The governor of Virginia and top lawmakers unveiled a bill on Wednesday that would legalize marijuana in the Commonwealth—and all signs indicate that legislators plan to move quickly to advance it. The proposal would allow adults 21 and older to purchase and possess up to one ounce of cannabis and cultivate up to four plants for personal use, two of which could be mature. It’s being jointly carried by Sen. Adam Ebbin (D) and Senate President Pro Tempore Louise Lucas (D) in their chamber. In the House of Delegates, Majority Leader Charniele Herring (D) and Del. Don Scott (D) will carry the companion version. The legislature decriminalized simple marijuana possession last year, but advocates have kept their eyes set on broader reform. “We know that the prohibition on cannabis has failed in Virginia, in the Commonwealth, and in the country,” Ebbin told Marijuana Moment in a phone interview.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 01/13/2021 11:55:00