This year a Virginia lawmaker is calling for a study of the legalization of marijuana in the commonwealth and the sale of it in state liquor stores.
The proposal, outlined over on Blue Ridge Caucus, is from Del. David Englin, D-Alexandria.
Don’t forget, folks, where you read a slightly different version of this legislation first. That was in my column, 18 months ago.
I’m normally pretty modest. But it’s hard to ignore the fact that the General Assembly and governor in recent years have an interesting track record of taking cues from my columns.
They should make me an honorary member of the General Assembly, or something. I’ve gotten way more bills through than Del. Greg Habeeb, R-Salem.
In 2011, the General Assembly took my advice and changed an incredibly unfair aspect of Virginia’s workers compensation code — the most significant change in 20 years.
They did it again by repealing a flim-flammer’s law they had enacted in 2010 so that the scam U.S. Navy Veterans Association wouldn’t have to register in Virginia to steal money from residents here. And they divested their campaigns of funny-money contributions from con man “Bobby Thompson, too.
Now, if they could only make “Sweet Virginia” the state song. . .