In February, the Virginia General Assembly officially voted in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana beginning on July 1st, 2021. The bill also paves the way for the commercial cultivation and retail sale of marijuana, which will begin on January 1st, 2024.
Reporter Karin Kirn investigates this story in depth, looking at what this means for local farmers, the state economy, and individuals who have been charged with possession of marijuana in the past.
Story produced by Duncan MacBride. For more information on Virginia marijuana law and to hear testimonies from others who have been convicted due to cannabis prohibition, visit https://cruelconsequences.org/