Nudge for Northam: Legalize Marijuana Right

March 12, 2021 @ 5:30 pm
March 13, 2021 @ 6:45 pm

The current marijuana legislation sitting on Gov. Northam’s desk will delay justice for Black and Brown Virginians who have suffered decades of harm caused by the ruthless, racist War on Drugs. Simple possession of marijuana would continue to be illegal. Tens of thousands of Virginians will continue to be subjected to disparate policing on the streets because of the color of their skin. Virginians deserve better than that.

In partnership with Marijuana Justice and RISE for Youth, we are hosting a panel on Friday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m., to discuss our asks for Gov. Ralph Northam to legalize marijuana for racial justice.

Join us for a conversation with:

  • Delegate Jeff Bourne
  • Delegate Joshua Cole
  • Delegate Lashrecse Aird
  • Valerie Slater and youth advocates, RISE for Youth
  • Bryan Kennedy, Justice Forward Virginia
  • Kalia Harris, Virginia Student Power Network

Moderator: Ashna Khanna, ACLU of Virginia, and Chelsea Higgs Wise, Marijuana Justice.

Join us to learn about what the current legislation on marijuana legalization entails and what the Governor can do to ensure that racial equity is prioritized!