Over the years I’ve been in the General Assembly, there’s always been an effort by some to change the laws on the use of marijuana.This year, it rapidly came to a head. The debate probably reached a peak with Governor Northam’s decision to push for recreational use. This is a position unheard of for a governor just a few years ago.
When I first went to the General Assembly, some wanted laws dealing with marijuana use to be changed. Early on, the requests were from those who wanted to be able to obtain and use marijuana for medical reasons.
Many told me of how marijuana relieves certain types of chronic pain -- sometimes better than prescription medicine and less addictive.
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