David McNair

Pot discussion at City Hall tonight

In Crime, Government on May 7, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Okay, this should be interesting. If you’re not doing anything tonight, head down the City Hall on the DTM and catch the city council discussion on pot. Councilors are expected to take action on a resolution to make busting people in Charlottesville for pot possession less of a priority for the police.

Even the Rutherford Institute is calling for the measure.

“Marijuana is everywhere,” said Rutherford president John Whitehead in a release. “Even the president of the United States said he inhaled, so it’s everywhere. Let’s focus on real issues like urban problems, gang problems, homelessness and get off of this thing.”

As Whitehead points out, a Harvard study found that close to $250 is spent every year in Virginia on making pot arrests and putting people in jail.

It all happens tonight at 7pm in City Hall Chambers.

Photo by Thomas Hawk

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