Virginia lawmakers introduce bills to legalize marijuana use

RICHMOND, Va. — Adults would be legally allowed to use marijuana in Virginia under legislation introduced Wednesday to the Virginia General Assembly.

Among thousands of bills introduced by lawmakers at the beginning of the 2019 session are two aimed at legalizing and regulating recreational marijuana use across the Commonwealth: HB2371 and HB2373  introduced by Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth) and Del. Lee Carter (D-Prince William), respectively.

“For many years, individuals in our communities have lost their careers, their futures, and sometimes their freedom by simply possessing and using marijuana,” Del. Heretick  said in a video introducing his bill, which would legalize the more at