A group is launching a "Smoke the Vote" campaign to legalize marijuana in the Commonwealth.
"The war on drugs is failing," said Jenn Michelle Pedini with the Virginia chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). "The time for sensible cannabis reform in Virginia is now."
Pedini says Virginians spend $70 million a year on prosecuting marijuana possession cases.
"We could be putting our money towards fighting actual crimes with victims...rape and murder here in the Commonwealth," said Pedini.
Members of the law enforcement community are raising concerns about a possible increase in drugged driving.
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Chris Thomas ~ WWBT