Medical Marijuana Legislation in VA

Medical Marijuana Legislation in VA

Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

With 14 states already having passed legislation to allow the medical use of Marijuana, and many more with proposals before there state governments, what is the Commonwealth of Virginia doing to follow suite. VA seems to have some of the harshest laws in the country pertaining to the possession of small quantities of Cannabis. When are these political leaders going to realize that prohibition does not work, it didn’t work with alcohol, and it doesn’t work with Marijuana. Face it, weed is here to stay. To include it in the so-called “war on drugs”, is ludicrous. There are so many false myths perpetrated against hemp, and most people know them all, that it would be redundant to go into detail about each and every one. Like I said, weed ain’t goin’ nowhere, like it or not. Just as alcohol ain’t goin’ nowhere. Keeping weed illegal on any level, just creates a bigger black market, and in turn creates smuggling by organized criminals. A legal outlet for medical Cannabis can eventually eliminate the criminal element, for the most part. There will always be those that try to bypass the law, moon shiners still do it, I can attest to that fact via first hand knowledge.

If you make it legal, and tax it, and put governmental programs in place to police and control sales and distribution, and make sure there are stringent guidelines for the growing, sale, and use, it can only be a win-win situation for all. The state can collect millions of dollars, and the medicine that so many people desperately need will be available. Those with the means and desire will continue to use Marijuana

both for medical reasons, as well as recreation. Make dispensaries accountable for their establishments. Ensure a safe, clean, secure environment for patients to purchase what they need. Doing this will eventually stop the black-market and underground sales.

It is a fact that people from every walk of life use Marijuana. When will we have a state legislator with the guts, and knowledge, to stand up for us? Someone put an end to average, normally law abiding citizens, having to do something illegal, and risk going to prison, just so they can relieve their pain.

Some common myths about Marijuana:

Top Five Marijuana Myths

More Marijuana Myths

Please take a moment to contact your Virginia legislators and urge them to introduce a medical marijuana bill for next year’s session.

Virginia General Assembly prepares for new session, no medical marijuana law yet introduced


1 Response to “Medical Marijuana Legislation in VA”

  1. 03/12/2010 at 21:59

    Marijuana saved my life on a medicinal level. Check out my blog for more info. TY for this btw, I’m in VA

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