The advancement of this legislation is another historic step for cannabis justice in Virginia. The bills now head to the Governor.
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The revisions make it clear that the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act — passed in 1988 — remains in place, and that federal employees “are required to refrain” from the use of either cannabis or other federally controlled substances “whether on or off duty.” Employees who do not do so will face disciplinary action.
House Bill 1100, which is backed by Governor Noem and other legislative leaders, pushes back the timeline from this summer until early 2022.
“[T]he implementation of medical marijuana laws (MMLs) and recreational marijuana laws (RMLs) reduced morphine milligram equivalents per enrollee by seven percent and 13 percent, respectively.”
The measure, approved by a 21 to 8 vote, would permit patients and caregivers to possess “70 daily dosages of medical cannabis” at a time.
Virginia legislature sends bills to Governor Northam to approve dispensing of herbal medical cannabis
House lawmakers approved three pieces of legislation that would legalize adult use marijuana and decriminalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana.