FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16th, 2020
Contact: Georgia Allin
DELEGATE MIKE MULLIN CALLS FOR AUTOMATIC EXPUNGEMENT OF ALL MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS
Newport News, VA – In light of Governor Northam’s announcement today in support of marijuana legalization, Delegate Mike Mullin (D-Newport News) has issued the following statement:
“It is high time that we legalize marijuana in Virginia, but we must do more than that. That is why I am calling for the automatic expungement of all marijuana convictions. Not a petition-based system, but automatic expungement. This unjust law has harmed our Commonwealth, and disproportionately impacted communities of color. This is only a first step, but I hope it will go a long way towards repairing the damage done to communities across Virginia.”
Delegate Mullin serves the 93rd District which includes the City of Williamsburg and parts of Newport News, James City County, and York County. He serves on the House Courts of Justice Committee, as well as the Labor and Commerce and Rules Committees in the House of Delegates. He has worked as a prosecutor for more than a decade and handled cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Since his election in 2016, Delegate Mullin has helped pass a number of criminal justice reform bills, including legislation to help end the school-to-prison pipeline.