TIME TO WITHDRAW FROM UNITED NATIONS TREATY?

CHAPTER 10 (TEN) FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS: BECAUSE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SIGNED A TREATY
WITH THE UNITED NATIONS, DOES THE UN ACTUALLY CONTROLS THE DRUG LAWS OF THE U.S.A.
IS THIS ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT? YEP, IT IS. SO, TAKE BACK CONTROL OF OUR OWN COUNTRY!
RE-ISSUE THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, OR RISK UNITED NATIONS TROOPS LANDING IN VERMONT
AND SEIZING MARIJUANA!
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
https://www.unodc.org/

https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/2017/June/unodc-and-jordan-sign-memorandum-of-understanding-to-combat-illicit-trade.html?ref=fs5 ….. “So far, the Programme has achieved great results in terms of seizing illicit drugs,…..
…..Since its launch in 2004, over 60 inter-agency Port Control Units have been established in
38 Member States, resulting in the seizure of inter alia 187 tons of cocaine, 5 tons of heroin,
67 tons of cannabis, …..”

https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/drug-trafficking/index.html
“….Drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale
of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws.
UNODC is continuously monitoring and researching global illicit drug markets in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of their dynamics……”

https://www.unodc.org/wdr2016/index.html
“The World Drug Report 2016 is published in the wake of the landmark moment in global drug policy, the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem.
Chapter I provides a global overview of the supply of and demand for opiates, cocaine,
cannabis,
amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) and new psychoactive substances (NPS), as well as their impact on health…..”

https://www.unodc.org/wdr2016/en/cannabis.html
“Despite major changes in some regions, global cannabis consumption has remained somewhat stable in recent years.
In 2014, some 3.8 per cent of the global population had used cannabis in the past year, a proportion that has remained
stable since 1998. Given the global population growth, this has gone in parallel with an increase in the total number of
cannabis users since 1998. The Americas, followed by Africa, remain the main production and consumption regions
for cannabis herb, with about three quarters of all cannabis herb seizures worldwide taking place in the Americas in 2014,
the largest amounts in North America, while Africa accounted for 14 per cent of all cannabis herb seizures and Europe for
5 per cent. On the other hand, Europe, North Africa and the Near and Middle East remain the principal markets for
cannabis resin, the majority of which continues to be produced in Morocco and Afghanistan, as reflected in information
provided by Member States on the sources of cannabis resin seized. Accounting for 40 per cent of the total, the largest
amounts of cannabis resin seized in 2014 took place once again in Western and Central Europe.
In the United States, although outcome measures such as the burden on the health and criminal justice systems need to
continue to be monitored regularly, recent data from the states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use show an
increase in cannabis use, as well as in public health and public safety indicators (cannabis-related emergency room visits,
hospitalizations, traffic accidents and related deaths), while cannabis-related arrests, court cases and criminal justice
system referrals into treatment have declined.”

https://www.unodc.org/doc/wdr2016/WDR_2016_Chapter_1_Cannabis.pdf Click above for chart, cannabis herb seized by region, included North America! WTF! OMG! Does the UN really
have that kind of power?

http://idpc.net/policy-advocacy/the-un-general-assembly-special-session-on-drugs-ungass-2016 “The UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) 2016 The ‘General Assembly’ is the principal policy-making organ of the United Nations (UN), and the only one in which all 193 UN member states have
equal representation. At the request of member states, it convenes UN General Assembly Special Sessions (UNGASS) on specific issues. There was an UNGASS on drugs in 1998 at which member states agreed on a Political Declaration on Global Drug Control.
Ten years later, member states met in Vienna to discuss progress made and to agree on a new Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem.
The next UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) was due to be held in 2019 – the target date set out in the
2009 Political Declaration and Action Plan for the achievement of a significant reduction in or the elimination of the demand and supply of drugs. However in September 2012, the presidents of Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico called on the UN to host an
international conference on drug policy reform. Subsequently, a provision was included in an annual omnibus resolution on drug policy –
sponsored by Mexico, and co-sponsored by 95 other countries – to bring forward this global drug policy summit meeting to 2016.
The UNGASS was held from 19th to 21st April 2016, gathering member states, UN agencies and civil society representatives.”

WHAT DO THE COLORS IN MARIJUANA MEAN?

WHY DO THE DIFFERENT COLORS OF MARIJUANA MEAN?
Names for different strains of marijuana are chosen by color, taste, smell, etc. The COLOR pigments found in plants
provide people with nutrients, including carotenoids,
anthocyanins, flavonoids, betalains, GREEN chlorophylls,
and YELLOW, ORANGE or RED carotenoids.

Chlorophylls capture light energy and convert it into
chemical energy.

Flavonoids include red or BLUE anthocyanins and
white or pale yellow compounds such as rutin,
quercitin, and kaempferol.
Red-VIOLET is betacyanin and yellow is betaxanthin.
Carotenoids, anthocyanins, and other
flavonoids might protect against certain forms of cancer
and cardiovascular disease with their antioxidant properties.

For example: Purple Kush’s foliage exhibits a classic indica growth pattern with a sturdy bush with dark green hues and hints of purple toward ripeness.

Marijuana Beer, Marijuana Wine, Marijuana Tea and Marijuana
Brownies, etc., should be labelled for their vitamin, mineral and nutrition values.

PURITAN NUDITY LAWS IN VERMONT! TOURISTS BEWARE!

Why it’s sunny in Vermont, again, and time to get to know
our existing, and in full force, NUDITY LAWS IN VERMONT!
http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/fullchapter/13/063

Whoops, and it might be so warm today, you might have
thought of going skinny dipping. Well, leave the camera
and video-camera at home! No wonder the motion picture
industry rarely films movies in Vermont!

http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/fullchapter/13/063
Title 13: Crimes And Criminal Procedure
Chapter 63: Obscenity
§ 2801. Definitions
As used in this act:

(1) “Minor” means
any person less than 18 years old.

(2) “Nudity” means
the showing of the human male
or female genitals,
pubic area
or buttocks
with less than a full opaque covering,
or the showing of the female
breast
with less than a fully opaque covering
of any portion thereof
below the top of the nipple,
or the depiction of
covered
male genitals
in a discernably
turgid state.

(3) “Sexual conduct”
means acts of
masturbation,
homosexuality,
sexual intercourse,
or
physical contact with a person’s
clothed
or unclothed genitals,
pubic area,
buttocks or, if
such person be a female,
breast.

(4) “Sexual excitement”
means the condition of
human male
or female genitals
when in a state of sexual stimulation or
arousal.
…..etc., etc., etc.,….
http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/fullchapter/13/063

PARTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS & MORE COMING! REPEAL ALL THIS CRAP! SET US FREE!

PART 1 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-1-federal-marijuana-laws-trump-state-marijuana-laws-so-it-time-learn-federal-pot

PART 2 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-2-federal-marijuana-laws-governor-phil-scott-consider-morning-his-big-decision-i

PART 3 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-3-federal-marijuana-laws-20-years-and-not-more-life-imprisonment-etc

PART 4 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-4-federal-marijuana-laws-demonstration-protest-june-21-june-22-montpelier

PART 5 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-5-federal-marijuana-laws-go-federal-prison-selling-bong-or-roach-clip

PART 6 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-6-federal-marijuana-laws-not-knowing-law-form-entrapment

PART 7 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-7-federal-marijuana-laws-chemicals-govt-approves-spray-vermont-kill-marijuana

PART 7 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS: WHAT CHEMICALS IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPRAYING ON YOUR STATE TO KILL MARIJUANA PLANTS?

PART 7 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
Posted by 2018 political candidate for U.S. Congress, Cris Ericson, in Vermont, with the assistance of U.S. Marijuana Party http://usmjparty.com Publisher & Editor in Chief, Sheree Krider.
“Prima facie”, in the law, means that if you have a state offense for marijuana spelled with a j in the law, marihuana spelled with an h in the law, or cannabis, then that is OBVIOUS that you may have also violated federal law. How many Vermont State Senators and Vermont Representatives know that they may be setting you up for a federal prison term, by their little ol’ Vermont slap on the hand statute?

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/prima+facie
Statutes may specify that certain evidence is prima facie
evidence of a certain fact. For example, a duly authenticated copy of a defendant’s criminal record may be considered prima facie evidence of the defendant’s prior convictions and may be used against the defendant in court. (Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 18-3-412 [West 1996]).

This is why plea bargains should be outlawed:
too many people under pressure or torture as a pre-trial detainee in a jail, or family obligations such as needing to get out of jail to take care of a sick person in the family, or whatever, plead guilty to something they are not guilty at all of. This, then sets them up wrongfully under “prima facie” evidence of a “prior record”.

TITLE 21 USC 962; TITLE 21 USC 967;
TITLE 21 USC 1705; TITLE 21 USC 1708; 21 USC 1713.
Please remember to contact your Vermont State Senators
and State Representatives and ask them to please vote
against Governor Phil Scott’s VETO of RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA during the special veto session June 21 and June 22, 2017.

TITLE 21 UNITED STATES CODE Section 962
http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=marihuana&f=treesort&fq=true&num=28&hl=true&edition=prelim&granuleId=USC-prelim-title21-section962 TITLE 21 / CHAPTER 13 / SUBCHAPTER II / § 962
21 USC 962: Second or subsequent offenses
Text contains those laws in effect on June 10, 2017
From Title 21-FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER 13-DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
SUBCHAPTER II-IMPORT AND EXPORT
§ 962. Second or subsequent offenses
(a) Term of imprisonment and fine
Any person convicted of any offense under this subchapter is, if the offense is a second or subsequent offense,
punishable by a term of imprisonment twice
that otherwise authorized, by twice
the fine otherwise authorized, or by both.
If the conviction is for an offense punishable
under section 960(b) of this title, and if it is the offender’s second or subsequent offense,
the court shall impose,
in addition to any term of imprisonment and fine,
twice the term of supervised release otherwise authorized.
(b) Determination of status
For purposes of this section, a person shall be considered
convicted of a second or subsequent offense if,
prior to the commission of such offense,
one or more prior convictions of such person
for a felony drug offense have become final.
(c) Procedures applicable
Section 851 of this title shall apply with respect
to any proceeding to sentence a person under this section.
Amendments
1994-Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103–322 substituted
“one or more prior convictions of such person for a felony drug offense have become final”
for “one or more prior convictions of him for a felony
under any provision of this subchapter or subchapter I of this chapter or other law
of a State,
the United States,
or a foreign country
relating to narcotic drugs,
marihuana,
or depressant or stimulant drugs, have become final”.

TITLE 21 USC 967
http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=marihuana&f=treesort&fq=true&num=29&hl=true&edition=prelim&granuleId=USC-prelim-title21-section967 TITLE 21 / CHAPTER 13 / SUBCHAPTER II / § 967
21 USC 967: Smuggling of controlled substances; investigations; oaths; subpenas;
witnesses; evidence; production of records; territorial limits; fees and mileage of witnesses
Text contains those laws in effect on June 10, 2017
From Title 21-FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER 13-DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
SUBCHAPTER II-IMPORT AND EXPORT
For the purpose of any investigation which, in the opinion of the Secretary of the Treasury,
is necessary and proper to the enforcement of section 545 of title 18 (relating to smuggling
goods into the United States) with respect to any controlled substance (as defined in section 802
of this title), the Secretary of the Treasury may administer oaths and affirmations,
subpena witnesses, compel their attendance, take evidence, and require the production
of records (including books, papers, documents and tangible things which constitute or
contain evidence) relevant or material to the investigation. The attendance of witnesses
and the production of records may be required from any place within the customs territory
of the United States, except that a witness shall not be required to appear at any hearing distant
more than 100 miles from the place where he was served with subpena. Witnesses summoned
by the Secretary shall be paid the same fees and mileage that are paid witnesses in the courts
of the United States. Oaths and affirmations may be made at any place subject to the jurisdiction
of the United States.
Amendments
1970-Pub. L. 91–513 substituted “section 545 of title 18 (relating to smuggling goods
into the United States) with respect to any controlled substance (as defined in section 802
of this title)” for “the laws of the United States relating to narcotic drugs and
marihuana”
and substituted the customs territory of the United States for any State or any territory
or other place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States is the defined area from within
which the attendance of witnesses and the production of records may be required, and struck
out provisions making the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury the determinative factor
as to what is relevant or material to the investigation.

TITLE 21 USC 1705 NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL STRATEGY
http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=marijuana&f=treesort&fq=true&num=18&hl=true&edition=prelim&granuleId=USC-prelim-title21-section1705 TITLE 21 / CHAPTER 22 / § 1705
21 USC 1705: Development, submission, implementation, and assessment of National Drug Control Strategy
Text contains those laws in effect on June 10, 2017
From Title 21-FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER 22-NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY
§ 1705. Development, submission, implementation, and assessment of National Drug Control Strategy
(a) Timing, contents, and process for development and submission of National Drug Control Strategy
(1) Timing
Not later than February 1 of each year, the
President shall submit to Congress
a National Drug Control Strategy,
which shall set forth a comprehensive plan
for the year to reduce illicit drug use
and the consequences of such illicit drug use
in the United States by limiting the availability of,
and reducing the demand for, illegal drugs.
(2) Contents
(A) In general
The National Drug Control Strategy
submitted under paragraph (1) shall include the following:
(i) Comprehensive, research-based, long-range, quantifiable goals for reducing illicit
drug use and the consequences of illicit drug use in the United States. (ii) Annual quantifiable and measurable objectives and specific targets to accomplish
long-term quantifiable goals that the Director determines may be achieved during
each year beginning on the date on which the National Drug Control Strategy is submitted.
(iii) A 5-year projection for program and budget priorities. (iv) A review of international, State, local, and private sector drug control activities
to ensure that the United States pursues coordinated and effective drug control at all levels of government.
(v) An assessment of current illicit drug use (including inhalants and steroids) and
availability, impact of illicit drug use, and treatment availability, which assessment
shall include-
(I) estimates of drug prevalence and frequency of use as measured by national, State,
and local surveys of illicit drug use and by other special studies of nondependent and
dependent illicit drug use;
(II) illicit drug use in the workplace and the productivity lost by such use; and
(III) illicit drug use by arrestees, probationers, and parolees. (vi) An assessment of the reduction of illicit drug availability, as measured by-
(I) the quantities of cocaine, heroin,
marijuana,
methamphetamine, ecstasy, and
other drugs available for consumption in the United States;
(II) the amount of
marijuana,
cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, ecstasy, and
precursor chemicals and other drugs entering the United States; (III) the number of illicit drug manufacturing laboratories seized and destroyed
and the number of hectares of
marijuana,
poppy, and coca cultivated and destroyed
domestically and in other countries;
(IV) the number of metric tons of
marijuana,
heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine
seized and other drugs; and
(V) changes in the price and purity of heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine, changes
in the price of ecstasy, and changes in tetrahydrocannabinol level of marijuana
and other drugs.

TITLE 21 USC 1708 NATIONAL YOUTH ANTI-DRUG MEDIA CAMPAIGN
http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=marijuana&f=treesort&fq=true&num=19&hl=true&edition=prelim&granuleId=USC-prelim-title21-section1708 TITLE 21 / CHAPTER 22 / § 1708
21 USC 1708: National youth anti-drug media campaign
Text contains those laws in effect on June 10, 2017
From Title 21-FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER 22-NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY
…ETC., …ETC.,…
(j) Prevention of marijuana use
(1) Findings
The Congress finds the following:
(A) 60 percent of adolescent admissions for drug treatment are based on marijuana use.
(B) Potency levels of contemporary marijuana, particularly
hydroponically grown marijuana,
are significantly higher than in the past, rising from under 1 percent of THC in the mid-1970s
to as high as 30 percent today.
(C) Contemporary research has demonstrated that youths smoking marijuana early in life may be up to 5 times more likely to use hard drugs. (D) Contemporary research has demonstrated clear detrimental effects in adolescent
educational achievement resulting from marijuana use.
(E) Contemporary research has demonstrated clear detrimental effects in adolescent brain
development resulting from marijuana use.
(F) An estimated 9,000,000 Americans a year drive while under the influence of illegal drugs,
including marijuana.
(G) Marijuana smoke contains 50 to 70 percent more of certain cancer causing chemicals
than tobacco smoke.
(H) Teens who use marijuana are up to 4 times more likely to have a teen pregnancy
than teens who have not.
(I) Federal law enforcement agencies have identified clear links suggesting that trade
in hydroponic marijuana facilitates trade by criminal organizations in hard drugs,
including heroin.
(J) Federal law enforcement agencies have identified possible links between trade
in cannabis products and financing for terrorist organizations. (2) Emphasis on prevention of youth marijuana use
In conducting advertising and activities otherwise authorized under this section,
the Director may emphasize prevention of youth marijuana use.

21 USC 1713
TITLE 21 / CHAPTER 22 / § 1713 SPRAY & ERADICATE MARIJUANA WITH “APPROVED” HERBICIDES (WEED KILLERS)
http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=cannabis&f=treesort&fq=true&num=5&hl=true&edition=prelim&granuleId=USC-prelim-title21-section1713 21 USC 1713: Authorization of use of environmentally-approved herbicides to eliminate illicit narcotics crops
Text contains those laws in effect on June 10, 2017
From Title 21-FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER 22-NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY
§ 1713. Authorization of use of environmentally-approved herbicides to eliminate illicit narcotics crops.
The Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Defense, the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy,
and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency are authorized to support the development and use
of environmentally-approved
herbicides
to eliminate illicit narcotics crops,
including coca,
cannabis,
and opium poppy, both in the United States and in foreign countries.

(See below, federal marijuana laws parts 1,2,3,4,5,6)
https://www.loc.gov/
http://uscode.house.gov/browse.xhtml
PART 1 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-1-federal-marijuana-laws-trump-state-marijuana-laws-so-it-time-learn-federal-pot PART 2 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-2-federal-marijuana-laws-governor-phil-scott-consider-morning-his-big-decision-i PART 3 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-3-federal-marijuana-laws-20-years-and-not-more-life-imprisonment-etc PART 4 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-4-federal-marijuana-laws-demonstration-protest-june-21-june-22-montpelier PART 5 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-5-federal-marijuana-laws-go-federal-prison-selling-bong-or-roach-clip PART 6 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-6-federal-marijuana-laws-not-knowing-law-form-entrapment

Coming soon to ibrattleboro.com
PART 8 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS:
Title 3 USC; Title 5 USC; Title 20 USC;
Title 22 USC; Title 23 USC; Title 25 USC;
Title 26 USC; Title 28 USC; Title 42 USC;
Title 48 USC; Title 49 USC and International Treaties

Is not teaching all of the federal marijuana laws in high school a form of “entrapment”?

PART 6 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-6-federal-marijuana-laws-not-knowing-law-form-entrapment PART 1 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-1-federal-marijuana-laws-trump-state-marijuana-laws-so-it-time-learn-federal-pot PART 2 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-2-federal-marijuana-laws-governor-phil-scott-consider-morning-his-big-decision-i PART 3 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-3-federal-marijuana-laws-20-years-and-not-more-life-imprisonment-etc PART 4 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-4-federal-marijuana-laws-demonstration-protest-june-21-june-22-montpelier PART 5 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-5-federal-marijuana-laws-go-federal-prison-selling-bong-or-roach-clip MORE FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS COMING SOON, AND THERE ARE A LOT MORE!

PART 5 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS: GO TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR SELLING A BONG OR ROACH CLIP

These federal marijuana laws are being researched by Cris Ericson and posted on ibrattleboro.com, and also here with the help of Sheree Krider, Publisher & Editor in Chief of the U.S. Marijuana Party http://usmjparty.com
More federal marijuana laws are coming soon, here are the first 5 parts: PART 5 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS: Go to federal prison for selling a bong or roach clip!
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-5-federal-marijuana-laws-go-federal-prison-selling-bong-or-roach-clip PART 1 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-1-federal-marijuana-laws-trump-state-marijuana-laws-so-it-time-learn-federal-pot PART 2 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-2-federal-marijuana-laws-governor-phil-scott-consider-morning-his-big-decision-i PART 3 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-3-federal-marijuana-laws-20-years-and-not-more-life-imprisonment-etc PART 4 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-4-federal-marijuana-laws-demonstration-protest-june-21-june-22-montpelier

THE POLICE DON’T COUNT YOUR CANS OF BEER INSIDE YOUR PRIVATE HOME SO WHY SHOULD THEY COUNT YOUR MARIJUANA PLANTS?

This blog post is posted by Cris Ericson courtesy of
Sheree Krider, Editor in Chief & Publisher of U.S. Marijuana Party http://www.usmjparty.com

You can reach Cris Ericson by text messages only 1-802-289-1000 because this is NOT a smart phone. Your return phone number must be displayed or your message will be deleted.

THE POLICE DON’T COUNT YOUR CANS OF BEER INSIDE YOUR PRIVATE HOME SO WHY SHOULD THEY COUNT YOUR MARIJUANA PLANTS?

THIS IS THE MARIJUANA BILL WE ARE WAITING TO SEE IF VERMONT GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT WILL SIGN OR VETO. THE LEGISLATURE COULD OVERCOME A VETO.

It says Fentanyl, but it gets around to the marijuana, keep scrolling down!
http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0022/S-0022%20As%20Passed%20by%20Both%20House%20and%20Senate%20Official.pdf

The assertion that this bill legalizes marijuana similar to alcoholic beverages is
100% wrong! The police don’t get a search warrant to count your cans of beer. The police don’t send you to prison for having too many bottles of wine. This bill, like all the others before it, maintains the right of the state of Vermont
to hound, stalk and harrass you on tips from your neighbor that you might have 3 adult marijuana plants rather than 2; and under no circumstances does this bill allow you the right or dignity to privacy in your own home.

After you read the bill once, re-read it, only insert
“can of beer” or “bottle of wine”
for each time you read the word marijuana.

Like all the other bills,
this bill continues to treat you like a child even if you are an adult, and encourages police to act like starving dogs hounding and stalking your private home in hopes of finding too many immature plants or one too many mature plants of marijuana.

BILL AS INTRODUCED AND PASSED BY SENATE AND HOUSE

S.22

2017 Page 1 of 24
VT LEG #320384 v.1
S.22
Introduced by Senator Sears
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Date: January 12, 2017

Subject: Crimes; possession of fentanyl
Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to increase the penalties for possessing, selling, dispensing, or trafficking fentanyl.

…An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age and older… It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont: Sec. 1. LEGISLATIVE INTENT; CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES
It is the intent of the General Assembly to eliminate all penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana and two mature and four immature marijuana plants for a person who is 21 years of age or older while retaining criminal penalties for possession, dispensing and sale of larger amounts of marijuana. This act also retains civil penalties for possession of marijuana by a person under 21 years of age, which are the same as for VT LEG #320384 v.1
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possession of alcohol by a person under 21 years of age.
Sec. 2. 18 V.S.A. § 4201 is amended to read:
§ 4201. DEFINITIONS
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: * * *
(15)(A) “Marijuana” means all parts of
the plant Cannabis sativa L., except as provided by subdivision (B) of this subdivision (15), whether growing or harvested, and includes: (i) the seeds of the plant;
(ii) the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and
(iii) any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds, or resin.
(B) “Marijuana” does not include:
(i) the mature stalks of the plant and fiber produced from the stalks;
(ii) oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant;
(iii) any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks, fiber, oil, or cake;
(iv) the sterilized seed of the plant that is incapable of
germination; or
(v) hemp or hemp products, as defined in 6 V.S.A. § 562.
* * *
(43) “Immature marijuana plant” means a female marijuana plant that has not flowered and that does not have buds that may be observed by visual examination.
(44) “Mature marijuana plant” means a female marijuana plant that has flowered and that has buds that may be observed by visual examination.

Sec. 3. 18 V.S.A. § 4230 is amended to read:

§ 4230. MARIJUANA
VT LEG #320384 v.1
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(a) Possession and cultivation.

(1)(A) No person shall knowingly and unlawfully possess more than one ounce of marijuana or more than five grams of hashish or cultivate more than two mature marijuana plants or four immature marijuana plants. For a first offense under this subdivision (A), a person shall be provided the opportunity to participate in the Court Diversion Program unless the prosecutor states on the record why a referral to the Court Diversion Program would not serve the ends of justice. A person convicted of a first offense under this subdivision shall be imprisoned not more than six months or fined not more than $500.00, or both.

(B) A person convicted of a second or subsequent offense of
knowingly and unlawfully possessing more than one ounce of marijuana or more than five grams of hashish or cultivating more than two mature marijuana plants or four immature marijuana plants shall be imprisoned not more than two years or fined not more than $2,000.00, or both.

(C) Upon an adjudication of guilt for a first or second offense under this subdivision, the court may defer sentencing as provided in 13 V.S.A. § 7041 except that the court may in its discretion defer sentence without the filing of a presentence investigation report and except that sentence may be imposed at any time within two years from and after the date of entry of deferment. The court may, prior to sentencing, order that the defendant submit to a drug assessment screening which may be considered at sentencing in the same manner as a presentence report.

(2) A person knowingly and unlawfully possessing two ounces of marijuana or 10 grams of hashish or knowingly and unlawfully cultivating more than three plants of four mature marijuana plants or eight immature marijuana plants shall be imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than $10,000.00, or both.

(3) A person knowingly and unlawfully possessing more than one pound of marijuana or more than 2.8 ounces of hashish or
knowingly and unlawfully cultivating more than six mature
marijuana plants or 12 immature marijuana plants shall be imprisoned not more than five years or fined not more than $10,000.00, or both.

(4) A person knowingly and unlawfully possessing more than 10 pounds of marijuana or more than one pound of hashish or knowingly and unlawfully cultivating more than 12 mature marijuana plants or 24 immature marijuana plants shall be imprisoned not more than 15 years or fined not more than $500,000.00, or both.

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consequences in accordance with 13 V.S.A. § 8005(b) and the defendant later at any time shows that the plea and conviction for a violation of this subsection
may have or has had a negative consequence, the court, upon the defendant’s motion, shall vacate the judgment and permit the defendant to withdraw the plea or admission and enter a plea of not guilty. Failure of the court to advise the defendant of a particular collateral consequence shall not support a motion to vacate.

(6) The amounts of marijuana in this subsection shall not include marijuana cultivated, harvested, and stored in accordance with section 4230e of this title.

(b)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person 21 years of age or older who possesses one ounce or less of marijuana or five grams or less of hashish and two mature marijuana plants or fewer or four immature marijuana plants or fewer or who possesses paraphernalia for marijuana use shall not be penalized or sanctioned in any manner by the State or any of its political subdivisions or denied any right or privilege under State law. The one-ounce limit of marijuana or five grams of hashish that may be possessed by a person 21 years of age or older shall not include marijuana cultivated, harvested, and stored in accordance with section 4230e of this title.

(2)(A) A person shall not consume marijuana in a
public place. “Public place” means any street, alley, park, sidewalk, public building other than individual dwellings, any place of public accommodation as defined in 9 V.S.A. § 4501, and any place where the possession of a lighted tobacco product is prohibited by law.

(B) A person who violates this subdivision (a)(2) shall be assessed a civil penalty as follows:
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(i) not more than $100.00 for a first offense;
(ii) not more than $200.00 for a second offense; and
(iii) not more than $500.00 for a third or subsequent offense.

This section does not
(1) exempt a person from arrest, citation, or prosecution for being under the influence of marijuana while operating a vehicle of any kind or for consuming marijuana while operating a motor vehicle;
(2) repeal or modify existing laws or policies concerning the operation of vehicles of any kind while under the influence of marijuana or for consuming marijuana while operating a motor vehicle;
(3) limit the authority of primary and secondary schools to impose administrative penalties for the possession of marijuana on school property; (4) prohibit a municipality from adopting a civil ordinance to provide additional penalties for consumption of marijuana in a public place; (5) prohibit a landlord from banning possession or use of marijuana in a lease agreement; or
(6) allow an inmate of a correctional facility to possess or use marijuana or to limit the authority of law enforcement, the courts, the Department of Corrections, or the Parole Board to impose penalties on offenders who use marijuana in violation of a court order, conditions of furlough, parole, or rules of a correctional facility.
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