“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.
Long awaited sales of cannabis flower in Virginia began this month when medical dispensaries received the final product approvals from the state’s regulatory agency.
Virginia legislature sends bills to Governor Northam to approve dispensing of herbal medical cannabis
In his veto message, the Governor wrote: “The language in the bill makes substantial policy changes to the medical marijuana program that were not fully scrutinized through normal legislative procedures…”
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.
House lawmakers have overwhelmingly passed a pair of bills to better expand and facilitate access to medical cannabis products.