Virginia State Senator Ordered A Study To Be Done On Marijuana Laws

Virginia State Senator Ordered A Study To Be Done On Marijuana Laws

Last week Sen. Thomas K. Norment Jr. from Virginia, ordered the state criminal justice agency to research Virginia’s cannabis laws and give their opinion on any changes that seem reasonable. Virginia’s Senator, Norment Jr., R-James City, made headlines last month after stating his willingness to soften the state’s marijuana possession laws. On November 30th the Senator followed up by sending a written request to the chairman of the Virginia State Crime Commission, Del. Robert Bell, R-Albemarle, asking the agency research several issues surrounding marijuana law enforcement. Norment asked the agency to research the following areas in particular: • The “repercussions experienced by any state” that has changed law from criminal to civil penalties for small amounts of pot. • The most current evidence on cannabis and its effects, “particularly any evidence indicating a relationship between marijuana usage and that of opioids or illegal stimulants (methamphetamine and cocaine) as a...



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