Virginia becomes the first southern state to legalize the possession and use of marijuana by adults.
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.
Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has signed House Bill 1862 into law, which provides employment protections for state-registered medical cannabis patients.
Products anticipated to be available as soon as September.
The advancement of this legislation is another historic step for cannabis justice in Virginia. The bills now head to the Governor.
Virginia legislature sends bills to Governor Northam to approve dispensing of herbal medical cannabis
“Virginians have been clear in their support for this issue and Governor Northam agrees, it is time to legalize the responsible use of cannabis by adults in the Commonwealth.”
Virginia NORML is thrilled to provide a direct line to the policymakers, researchers, and advocates who are championing cannabis policy reform in the Commonwealth, especially in light of the opportunities the 2021 Virginia General Assembly session presents for proposed legislation.