“These legislative improvements will bring great relief to the thousands of Virginians waiting to access the medical cannabis program,” said JM Pedini, NORML’s Development Director and the Executive Director of Virginia NORML.
As more states transition from marijuana criminalization to a regulated retail marketplace, struggles over the structure of retail sales markets have become a foremost concern. Inabilities in establishing and enacting clear and timely regulations regarding the application and acceptance process for business licenses have caused significant delays in the actualization of retail markets in many states.
Despite the Governor’s threat to veto, Mississippi lawmakers have advanced the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act, which legalizes medical marijuana access in the Magnolia State.
Despite over 60 percent of Texas voters supporting marijuana legalization, advocates continue to face an uphill battle in the legislature. In response, activists in Texas are now expanding their efforts to focusing on implementing reforms at the local level.
t post about various efforts for statewide reform measures for the 2022 ballot, there has been great progress. Here’s an overview with the latest updates: