Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring Announces Support for Legalization of Recreational Marijuana
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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring Announces Support for Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

Herring is vowing to work with state leaders to take steps toward legalization.

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June 19, 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. (FOX 5 DC) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced his support for legalizing recreational marijuana in the Commonwealth in an op-ed over the weekend, vowing to work with Virginia leaders to take steps toward legalization.

Herring, a Democrat, is the first statewide official to call for legalization, while others have announced support for decrminialization.

Herring said laws criminalizing marijuana disproportionately affect African Americans and other people of color.

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