Vermont House Approves Marijuana Expungement And Decriminalization Expansion Bill

The Vermont House gave preliminary approval on Friday to a bill that would provide for automatic expungements of marijuana convictions and allow people to possess and grow more cannabis without the threat of jail time than is currently allowed.

Under the proposal, those with convictions for marijuana possession of up to two ounces, four mature plants and eight immature plants prior to January 2021 would have their records automatically cleared. Those who receive expungements would be notified by mail.

The House voted to advance the bill in a 113-10 vote, and final third reading consideration to send it to the Senate is expected next week.

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