Virginia NORML has endorsed Terry McAuliffe.
Former Governor McAuliffe made public statements calling for the legalization of marijuana in VIrignia.
During his term with a Republican-controlled House and Senate, Governor McAuliffe championed and signed legislation to allow medical cannabis use and eliminate the automatic drivers license suspension for marijuana possession.
Candidate in race for Governor on Tuesday, November 2, 2021
"I support it. It’s very important for us. Once we get it up and running, we’re going to see about $330 million added to our economy [annually]. It’ll create tremendous new business opportunities all across the commonwealth. By 2023, businesses are going to be able to apply for licenses, and the retail market should be fully functional by 2024." 9/30/21
“I will ensure all past marijuana possession convictions are expunged, that revenues are reinvested back into communities that have been disproportionately impacted, and that Black and Brown Virginians have meaningful ownership opportunities in this new industry,” said McAuliffe. (5/6/21)
"NOW is the time to legalize marijuana in VA and start righting the wrongs of the past. Black and Brown Virginians have been unjustly affected for too long. Let's go." (11/24/20)