Hadley Malcolm speaks with USA TODAY’s Trevor Hughes regarding marijuana snacks. USA TODAY
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The Vermont State Police lack the technical ability to enforce the 1-ounce possession limit for marijuana-infused products, like oils and edibles—even though lawmakers instructed the state’s Department of Public Safety to figure out a method five years ago.
Since 2013, 1-ounce limit has served as a crucial dividing line between civil and criminal penalties. The state’s new July 1 law removes all penalties for less than an ounce and allows adults to possess two mature and four immature marijuana plants.The decriminalization Gov. Peter Shumlin signed in 2013 charged the state’s Department of Public Safety, which oversees the Vermont State Police, with creating a formula to accurately measure marijuana content in pot-infused products.
“The Vermont Forensic Laboratory lacks the technical capability to determine the actual