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Lighting up at UVM

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -  
 "So where are we at on time right now? It's 3:50, we got about a half hour till game time," said UVM Senior Jacob Powers.

At four twenty on four twenty-hundreds of UVM students lit up.

"I feel like a lot of people at UVM smoke," said Freshman Jeremy Romanul.


April 20th has been dubbed by many across the country as an unofficial marijuana holiday-and UVM students took to the Redstone Campus Green to partake in what they call-one of the best events of the year.

 "Its 4/20 out here, Redstone Campus UVM its my last on ever figured I'd make it out here," said Powers.

Pot is not legal in Vermont-but possession of anything under an ounce is decriminalized-resulting in a ticket and fine much like a traffic violation.

Michael Werner was caught with marijuana, he explained, "So I was just sitting over there smoking my chillam and a police officer came over to me they took away my chillam they took away some of my weed."

Michael Werner and Anthony Gemma were issued violation notices-for possession of marijuana under the age of 21-by campus police.

 "I didn't get a ticket, no, cause supposedly if I go through this program I wont have to pay for a ticket it will be a diversion program," said Werner.

Police say they issued about 10 similar violations to students-but overall think the event went smoothly.

 "From our viewpoint safety is always paramount so as far as that goes we didn't have any issues regarding personal safety," said UVM Campus Police Dep. Chief Tim Bilodeau. 

And the skies are once again clear-until next year.
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