“Today, together, we celebrate an extraordinary victory for cannabis justice in the Commonwealth.”
“New Mexico joins an ever-growing list of states that have realized the failures of marijuana prohibition and the harms it brings to their communities and citizens.”
Virginia becomes the first southern state to legalize the possession and use of marijuana by adults.
“At 100 percent of the recreational marijuana outlets visited, the pseudo-underage patrons were required to show age identification to enter.”
Land of Enchantment Becomes Second State This Week to End Prohibition Following NY
The provisions specific to the personal possession of marijuana took effect upon signing.
Governor Northam recommended that provisions in the legislation legalizing the personal possession and personal cultivation of cannabis by adults take effect on July 1, 2021 rather than on January 1, 2024 — the enactment date initially approved by lawmakers.
Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act (MRTA) legalizes and regulates the adult-use, commercial marijuana market in New York State, while also permitting those over the age of 21 to cultivate personal-use quantities of cannabis in their own homes