Virginia congressman condemns marijuana bill, but supporters stand by it

Mar 10, 2021

"These archaic arguments seem very unlikely to influence Gov. Northam's thinking on the issue. Most lawmakers in Richmond appear to understand that regulating cannabis sales will actually protect children and families. When Virginia's law is fully implemented, the system of regulated sales will restrict access to underage consumers, and it will produce substantial tax revenue that will help fund early childhood education for at-risk children and other important priorities," said Matt Simon, MPP's senior legislative analyst.

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