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Crime Commission - Decriminalization of Marijuana Study Update and Request for Written Comment

The Virginia State Crime Commission is currently studying the topic of decriminalization of simple possession of marijuana. Crime Commission staff values information and insight from parties and stakeholders with an interest in this topic. However, due to the level of interest in this particular study, staff will be unable to meet individually with everyone.

Please send written comments and any other information/materials relevant to this study via email to or via postal mail to our office (address is below) by 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2017.

Study findings will be presented at the October 5, 2017 Crime Commission meeting, which is planned to begin at 10:00 a.m. in Richmond, VA. This meeting is open to the public. Location is TBD and will be announced later this fall.

Thank you for your interest in this topic and assistance to the Crime Commission.