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H 511 - Authorizes Possession of 1 Ounce of Marijuana - Vermont Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Possession of 1 Ounce of Marijuana

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (29-0) -

Title: Authorizes Possession of 1 Ounce of Marijuana

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (81-63) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Possession of 1 Ounce of Marijuana

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes an individual 21 years of age or older to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, effective July 1, 2018.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes possession of no more than 1 ounce of marijuana, 2 mature marijuana plants, and 4 immature marijuana plants for an individual who is 21 or older (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits the consumption of marijuana in public and anywhere using a lighted tobacco product or substitute tobacco product (Sec. 4).

  • Establishes new civil penalties, court diversion, and the Youth Substance Abuse Safety Program for 18- to 20-year-olds found in possession of marijuana and delinquency proceedings for those under the age of 18 (Sec. 4).

  • Authorizes landlords to prohibit their tenants from possessing, consuming or cultivating marijuana on their property (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits more than 2 mature and 4 immature marijuana plants in any dwelling unit regardless of how many individuals aged 21 or older live there (Sec. 7).

  • Requires marijuana plants to be secured in an enclosure and screened from public view (Sec. 7).

  • Specifies that anyone aged 21 or older who knowingly enables the consumption of marijuana by an individual under the age of 21 may be subject to a fine of up to $2,000 or imprisonment for up to 2 years (Sec. 8).

  • Prohibits the manufacture of concentrated marijuana by chemical extraction using butane or hexane unless the individual or entity is authorized as a registered marijuana dispensary (Sec. 10).

  • Prohibits being impaired by marijuana while driving, even if the impairment resulted from the consumption of second-hand marijuana smoke (Sec. 13).

  • Establishes civil monetary penalties for consuming or having an open container of marijuana in a motor vehicle (Sec. 14).

  • Specifies that an individual caught consuming marijuana in a vehicle while a minor is present will be subject to an additional fine of up to $500 for a 1st offense, $750 for a 2nd offense, and $1,000 for any subsequent offense (Sec. 15).

  • Specifies that it is a misdemeanor to consume marijuana or tobacco in a licensed child care center while children are present, subject to a fine of up to $500 for a 1st offense, $750 for a 2nd offense, and $1,000 for any subsequent offense (Sec. 16).

Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (62-83) -

Title: Authorizes Possession of 1 Ounce of Marijuana

Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (78-63) -

Title: Authorizes Possession of 1 Ounce of Marijuana

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Possession of 1 Ounce of Marijuana

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