Virginia lawmakers gave final approval to a bill that will legalize, regulate, and tax cannabis sales for adults 21 and over on April 7th. Virginia is now the 17th state to legalize cannabis for adult use and the fourth state to adopt a legalization policy by passing a bill through its state legislature. Thirteen additional states have legalized by voter initiative. In addition to legalizing cannabis for adults 21 and over, the law will establish a Cannabis Equity Reinvestment Fund that will be used to support persons, families, and communities that have been disproportionately affected by the enforcement of cannabis laws. Legal possession and personal cultivation will begin on July 1, 2021. Virginia is also one of 36 states with a medical cannabis program, and in May 2020, Virginia decriminalized simple cannabis possession.

AZ Marijuana, 04/09/2021 03:18:00

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