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New Virginia Marijuana Laws Take Effect July 1

Richmond, Va — Three new laws intended to expand patient access to and the therapeutic value of Virginia’s medical cannabis program take effect July 1, 2019. 

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Charlottesville City Leaders Agree: It’s Time for Decriminalization in Virginia

When Charlottesville’s chief of police, Commonwealth’s Attorney, and two City Councilors were all asked if they support a policy of “fines not crimes” for personal possession of small amounts of marijuana by adults, the response was unanimous.

They all agree: it’s time for decriminalization in the Commonwealth.

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Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney Platania to Appear at Marijuana Policy Town Hall at CitySpace

 

Virginia NORML and its Charlottesville chapter will host a Marijuana Policy Town Hall this Wednesday, April 24, at 6pm in CitySpace on the downtown mall. 

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Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Underwood Takes Fight to Dismiss Marijuana Cases to Supreme Court

“We’re going to the State Supreme Court,” Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Greg Underwood told a crowd of 50 assembled at Virginia NORML’s Marijuana Town Hall at O’Connor Brewing Co. Wednesday night. “We’re filing tomorrow.”

Judges in Norfolk have blocked Underwood’s policy of dismissing simple marijuana possession charges. Underwood is taking the case to the next level -- where statewide policy could be made.

“If I’m the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney and I see a segment of the community that‘s being treated differently by the criminal justice system, am I supposed to to stand by and let it happen?” Underwood rhetorically asked the crowd. “I’m not going to go along with it.”

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Legalize Virginia Festival Returns to O’Connor Brewing Co on 4/20

You might already have 4/20 marked on your calendar. Now, you have an excuse to head out that day and celebrate with hundreds of your fellow supporters of marijuana law reform.

Virginia NORML is once again partnering with O’Connor Brewing Co. in Norfolk to bring you the Legalize Virginia 420 Festival, taking place on 4/20 from 12pm to 10pm.

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Senator Dunnavant's Bill to Improve Virginia’s Regulated Medical Cannabis Program Heads to Governor's Desk for Signature

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Richmond, Va - Senator Siobhan Dunnavant's SB1557 to clarify and improve the regulation of pharmaceutical processors is heading to the governor's desk after unanimously passing its final vote in the Senate.

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Bill to Ensure Access for Medical Cannabis Patients Set to Become Law

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Richmond, Va — Senator David Marsden's SB1719 has passed through both the House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate, and is headed to the governor’s desk for signature. 

SB1719 allows "registered agents” for those patients physically unable to pick up or receive delivery of their medical cannabis, like those in hospice, assisted living facilities, and those who rely on home healthcare providers.

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Medical Cannabis Bills Unanimously Pass Virginia Senate

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Richmond, Va — Senator Siobhan Dunnavant's SB1557, Senator David Marsden's SB1719, and Senator Glen Sturtevant's SB1632 have passed the Senate unanimously.

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Virginia NORML to Host Screening of Documentary Weed the People at Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse

As the Virginia General Assembly considers improvements to last year’s Let Doctors Decide medical cannabis expansion bill, the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse will host a screening of the documentary Weed the People on February 7 at 7:00pm.

The film follows the struggles of families fighting to keep their children alive with the help of medical cannabis.

The screening is presented by Virginia NORML, the organization spearheading marijuana law reform efforts in the Commonwealth.

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Virginia Medical Cannabis Bills Clear Senate Committee

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Richmond, Va — Three medical cannabis bills cleared the Senate Committee on Education and Health this morning and are headed to the Senate floor.

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