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Vt. lawmakers take up pot decriminalization bill

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

Vermont lawmakers are set to begin taking testimony this week on whether to decriminalize marijuana.

As currently proposed, House bill 200 would replace criminal penalties with a $100 fine for those over 21 caught carrying less than two ounces of pot. The bill would also decriminalize growing a small number of marijuana plants.
     
Sponsors of the bill say the measure would not change the penalties for being under the influence while driving. A proposal in the Senate to go a step further and fully legalize marijuana is not expected to draw serious consideration.

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