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Vermont Governor Signs Law Expanding Medical Marijuana Program
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a new law on Monday that will expand the state’s medical marijuana program by allowing patients with additional qualifying conditions, including chronic pain, access to medical cannabis in the Green Mountain State. In a signing statement issued Monday, Shumlin said that by allowing medical marijuana for chronic pain in Vermont, doctors now have an alternative treatment to highly addictive opiate-based pain medication. “At a time when opiate addiction is ravaging our state and drug companies continue to urge our doctors to pass out painkillers like candy, we need to find a more practical …
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Will Vermont Be The Next State to Fully Legalize Marijuana?
MONTPELIER, VT — Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, have announced legislation “to cautiously and deliberately” legalize cannabis for adult-use in Vermont. The proposed bill would remove the civil penalties for possession of an ounce or less of marijuana for those over 21 in the state of Vermont. However, the bill also suggests enhanced penalties for people over 21 who furnish alcohol or marijuana to minors. “The war on drugs has failed when it comes to marijuana prohibition.” – Governor Shumlin Cannabis lovers in Vermont: Do not get too excited. The bill does have …
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Vermont Decriminalizes Minor Possession Of Marijuana
Vermont has officially become the 17th state to eliminate criminal penalties for minor possession of Cannabis. Governor Peter Shumlin (D) signed the bill into law Thursday, which will remove the criminal penalties for possession of less than one ounce of cannabis or less than five grams of hash by adults 21 or older. “Our limited resources should be focused on reducing abuse and addiction of opiates like heroin and meth rather than cracking down on people for having very small amounts of marijuana.” – Gov. Peter Shumlin Violations will be punishable by a civil penalty similar …