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.”
And, a just-released statewide poll shows 68% of registered voters in Virginia, including majorities of Democrats and Republicans, support legalizing marijuana for adults.
According to statewide polling data, 61 percent of Virginia adults support “the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults.”
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.
Of the 15 states that have now enacted adult-use legalization, 13 have done so by voter initiative. Many states, however, do not offer a citizens’ initiative option — meaning that the only way to enact substantive marijuana reform is through the legislative process.
“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.”
This is another victory for commonsense marijuana law reform in Virginia.