By Justin Haas
MONTPELIER, Vermont: Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law that makes Vermont the 17th state to either legalize or decriminalize marijuana possession.
Shumlin called it a more "common sense" way to deal with marijuana possession. He said, "When Vermonters do abuse marijuana, let’s make sure it’s a traffic ticket kind of fine and it doesn’t affect the rest of their lives."
Marijuana use is still illegal in Vermont, however criminal penalties are being replaced with civil fines, similar to those one might get for speeding.