Virginia Gov. Proposes Pot Decriminalization in Sweeping Justice Reform Plan

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is promising sweeping changes to the state’s criminal justice reforms that include decriminalizing marijuana, softening the penalties for people caught stealing smaller-dollar items and reducing the number of Virginians whose driver’s licenses are suspended. Northam, a Democrat, said Friday at a news conference in Richmond he wants Virginia to approach criminal justice with compassion, fairness and…