Democratic Governor Ralph Northam officially signed legislation today decriminalizing marijuana possession. The new law takes effect July 1, 2020 and reduces penalties for offenses involving the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana to a civil violation – punishable by a maximum $25 fine, no arrest, and no criminal record.
An unlikely activist fighting for reform in the Commonwealth of Virginia and on Capitol Hill
Both chambers voted to decriminalize marijuana, legalize medical cannabis, and study a regulatory framework for adult-use
The 2020 NORML Aspen Legal Seminar will be held May 28-30 at The Gant Hotel. Register now to join us for this annual celebration of personal freedom. Continuing Legal Education credit for this 3-day program is available from all states that require CLE credits for their attorneys. If you’re not a lawyer, and don’t need the CLE credit, you are still welcome to attend. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet national legal experts as we work our way from marijuana prohibition to marijuana legalization.
The 2020 Presidential campaigns are in full swing. Candidates are hitting the campaign trail, and blasting you with ads social media, radio, and television, vying for your votes. Whether they’re red or blue, yellow or green, they need to know that ending America’s unjust war on marijuana is a top priority for you.
Finally, Virginia has a path to implement evidence-based policies that reflect the attitudes of its constituents
Let us know how can NORML best represent your interests in our lobbying, organizing, and educational efforts in 2020.
A University of Mary Washington survey shows 61 percent of Virginians favor legalizing the adult use of marijuana.