The House is expected to take up the proposal Wednesday.
Medical cannabis expansion legislation is on its way to the governor’s desk, and other updates from the 2021 legislative session.
“This bill is a cynical effort by prohibitionists to severely roll back a policy that has been in place for two decades and that a majority of state residents support.”
House lawmakers approved two bills so far, with a third anticipated later this week.
Virginia legislature sends bills to Governor Northam to approve dispensing of herbal medical cannabis
For me, my work with NORML is a civic duty. I care about fighting racism; about replacing a black market that empowers and enriches gangs and organized crime with a legal one that produces good jobs and lots of tax revenue; and about defending our civil liberty to simply enjoy the recreational use of marijuana if we want to.
“I’m exceedingly grateful to have the support of NORML PAC,” Lt. Governor John Fetterman said. “The bottom line here is it’s far past time we let go of this bizarre superstition and criminalization of a plant, cannabis, and instead legalize it on a federal level.”
“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.”