Virginia lawmakers approve recreational marijuana use


Now the crony game REALLY begins. Who gets to have licenses? How many licenses will be given out? How much will legal pot in The Old Dominion be taxed? How will this revenue be allocated?

(From The Hill)

“This moves us in a … direction to strike down and to address those institutional barriers, and over-policing, over-arrests, over-convictions of African Americans who do not use marijuana at a higher rate than our white counterparts, but we seem to get the brunt of criminal convictions,” House Majority Leader Charniele Herring (D) said.

The bill would allow up to an ounce of marijuana to be legally carried at the start of 2024. Sale of marijuana as well as regulation of the marijuana market will also go into effect at the same time, according to AP.

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