Virginia just decriminalized marijuana - Cannabis News

The state is the 27th to decriminalize or legalize marijuana.

On Sunday, Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced he signed a bill that will eliminate jail time for simple marijuana possession, leaving only a civil penalty with a fine in place for the first offense.

Northam previously said decriminalization was a priority for him, and the newly elected Democratic-controlled legislature soon followed his lead.

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German Lopez ~ Vox.com