Northam administration releases report on legalizing recreational marijuana

Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration released a report Monday detailing the best process for Virginia to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, which the governor supports.

The Impact on the Commonwealth of Legalizing the Sale and Personal Use of Marijuana report includes meeting minutes from the Virginia Marijuana Legalization Work Group, which was established to study the effects of legalization. It also outlines several aspects of legalization, which includes taxes, banking, criminal justice, licensing, regulation and consumer safety.

“We will advance new laws to make sure that our Commonwealth legalizes marijuana the right way,” Northam said in a statement. “Virginia has studied the experience
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