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Tagged With: Depenalization

Vermont: House Blocks Marijuana Depenalization Bill From Further Consideration

Members of the Vermont House of Representatives decided late last night to block a marijuana depenalization measure, H. 511, from further consideration this legislative session. The vote came after Senate members approved the bill, which eliminated civil and criminal penalties for the private possession and cultivation of small quantities of marijuana. Republican Gov. Phil Scott … Continue reading »

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Vermont: Governor Vetoes Marijuana Depenalization Measure; Says He Remains Open To Working With Lawmakers This Summer

Update: Lawmakers have sent a revised depenalization bill to Gov. Scott for his consideration during a special legislative session. The bill would eliminate criminal and civil penalities regarding the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis and/or the cultivation of two mature plants. The bill also imposes civil fines for marijuana use while in a … Continue reading »

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Florida: Lawmakers Fail To Act On Marijuana Depenalization Measure

Legislation to depenalize marijuana possession offenses was never acted on this legislative session.  House Bill 4021 would have removed cannabis from the Florida state schedule of controlled substances and removed all state criminal and civil penalties associated with the substance. “We have a lot of people in prison for drug charges and non-violent charges, and I … Continue reading »

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West Virginia: Lawmakers Fail To Act On Marijuana Depenalization Measure

Lawmakers failed to take action on House Bill 4712 before the legislative session came to an end. The legislation sought  to depenalize marijuana possession offenses. If enacted the legislation would have removed marijuana from the list of schedule I drugs according to the West Virginia state schedule of controlled substances and removed all state criminal and civil penalties … Continue reading »

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