Tom Perriello on Drugs
Lead the fight to take on our backwards marijuana laws
Source: Twitter postings on 2017 Virginia gubernatorial race
, Apr 20, 2017
- Why are we jailing people for possessing small amounts of marijuana?
- 4/20 isn't just a joke. Today we should be frank on the need to get serious about reforming our backwards marijuana laws.
- A veteran I met has chronic pain.
His doctor prescribed opioids. He didn't want to get addicted, so he buys a joint in DC to dull his pain.
- When three Virginians are dying every day from opioid addiction, why are we continuing to prohibit medical marijuana for pain treatment?
It is long past time here in Virginia to fix this. Opioid addiction is a public health crisis, not a criminal crisis.
- It's time to allow medical marijuana to help combat this & find alternate pathways for treatment.
Decriminalizing marijuana is a no-brainer.
- As governor, I will lead these fights to take on our backwards marijuana laws.
Has spoken favorably towards marijuana decriminalization
Efforts to ease up on marijuana enforcement have gotten a boost from 5th District Congressman Tom Garrett (R) announcing a bill to decriminalize pot at the federal level.
Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and former Democratic congressman Tom Perriello both have spoken favorably towards decriminalization. Despite the apparent bipartisan interest, opinions among members of law enforcement are all over the map.
Garrett said he introduced his bill in response to testimony by Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his Senate confirmation hearing, which raised concerns over whether the Justice Department would take a hardline stance on marijuana
under the new Trump Administration.
Northam, the first candidate in the 2017 governor's race to announce his support for marijuana decriminalization, said he believes pot could have some medicinal benefits.
Source: Mecklenburg Sun on 2017 Virginia gubernatorial race
, Mar 8, 2017
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