Politician Info
A Kathleen Murphy (D - VA) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Virginia NORML has endorsed Delegate Murphy.

I proudly supported the General Assembly in passing HB2312, HB2218 and HB1862, co-sponsoring HB5058 and HB1988. The General Assembly continues to ensure that the Commonwealth is moving forward on legalization with justice, public health and safety in mind.

Holds office State House District 34

Candidate in race for State House District 34 on Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Position on Marijuana Legalization

I support legalizing and regulating the responsible use of cannabis by adults. The General Assembly’s legislation to legalize marijuana includes education measures in schools and communities with public safety in mind.

Marijuana criminalization laws have disproportionately harmed minority communities. I voted yes on HB 2113, which works to automatically expunge criminal records of non-violent marijuana possessions. I recognize this will not alone eliminate the racial disparities within the issues surrounding marijuana, but is a step in the right direction. 

 

Position on Medical Marijuana

It is important that we continue to move forward in the expansion of the Commonwealth’s medical cannabis program. I have supported employee protections for medical usage of cannabis (HB1862). The House expanded the abilities of pharmaceutical processors with HB2218 and HB1988 which I co-sponsored. This legislation continues to expand cannabis access to patients across the Commonwealth.

Co-sponsored Legislation

HB 1988 Cannabis oil; processing and dispensing by pharmaceutical processors

HB5058 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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