Virginia Senate Approves Legislation to Prohibit Police Stops Based on Cannabis Odor
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Virginia Senate Approves Legislation to Prohibit Police Stops Based on Cannabis Odor

Senate Bill 5029 now heads to the House for consideration.

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August 31, 2020

The Virginia Senate approved legislation Aug. 28 that would prohibit police stops based on cannabis odor, according to a WDVM report.

Senate Bill 5029 would outlaw search and seizures based on the smell of cannabis alone, the news outlet reported, in an effort to combat racial disparities in cannabis-related arrests.

The bill now heads to the House of Delegates for consideration.