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Vermont Governor Pardons Nearly 200 people Charged with Cannabis Possession

In his final week in office, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has pardoned 192 people who were convicted of cannabis possession. This brings the total number of pardons issued by Shumlin to 208, the most ever issued by a Vermont governor. “A minor marijuana possession charge should not be an anchor that holds back an individual …

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Vermont: Second Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

With a 6 to 1 vote, the Vermont Senate Committee on Finance passed a bill today that would legalize recreational cannabis for everyone 21 and older. The bill was given approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee exactly two weeks ago. It now goes to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, where its passage will set it …

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Vermont Police Dogs No Longer Being Trained to Detect Smell of Cannabis

Police dogs in Vermont are no longer being trained to detect the smell of cannabis, according to Robert Ryan, the state’s top K9 training coordinator. The change was made in preparation of the state legalizing recreational cannabis in the near future. The announcement comes less than two weeks after the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee gave …

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Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

In a decisive 4 to 1 vote, the Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill today that would end cannabis prohibition in the state and regulate the plant for adult personal use. Senate Bill 241 would make it legal for adults 21 years of age and older to possess up to one ounce of cannabis …

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Vermont Governor Announces Public Hearing on Cannabis Legalization

Vermont Governor Peter Schumlin’s administration has announced that they’ll be holding a public hearing on November 12th as part of the state’s continuing examination of cannabis legalization. According to a press release sent out by the administration, the hearing will “provide Vermonters with the ability to contribute comments for a legislatively-mandated study on the issues …

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