Job Corps’ New Stance On Cannabis, Virginia Marijuana Bill Approved And More Reg Updates

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Virginia House Panel Green-Lights Marijuana Bill, Pushes Sales Launch Deadline To Mid-2025

A Virginia House panel green-lighted a revised “compromise” version of a bill to legalize and regulate retail marijuana sales in the commonwealth on Thursday.

SB 448 from Sen. Aaron R. Rouse (D) advanced through the Senate earlier this month and was passed by the House General Laws Committee on a 12–10 vote.

The revisions sought to conciliate the gap between Rouse’s bill and a separate House bill from Del. Paul Krizek (D), reported Marijuana Moment.

“Sen. Rouse and I are happy to report that the Senate and House are on the cusp of sending the governor legislation that will create a retail marijuana market in a very responsible and thoughtful way,” Krizek said. “And we have to do this because we’ve got to do something about that $3 billion illicit market. It’s time to give Virginians access to a safe, tested and taxed product.”

The two lawmakers behind competing bills that would set up marijuana sales in Virginia have previously come to an agreement that all retailers could be allowed to get into the cannabis business by March 1, 2025. …

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