Virginia Governor Calls For Marijuana Legalization In 2021 As Commission Issues Recommendations On Provisions

Virginia Governor Calls For Marijuana Legalization In 2021 As Commission Issues Recommendations On Provisions
Virginia Governor Calls For Marijuana Legalization In 2021 As Commission Issues Recommendations On Provisions

The governor of Virginia said on Monday that he wants the state to legalize marijuana and will work with lawmakers to pass a reform bill in 2021. His comments come on the same day that a legislative commission tasked with studying the issue issued  recommendations to lawmakers on how a legal cannabis market could be structured.

Gov. Ralph Northam (D) campaigned on simple decriminalization, a policy he signed into law earlier this year, but until now had never previously taken a stand on broader adult-use legalization.

“We are going to move forward with the legalization of marijuana in Virginia. I support this and I’m committed to doing in the right way,” he said during a briefing, adding that it’s “not going to happen overnight.”
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