420 with CNW — Virginia Legislators Pass Pivotal Cannabis Legalization Bills

February 10, 2021 4:40 PM EST

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The past few years have seen a wave of cannabis reform sweep across the United States. By the end of 2020, more than 30 states had legalized either recreational or medical cannabis, and several others were considering decriminalizing the controversial drug. The wave of cannabis reform has now reached the South after lawmakers in Virginia passed two cannabis legalization bills, making Virginia the 16th state in the country and the first in the South to legalize recreational cannabis.

However, a legislative committee will have to iron out the differences between the two pieces of legislation for Virginia to move forward with legalization. Since Gov. Ralph Northam and top state lawmakers unveiled a cannabis legalization proposal, several committees and subcommittees have gone through and amended the bills. The House approved the first bill in a 55-42 vote, and hours later, the Senate&


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