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Virginia Gov: Pot Charge no Reason to Remove Board Member

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP)- Gov. Terry McAuliffe says smoking marijuana is not sufficient reason to remove a member of a state board or commission.
    
The governor commented Monday after a Roanoke city councilman was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Councilman Court Rosen was appointed by the fellow Democrat to the Commonwealth Transportation Board in 2014.
    
The 36-year-old Rosen was charged last week after police responded to a report of drug use in a parking lot next to a store. Police issued Rosen a summons.
    
In a statement to The Roanoke Times, Rosen said he made a "terrible mistake."
    
McAuliffe was questioned by the newspaper about Rosen during a stop in Lynchburg. He said if everyone was kicked off a state board for marijuana use, the state would have fewer board members.

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