Politician Info
A+ Hala Ayala (D - VA) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Virginia NORML has endorsed Hala Ayala.

Delegate Ayala copatroned HB 2312 to legalize adult-use.

Holds office State House District 51

Candidate in race for Lieutenant Governor on Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Position on Marijuana Legalization

I support legalizing and regulating the responsible use of cannabis by adults in Virginia and was proud to support and co-patron Leader Charniele Herring's bill this past session. I spoke on the floor in support of this legislation because I have seen firsthand the impact that prohibition has had on communities of color in Virginia. Legalizing marijuana was a big step in racial equity in our Commonwealth.

I support automatic expungement and was proud to be the Chief Co-Patron for this bill during the 2021 session.

Position on Medical Marijuana

My office has helped several constituents try to navigate the difficult and confusing process to obtain a medical cannabis license. Virginia needs to renovate the registration process and require coverage of medical cannabis by insurance.

Co-sponsored Legislation

HB5058 Prohibits Search and Seizure Based Solely on the Odor of Marijuana 

SB5029 Prohibits Search and Seizure Based Solely on the Odor of Marijuana

HB2113 Expungement of Certain Records

HB2312 Marijuana; legalization of simple possession, etc.

Votes
SB2 Decriminalization
YES
HB972 Decriminalization
YES
SB1015 Medical Cannabis Legalization
YES
HB2113 Expungement of Certain Records
YES
SB1339 Expungement of Certain Records
YES
HB2312 Legalization
YES
SB1406 Legalization
YES
HB1862 Employment Protections for Medical Cannabis Users
YES
HB1988 Medical Cannabis Telehealth and Processing Expansion
YES
HB2218 Medical Cannabis Flower Sales
YES
SB1333 Medical Cannabis Flower Sales
YES
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