Virginia Convicted 20,000 People for Marijuana Possession in 2018

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Analysis shows that around 20,000 Virginians were convicted of marijuana possession in 2018 and more than half of them were African American. African Americans make up just 19% of the population in Virginia, but they accounted for 49% of prosecutions for marijuana possession and 51% of all defendants found guilty. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is spearheading the bid to see recreational marijuana legalized in the state in 2020. More than 46,000 marijuana cases were prosecuted in the state during the 12-month period and the defendant was found guilty in almost 20,000 cases. The Attorney General has said that the state’s cannabis laws are not working, as they are needlessly saddling people with criminal convictions.

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Analysis shows that around 20,000 Virginians were convicted of marijuana possession in 2018 and more than half of them were African American.

More than 46,000 marijuana cases were prosecuted in the state during the 12-month period and the defendant was found guilty in almost 20,000 cases. African Americans make up just 19% of the population in Virginia, but they accounted for 49% of prosecutions for marijuana possession and 51% of all defendants found guilty.

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