Key Virginia Senate Committee Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Key Virginia Senate Committee Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

A key Virginia Senate committee approved a bill to decriminalize possession of marijuana on Wednesday. The Judiciary Committee advanced the legislation in a 11-2 vote. This comes one week after the panel’s Criminal Law Subcommittee passed the bill in a voice vote. If enacted, the measure would make simple possession a civil penalty punishable by a maximum $50 fine. Current policy stipulates that a first offense is punishable by a maximum $500 fine and up to 30 days in jail. “Years of hard work by so many open-minded organizations and legislators have made this bill more equitable and just,” Sen.…

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