420 with CNW – Lawmakers in Virginia Reveal Plans to Legalize Cannabis

July 8, 2020 03:25:27

As of July 1, 2020, Virginia’s marijuana decriminalization policy officially came into effect, making the Commonwealth of Virginia the 27th state to enact such a policy change. This came a month after Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill that would make possession of up to one ounce of cannabis punishable by a $25 fine with no threat of jail time and no criminal record. Prior to this policy change, simple possession was punishable by a maximum $500 fine, up to 30 days in jail and a criminal record.

And just a day after the marijuana decriminalization law took effect, Virginian lawmakers announced their plans for a legal cannabis market. On July 2, 2020, a group of Democratic state legislators announced plans to introduce a bill to legalize and regulate a commercial cannabis market. The measure…


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