Vermont lawmakers are taking another crack at legalizing recreational marijuana. Introduced by Reps. Maxine Grad, Charles Conquest and Thomas Burditt, H. 170 would take a more reserved approach to legalization than previous legislative efforts.
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On Jan. 3, 2016, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin issued pardons to 192 individuals who had previously been convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession.
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 May 3, 2016, the Vermont House of Representatives voted against legislative efforts for both legalization and decriminalization of marijuana in the state. Rejected efforts included: legalized possession of one ounce or less, a nonbinding referendum on pot, and decriminalization that would replace criminal charges with fines.
The Vermont Senate Appropriations Committee has cleared SB 137, a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in small amounts.
On Jan. 7, 2016, during his final state of the state address, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced his support for the legalization of recreational marijuana. Shumlin criticized the war on drugs, calling it “outdated” and “failed,” and stressed the need to end black market marijuana sales.