Max. fine for small amount: $200
Marijuana related arrests in 2012: 926
According to a Rand research study on marijuana legalization, the people of Vermont consumed between 15 to 25 metric tons of marijuana in 2014 alone, worth between $125 million and $225 million. Although those numbers are ridiculously high, two groups are at odds over whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use in the state after a bill was introduced to decriminalize cannabis. State lawmakers could vote on the bill in 2016, which could put on the ballot in November.
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