Anti-marijuana Virginia man accused of threatening to kill congressman

A constituent threatened to kill U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Va., over a disagreement on marijuana policy, according to law enforcement authorities. Wallace Godwin, 69, of Virginia Beach, was arrested Friday and charged in Norfolk federal court; he faces up to 10 years in prison. “The tone of our discourse has…

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West Virginia may allow patients to smoke medical marijuana

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 10:17 am • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 10:17 am By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s medical marijuana board will recommend that state lawmakers allow patients who meet certain requirements to buy smokable forms of the drug. The board met Tuesday afternoon and also…

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Virginia Senate passes bill allowing expungement of first-time marijuana charges

Published: Feb 12, 2018, 4:41 pm • Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 4:41 pm By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would allow people charged for the first time with possession of marijuana to later have the charge expunged. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports…

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Bill legalizing CBD oil for medical patients picks up steam in Virginia

Published: Feb 1, 2018, 11:06 am • Updated: Feb 1, 2018, 11:14 am By Patricia Sullivan, The Washington Post A bill that would allow physicians to prescribe a form of medical marijuana to patients suffering from a variety of serious diseases seems headed toward passage Thursday on the floor of…

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Virginia Senate committee Republicans kill marijuana decriminalization bill

Published: Jan 30, 2018, 2:29 pm • Updated: Jan 30, 2018, 2:29 pm By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia state Senate committee has voted to kill a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports nine Republicans on the Senate Courts of Justice…

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Odds of Virginia decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana this year just plummeted

Published: Jan 26, 2018, 7:09 am • Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 7:11 am By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — A key panel in the Virginia state House has rejected a proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the panel voted 7-1 against the…

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Virginia Senate majority leader proposes marijuana decriminalization

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 8:54 am • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 8:54 am By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia lawmaker says he’s working on a bill to decriminalize marijuana. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that Senate majority leader Tommy Norment does not support full legalization of the drug.…

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Virginia officials to discuss marijuana decriminalization

Published: Oct 30, 2017, 8:50 am • Updated: Oct 30, 2017, 8:50 am By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — State officials are meeting to discuss the possibility of decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Virginia. The Virginia State Crime Commission is hosting a meeting Monday in…

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West Virginia medical marijuana bill gets House OK; here’s what’s ahead

Published: Apr 4, 2017, 3:20 pm • Updated: Apr 4, 2017, 3:53 pm By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s House voted Tuesday to legalize doctor-prescribed marijuana to treat certain medical conditions following Senate passage of a similar measure last week. The bills approved 76-24 by the House…

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West Virginia Senate votes to create medical marijuana system

Published: Mar 30, 2017, 1:26 pm • Updated: Mar 30, 2017, 1:26 pm By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Senate has voted to legalize the use of marijuana to treat certain medical conditions. The bill, approved 28-6, now goes to the House for possible consideration. It would…

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