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No qualified immunity for incense seller’s arrest

Selling products labeled “Bayou Blaster” and “Hayze Train Wreck” may suggest “getting high,” but the products’ marketing did not necessarily implicate a tobacco-shop proprietor under a Virginia statute that targeted synthetic marijuana. A police officer said he could arrest tobacco-shop ...

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Va. bill would decriminalize marijuana

State Sen. Adam P. Ebbin, D-Alexandria, has introduced legislation to decriminalize simple marijuana possession in Virginia. Ebbin’s Senate Bill 686 would decriminalize marijuana possession and eliminate the 30-day jail sentence and the current $500 criminal fine. A violator would be ...

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Henrico court records go online

Henrico County Circuit Court Clerk Yvonne G. Smith has relented and allowed online access to court case information. Smith was a longtime holdout against the system that allows anyone to look up basic case information through a website maintained by ...

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