Virginia Crime Commission to Study Marijuana Decriminalization

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AP

The Virginia State Crime Commission plans to study whether marijuana should be decriminalized in the commonwealth.

The commission's executive committee agreed Wednesday to study the issue this year, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment requested the study last year. 

Legislation to decriminalize marijuana have failed in past legislative sessions.

Candidates running for governor this year in both parties have called for decriminalizing the drug.

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