Prohibition didn't work in the past and it isn't working now. Alcohol is now regulated and taxed. Legalizing and regulating marijuana will remove the untaxed profits from gangs and cartels, and generate revenue that can be used to combat actual drug use and addiction. Decriminalization will also ease the financial burden on the prison system so that they can focus on detaining people that are a threat. It is past time that we have this discussion in Virginia.
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