Bill Defeated To Allow Retail Marijuana Sales In Virginia

(Richmond)- Virginia won’t begin retail sales of marijuana by 2024 after the last remaining bill to set up a legal market failed. A Republican-controlled House of Delegates subcommittee voted 5-3 along party lines to defeat legislation that would have paved the way for recreational sales to begin next year. Under current law, people 21 and over in Virginia can have up to an ounce of cannabis on them or grow up to four plants in their homes. Virginians can buy marijuana for medicinal purposes with a prescription, but there’s no way for adults to purchase it for recreational use.