Dem-Backed Push Clears Path For Weed Sales In Virginia, Now It’s Up To Gov. Youngkin Who Shows No Interest



Members of the Virginia Senate panel gave the green light to a “compromise” version of a bill to legalize and regulate retail recreational cannabis sales on Tuesday.

The Senate Finance and Appropriation Committee approved the most recent and amended version of HB 698 from Del. Paul Krizek (D) in a 10-5 vote. The measure first advanced through the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee last week.

The Tuesday move comes on the heels of House committee members passing a competing measure, SB 448 from Sen. Aaron R. Rouse (D), on Thursday in a 12-10 vote.

While two Democratic-led marijuana bills advance through the legislature, paving their way to Governor Glenn Youngkin‘s desk, it seems he’s not interested in the matter.

“I’ve said before, this is an area that I really don’t have any interest in,” Youngkin told reporters earlier this year when asked about …

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