Vermont Marijuana Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

By on May 20, 2013

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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