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Gov. Youngkin won’t commit to approving a retail marijuana market in Virginia

"On Monday, the governor was noncommittal when asked if he would sign a bill to establish a market for recreational sales."

From Dean Mirshahi, WRIC | January 24, 2023

"Gov. Glenn Youngkin dodged a question on whether he would sign legislation that would pave the way for retail marijuana sales in Virginia, saying he’s instead focused on setting regulations on hemp and delta-8 products.

People 21 and over can have small amounts of cannabis for recreational use in Virginia, but there’s no way for them to buy it legally. Virginia legalized possession of up to an ounce, but efforts to create a regulatory framework for recreational sales stalled in the General Assembly. Democrats and Republicans have proposed bills for the 2023 legislative session to create a retail cannabis market in Virginia."

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