HJ 140 Marijuana

Bill ID:2012 House Joint Resolution 140
Introduced:Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Sponsors: ---
Status:In Committee
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Study; revenue impact to Virginia of legalizing the sale of marijuana under conditions and restrictions; report.  Establishes a joint subcommittee to study the potential revenue impact on the Commonwealth of legalizing the sale and use of marijuana, with certain restrictions and conditions, and selling it through Virginia's ABC stores.

Related Issues: Drug Policy

 

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Political Pulse

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Support HJ 140 Marijuana
 
85%
Oppose HJ 140 Marijuana
 
15%
 
 

Comments

Supporting Discussion

Boo_Googly

Well in truth state government, ( the people ) can make it legal all they want, and still they will end up in prison. A time will come when the Federal Government will crack down on states, now either the PEOPLE will then stop and read and vote people into office to change the current laws in effect or we will need to build many more jails and prisons. The fact is Marijuana cannot be made legal by any state, because the Federal Government has signed treaties with other countries preventing the People from deciding the will of the PEOPLE. Thats right other countries make the decisions for our government.

toddmorton

People are going to smoke marijuana. Get over it. Legalize it. Tax it. Make the state some money and stop throwing people in jail for possessing it. Its ridiculous that it hasnt been done already.

DMac2013

The only reason cannabis is a "gateway" drug is because in order to obtain it you have to find a drug dealer. And it is classified as a drug. Why is alcohol not classified as a drug?

DMac2013

Anthony Curtis, first of all it is proven that these other products you are talkin about, i.e. alcohol, soda, many breakfast cereals, cigarrettes, eggs, milk, and almost every prescription drug there is are far worse for you than cannabis. Not as bad for you. At this point the country knows the real reasons you guys wants to keep it illegal. I have harassed my entire life because of a few simple mistake I made as an adolescent. It is pathetic to keep gripping straws to fight the inevitable. Stop wasting my hard earned tax money on b.s. and put it toward keeping cocaine and herion off the streets. Or put it in our school systems, or towards FEMA, or something that really matters.

peacegerl2

As a trauma nurse I have never seen anyone in my unit as a result of Marijuana, I do however see extremely tramatic patients as a result of drinkind and cocaine related substances. I feel alcohol should be illegal, it's a man made substance that serves absolutley no positive purpose.

Dissenting Discussion

StevenKinka
I have ralatives that have smoked pot since they were teenagers. They both have very bad short term memories and are addicted to the point of "needing" to smolke it several times a day. Are there medicinal uses. Sure. Why don't we allow 15 year olds to legally buy alcohol? Because it will hurt them. Same as Pot. "Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all for the glory of God." Thank you for reading my view.
 
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