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Virginia lawmakers give go-ahead for commencement of cannabis study, decriminalization

Virginia lawmakers give go-ahead for commencement of cannabis study, decriminalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2020

When the 2020 legislative session kicked off in Virginia, the outlook for cannabis reform seemed fairly optimistic; pro-pot advocates felt hopeful about the agenda of Democratic lawmakers. Things started off smoothly, with a number of Virginia's cannabis decriminalization bills gaining approval. ...

Cannabis decriminalization approved by Virginia Senate

Cannabis decriminalization approved by Virginia Senate

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2020

A broad measure to decriminalize cannabis was given the go-ahead by the Virginia Senate on Tuesday, February 11 with a vote of 27-13. Senate Bill 2 gained approval a day after the Senate and House of Delegates approved decriminalization legislation to minimize penalties for cannabis possession; HB 97...

Medical cannabis bill passes unopposed in Virginia senate

Medical cannabis bill passes unopposed in Virginia senate

Annureet Kaur

February 6, 2018

Virginia senate passed health care bill SB 726 in an unanimous decision of 40-0, which will allow Virginia state doctors to prescribe cannabis for any diagnosed condition or disease. "I finally decided that I needed to advocate for the physicians being the decision makers," Senator Siobhan Dunnavant...

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