Lawmakers plan summit on legalizing cannibis in Virginia

Lawmakers plan summit on legalizing cannibis in Virginia
Policymakers will consider legislation related to cannabis use in Virginia. (Source: Pexels/stock image)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Policymakers will consider legislation related to cannabis use in Virginia.

Attorney General Mark Herring and the Virginia Cannabis Caucus will hold a cannabis summit for policymaking stakeholders in Virginia.

State attorney general’s offices, state agency legislative operations and cannabis policy experts from states where cannabis is legal will all participate in the summit.

“Virginia’s cannabis policies are just not working. They are needlessly saddling people with criminal records and costing millions in enforcement costs and more importantly social costs,” said Attorney General Herring.

Attorney General Herring has become the leading voice for cannabis reform in Virginia. Herring has been pushing for the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana, action to address past convictions, and moving towards legal and regulated adult use.

The summit will take place Dec. 11.

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