Congressman Tom Garrett seeks to legalize marijuana

 

The congressman who represents most of Fauquier County on Monday introduced legislation that would decriminalize marijuana possession nationwide.

“I have long believed justice that isn’t blind, isn’t justice,” freshman Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va./5th) said of his bill. “Statistics indicate that minor narcotics crimes disproportionately hurt areas of lower socio-economic status and what I find most troubling is that we continue to keep laws on the books that we do not enforce.

“Virginia is more than capable of handling its own marijuana policy, as are states such as Colorado or California.”

 

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