Virginia residents caught with cannabis might get a chance to clear their convictions. On Feb. 12, 2018, the Virginia Senate voted to approve Senate Bill 954, a bill which would reduce the penalties for cannabis possession and allow first-time offenders to have their charges expunged.
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The Virginia Senate voted unanimously Monday to pass the Joint Commission on Health Care bill SB 726, which will let Virginia doctors recommend the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for the treatment of any diagnosed condition or disease.
A bill that would allow physicians to prescribe a form of medical marijuana to patients suffering from a variety of serious diseases seems headed toward passage Thursday on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates.
Republicans on a Senate committee Monday killed a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana by changing the punishment from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil penalty.
After four of five statewide marijuana legalization ballot initiatives were approved by voters in 2016, no additional states ended cannabis prohibition in 2017 (though New Hampshire did decriminalize possession of the drug and West Virginia allowed its medical use).
Virginia is wrapping up its second year of a research program that allows farmers to grow hemp, a crop long banned because of its association with marijuana.
Voters in two states chose new governors on Tuesday. Each election — as well as the results of a number of local races across the country — will have huge implications for efforts to legalize marijuana.
A Virginia lawmaker says he’s working on a bill to decriminalize marijuana. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that Senate majority leader Tommy Norment does not support full legalization of the drug. But the Republican said possessing it would be a civil offense subject to a ticket or a fine.
Virginia hemp has become a reality. On Oct. 19, 2017, the University of Virginia announced that it had completed its first successful harvest of the crop.
Washington, D.C., isn’t a large market for the cannabis industry, but it could be very influential with regards to legalization. It turns out that quite a few cannabis buyers are government employees, according to new research.
On May 15, 2017, Congressman Tom Garrett, R-Va., announced that he is going to hold a press conference outside of the U.S. Capitol on May 17 to discuss H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017.
When it comes to marijuana enforcement, it’s no secret that racial disparities persist even though black and white communities use marijuana at similar rates. The most recent reminder of this comes from the Old Dominion State, where Virginia marijuana arrests continue to disproportionately affect black communities.
Reason Magazine editor-in-chief Katherine Mangu-Ward talks to Fox News’ Kennedy, on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ stance on marijuana.
On March 15, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a speech to law enforcement officers in Richmond, Virginia, on his mission to fight violent crime and bolster public safety. It was during his discussion of drugs that Sessions brought marijuana into the conversation, reinforcing a stance that he has previously communicated.
On Feb. 27, 2017, Congressman Tom Garrett, R-Va., introduced the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017,” to the House of Representatives. If passed, the bill, H.R. 1227, would decriminalize marijuana federally by removing it from the federal controlled substances list.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today 5th District Congressman Tom Garrett introduced legislation aimed at federally decriminalizing marijuana.
Some Virginia lawmakers are trying to reduce the criminal penalty of simple marijuana possession. Two new bills would make the punishment a civil penalty.
Powerful Virginia Senate leader, Tommy Norment: It’s time to look at marijuana decriminalization.
On May 2, 2016, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper participated in the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, and had the chance to briefly discuss recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado.
RICHMOND, Va., March 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Yesterday, Virginia’s lawmakers passed a bill which will allow for the eventual production and distribution of low THC marijuana oils in the Commonwealth.
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Yesterday, the Virginia Senate by a vote of 37 to 2 passed SB701,a bill that would allow the production and manufacturing of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and THC-A oil in the state.
The Commonwealth of Virginia is rich in history, home to beautiful beaches, rich mountain ranges, and some of the most regressive drug policies in the entire United States, according to a new report authored by Shenandoah University professor and researcher Jon Gettman and published by the Drug Policy Alliance. The report showed a consistent increase in both arrests and racial disparity.
Kyla Hill, Chief Hemptress, Creator and CEO of GetHempButter.com, took the last of her startup capital and flew to Denver to audition for The Marijuana Show. This was October 2014.
ASHBURN, Va., Sept. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Next Generation Management Corporation (OTC: NGMC) is pleased to announce that its medical marijuana cultivation facility in Oregon is nearing completion.
California once looked like the center of marijuana reform, but Hunter Holliman, Regional Project Lead of 4Front Ventures, says, “The Mid-Atlantic region is driving cannabis policy in the U.S. right now.”
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law a marijuana reform bill aimed at allowing those with severe forms of epilepsy to have access to cannabis oil.
With development for proprietary technology within the legal marijuana trade underway, the industry is looking forward.