Dr. Jason Pirozzolo, a new figure in the Rep. Matt Gaetz scandal and pro-Trumper, heads the American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association and worked with the Congress member on trying to pass cannabis research legislation.
Backed by Gov. Ralph Northam and supported by a Democratic majority in Richmond. Virginia has joined 17 other states that have legalized recreational or adult-use cannabis.
Following New York and New Jersey's leads, Connecticut is set to become the final state in the Tri-State region to legalize marijuana. Legislation supported by Gov. Ned Lamont would end prohibition and create a regulated market in the Nutmeg State.
There are now 18 states that have legalized adult-use/recreational cannabis, 13 more with decriminalization laws and 47 with some form of medical-marijuana access.
The states are falling like dominos. One day after New York legislators passed marijuana legalization, New Mexico did the same, making it the 18th adult-use state.