A woman’s rights were grotesquely violated in a court of law và we demand justice.

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The legal system must be devoid of malevolent judges. The days of lawmakers inserting dangerously misguided và out of cảm ứng judges in the Virginia courts are over. Richmond are you listening?

This is a travesty of justice & it is a clear example of how cannabis laws create the opportunity for diabolical extra-judicial overreach. This judge was looking for a reason lớn mess with this woman, and as we see time and again with arrests and prosecutions, cannabis law is a convenient tool for those who seek lớn use their power khổng lồ achieve their personal unscrupulous & excessive agenda.

We can see he isn’t taking this seriously. He’s cracking jokes & trying to lớn gloss over his behavior. It’s clear he doesn’t grasp the extent of his judicial overreach. He is unapologetic on the day he needed khổng lồ make an apology.

BACKGROUND:

Lisa Sales: No faith in judge who abuses power

WUSA9: Months before he threw a domestic violence witness in jail, Loudoun judge summarily detained a divorce lawyer

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Loudoun judge faces backlash after contempt finding against domestic assault witness

NBC Washington: Virginia Woman Jailed for Pot Use Before Abuse Hearing Wants Charge Dropped


Posted on September 17, 2021September 22, 2021

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Posted on September 16, 2021

Press Release: Virginia Marijuana Justice Wants Gov. Northam to lớn Release Cannabis Prisoners



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For Immediate ReleaseThursday, September 16, 2021

Contact: RachelRamone Donlan(339) 225-2855, Rachel

RICHMOND — Virginia Marijuana Justice (efix.vn), the cannabis legalization group that handed out more than 20,000 seeds khổng lồ thousands of Virginians around the state khổng lồ mark the July 1 kết thúc of prohibition, is launching an effort to lớn press Gov. Ralph Northam to release nonviolent cannabis “offenders” from prisons during the final months of his administration.

“We want khổng lồ know when nonviolent cannabis ‘offenders’ will be released from prison,” said Lennice Werth, co-founder of efix.vn. “Although we are very pleased khổng lồ see that clemency for nonviolent cannabis ‘offenders’ has made it into the law, we still have not yet seen our friends return home. They should not have khổng lồ suffer in jail, waiting and being punished lượt thích a criminal.”

In the letter sent Monday to Gov. Northam, the group thanked him for his important work reforming marijuana laws that, “for years, have hurt cannabis consumers & have torn families apart for a victimless và nonviolent act,” but emphasized there is much more he must bởi vì right now.

The group wrote in its letter to Gov. Northam, “We do, of course, want lớn see the law go into full effect và for the entire community to benefit from your work. It is a significant part of your legacy as governor.“

efix.vn is waiting khổng lồ hear back from Gov. Northam, but in the meantime the group began an outreach effort aimed directly at Gov. Northam khổng lồ drive trang chủ the point they intend khổng lồ see this through. From “High Noon to lớn 4:20 PM” today (Thursday) efix.vn will hotline into Gov. Northam’s office to lớn urge him to free the nonviolent incarcerated men và women, who never deserved khổng lồ be behind bars in the first place. Future action to help persuade the governor to vì chưng the right thing is under consideration.

efix.vn is politely but adamantly insisting that Gov. Northam explain what his plan is for emptying the prisons of cannabis users, freeing them as well as the taxpayers of Virginia, who pay to lớn house inmates that have not committed a crime under the new law.

Even President Biden announced this week that the federal government has begun the process of clemency for those prisoners of the failed drug war that were released to trang chủ confinement during the pandemic. There is no reason Gov. Northam can’t do the same.

“Before we start making money off of legal marijuana, let’s không tính phí our cannabis prisoners,” said Michael Krawitz, co-founder of efix.vn and U.S. Military veteran. “The ultimate insult is to lớn be in prison for something that people on the outside are doing legally.”

Krawitz noted, “Veterans use cannabis to giảm giá with post-traumatic bao tay when they return home. Twenty-two veterans each day commit suicide from the stress. We ask that they please be released from prison, as promised, & allow them to heal.”

efix.vn co-founder Werth added, “Minorities are disproportionately targeted by the propaganda-driven War on Drugs. Now is the time lớn release them from jail. Thousands of Virginians all around the state will celebrate to be reunited with men và women that are husbands & wives, sons & daughters, mothers and fathers and friends.”

Cannabis has been legalized for trang chủ cultivation & possession in Virginia, và a clemency provision was written into the law to lớn allow the release of nonviolent cannabis “offenders.” Yet many good people of Virginia remain incarcerated.

“It’s time khổng lồ release nonviolent cannabis prisoners from the shackles of the failed và malevolent War on Drugs, & we must bởi the same for anyone that has been sent back to lớn prison for simply testing positive for cannabis,” Werth said.

efix.vn is urging its volunteers & supporters to reach out to President Biden và the Department of Justice khổng lồ urge the federal government to lớn speed up its timeline for clemency for nonviolent cannabis prisoners in federal lockups.

efix.vn volunteers & supporters plan to attend the National Mobilization khổng lồ Legalize Cannabis, organized by flagship group District of Columbia Marijuana Justice (DCMJ), on Sept. 28 at the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.

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Click here to tải về a PDF of this press release.

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Posted on September 13, 2021

Clemency Request Letter to Governor Northam


September 13, 2021

The Honorable Governor Ralph NorthamP.O. Box 1475Richmond, VA 23218804-786-2211Commonwealth of Virginia – liên hệ the Governor’s Office

Dear Governor Northam:

Virginia Marijuana Justice volunteers would lượt thích to take this opportunity to thank you for your important work with reforming laws that, for years, have hurt cannabis consumers và have torn families apart for a victimless và non-violent act. We feel that your office has heard our message on many aspects of this law. We do, of course, want to see the law go into full effect and for the entire community khổng lồ benefit from your work. It is a significant part of your legacy as governor.

Cannabis has been legalized for home cultivation & possession in Virginia, và a clemency provision was written into the law to allow the release of nonviolent cannabis “offenders.” However, many good people of Virginia remain incarcerated. It’s time to release non-violent cannabis prisoners from the shackles of the failed and malevolent War on Drugs. We must do the same for anyone that has been sent back khổng lồ prison for simply testing positive for cannabis on a drug test.

As you know, minorities are disproportionately targeted by the propaganda-driven War of Drugs. Now is the time to lớn release them from jail. Thousands of Virginians all around the state will celebrate lớn be reunited with men & women that are husbands và wives, sons & daughters, mothers & fathers and friends. Often, veterans use cannabis to khuyến mãi with the post traumatic bít tất tay when they return home. Twenty two veterans each day commit suicide from the stress. Please release them all và allow them to heal.

We’d like to know about your plan khổng lồ move forward on granting clemency lớn all people incarcerated for cannabis From probation violations for drug tests to possession, cultivation, & distribution of cannabis, we want our friends released to lớn go home to their families. We do not want our taxpayer dollars keeping non-violent citizens incarcerated for cannabis. We hope we have your continued tư vấn on these important criminal justice reforms.

Solidarity,Virginia Marijuana Justice efix.vn

Click here to tải về a PDF of this letter

Click here participate in the Cannabis Clemency Call-A-Thon


Cannabis has been legalized for home cultivation and possession in Virginia. Clemency was written into the law to allow the release of nonviolent cannabis “offenders”, however many of those good people remain in prison. It’s time to release those cannabis prisoners of the War on Drugs as well as anyone that has been sent back lớn jail for a violation simply because they tested positive on a cannabis drug test.

Join us on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from High Noon to lớn 4:20pm & let the Virginia Governor Northam know that there is more work to be done. Let’s get those phones ringing lớn remind the Governor to finish his work on this issue before he leaves office.

Take the opportunity to also call our President & the Dept. Of Justice khổng lồ ask for clemency for Federal non-violent cannabis “offenders”.

Help us spread the word by inviting friends & sharing the graphic above!


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Join Virginia Marijuana Justice for our special August Zoom Sesh! Hang out with like-minded individuals across the Commonwealth và get the latest on the dopest info! The Sesh will commence at 7:10pm on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

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Join Virginia Marijuana Justice for our Inaugural 420 Zoom Sesh! Hang out with like-minded individuals across the Commonwealth & get the latest on the dopest info! The Sesh will commence at 4:19pm on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

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CANNABIS IS NOW LEGAL IN VIRGINIA!

We hope you were able lớn score some seeds today! We know many of you were unable lớn because there was such a huge demand across the entire state. We estimate that efix.vn volunteers gave away about 20,000 seeds today. We hope to vì chưng this again in the future, so please get involved with Virginia Marijuana Justice!

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Germinated Cannabis Seeds!

GERMINATE THOSE SEEDS!

Now that (most) of you have cannabis seeds, you might want to lớn know what to vị next. Maryland Marijuana Justice co-founder, Kris Furnish, made a short đoạn clip to help. Click here lớn watch the clip on Facebook.

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View of the line outside the Rosslyn Metro Station

KNOW THE LAW – GROW THE LAW

We want everyone who is growing their cannabis to vị so without fear of arrest or prosecution. The best way to bởi this is to know the law. There are already a few FAQs available online.

The state of Virginia doesn’t make it easy to lớn find the actual text of the law that was passed. They would rather you read summaries on their trang web than actually know what the law says. If you haven’t yet, we recommend downloading the PDF of the law for your own personal records.

Thankfully the home cultivation section is pretty short (see below) và you don’t need to be a lawyer to lớn understand it. The rest of the cannabis law giao dịch with the business side and what you can và cannot vì with your legal cannabis. These sections are all important if you plan on opening a licensed business in Virginia.

Right now, only new york legally allows public consumption of cannabis, everywhere else, including Virginia, cannabis can only be consumed at a private residence. We believe that the police are going to lớn continue lớn enforce cannabis laws where they can, so don’t consume cannabis in your car, at a bar, on the sidewalk, or at a park, only at a home.

Public consumption is the easiest way to lớn get in trouble with the law now that cannabis is legal. Worse, a bag of cannabis in your pocket can be construed as an “open container,” so it’s best to lớn keep your cannabis in the trunk of the oto when bringing your home grown cannabis khổng lồ a friend’s place.

Here’s the home Cultivation Law Summarized:

When you start your home grow on July 1, you can only germinate 4 seeds. You might have 2 extra. Those are in case a seed or two does not germinate. You can only grow your cannabis at your primary residence. Meaning, you can’t grow 4 plants at one house và another 4 plants at another house you own. You need to lớn keep your outdoor plants out of sight from the public. So don’t grow it in your front yard next khổng lồ your rose bushes. You also need to take precautions so that someone under 21 years of age cannot access the plant. We recommend a locked fence if grown outdoors or a locked door if grown indoors. You need to lớn label your plant with your NAME, DRIVER’S LICENSE / ID NUMBER, & include a stupid statement “This marijuana plant is being grown for personal use as authorized by Section 4.1-1101” … You can make up your own statement lượt thích “This marijuana plant is being grown for personal use as authorized by Section 4.1-1101 because the state of Virginia is afraid of us growing too many cannabis plants and taking away their precious tax revenue.” không tính tiền speech that complies with the law! Don’t make concentrates with your 4 plants. Even if you were to lớn attempt lớn make concentrates with 4 plants, you won’t kết thúc up with much, so don’t waste your time. Virginia doesn’t allow distilling hard liquor at home, why should do you think the state would allow concentrating cannabis? Don’t be the fool who blows up their house. NOTE #1: On page 124 the law says, “Marijuana concentrate” is defined as marijuana that has undergone a process to concentrate one or more active cannabinoids, thereby increasing the product’s potency. Resin from granular trichomes from a marijuana plant is a concentrate for purposes of this subtitle.” NOTE #2: & on Page 161, there is a separate part about making concentrates, which says “No person shall separate plant resin by butane extraction or another method that utilizes a substance with a flashpoint below 100 degrees Fahrenheit in any public place, motor vehicle, or within the curtilage of any residential structure.”If you grow more than 4 plants, but less than a total of 10 total plants, you run the risk of a $250 fine & each time you get busted for this the penalty goes up. If you grow more than 10 but less than 50 plants, you risk a Class 1 misdemeanor (Penalty: up khổng lồ twelve months in jail và a fine of up to lớn $2,500, or both). If you grow between 50 and less than 100, you risk a Class 6 felony (Penalty: up lớn 5 years in jail và up to $2,500 fine, or both). If you grow 100 or more plants, you can be found guilty of a felony (Up lớn 10 years in jail & up to lớn $250,000 fine, or both).

THAT’S IT! Germinate 4 seedlings, tag them, grow them out of sight and away from folks under 21 years of age, don’t make concentrates, và don’t grow too many plants.

Tagging them when the seeds are in the soil can be done by writing the information on a post-it lưu ý and taping on the vessel the seed is growing. When they get large enough, you should tag the stalk of the plant.

ARE YOU A RENTER?  – If you are a renter, your landlord can địa chỉ an addendum to you lease prohibiting you from being able to grow cannabis. It’s their rental unit and they can gọi the shots. Lease says no pets? It’s the same logic. Read your lease thoroughly before you sign it, because there might be a stipulation that prevents you from growing cannabis.

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HERE’S THE ACTUAL TEXT OF THE LAW TAKEN FROM PAGE 156:

§ 4.1-1101. Home cultivation of marijuana for personal use; penalties.

A. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision c of §18.2-248.1, a person 21 years of age or older may cultivate up khổng lồ four marijuana plants for personal use at their place of residence; however, at no point shall a household contain more than four marijuana plants. For purposes of this section, a “household” means those individuals, whether related or not, who live in the same house or other place of residence. A person may only cultivate marijuana plants pursuant to lớn this section at such person’s main place of residence.

B. A person who cultivates marijuana for personal use pursuant to lớn this section shall:

1. Ensure that no marijuana plant is visible from a public way without the use of aircraft, binoculars, or other optical aids;2. Take precautions khổng lồ prevent unauthorized access by persons younger than 21 years of age; and3. Attach to each marijuana plant a legible tag that includes the person’s name, driver’s license or identification number, & a notation that the marijuana plant is being grown for personal use as authorized under this section.

C. A person shall not manufacture marijuana concentrate from home-cultivated marijuana. The owner of a property or parcel or tract of land may not intentionally or knowingly allow another person lớn manufacture marijuana concentrate from home-cultivated marijuana within or on that property or land.

D. The following penalties or punishments shall be imposed on any person convicted of a violation of this section:

1. For possession of more than four marijuana plants but no more than 10 marijuana plants, (i) a civil penalty of $250 for a first offense, (ii) a Class 3 misdemeanor for a second offense, & (iii) a Class 2 misdemeanor for a third and any subsequent offense;2. For possession of more than 10 but no more than 49 marijuana plants, a Class 1 misdemeanor;3. For possession of more than 49 but no more than 100 marijuana plants, a Class 6 felony; and4. For possession of more than 100 marijuana plants, a felony punishable by a term of imprisonment of notless than one year nor more than 10 years and a fine of not more than $250,000, or both.

Feel free to tóm tắt the text above with people you know or tóm tắt this graphic below:

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ADULT SHARING!

You can give up to an ounce of cannabis (including seeds!) lớn other adults but you CANNOT make a transaction. This portion of the law aimed to close the “gifting loophole” in Washington, DC’s Initiative 71.

Our read on the law is that as long as the cannabis weighs under an ounce, you can give it away to lớn another adult. This means you can give one cutting, under an ounce in weight, khổng lồ a friend to grow their own plant. We recommend doing this after the sex is ascertained.

More importantly, sequester any newly obtained cannabis cuttings or seedlings for at least two weeks before adding it lớn the rest of your plants. There may be bugs or pathogens on the new plant, which can damage your other plants. After two weeks, you should know if the new plant is okay.

HERE’S THE ACTUAL TEXT OF THE LAW TAKEN FROM PAGE 156:

§ 4.1-1101.1. Adult sharing of marijuana.

A. For the purposes of this section, “adult sharing” means transferring marijuana between persons who are 21 years of age or older without remuneration. “Adult sharing” does not include instances in which (i) marijuana is given away contemporaneously with another reciprocal transaction between the same parties; (ii) a gift of marijuana is offered or advertised in conjunction with an offer for the sale of goods or services; or (iii) a gift of marijuana is contingent upon a separate reciprocal transaction for goods or services.

B. Notwithstanding the provisions of §18.2-248.1, no civil or criminal penalty may be imposed for adult sharing of an amount of marijuana that does not exceed one ounce or of an equivalent amount of marijuana products.

Feel free to nội dung the text above with people you know or tóm tắt this graphic below:

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OPEN CONTAINER (OF CANNABIS)

You can’t drive around with an open container of beer nor can you drive around with a baggie of cannabis. Granted its a lot easier to drink a beer while driving than it is khổng lồ consume buds in a baggie, but the law’s intent is clear: they don’t want people driving around consuming cannabis.

We suggest keeping cannabis in your trunk when driving. Will everyone remember khổng lồ put their cannabis in their trunk? No. Can we not give cops a reason lớn pull us over? Sorta. Unfortunately, Driving While đen is still well and alive in Virginia và legalization will not over this overnight. We need lớn work to end racial profiling & knowing the law is the first step.

However, having clouds of smoke coming out of your car might give the law enforcement officer probable cause. And while smell alone of cannabis is not probable cause, clouds of smoke or a lit “marijuana cigarette” might give them reason khổng lồ pull you over. Just don’t smoke in your car & if you want khổng lồ be extra safe, keep your baggie or jar of cannabis in the trunk.

HERE’S THE ACTUAL TEXT OF THE LAW TAKEN FROM PAGE 159:

§ 4.1-1107. Using or consuming marijuana or marijuana products while in a motor vehicle being driven upon a public highway; penalty.

A. For the purposes of this section:

“Open container” means any vessel containing marijuana or marijuana products, except the originally sealed manufacturer’s container.

“Passenger area” means the area designed to lớn seat the driver of any motor vehicle, any area within the reach of the driver, including an unlocked glove compartment, & the area designed to seat passengers. “Passenger area” does not include the trunk of any passenger vehicle; the area behind the last upright seat of a passenger van, station wagon, hatchback, thể thao utility vehicle or any similar vehicle; the living quarters of a motor home; or the passenger area of a motor vehicle designed, maintained, or used primarily for the transportation of persons for compensation, including a bus, taxi, or limousine, while engaged in the transportation of such persons.

B. It is unlawful for any person to lớn use or consume marijuana or marijuana products while driving a motor vehicle upon a public highway of the Commonwealth or while being a passenger in a motor vehicle being driven upon a public highway of the Commonwealth.

C. A judge or jury may make a permissive inference that a person has consumed marijuana or marijuana products in violation of this section if (i) an mở cửa container is located within the passenger area of the motor vehicle, (ii) the marijuana or marijuana products in the xuất hiện container have been at least partially removed và (iii) the appearance, conduct, speech, or other physical characteristic of such person, excluding odor, is consistent with the consumption of marijuana or marijuana products. Such person may be prosecuted either in the county or thành phố in which the marijuana was used or consumed, or in the county or city in which the person exhibits evidence of physical indicia of use or consumption of marijuana.

D. Any person who violates this section is guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor.

Feel free to nói qua the text above with people you know or tóm tắt this graphic below:

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SMELL OF CANNABIS IS *NOT* PROBABLE CAUSE

Imagine for a second… You just got done curing your cannabis và you decide to lớn bag is all up, & you are walking down the street with 6 ounces (which is 5 ounces more than you can legally possess!) of the dankest homegrown cannabis in your backpack và an officer smells it, detains you, asks you to open your backpack up, and sees the giant bag of cannabis, & proceeds khổng lồ arrest you, the police officer will have violated the law và the case will be thrown out. Under the new law, the smell alone of cannabis is not probable cause for an officer to tìm kiếm you.

If you are driving in your car and an officer sees a joint being smoked, và you have 2 ounces of cannabis in your glove box, you can get busted for public consumption and an xuất hiện container. Be smart! Don’t give the police a reason lớn investigate your activities.

HERE’S THE ACTUAL TEXT OF THE LAW TAKEN FROM PAGE 165:

§ 4.1-1302. Tìm kiếm without warrant; odor of marijuana.

A. No law-enforcement officer, as defined in § 9.1-101, may lawfully stop, search, or seize any person, place, or thing và no tìm kiếm warrant may be issued solely on the basis of the odor of marijuana và no evidence discovered or obtained pursuant khổng lồ a violation of this subsection, including evidence discovered or obtained with the person’s consent, shall be admissible in any trial, hearing, or other proceeding.

B. The provisions of subsection A shall not apply in any airport as defined in § 5.1-1 or if the violation occurs in a commercial motor vehicle as defined in § 46.2-341.4.

Feel miễn phí to chia sẻ the text above with people you know or tóm tắt this graphic below:

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ONE OUNCE COOL, BUT ONE POUND BAD

If you are 21 years of age or older, you can possess up to lớn an ounce of cannabis in Virginia. If have more than an ounce, but under a pound, it’s a $25 fine. But if you have a pound or more, you are looking at a felony. BAD! We suggest buying a scale. You will know what your cannabis weight is quite easily & save yourself between $25 & $250,000 in fines.

HERE’S THE ACTUAL TEXT OF THE LAW TAKEN FROM PAGES 155 & 156:

§ 4.1-1100. Possession, etc., of marijuana and marijuana products by persons 21 years of age or older lawful; penalties.

A. Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle và notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person 21 years of age or older may lawfully possess on his person or in any public place not more than one ounce of marijuana or an equivalent amount of marijuana product as determined by regulation promulgated by the Board.

B. Any person who possesses on his person or in any public place marijuana or marijuana products in excess of the amounts mix forth in subsection A is subject to lớn a civil penalty of no more than $25. The penalty for any violations of this section by an adult shall be prepayable according to the procedures in § 16.1-69.40:2.

C. With the exception of a licensee in the course of his duties related to such licensee’s marijuana establishment, any person who possesses on his person or in any public place more than one pound of marijuana or an equivalent amount of marijuana product as determined by regulation promulgated by the Board is guilty of a felony punishable by a term of imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than 10 years and a fine of not more than $250,000, or both.

D. The provisions of this section shall not apply lớn members of federal, state, county, city, or town law- enforcement agencies, jail officers, or correctional officers, as defined in § 53.1-1, certified as handlers of dogs trained in the detection of controlled substances when possession of marijuana is necessary for the performance of their duties.

Feel không tính phí to giới thiệu the text above with people you know or mô tả this graphic below:

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There is quite a bit more in the law, but these sections are the ones we thought were important to lớn know on Day 1 of legal cannabis in Virginia. Again, we suggest downloading the PDF of the law & making yourself familiar with it. You don’t need lớn be a lawyer lớn read laws, but you will need one if you get arrested. Knowledge is power!