The politics of marijuana have handed a tipping level. In 2020, even conservative states reminiscent of Montana and South Dakota voted to legalize hashish.
Some might even see the Basic Meeting’s choice to legalize marijuana for example of Virginia’s rising liberalism, however on this situation we’re really no extra liberal right here than deep purple Montana and Dakota.
In any case, all that’s sooner or later — these 2022 referenda, the regulatory course of and licensing in 2023 after which the opening of companies in 2024. The governor we elect this November can be able to chop the ribbon on the state’s first pot retailer after which report the primary fiscal 12 months’s price of hashish revenues earlier than he leaves workplace.
The most secure prediction ever: Whoever that governor is, he’ll be thrilled to have the ability to rely that more money on the income line.
For now, although, a few of you should have extra speedy issues: How will you pay money for that ounce of marijuana that you simply’re now allowed to own?
Effectively, you can develop it — assuming you understand how to get some seeds. That is one among many components of the brand new regulation that some Republican legislators have issues with.
The Chatham Star-Tribune quoted Del. Danny Marshall, R-Danville, earlier this 12 months: “We’ve got put the cart earlier than the horse. With what has handed now, as of July 1, you possibly can develop 4 crops of marijuana in your own home. You possibly can accumulate it however not promote it. The place do you get the crops and the seeds from? You possibly can’t legally purchase both in Virginia.”