Legislation to legalize, decriminalize marijuana in Virginia fails

NORFOLK, Va. – One local Virginia House Delegate’s effort to legalize and decriminalize marijuana in Virginia has failed.

Del. Stephen Heretick (D), who represents parts of Norfolk and Portsmouth, shared Wednesday evening that legislation he introduced (HB 2371) was struck down during a vote in the House Courts of Justice Committee earlier that day.

“It’s a sad day for Virginia. Today the House Courts of Justice Committee defeated both my marijuana legalization and decriminalization bills. This is just the beginning of the fight,” Steve Heretick remarked in a Facebook post to supporters. “I have heard from thousands of Virginians this week who

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