Marijuana Decriminalization

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In the closing days of his administration, Governor Peter Shumlin is inviting Vermonters to apply for pardons if they were convicted of possessing up to an ounce of marijuana.

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The Vermont Senate Committee on Government Operations took testimony today on possible legalization of recreational marijuana.

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New Hampshire's Senate has refused to consider a House bill that would have decriminalized possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.

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New Hampshire's House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would legalize up to 1 ounce of marijuana for recreational use for anyone age 21 and older.

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

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The Vermont House has advanced a bill that would change the offense of possessing up to an ounce of marijuana from a misdemeanor crime to a civil offense similar to a speeding violation.

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A Vermont House committee is taking testimony on a proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.