skip to Main Content
It’s here: Virginians prepare for legalized marijuana on Thursday

A sign staked in the median of North Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond reads “Grow your four.” Just up the street, Happy Trees Agricultural Supply is helping people get ready to do just that. With rows of fertilizer, lights and other hydroponics supplies, Happy Trees co-founders Josiah Ickes and Christopher Haynie are preparing people to grow their own marijuana plants in their homes.

That’s because on Thursday, Virginia becomes the first state in the South where it’s legal for people 21 and older to possess and grow small amounts of pot.

Over the past few weeks, the five phone lines at Happy Trees have been flooded with calls from eager customers inquiring about growing supplies, how to get started and what exactly will become legal once the law is enacted on Thursday.

“They’re asking us grow questions and things about that as we prepare for July 1,” Ickes said. “But they’re also trying to understand the law. They’re trying to understand what does this all mean?”

Virginia is one of 18 states, plus the District of Columbia, to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the United States, an effort that reflects growing cultural acceptance of the plant and a desire to minimize disparate enforcement against people of color. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law. [Read More @ The Washington Post]

This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recent Stories

Crashed Crypto FTX Invested Millions in Cannabis-Courting Moonstone Bank

A November 23 article by New York Times reporter Stephen Gandel raised questions about an investment by bankrupt crypto exchange FTX into Farmington State Bank, a tiny financial institution in…

New York’s Cannabis Retail Dispensary Regulations, Part 2: Security and Surveillance

By  Matthew Schwartz, Attorney at Harris Bricken Welcome to Part 2 in this series on New York’s cannabis retail dispensary regulations, covering security. In Part 1, we covered the rules around…

5 Social Media Marketing Trends Cannabis Companies Should Follow in 2023

Social media advertising may be next to impossible for cannabis companies today, but there are still many social media marketing opportunities for cannabis brands to exploit. A recent report from…

Oklahoma’s next big election will ask voters to legalize recreational marijuana

As the decades-long push to legalize marijuana state-by-state nears the halfway point, Oklahoma could provide an interesting case study when voters decide whether to legalize adult cannabis use in March.…

More Categories

Back To Top
×Close search
Search