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Vermont Law Decriminalizes Marijuana

Vermont Law Decriminalizes Marijuana

Vermont has become the 17th state to get rid of criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a measure into law Thursday.

The law replaces criminal penalties with civil fines similar to a traffic ticket for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana or five grams of hashish.

[source: usatoday]

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