Virginia Lawmaker Urges Study Of Pot Sales At ABC Stores

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker wants to study the possibility of selling marijuana through state-run liquor stores.

Democratic Del. David Englin of Alexandria has filed a joint resolution to look at the potential revenue impact for such a proposal.

Under the resolution, eight members of the General Assembly would study the feasibility and practicality of selling pot at the more than 330 ABC stores in Virginia. Findings would be due by the first day of the 2013 legislative session.

Englin also has filed a resolution asking the governor to petition the federal Drug Enforcement Agency to move marijuana from a Schedule I drug to Schedule II.

He cites states with medical marijuana laws and societal changes for the proposals.

The resolutions have been referred to the House Rules Committee.

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