Cannabis News: Lawmakers In Virginia Are Advocating For Psychedelics

Lawmakers in Virginia are advocating for psychedelics, with legislation being brought forth to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms and more. Part of the activist group Decriminalize Nature Virginia, Senator Ghazala Hashmi and Delegate Dawn Adams recently hosted an event touting the growing body of research related to psychedelics and their beneficial medical…

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Anti-Marijuana Congresswoman Virginia Foxx Invests in Cannabis Stocks?

A Congresswoman with a record of voting against cannabis is now investing in the industry. Medical patients in Virginia are lining up at dispensaries to get their hands on recently approved cannabis flower. And a Native American tribe in New York is taking matters into its own hands while the…

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Virginia Attorney General to Hire State’s First Cannabis Attorney

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring is currently seeking applications for an attorney to serve as the Commonwealth of Virginia’s first full-time, dedicated cannabis attorney, according to July 19 press release. The job description includes serving as general counsel to the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority while also assisting other Virginia…

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Virginia Republican Speaks Out Against Cannabis Social Equity Qualifications

Social equity laws have become a standard in the cannabis industry. However, the expectation is not yet viewed as a universal necessity, as seen between the differing opinions of politicians in Virginia. As of July 1, Virginia’s recreational cannabis law officially launched, although it won’t be fully implemented until 2024.…

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Virginia Allows Adult-Use Pot, Although Retail Sales Are Years Away

When the clock struck midnight to mark the start of Thursday, history was made—marijuana legalization had finally arrived in the southern United States. As of July 1, adults 21 years and older in the Commonwealth of Virginia can legally use and possess marijuana. The new law stems from legislation that…

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