FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Bianca Ford, Legislative Aide
DelDScott@house.virginia.gov
804.698.1080

Statement from Delegate Scott on Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation:

I joined my colleagues in the House of Delegates and voted in favor of legislation that would decriminalize marijuana.  As an attorney, I see first-hand how marijuana convictions disproportionately punish African-Americans and people of color.  This bill would replace criminal convictions with civil fines.  While I remain in favor of legalization, I understand the Commonwealth is not yet positioned to legalize.  This bill will allow us to formerly study this important issue and create legislation that will affect meaningful change for Virginians.  

–Delegate Don L. Scott, Jr.