(WeedBlog) Gov. Peter Shumlin fulfilled his promise to pardon those who have been imprisoned for minor marijuana possession. The Vermont Governor made his pardons and intentions clear through a media release earlier this week.
As one of his last actions in office, the pardon reflects Gov. Shumlin’s stance on marijuana legalization. “Vermont should follow the many states that are legalizing and regulating the use of marijuana and put to an end the incredible failure that is the War on Drugs,” stated Gov. Shumlin, according to the New York Times.
Roughly 450 people applied, 192 of which received the pardon. Those pardoned possessed no records of violent criminal histories or driving under the influence.