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Virginia Lawmakers Suggest New Cannabis Agency, Likely Slowing Legalization Rollout

A subcommittee focused on cannabis legalization voted in favor of the amended bill, advancing it.

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Virginia Lawmakers Hear Hours of Testimony on Cannabis Legalization Bill

Lawmakers formed a Marijuana subcommittee last week to fast-track debate on a legalization bill backed by the governor. The group held the first of two meetings this week.

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Virginia Subcommittee on Marijuana Forms to Debate Legalization Bill

With two hearings next week, Virginia lawmakers are on a fast-track to legalize.

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s State of the Commonwealth Address Puts Cannabis in the Spotlight

This week, top lawmakers introduced legislation that would implement Northam’s legalization proposal.

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A Cannabis Legalization Bill Has Dropped in Virginia. But It’s Unlikely to Be the One to Cross the Finish Line.

When Governor Ralph Northam called for legalization last month, he said Virginia’s plan would “lead with social equity.” The bill introduced this week makes no mention of it.

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Virginia Governor Unveils Budget With Calls for Cannabis Legalization

In November, just months after signing cannabis decriminalization legislation, Governor Ralph Northam said that 2021 is the “time to legalize marijuana in Virginia.”

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Virginia: Marijuana Legalization Work Group Report Outlines Recommendations

Virginia’s governor and attorney general have been steadily working on cannabis law reform since last year.

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Calls for Cannabis Legalization in 2021

Virginia has been on a path toward legalization for the past year, but the governor’s call could put the state on a fast track.

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Q&A: Virginia’s Attorney General Details His Push to Legalize Cannabis

Virginia lawmakers recently passed cannabis and criminal justice reforms, but Mark Herring says there’s much more to be done.

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Signs Cannabis Decriminalization Legislation

The governor and attorney general have put the state on a path toward legal adult use, starting with eliminating penalties for possession.

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Virginia Attorney General Hosts Cannabis Summit in Anticipation of Reform in 2020

“It is clear to me that it is time for a new, smarter approach to cannabis in Virginia. And the question that we're here to answer today is: what does that look like?"

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Virginia: Newly Empowered Democrats Are Poised to Push for Cannabis Decriminalization

With the state AG’s support, the chances for cannabis reform in 2020 just got stronger. But legalization may have to wait.