Virginia Lawmakers Approve Another Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Virginia Lawmakers Approve Another Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

A Virginia House committee approved a bill to decriminalize marijuana possession on Wednesday. There were numerous decriminalization proposals under consideration in the House Courts of Justice Committee, but the panel ultimately integrated them into legislation sponsored by the committee’s chair, Rep. Charniele Herring (D). The bill has the support of Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D), who campaigned on decriminalization and included the policy change proposal in his annual State of the Commonwealth speech last month. “Today marks the first time the House Courts of Justice Committee has approved a decriminalization bill,” Jenn Michelle Pedini, executive director of Virginia NORML, told Marijuana…

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