RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A bill introduced to the General Assembly would legalize marijuana use for anyone 21 years old and up.
Del. Steve Heretick from Hampton Roads introduced HB2371 and posted a video to his YouTube account explaining why he supports the measure.
In the video, Heretick recalls some of the founding fathers of the United States who were from Virginia and compares the current law to Prohibition.
“I stand in the shadow of Patrick Henry and George Wythe and George Washington and James Madison,” Heretick said. “The architects of our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution and more importantly our Bill of Rights which establishes our rights as citizens to stand against government overreach.”