Quantcast

Charlottesville Eyes Marijuana Laws - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Charlottesville Eyes Marijuana Laws

Posted: Updated:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Activists in Charlottesville aren't giving up on softening marijuana possession laws in the city, and they may have won an ally.

Councilor Kristin Szakos tells the Daily Progress she may reconsider her position on marijuana after talking it over with a local attorney, Jeffrey Fogel. He says people should not go to jail for possessing marijuana.

Those convicted of possession of marijuana in Virginia face a $500 fine and up to 30 days in jail.

Fogel says it's "outrageous" to jail anyone for marijuana possession. He says the Charlottesville City Council has the authority to reduce the punishment for marijuana possession, removing the threat of jail.

Some council members previously expressed concern that softening marijuana laws could send the wrong message to children.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.  Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com

  1. A former University of Virginia associate dean who is facing federal child porn charges is expected to plead guilty on Monday.
Full Story
  • Researchers at UVA Help Teach Teens with Autism to Drive

    Researchers at UVA Help Teach Teens with Autism to Drive

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:39:22 GMT
    Researchers at the University of Virginia are looking for autistic teens and young adults to join their Learn to Drive program.Full Story
    Researchers at the University of Virginia are looking for autistic teens and young adults to join their Learn to Drive program.Full Story
    1. A former University of Virginia associate dean who is facing federal child porn charges is expected to plead guilty on Monday.
    Full Story
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVIR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.