Bills to legalize cannabis in Virginia advanced level away from two committees on Wednesday, the step that is final full floor action.
The Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee and House Appropriations Committee each passed reform legislation ahead of a mid-session deadline approaching on Friday. Both bills have gone through multiple panels since Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and top lawmakers unveiled their legalization plan month that is last
The Senate panel authorized its bill 11-4, although the homely house of Delegates committee cleared its variation 13-7, with one abstention.