Virginia is now 27th state to legalize marijuana. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation on decriminalising marijuana possession in the state. The new law goes into effect 1 July. Governor Northam, a Democrat, signed two identical bills, Senate Bill 2 and House Bill 972, creating a civil penalty of no more than $25 for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana, with no jail time. – Read the entire article at Independent.