Virginia’s adult-use cannabis bill could become law, even if the governor fails to act

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Virginia could become the first Southern state to allow regulated retail sales of cannabis if Gov. Glenn Youngkin doesn’t sign, veto or amend the measure that the legislature passed, advocates told MarketWatch.

While other states have so-called pocket vetoes allowing governors to kill bills through inaction, Virginia state law dictates that bills become effective 30 days after the Assembly adjourns if the state’s chief executive does nothing.


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