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House Votes 98-44 to Decriminalize Marijuana
Friday, 04/12/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Supporters of decriminalizing - or even legalizing - the possession of small amounts of marijuana have cleared a major hurdle. The Vermont House voted 98-to-44 on Friday to make it a civil offense - instead of a crime - to possess one ounce or less of pot.
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House Judiciary To Vote On Marijuana Decriminalization
Tuesday, 04/09/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Lawmakers are set to vote on a bill this week that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The House Judiciary Committee has been taking testimony for weeks and the bill is likely to pass Tuesday afternoon.
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House Committee Appears Set To Approve Marijuana Decriminalization
Thursday, 03/28/13
By Kirk Carapezza
A key House committee took testimony on Thursday about whether possessing small amounts of marijuana should be a civil offense, not a crime. In Montpelier, decriminalization was once considered one of the key issues of the legislative session, but it has recently taken a back seat.
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A ‘Half-Step’ Toward Marijuana Legalization
Thursday, 11/15/12
By Patti Daniels
Last week's election energized supporters of marijuana legalization, with Colorado and Washington voters legalizing the drug in their states. In Burlington, voters passed a non-binding­ referendum with 70 percent of the vote in favor of legalizing, taxing and regulating cannabis and hemp.
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Next Steps For Vt. Pot Laws
Wednesday, 11/14/12
By Jane Lindholm
On election night, Burlington voters registered their support for legalizing marijuana in the city in a non-binding referendum. But leaders at the Statehouse say a more likely course of action is to decriminalize the drug.
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As Vt. Approves Marijuana Dispensaries, Towns Prepare To Host Them
Sunday, 09/16/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Public safety officials have given conditional approval to the state's first two medical marijuana dispensaries, including one in Burlington. Other towns are deciding whether to opt out of the program by crafting zoning ordinances that preclude dispensaries.
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Gubernatorial Candidates Differ On Marijuana Decriminalization
Thursday, 08/09/12
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin and GOP challenger Randy Brock have very different views about whether marijuana should be decriminalized.
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Traffic Stop Leads To Marijuana Arrest
Tuesday, 08/07/12
Vermont State Police say a routine traffic stop last night turned into a marijuana arrest.
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A New Look At Marijuana
Wednesday, 12/07/11
By Jane Lindholm
We look at the push to reclassify marijuana as a drug with medicinal benefits and we hear about the shrinking State Auditor's office.
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Lawmaker Pushes To Decriminalize Marijuana Possession
Thursday, 12/09/10
By Neal Charnoff
A Burlington Democrat plans to introduce a bill in the Vermont House that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
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Marijuana Becomes Issue In Governor's Race
Thursday, 06/24/10
By John Dillon
Senate President Peter Shumlin sparked controversy recently when he came out in support of decriminalizing marijuana. The candidates for governor have found it can be a challenging topic to talk about.
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Group Hopes To Reform Marijuana Laws
Thursday, 06/10/10
By Susan Keese
A grassroots group spearheaded by a former state legislator hopes to build support for reforming Vermont's marijuana laws. Proponents say Vermont could more easily control marijuana by moving it off the streets and into state-regulated stores. Law enforcement officials disagree.
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Marijuana Protest Held Outside NH Statehouse
Wednesday, 04/21/10
About 100 advocates of legalizing marijuana rallied outside the New Hampshire Statehouse on the eve of a Senate vote to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.
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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Thursday, 03/18/10
By Jane Lindholm
A bill making its way through the senate would create up to five "compassion centers"  to legally disburse medical marijuana.  Also, one senator wants to further regulate slaughterhouses, and we celebrate the Iranian New Year.
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NH House Approves Decriminalizing Marijuana
Thursday, 03/11/10
New Hampshire's House has voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana by adults.
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Advocate Says Support Exists For Marijuana Decriminalization
Thursday, 03/04/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
On Town Meeting Day voters in Montpelier came out strongly in favor of de-criminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.
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911 Callers Report Plane Dropping Pot
Thursday, 11/19/09
Vermont State Police have seized $200,000 worth of marijuana believed to have been dropped from a plane into a field near the U.S.-Canadian border.
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