Gov. Northam Wants Virginia to be 1st Southern State to Legalize Marijuana

Advocates at the press conference in Richmond support the legalization of marijuana in the commonwealth. (Photo by Emma Gauthier, Feb. 2020)

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced Monday that he will introduce and support legislation to legalize marijuana in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The announcement comes as the Northam Administration prepares to release a report on the impact of legalizing adult-use marijuana, which was compiled with robust input from government officials, policy experts, healthcare professionals, and community leaders.

“It’s time to legalize marijuana in Virginia,” said Governor Northam. “Our Commonwealth has an opportunity to be the first state in the South to take this step, and we will lead with a focus on equity, public health, and public safety. I look forward to working with the General Assembly to get this right.”

The Northam Administration is working closely with lawmakers to finalize legislation in advance of the 2021 General…

Original Author Link click here to read complete story..

Latest posts