Cannabis in Virginia Needs You
January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023
Contact Your Legislators in Virginia to Support Cannabis Legalization
by Dalton Valette
After several years of delay, we are finally seeing some movement in Virginia with state Republican lawmakers filing a bill to create a regulated adult-use cannabis marketplace in the Commonwealth. Given the mixed reactions to the bill, this legislative session is shaping up to be the perfect time to advocate for progress and social equity at the state level.
Individual Voices Make an Impact
The legislation proposed is not what everyone was hoping for. Marijuana Justice Virginia has said the legislation, “erases any commitment to addressing the harm of marijuana prohibition that continues to specifically target Black Virginians.” Others contend, however, that the stripped-down legislation offers a “practical path forward,” necessary to pass the Republican-controlled House of Delegates.
There are still opportunities to change the language of the legislation and to make your voice heard about creating a legal framework in Virginia. If you don’t act, legislation will continue to stall or even die. This legislative session can prove to be fruitful, if enough pressure is added to enact the change we need.
Take 10 Minutes to Speak Up for Cannabis in Virginia
To make action as easy and quick as possible, we have included links for the full roster of every single member of the Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate which includes their name, district, phone number, and email.
Find Your Legislators & Contact Information
You can find these rosters here for Delegates and here for Senators.
Not sure who your local Delegate or Senator is? We’ve got you covered! You can find them using this link which takes less than 10 seconds to use and only requires your address.
Once you know who to contact, we have even included language below on what you can say to them to support a framework for adult-use cannabis in Virginia.
Here’s Your Script for a Call or Email:
All you need to say or write is:
“Hello, my name is (Your name) and I am a constituent of yours. I wanted to inform you of my support for adult-use cannabis legalization and hope you will vote in favor of legislation doing so this legislative session. Thank you!”
Just three sentences, but these sentences can go a long way.
Don’t delay and let your voice be heard, now!