Virginia Ignores Marijuana Reform Proposals
By Charles Couch and Amir Vera Capital News Service RICHMOND - After months of an undercover investigation in 2008, a Yorktown County police officer finally had enough evidence to charge Brandon Gomez, then 18, with intent to distribute marijuana.
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#1 May 10, 2012
The "record" is the real crime
Before Virginias laws on marijuana can change, Ware and Morgan said, the mindset in the General Assembly must change starting with the House Courts of Justice Committee.
It never gets out of committee The people that run it are prosecutors, and they dont believe giving any break to anybody. Once youre a criminal, they dont believe in giving breaks. Its just a difference in philosophy, so they kill the bill, Ware said.
Gov Vaginal Probe has made the statement "EVERYBODY DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE." Where the hell is he on this issue - why isn't he speaking up - doing something - giving these people second chances....I would hope that Virginians would educate themselves and also vote in folks who can buck the status quo and not merely rubber stamp.
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