Tag: Virginia

Virginia To Decriminalize Marijuana

After recently enacting medical marijuana provisions, which have yet to come into effect, Virginia took another step towards becoming a cannabis-friendly state with Governor Ralph Northam’s signature on a bill passed by the Virginia State Legislature. Under the new legislation, NORML reports, marijuana possession of up to one ounce will, once the law comes into […]

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Virginia Will Try Cannabis Legalization Again This Year

When it comes to cannabis, Virginia has lagged behind many states where the drug has been decriminalized or legalized for recreational use. With lawmakers approving an expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program in 2018, supporters of decriminalization are hoping that momentum will continue in 2019. But Virginia Republicans don’t appear willing to support decriminalization. […]

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Red States Gear Up for Cannabis Legalization

The green wave is already making splashes in multiple red states this year, with cannabis legalization bills being introduced in at least six traditionally conservative states so far for 2019 sessions. On Wednesday, lawmakers in Kentucky and West Virginia put forward pieces of legalization legislation, the latest in a growing list of states where the […]

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Virginia Approves CBD for Patients

The Virginia Senate voted unanimously Monday to pass the Joint Commission on Health Care bill SB 726, which will let Virginia doctors recommend the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for the treatment of any diagnosed condition or disease. This comes on the heels of Friday’s unanimous passing of the companion bill, HB 1251, in the Virginia […]

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Support Growing for Virginia Marijuana

VIRGINIA – In January 2017, at the Virginia General Assembly, Republican state Sen. Jill Vogel submitted medical marijuana bill SB 1298 to the Senate and House. The bill listed 12 conditions that would benefit from cannabidiol or THC-A oil treatment: cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, nail patella, cachexia […]

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Pro-Marijuana Candidates Win Governorships in Virginia, New Jersey

In yesterday’s elections, two pro marijuana candidates were voted into their respective states’ gubernatorial roles. Ralph Northam of Virginia and Philip Murphy of New Jersey were elected governors in their races, bringing the next ray of hope to the prospect of full legalization across the board. While the national focus is on these wins being a […]

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