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Youngkin won’t commit to legalizing retail cannabis while in office

Gov. Glenn Youngkin said last week that it’s up to lawmakers to resolve an impasse over recreational cannabis sales and declined to say whether he’d ever sign legislation related to the issue during his tenure.

From Ben Pavior | WCVE-FM | February 17, 2023

"His comments come after the administration spoke out against the sole surviving bill to legalize cannabis sales for adults age 21 and over, which failed in a Republican-controlled House subcommittee on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters after an event at Richmond’s Westwood Fountain on Thursday, the Republican said his priority remained cracking down on intoxicating hemp products like Delta-8. He said it was up to lawmakers to come up with a plan for a legal cannabis market."

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