Pardons offered to some Vermonters with marijuana possession convictions

 In Decriminalization, Local News

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s governor said Thursday that he would consider pardoning residents with marijuana possession convictions.

Gov. Peter Shumlin spoke briefly about his plans at an event in Randolph.

Shumlin said any Vermonter who has been convicted of possessing up to an ounce of marijuana could apply for a pardon.

Those without felony or violent convictions and without charges pending were eligible for the pardon.

“A governor’s pardon is an extraordinary act,” the governor’s website stated.



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