The war on drugs has hit black and brown Virginians the hardest, so when the chance to correct this wrong came up, I had to act. I was proud to vote for the decriminalization of marijuana during the 2019 session and then voting for full simple legalization for adults this session. However that isn’t enough, once we have legalization we have to expunge those who are currently incarcerated and set the record straight.
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Candidate in race for State House District 89 on Tuesday, November 2, 2021
I was happy to cast my vote legalizing simple marijuana possession in the Commonwealth, even though it wouldn’t take affect until 2024 until Governor Northam, who has endorsed our campaign, amended the bill to allow legalization of marijuana this calendar year.
With marijuana soon to be legalized, we have to expunge those that were convicted for non-violent possession charges and end the war on drugs and the sentencing that harms black and brown Virginians.
There are countless studies showing the benefits of medical cannabis for those who need to deal with pain, need help eating or sleeping. I was happy to cast my vote for a medical marijuana program here in the Commonwealth, however I was disappointed that it would only allow for THC oil and not the actual marijuana plant.