Vermont House votes down legalization, referendum, decriminalization compromise. Any way, the compromise was just decriminalisation and civil fines.A cannabis policy that benefits criminal networks and terrorists.

Zappiste: Any way, the compromise was just decriminalisation and civil fines.
A cannabis policy that benefits criminal networks and terrorists.

The House version was allowing cultivation of two marijuana plants with purchase of a $125 annual permit from the Department of Health.

For alcohol:
A person of legal age may, without obtaining a license under this title or paying state taxes or fees, produce malt or vinous beverages, or both, at home provided that the amount of home-fermented beverages produced by that person does not exceed the quantities limitation in 26 U.S.C. §§ 5053 and 5042.

Quantities limitations: 200 gallons of beer an 200 gallons of wine a year for 2 adults.

Historic Vermont marijuana legalization plan dies in House
House votes down legalization, referendum, decriminalization compromise

Published: May 3, 2016, 12:25 pm • Updated: about 21 hours ago

By The Associated Press

MONTPELIER, Vt. — It’s anti-marijuana day in the Vermont House. The House first voted Tuesday against Senate-passed language to legalize possession of up to an ounce by adults.

Then it voted not to put the legalization question out to a statewide nonbinding referendum of the voters. Now it has voted against a compromise measure promoted by the Democratic leadership to expand decriminalization, under which some pot offenses get civil fines like traffic tickets, rather than criminal penalties.

Gov. Peter Shumlin and legalization advocates had demanded House action. But Speaker Shap Smith, a legalization supporter, has been saying he feared the outcome of a House vote could set the legalization movement back.

For now, it appears Smith may have been right.

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