As you may know, the Virginia General Assembly decriminalized adult possession of small amounts of cannabis in 2020. This year they followed up by legalizing adult possession of up to an ounce, and home grows of up to four plants.
The legislature this year also began a process of legalizing adult-use cannabis sales to adults, beginning in 2024, but legislation establishing the regulatory components for retail cannabis sales has not been enacted. That was supposed to happen next year, with the 2024 target in mind, but with Republicans now appearing to be in control in the House of Delegates, it is not clear it will happen at all.
Some people will not wait to see how the dust settles on that question. They have higher aspirations, one might say. A good example is Jonathan Zinski of Campbell County, a hemp consultant, farmer, and father of two who caused great excitement early in July by staging a wildly successful statewide cannabis seed giveaway, on the day Virginia formally legalized cannabis.
Since then, Zinski has been planning an even bigger seed giveaway, which will happen on November 13. He said he is going to give away more than 100,000 cannabis seeds at 11 locations in 10 different Virginia localities. All the seeds have been donated, mostly by out-of-state pot seed distributors.
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