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Virginia NORML October 2018 Newsletter

Marijuana Midterms

NORML’s Smoke the Vote voter guide makes it easy to learn where the candidates on your ballot stand on federal marijuana policy before you head into the voting booth on November 6. For those of you in the Virginia House of Delegates 8th District, there’s also a special election to replace Delegate Habeeb. We’re always updating the guide with candidates’ statements, so if you happen to catch one that we haven’t, send it our way.

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Virginia NORML September Newsletter

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O’Connor Brewing Co. Hosts Legalize Virginia Festival

Legalize Virginia Festival

Next week O’Connor Brewing Co. in Norfolk is becoming O’Cannabis Brewing Co.

Virginia NORML is teaming up with OBC to present the very first Legalize Virginia Festival.

 

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Virginia NORML August Newsletter

Virginia’s Medical Cannabis Registry is Open!

 

The registration process for Virginia physicians, patients and caregivers is now open. Patients and caregivers with affirmative defense certificates signed in the past 12 months may now register. The previously issued certificate is no longer available and is not sufficient for asserting an affirmative defense without registration. Patients who have not yet received a recommendation must now do so from a registered physician.

Share the Emerging Clinical Applications book with your physician and ask them to register today.

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Congressman Scott Taylor to Speak on the Topic of Marijuana Reform in Virginia Beach’s ViBe District


July 26, 2018

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For Press Inquires:
Jenn Michelle Pedini
804-464-7050
jennmichelle@norml.org

Congressman Scott Taylor to Speak on the Topic of Marijuana Reform in Virginia Beach’s ViBe District

Cocktails & Conversation: An Evening of Cannabis Policy with special guest Congressman Scott Taylor, cosponsor of the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

Virginia Beach, VA: Representative Scott Taylor (R-VA) will address the topic of marijuana reform at Cocktails & Conversation: An Evening of Cannabis Policy at Esoteric on Friday, July 27th, at 6:30pm.

The event will include an overview of federal marijuana policy reform progress by Congressman Taylor, questions from the audience, and an update on reform in Virginia from Jenn Michelle Pedini, executive director of Virginia NORML.

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Virginia's Medical Cannabis Law Takes Effect

Friday, March 9, Governor Ralph Northam signed HB1251, expanding the affirmative defense for possession of medical cannabis oils to any diagnosed condition. Here's what this means and how it works.

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Delegate Cline’s HB 1251 “Let Doctors Decide” Medical Cannabis Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

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February 21, 2018 

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Contact: Jenn Michelle Pedini
Executive Director
Virginia NORML
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director@virginianorml.org

 

Delegate Cline’s HB 1251 “Let Doctors Decide” Medical Cannabis Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

 

Richmond, VirginiaDelegate Ben Cline’s (R-24) Joint Commission on Healthcare bill, HB 1251, to expand Virginia’s medical cannabis laws, made its final passage in the House of Delegates today and will now head to Governor Ralph Northam’s (D) desk for signature.

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Virginia's “Let Doctors Decide” Medical Cannabis Bill Expanded By Governor Northam

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February 16, 2018 

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Virginia's “Let Doctors Decide” Medical Cannabis Bill Expanded By Governor Northam

Richmond, Virginia: Yesterday, the Virginia Senate Education and Health Committee voted unanimously to pass HB 1251 amended to include a new emergency enactment clause requested by Governor Ralph Northam. The Joint Commission on Healthcare bill, patroned by Delegate Ben Cline R-24, to allow Virginia doctors to recommend the use of medical cannabis oils for the treatment of any diagnosed condition or disease, will go into effect upon his signature.

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Major Marijuana Progress in Virginia

The 2018 Virginia General Assembly has already seen some significant wins and losses for marijuana-related legislation. Senator Siobhan Dunnavant’s SB726 and Delegate Ben Cline’s HB1251, the Joint Commission on Healthcare bills to expand Virginia’s medical cannabis program, have been well received and are garnering strong bipartisan support. Delegate Cline’s bill has passed the House unanimously, and Senator Dunnavant’s will have its final vote in the Senate next week. If you haven’t already, take action now. Use this link to quickly email your senator and ask them to vote YES!

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Let Doctors Decide Medical Cannabis Bill Passes Virginia House in Historic Vote

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February 2, 2018

“Let Doctors Decide” Medical Cannabis Bill Passes Virginia House in Historic Vote 

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