Virginia lawmakers passed historic legislation in 2021 to legalize marijuana. The Commonwealth was once so conservative that progressive legislation seemed like pie in the sky. This special report explores the economic impacts, who is most affected and how a year of racial reckoning played a key role.
Dan recognized the widespread interest in this topic and pitched the idea to begin working on a series of "Pot for Profit" stories for February sweeps that could culminate with this 30-minute special at the end of the month.
Reporter/producer: Dan Kennedy
Executive producer: Emily Denman
Photographer: Nehemiah Bell
Director: Alan Fox