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A Betsy Carr (D - VA) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Virginia NORML has endorsed Delegate Carr.

Holds office State House District 69

Candidate in race for State House District 69 on Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Position on Marijuana Legalization

Personal possession, adult individuals making personal choices, should and must be legal. We do need regulation to ensure folks are getting good product, aren’t being scammed and that access is limited to adults. Moreover, regulating the market allows better opportunity for, frankly, the state to benefit and for us to have additional revenue to spend on very real needs – improving public schools, providing access to health care, jobs creation, and helping those who are struggling with homelessness or food insecurity, among other needs.

Our goal should be to help people lead constructive productive lives. Carrying a conviction through life (let alone for something we are now legalizing) simply drags people down and makes it harder for them to succeed. That is antithetical to what should be our goal of lifting people up and giving them opportunity.

Position on Medical Marijuana

Where marijuana can reduce pain or suffering, of course patients should have access to it. It needs to be done in a managed manner, but our goal should be to ease suffering and improve lives. It’s cruel to deprive people who would benefit medically.

Co-sponsored Legislation

HB2113 Expungement of Certain Records

HB5058 Prohibits Search and Seizure Based Solely on the Odor of Marijuana 

SB5029 Prohibits Search and Seizure Based Solely on the Odor of Marijuana

Votes
SB2 Decriminalization
YES
HB972 Decriminalization
YES
SB1015 Medical Cannabis Legalization
YES
HB2113 Expungement of Certain Records
YES
SB1339 Expungement of Certain Records
YES
HB2312 Legalization
YES
SB1406 Legalization
YES
HB1862 Employment Protections for Medical Cannabis Users
YES
HB1988 Medical Cannabis Telehealth and Processing Expansion
YES
HB2218 Medical Cannabis Flower Sales
YES
SB1333 Medical Cannabis Flower Sales
YES
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