Imagine that you are pulled over on the side of the road, addressing a potential issue with your vehicle when a police officer pulls up behind you. Nothing strikes you as odd during the initial conversation with the officer until they ask if you've been drinking. Why no, you respond. You haven't had anything alcoholic all day. Suspicious, though, the officer gives you a breath test. What happens next surprises you.
In pairing with scientific research, some states have made historic changes to their criminal codes and have decriminalized and regulated marijuana within their jurisdictions. Now with groups like the Virginia National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and Smoke the Vote pushing for legalization of the drug in our state, some are starting to wonder if Virginia could follow suit in coming years.