Stories tagged: "marijuana"


FILE- A cannibis plant that is close to harvest grows in a grow room at the Greenleaf Medical Cannabis facility in Richmond, Va., June 17, 2021. Marijuana would be decriminalized at the federal level under legislation that the House approved on Friday, April 1, 2022, as Democrats made the case for allowing states to set their own policies on pot. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Virginia GOP Lawmaker Files Bill To Create a Regulated Marijuana Market in the State, and Some Are Saying It Could Hurt Those Affected by the War on Drugs

Del. Keith Hodges’ proposal would replace policies intended to help communities harmed by the drug war with new financial incentives for corporations who locate businesses in disadvantaged areas, according to legalization advocates.

FILE- A cannibis plant that is close to harvest grows in a grow room at the Greenleaf Medical Cannabis facility in Richmond, Va., June 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Democrats Renew Push for Biden to Decriminalize Weed, an Idea Virginians Overwhelmingly Support.

Most Virginians want legal weed and so do seven in 10 Americans. It’s about as popular an idea as exists in modern politics, with majorities of virtually every demographic supporting legalization. 

Does Virginia’s New Law Legalize Marijuana? Well, Yes and No.

RICHMOND-Yes, the new law took effect July 1 in Virginia. But while it allows possession, the law doesn't fully legalize marijuana use.

Dogwood Download: Things You Should Know For April 21

ALEXANDRIA-Alexandria adopts Virginia's first collective bargaining ordinance, Virginia's First Lady visits Valley schools, and a biotech firm is bringing jobs.

Marijuana legalization needs to be equitable, activists say
Ettinger: Questions From a Soon To Be First-Time Marijuana User

BLACKSBURG-The General Assembly didn't quite answer everything when they legalized marijuana. Eve Ettinger has some questions.

Will Amherst County Allow Marijuana Sales? Voters Will Decide

AMHERST – Now that Virginia’s legalized marijuana, cities and counties have to choose what to allow. Amherst County wants voters to decide.

Marijuana possession will be legal in Virginia in July
Virginia’s General Assembly Legalized Marijuana. What Does The Law Say?

Personal possession and cultivation of marijuana will be legal in Virginia starting July 1, after the General Assembly voted to pass amendments to this year’s marijuana legalization bill.