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Virginia Lawmakers to Consider Decriminalizing Cannabis Next Month

By Robert Capecchi, Deputy Director of State Policies, Marijuana Policy Project When the Virginia Legislature convenes in January, a bill to stop criminalizing those who simply possess marijuana will be awaiting consideration. Today, an individual convicted of marijuana possession in Virginia can be thrown in jail for up to thirty days, fined up to $500, …

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Proposal to Decriminalize Cannabis Filed in Virginia’s Senate

Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin has filed a proposal to decriminalize cannabis. Senate Bill 686 would remove criminal penalties for the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, making it a simple $100 ticket rather than an arrestable misdemeanor. The proposal, which will be considered by the state’s Senate once the Legislature reconvenes in …

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