1. Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. We serve over 4 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. To protect our independence we do not run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations which average $25. If everyone reading this would donate $5 then this fund raiser would be done in an hour. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. Your help is most welcome. Thank you.
    PLEASE HELP
  1. chillinwill
    MONTPELIER — Nineteen legislators introduced a bill Tuesday that seeks to decriminalize possession of a small amount of marijuana.

    The bill — H. 150 — would make possession of one ounce or less subject to a civil penalty with up to $100 fine. Rep. David Zuckerman, P-Burlington, the lead sponsor of the bill, said this would allow police to focus on bigger matters. “Let’s be efficient in our law enforcement’s use of resources,” he said.

    Rep. Bill Lippert, D-Hinesburg, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said his panel has other priorities for the session, including legislation to toughen enforcement of sex offenses against children.

    Zuckerman said he understands the marijuana bill has long odds. “The wheels are not greased on this bill,” he said.

    By Free Press Staff
    February 3, 2009
    Burlington Free Press
    http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20090203/NEWS02/90203041/1001/NEWS

Comments

  1. Greenport
    Well, they don't seem to be too happy about the idea of passing this bill. However it's more up to the people than anybody, so if people in Vermont want it they have to fight for it. They will need to be calling up their representatives and telling them what they think and why if they expect this thing to go through.
To make a comment simply sign up and become a member!