Mar 29, 2024 - News

🌊 The Current: Retail weed market vetoed

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

❌ Gov. Youngkin signed 100 bills into law and vetoed seven — including one that would raise the state's minimum wage and one that would've launched Virginia's legal retail marijuana marketplace. (Virginia Mercury)

  • "The proposed legalization of retail marijuana in the Commonwealth endangers Virginians' health and safety," Youngkin wrote in a four-page veto statement.
  • "Attempting to rectify the error of decriminalizing marijuana by establishing a safe and regulated marketplace is an unachievable goal," he added."

🏟️ Richmond's new baseball stadium might lose $25 million in expected funding because a bill to renew an existing sales tax use law got caught up in the now-dead NoVa arena deal. (Times-Dispatch)

ğŸŽ¾ Battery Park residents are trying to sue members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front for their alleged role in defacing a mural of Arthur Ashe in the park in 2021. (Times-Dispatch)

  • A judge is considering a motion to dismiss the case.

🐷 The Fishin' Pig, a BBQ and seafood joint out of Farmville, will open a location in the Hurley's Tavern space. (Facebook)

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