Gov. Northam said his bill “expunges prior marijuana convictions, reinvests money in over-policed communities, and promotes diverse ownership in the industry.”
The bill dictates that simple possession would only carry civil penalties. The post Virginia House of Delegates Moves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Forward appeared first on High Times.
Virginia may be a step closer to reducing its draconian punishments for small-time cannabis possession. SB2, which would clear some past cannabis-related offenses from individuals’ records and reduce sentencing possession offenses, passed from the State Senate judiciary committee by an 11-2 vote, to the finance committee on Wednesday. The bill would drop the penalty for […]
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is heading into the third year of his term in office. And during his annual State of the Commonwealth speech on Wednesday, Gov. Northam called on lawmakers to decriminalize simple cannabis possession. While hesitant to embrace the more progressive marijuana policy reforms Democratic lawmakers in Virginia’s Assembly have proposed, like recreational […]