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Legal marijuana in Virginia is just the first step.

When the General Assembly approved the final amendments to the marijuana bills on Wednesday and put legalization over the finish line, we celebrated. But we are keenly aware of the faults in these bills and know that our work is far from over.

April 8, 2021

Virginia police should not fear more accountability

This session, a fight from the 2020 special session is reemerging over proposals to allow victims of police misconduct to sue for civil damages. Police unions and sheriffs are signaling opposition. But as a former police officer who now studies policing & crime, I think that opposition is misguided.
February 11, 2021 Police Practices