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.
Virginia wasted $81.2M taxpayer dollars on marijuana enforcement in 2016, and then arrested over 6,000 more people for possession in 2017! Tell your lawmakers you’re fed up with this outdated public policy that wastes resources. Write your lawmakers in support of Senator Adam Ebbin’s decriminalization bill, SB997, in under 30 seconds. It’s time for #FinesNotCrimes, Virginia!
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The registration process for Virginia physicians, patients and caregivers is now open. The previously issued certificate is no longer available and is not sufficient for asserting an affirmative defense without registration. Patients and caregivers must receive a written certification from a registered physician in order to register for the program. Here’s what you can do now:
Until facilities are operational, patients must still take extraordinary measures to obtain oils from out of state. Of course, marijuana remains federally illegal making transport of any cannabis product across any state line illegal. To learn more about the program and for answers to frequently asked questions, check out the Virginia Medical Cannabis FAQs page or give us a call for more information.
Our work expanding Virginia’s medical cannabis program is nowhere close to done. We need to eliminate or raise the THC cap, add additional products like flower and lozenges, and allow for more facilities. If you’re ready to make sure we have a robust program with greater selection and access, it’s time to chip in. Together, we made history this session. We can’t stop now. Keep Virginia NORML in front of legislators year round with your donation.
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