Virginia

RICHMOND, VA — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) signed a cannabidiol (CBD) extract affirmative defense bill Thursday, making Virginia the 12th state in the country to pass legal protections for patients with a medical necessity for CBD extracts. Thursday’s bill signing now brings the total number of states with some sort of legal recognition and protection for […] Continue Reading

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — A super majority of Virginia voters are ready for marijuana reform, including decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of cannabis and legalizing medical marijuana in the Commonwealth. According to a Christopher Newport University survey released Tuesday, 71% of Virginia voters support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, with broad support […] Continue Reading

RICHMOND, VA — A poll conducted by the firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) revealed that 60% of Virginia voters would support decriminalizing the adult possession of small amounts of marijuana, indicating strong support for state Senator Adam Ebbin’s marijuana decriminalization measure, Senate Bill 686. Decriminalization had majority support from every age, racial, and gender demographic. […] Continue Reading

A new year brings hope to many Americans still living under the iron fist of cannabis prohibition, as legislative sessions begin to get underway around the country.  Lawmakers in several states have already pre-filed marijuana-related legislation or announced intentions to do so.   The next month will bring a flurry of bills from coast to […] Continue Reading

GRANVILLE, OH — According to a new analysis by the Clemency Report, some states are still suspending the driver’s licenses of convicted cannabis offenders unrelated to any actual driving offense (as part of a federal law called the 1992 Solomon-Lautenberg Act). The report finds that a vast majority of states have abandoned enforcing this unfunded […] Continue Reading

RICHMOND, VA — Earlier this week, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe took a question about legalizing and regulating marijuana for adults’ use, as Colorado has done. While he is not “yet” supportive of this sensible policy change, he did use the question as an opportunity to express his support for medical marijuana. “I’ve supported the issue […] Continue Reading

WASHINGTON, DC  — The NORML PAC announced its endorsement of Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin in his campaign for U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District on Monday. “NORML PAC believes strongly that Senator Ebbin has the tenacity, coalition building skills, and political acumen required to help end our country’s destructive war on marijuana […] Continue Reading

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