Terry McAuliffe Endorsed by The Outlaw Report for Virginia Governor

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The Outlaw Report has officially endorsed Terry McAuliffe for governor of Virginia. This company is the only daily regional cannabis news and information source serving Virginia, Maryland, and DC.

The Best Candidate

Most recently, Virginia has legalized the possession of cannabis for adults 21 years and older on July 1, 2021. The state hopes to continue to roll out progressive cannabis policies moving forward. The Outlaw Reports calls him “the best candidate to ensure a rapid rollout of regulated adult-use sales; that the commonwealth’s cannabis market will grow equitably; and that Virginians incarcerated for nonviolent cannabis offenses will be granted clemency without further delay.”

“McAuliffe’s position on cannabis also respects the will of Virginians, who time and time again have expressed strong support for legalization,” according to the press release. The Christopher Newport University reports 68 percent of registered voters to support legalizing cannabis. McAuliffe gives the people plenty to support, including:

  • Create Opportunities for Black Virginians to Build Wealth
  • Ensure Equitable Access to Economic Opportunity
  • Address the Generational Effects of Redlining
  • Fiercely Defend and Protect Civil Rights
  • Protect and Expand Every Virginians’ Right to Vote
  • Rebuild Trust Between Communities and Public Safety Agencies
  • Protect Black LGBTQ+ Virginians
  • Build a Healthcare System that is Accessible and Responsive to Black Virginians
  • Deliver Equitable Access to a World-Class Education for Every Black Student
  • Fight for Environmental Justice

The Outlaw Report endorsement concluded, “We are confident cannabis laws will continue to be amended in Richmond over the next few years. At this critical juncture, we believe Virginians need and deserve a governor who will speak honestly and authoritatively about legalization while continuing the legacy of the hard-fought cannabis reforms enacted by the General Assembly this year.”

McAuliffe over Glenn Youngkin

McAuliffe isn’t the only candidate up for the Virginia Governor’s seat. Another highly endorsed candidate is Glenn Youngkin. Despite McAuliffe, Youngkin has expressed disdain for cannabis and doesn’t have the issue as a priority within its campaign. Thankfully, Youngkin doesn’t plan on repealing cannabis legalization if elected.

In choosing McAuliffe over Glenn Youngkin, the editorial endorsement stated, “The former governor’s views stand in stark contrast with those of Glenn Youngkin, who has expressed disdain for cannabis and a profound ignorance of legalization’s intended purpose. At a campaign event in April, Youngkin said he had “never met anybody who habitually used marijuana and was successful.” He doubled down in an appearance on CNBC in May, describing cannabis legalization as “another problem that’s going to be dumped at my feet.” Finally, the businessman has falsely claimed that “every single state” that has legalized cannabis has seen disappointing revenue, earning him three Pinocchios from The Washington Post.”

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