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“Luria said she supports legalization of marijuana, that criminalizing it fuels our high incarceration rate which disproportionately hurts African-American communities."
"I have been public and outspoken in my support for legalizing marijuana for responsible adult use throughout my campaign, for expanded access to medical marijuana for our veterans, and for Virginia's state legislature to enact more compassionate policy regarding medical use of cannabis. While I have not served in elected office before to have voted on marijuana related legislation, I look forward to championing sensible drug laws."- As submitted to the 'NORML Candidate Questionnaire' on 8/31
“As the mother of a 10-year-old daughter, I can tell you there is nothing worse than watching your child in pain,” Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) said. “The unfortunate reality is that our outdated marijuana laws cause chronically ill children to suffer from unbearable bouts of pain every day.”
“As a mother, I will not stand on the sidelines while our outdated marijuana laws cause an undue hardship on our children and our families,” she said.
-Testimony before Judiciary Committee as reported by Marijuana Moment (https://www.marijuanamoment.net/congress-should-reclassify-marijuana-to-help-kids-with-cancer-lawmaker-testifies)