On Jan. 3, 2016, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin issued pardons to 192 individuals who had previously been convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession.
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On Dec. 8, 2016, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced that Vermonters convicted of marijuana possession of up to one ounce can apply to have their convictions pardoned.
On Monday, July 13, 2015, President Barack Obama announced that he would commute the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders held in federal prisons.
The New York Times reported on Friday, July 3, that President Obama is expected to commute the sentences of dozens of nonviolent drug offenders during the next few weeks. But most drug convictions happen under state law. Is there any relief on the horizon for nonviolent drug offenders over-sentenced in state courts?