“Today, together, we celebrate an extraordinary victory for cannabis justice in the Commonwealth.”
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.
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.
“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.”
“Governor Northam has always been thoughtful in his approach to cannabis policy. We look forward to continuing our work with the administration and the legislature to ‘get this right.”