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Alison Brophy Champion of the The Culpeper Star Exponent reports on Eastern View High School's tenth grade English assignment: Should marijuana be legalized in Virginia for recreational use?
Culpeper County resident Pam Novy, executive director of the Virginia chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML, felt the discussion at Eastern View High School was appropriate, noting that people of all ages are talking about it.
“This is a topic young people discuss regularly when the adults are not around, so I think this particular teacher is very astute to tap into that,” Novy said Tuesday. “This is a current event that will influence the upcoming elections, and high school sophomores are on the precipice of becoming voters, so this is an excellent time to teach them the value of dissecting issues relevant to our country and community.”
Alison Brophy Champion of the The Culpeper Star Exponent reports on the House GOP's recent refusal to advance marijuana reform.
"The Republican-led House Courts of Justice this week tabled various marijuana-related proposals, including one to decriminalize it. But Virginia NORML Director Pam Novy, of Culpeper, said that would not set back the state’s marijuana reform movement."