Marijuana advocates in Virginia are ramping up the pressure on lawmakers to bring legalization to the commonwealth. The state’s chapter of NORML on Tuesday issued a call for legislators to move forward “expeditiously” with a bill to legalize recreational pot use for adults. Virginia NORML executive director Jenn Michelle Pedini said “Ceding control of the marijuana market to unregulated criminal enterprises in no way provides for public or consumer safety.” In addition to serving as executive director of the Virginia chapter, Pedini is also NORML’s development director. The statement from the nation’s leading marijuana advocacy group comes after the city of Alexandria, Virginia issued a warning to residents about potentially altered marijuana following four overdoses in the area.

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