Both chambers voted to decriminalize marijuana, legalize medical cannabis, and study a regulatory framework for adult-use
"Long overdue progress is finally being made in the General Assembly thanks to many years of dedicated advocacy by Virginia NORML members."
“[This vote] marks the first time the House Courts of Justice Committee has approved a decriminalization bill."
Finally, Virginia has a path to implement evidence-based policies that reflect the attitudes of its constituents
NORML’s Jenn Michelle Pedini shares how they got the state’s conservative legislature to craft one of the American South’s most comprehensive medical marijuana bills to date
Three new laws intended to expand patient access to and the therapeutic value of Virginia’s medical cannabis program take effect July 1, 2019.
Virginia Senator David Marsden's SB1719 has passed unanimously through both the House of Delegates and the Senate, and is headed to the governor’s desk for signature.
Marijuana-related arrests in Virginia increased over 20 percent between the years 2016 and 2017, according to crime data compiled by the State Police. Overall, some 70 percent of all drug arrests in Virginia in 2017 were marijuana related.