Rally in Richmond to Legalize Marijuana

Jan. 21, 2014

Polls show attitudes are changing about marijuana use.

The drug is now legal to buy and use in two states, and President Obama says it's no more dangerous than alcohol.

Now some Virginians are pushing to decriminalize the drug. About a hundred people rallied in Richmond on Monday, calling for the decriminalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use.

Currently there are no bills proposed in the General Assembly to change current law, and Governor Terry McAuliffe indicated he has no plans to change that.

“As governor I got to support the laws that we have on the books today. If there's a piece of legislation that reaches my desk I'll look at it at that time."

Virginia's neighbors are looking at changing the laws. Lawmakers are currently considering marijuana bills in West Virginia, Tennessee, and Maryland.

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