Virginia Decriminalizes Marijuana! Cannabis legalization news from Virginia.
Gov. Ralph Northam (d) announced he signed a bill eliminating jail time for marijuana possession. Virginia decriminalized possession of up to one ounce of marijuana – effective July 1, 2020.
“This means close to 30,000 people a year will no longer be labeled as criminals and no longer will suffer the negative repercussions of a criminal conviction,” said Sen. Adam Ebbin, D-Alexandria.
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