Shumlin to Sign Marijuana Decriminalization Bill into Law Thursday

ESSEX JUNCTION –- Gov. Peter Shumlin is scheduled to sign legislation Thursday that will decriminalize possession of limited amounts of…Marijuana in Vermont, making it the 17th state in the nation to decriminalize or legalize marijuana. The signing will take place at 1 p.m. during the governor’s remarks at the Statewide Criminal & Juvenile Justice Training Conference at the Inn at Essex in Essex Junction (70 Essex Way).

“We commend Gov. Shumlin, the state’s top law enforcement officials, and the legislature for their leadership and support of this important legislation,” said Matt Simon, a legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project, which lobbied in support of the bill. “The governor’s signature marks another major milestone in the evolution of marijuana policy in Vermont.

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