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Virginia Elected Ralph Northam as Governor
Previously, the state’s lieutenant governor, Ralph Northam was elected as the state’s governor on Wednesday with 54 percent of the vote. The Army veteran and pediatrician endorses decriminalizing marijuana and made the issue one of the centerpieces of his campaign. He sees the criminalization of marijuana as a law that “disproportionately hurts people of color” and also believes that the potential health benefits of marijuana are another reason that the substance should be decriminalized.