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Virginia decrim makes weed fine lowest in nation

Gov. Ralph Northam (D) signed the decrim bill (SB 2HB 972) into law in May, making Virginia the 27th state to decriminalize simple possession.

The decriminalization law also creates a work group to study legalization in Virginia and make recommendations by November 30, 2020. Last week, the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus pledged to introduce legislation to legalize cannabis during a special session set for August, among other criminal justice and policing reforms.

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