Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police “is STRONGLY OPPOSED to the Governor’s amendments to HB 2312 to legalize marijuana starting this July”

WFXR virginia reports

The General Assembly narrowly approved a fast-tracked timeline proposed by Gov. Ralph Northam Wednesday to legalize simple possession of marijuana and limited home growth three years sooner than initially planned.

Starting July 1, adults 21 and older can possess up to an ounce of marijuana in Virginia without worrying about a fine. Home growth will also be legal, with some restrictions.

While simple possession will soon become legal, recreational sales aren’t expected to start until 2024. 

However, there are many concerns from law enforcement about this legislation, ranging from how it impacts police activity to how it affects safety on highways and roads.

In fact, the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation issued the following statement ahead of the General Assembly session where the proposal was approved on Wednesday, April 7:

Dana Schrad, executive director of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, joined WFXR News on Thursday, April 8 to discuss those concerns.


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