Currently, home cultivation and adult sharing of the drug are legal. And patients who receive a written certification from a health care provider can purchase medical cannabis from a dispensary.
Democratic leaders from both chambers said their proposals were structurally balanced and citizen-focused.
As the wife of a murder victim insisted on being heard, it appeared her microphone was silenced.
‘Voters have shown time and time again where they stand on this vital issue and it is only right that their representatives do the same.’
The same committee also voted to reject Youngkin’s appointment of Garren Shipley, communications director for House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, to serve on the Board for the Blind and Vision Impaired.
They re-elected Del. Amanda Batten, of James City County, as caucus chair, and re-elected Del. Michael Webert, of Fauquier County, as whip.
A U.S. Navy veteran and trial lawyer from Portsmouth with a quick wit, Scott has seen a meteoric rise in power among Virginia Democrats since he was first elected in 2019.
‘The Caucus has given $9 million directly to candidates — a record amount — because we know that we can, and will, win this election.’
With the retirement of both Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw and Republican Leader Tommy Norment, the upper chamber will have new leadership next year.
Virginia’s narrow political divide and unusual off-year schedule mean the contests typically draw outsized national attention and are often viewed as a possible bellwether for the coming year’s federal elections.