Oct 26, 2021
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Check out the voter guide from our friends at VA NORML!
The last day to vote in the 2021 Virginia General Election is Tuesday, November 2. Virginia has accomplished sweeping cannabis policy reform over the last few years—including legalizing cannabis for adults 21 and older.
While some provisions of the new legalization law, including possession and home cultivation of cannabis, went into effect July 1 of this year, other aspects—such as details of establishing a regulated cannabis market—don’t kick in until 2024.
This year’s election is critical in determining the fate of legalization. Nearly all of the cannabis sales provisions are subject to further approval by the legislature and governor.
Our allies at Virginia NORML have published a voter guide that details where candidates stand on cannabis policy reform. Be sure to check out the voter guide and make a plan to vote!
State legislative races are often close contests that can be decided by just a few votes. Don’t miss out on a chance to decide who will represent you in Richmond and vote on Virginia’s cannabis policy.
Polls are open on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here you can check your voter registration and find your polling location. The last day to vote early in person is Saturday, October 30. You can find more information on voting in Virginia here.
Be sure to share this information with your friends and family in Virginia!