Virginia Attorney General Speaks at Cannabis Conference For Marijuana Decriminalization

Virginia Attorney General Speaks at Cannabis Conference For Marijuana Decriminalization

The Attorney General of Virginia, Mark Herring, spoke at the Virginia 2020 Cannabis Conference about marijuana decriminalization in the Commonwealth. The event was organized in Richmond on Sunday by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Herring said that he supports the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana, taking action to address previous convictions and leading towards regulated and legal adult use.  Herring told the crowd that the time for marijuana reform has come. He further added that justice demands it, even the Virginians want the reform to take place and he is going to ensure that they get it done.  A single proposed bill would change the normal possession to a $50 civil fine and clear off the records of people with past convictions.  Contrarily, a few Republican lawmakers have said that any significant changes in the criminal laws could have drastic and unintended consequences.  Journey of Cannabis Decriminalization The U.S. federal government legalized hemp, Cannabis Sativa plant, back in December 2018 under the Farm Act.  It removed hemp from the list of Controlled Substances and thereby declared that hemp is an agricultural crop that can be grown like any other usual crop. However, the government…

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