Vermont Marijuana Decriminalization Effort Launched In Brattleboro

Wednesday, April 28 2010 @ 11:20 PM GMT+4
Contributed by: Lise (

About 30 people met to learn about a campaign to decriminalize marijuana in the state of Vermont. The effort is being spearheaded by local writer Vidda Crochetta and Brattleboro Selectboard member Daryl Pillsbury (acting in an unofficial capacity). Pillsbury explained how he got involved in the project, saying he had made his decisions based on real life experiences. “I see things that don’t make sense,” he said. The corrections budgets are going up. “We’re spending 10% on prisons and 4% on higher education. We’re cutting program after program that could be paid for with revenues from taxing the sale of marijuana.”

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