Virginia

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

Get NORML this 4/20 with one of the dozens of events being hosted across the country by NORML’s affiliate groups. There are events going on across the country including festivals, concerts, comedy shows, softball tournaments, and more. Check out some of these activities on the list below. If you don’t see your state listed below, […] Continue Reading

RICHMOND, VA — A bill backed by Republicans that would have required drug screening and testing of welfare recipients died Monday in the Virginia Senate. The measure failed by one vote in the evenly divided Senate when one Republican didn’t vote. The measure, Senate Bill 271, introduced by Sen. Charles Carrico (R-Grayson), would have required the state’s […] Continue Reading

RICHMOND, VA — A Republican-backed bill that would subject welfare recipients to drug testing has passed a second committee vote and now heads for the Senate floor. The bill was approved in the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee earlier this month and passed out of the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday on a 10-5 vote. […] Continue Reading

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — The Charlottesville, Virginia, city council approved a marijuana-related resolution Monday night calling on the governor and the legislature “to revisit the sentencing guidelines that merit jail terms for simple possession, do away with rules that suppose intent to distribute without evidence and give due consideration to sponsored state bills that would decriminalize, legalize or […] Continue Reading

CHESAPEAKE, VA — Police officers in Chesapeake, Virginia, have developed the ability to smell marijuana in cars as they cruise down the highway, even when the police have their windows up. Or, at least, according to a report in the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot this week, that’s what they are claiming. “We drive our patrol car with the vents […] Continue Reading