Vermont Senate Passes Pot Decriminalization Proposal
Vermont’s Senate has just given final approval to Senate Bill 238. As amended, SB 238 removes criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana — replacing them with a fine, but no criminal record.
The bill will now go before House members, who may be contacted here.
If passed, Vermont would be the first state since 2001 to enact legislative reform decriminalizing the possession of marijuana for personal use.
To listen to NORML Legal Counsel Keith Stroup discussing this bill on Vermont Public Radio, please click here. February 14, 2008