate changes to the bill – including a Senate-passed provision that decriminalizes possession of up to five grams of hashish, a concentrated derivative of marijuana.

The bill also replaces criminal penalties with civil fines similar to a traffic ticket for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.

The bill must still be signed into law by Gov. Peter Shumlin, who says he supports it.

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