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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 Now Accepting Applications for Pardons of Cannabis Charges

Starting today, December 8th, and going until Christmas day, December 25h, Vermont Governor Peter E. Shumlin will consider pardoning “convictions of marijuana possession up to one ounce for those with no felony convictions or violent criminal convictions.” The possession of up to an ounce of cannabis was decriminalized by lawmakers in the state in 2013. …

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