Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts Gives Testimony at Assembly Hearing Exploring Legalizing Marijuana

NY Sheriffs Association

Just before he took office as the new president of the Sheriffs’ Association, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts traveled to NY City with NYSSA Associate Counsel Alex Wilson to testify on behalf of New York’s sheriffs at a NYS Assembly Hearing exploring the issue of legalization of marijuana in New York. “It is my strong belief that legalization will result in an increase in the use of marijuana, and at the same time would trivialize its negative effects, which could lead to further, more serious drug use especially for our youth,” Sheriff Virts said as part of his testimony. Click here to read his complete testimony.