Virginia becomes first Southern state to legalize marijuana

Virginia becomes first Southern state to legalize marijuana

Virginia State Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Richard Saslaw, center, along with Sen. John Cosgrove, R-Chesapeake, left, talk with new Sen. Travis Hackworth, R-Tazewell, during the Senate reconvene session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Hackworth replaced Sen. Chafin who died earlier this year. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia Lt. Gov., Justin Fairfax, left, speaks with new State Sen. Travis Hackworth, R-Tazewell, during the Senate reconvene session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Hackworth replaced Sen. Chafin who died earlier this year. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell, D-Fairfax, smiles after her remarks on a bill legalizing marijuana during the Senate reconvene session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia State Sen. Adam Ebbin, D-Alexandria, listens to a question posed by Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin, right, during debate on a bill to legalize marijuana during the Senate reconvene session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A vote tally board displays the vote on a bill legalizing marjiuana during the Senate reconvene session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia State Sen. Mark Obenshain gestures during debate in the Senate reconvene session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia State Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-Spotslyvania, addresses the Senate during debate on a bill legalizing marijuana during the Senate reconvene session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia becomes first Southern state to legalize marijuana

Virginia State Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Richard Saslaw, center, along with Sen. John Cosgrove, R-Chesapeake, left, talk with new Sen. Travis Hackworth, R-Tazewell, during the Senate reconvene session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Hackworth replaced Sen. Chafin who died earlier this year. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia Lt. Gov., Justin Fairfax, left, speaks with new State Sen. Travis Hackworth, R-Tazewell, during the Senate reconvene session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Hackworth replaced Sen. Chafin who died earlier this year. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell, D-Fairfax, smiles after her remarks on a bill legalizing marijuana during the Senate reconvene session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia State Sen. Adam Ebbin, D-Alexandria, listens to a question posed by Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin, right, during debate on a bill to legalize marijuana during the Senate reconvene session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A vote tally board displays the vote on a bill legalizing marjiuana during the Senate reconvene session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia State Sen. Mark Obenshain gestures during debate in the Senate reconvene session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia State Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-Spotslyvania, addresses the Senate during debate on a bill legalizing marijuana during the Senate reconvene session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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