Landes and Toscano talk budget, education at annual Chamber breakfast

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- Republican Delegate Steve Landes and Democratic Delegate David Toscano both spoke at the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual breakfast Thursday morning.

Both delegates broke down the highlights of the recent General Assembly session.

The budget was a hot topic along with K-12 education reform.

During this session, the General Assembly approved legislation that would allow facilities to grow and dispense medical marijuana oil, but both delegates don't think that's a gateway for recreational use anytime soon.

"Recreational use is a long ways away," said Toscano. "I think that you're going to see more and more initiatives designed to allow medical use under doctors control and that's going to be a very good thing."

"I think the General Assembly is coming around to the realization that that is something we need to allow our citizens to have access to as long as their doctor is prescribing that as saying that this is something that they really need," said Landes.

Landes says he would've liked to have seen the General Assembly act on more health care issues.

Toscano says the 2016 session will probably be most remembered for its failure to appoint Jane Roush to the Virginia Supreme Court.

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