Committees in Virginia’s GOP-controlled House of Delegates on Tuesday rejected bills to start adult-use marijuana sales and create a psilocybin advisory board while rescheduling the psychedelic.
A House General Laws subcommittee defeated the Senate-passed cannabis commerce legislation from Sen. Adam Ebbin (D) along party lines in a 5-3 vote.
The psilocybin measure from Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D), which was also approved in the Senate this month, was rejected in the House Rules Committee, with members voting 13-5 to lay it on the table.
Meanwhile, the General Laws subcommittee also defeated a proposal to create a “Cannabis Incubator Project” in the state meant to support social equity objectives and small marijuana businesses.
A @VAHouse General Laws Subcommittee just killed my SB1366 to create the Virginia Cannabis Incubator Project on a party-line vote. The bill would have helped small/disadvantaged/undercapitalized farmers and entrepreneurs craft a boutique cannabis market. pic.twitter.com/V7scfcfZvb
— Jennifer McClellan (@JennMcClellanVA) February 14, 2023
Here are the main details of the marijuana and psilocybin bills:
Ebbin’s measure would have allowed recreational cannabis sales to begin on January 1, 2024. The legislature approved a bill to legalize possession and home cultivation of marijuana by adults 21 and older in
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