In 2020, lawmakers in Virginia enacted legislation to reduce penalties for offenses involving personal possession of up to one ounce of marijuana to a civil violation – punishable by a maximum $25 fine, no arrest, no jail time, and no criminal record. And while this is progress, it’s not nearly enough.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has publicly called for the legalization of cannabis.


"It’s time to legalize marijuana in Virginia. Our Commonwealth has an opportunity to be the first state in the South to take this step, and we will lead with a focus on equity, public health, and public safety. I look forward to working with the General Assembly to get this right.”

- Governor Ralph Northam


An estimated 1 in 4 adults in America currently live in a jurisdiction in which cannabis is legal for use by adults. It’s time that state lawmakers take action so that all Virginians have the option to legally and safely possess, use, and purchase cannabis and cannabis products from licensed retail outlets.

According to February 2021 statewide polling data, 68% of Virginia adults support "the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults in Virginia."


Virginians agree and the administration agrees, it's time to legalize it. Here's how you can help.


  1. Send a message in support to lawmakers right now.

  2. Ask 5 friends in Virginia to send the message.

  3. Have them ask 5 friends of their own to do the same!



Call legislative offices in support


Join Virginia NORML


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Governor's Marijuana Legalization Report


Show your support   Legalize It: The Path to Cannabis Equity in Virginia