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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SueNobles

Just think that if it were legal, how much taxpayer money would be saved from NOT tracking the sellers, buyers, users and perhaps the penal system would be less cluttered and could use it's resources for REAL criminals!

AnthonyCurtisReddy

I guess you can tell yourself whatever you have to if it makes you feel better, but i will never agree with legalizing marijuana.

TrevorDodge

I don't see why a substance that has less data supporting a negative health risk than diet coca-cola is illegal. No epidemiological studies can detect a negative effect from marijuana use. The American Journal for Clinical Nutrition found that drinking soda can increase your risk of stroke 82%. Should we ban soda? It's the same concept. I don't drink soda. But I like to participate in smoking a marijuana cigarette at the end of the day. Similar to the cocktail of my parents and grandparents time. Prohibition does not work.

AnthonyCurtisReddy

I agree that there are countless things out there besides marijuana that are just as bad for you. shouldn't that be more of a reason to not legalize it? why would we want yet another bad thing out there for you to buy?

GinaMartin

So the risk of drinking alcohol then also far out weighs the benefits of it as well? It depends on the person and their genes just like any other drug. Vaporizes can be used instead of smoking and that eliminates some of the danger you pointed out. I think that it's my body and should not be told what I can and can't do with it. If I want to smoke and die of cancer that should be my right. If I want to drink and die of kidney/liver disease that's my right too. Should not be a crime as long as someone else is not hurt by it. I don't buy that it's a gateway drug either, back to it all depends on the individual. Actually smoking marijuana every now and then has gotten me away from alcohol which doesn't react well with me at all. So someone going home and having a couple of drinks to wine down is the same as someone going home and smoking a joint to wind down.

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Governor: Robert F. McDonnell
Lieutenant Governor: Bill Bolling
Attorney General: Ken Cuccinelli
Secretary of State: Janet Polarek