Bill Introduced To Legalize Marijuana In Virginia; Governor's State Address

Virginia lawmakers are back at the capital for the 2019 legislative session which kicked off at noon today. This year's session is scheduled to last 45 days and end of February 23. 

Much of the focus will be on state tax policy and whether to expand gambling in Virginia.  

Democratic Delegate Steve Heretick, representing Norfolk an Portsmouth, has introduced a bill to legalize marijuana in Virginia.  He has been an advocate for marijuana reform since 2016.  "The time has come for adults to have the freedom to decide for themselves whether or not to consume marijuana in the privacy of their homes," said Delegate Heretick.

Governor Ralph Northam will issue his State of the Commonwealth at 7:00 p.m. tonight in Richmond.

 

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