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Is cannabis (marijuana) legal in Virginia?

Updated: Jul 20, 2021

Last update: 7/20/21



The state of Virginia has recently passed legislation to legalize some aspects of cannabis possession on July 1st, 2021 and to work towards creating a recreational cannabis market by the year of 2024.


It is very important to become familiar with current state laws and regulations concerning cannabis growing, possession, sale, and consumption in order to stay safe and use responsibly.


In order to help Virginians and visitors understand the law, we’ve put together a page of resources for learning the evolving cannabis laws. These resources will be updated regularly.



The Laws


VA HB1862 - Employee protections; medicinal use of cannabis oil.


VA HB1988 - Cannabis oil; processing and dispensing by pharmaceutical processors.


VA HB2113 - Criminal records; sealing of records, Sealing Fee Fund created, penalties, report.


VA HB2218 - Pharmaceutical processors; permits processors to produce & distribute cannabis products.


VA HB2312 - Marijuana; legalization of simple possession, etc.


VA HB2315 - Marijuana; local referendum on the legalization, report.


VA SB1333 - Pharmaceutical processors; permits processors to produce & distribute cannabis products.


VA SB1339 - Criminal records; sealing of records, Sealing Fee Fund created, penalties, report.


VA SB1406 - Marijuana; legalization of simple possession, etc.





FAQS


Virginia Cannabis FAQ: The official government FAQ on what is and is not legal when it comes to cannabis in Virginia. https://www.cannabis.virginia.gov/


Virginia Penalties: Overview of the laws and penalties for breaking them in the state of Virginia. https://norml.org/laws/virginia-penalties-2/


Know your Rights, ACLU: Break down on your rights as a Virginian and the new laws on cannabis. https://acluva.org/VAMarijuana101



The Government Boards




Get Political


Have an opinion on how to make legalization better for everyone? Here is some contact information. Reach out!


Email the Governor


Find your Legislator and reach out




Mark your Calendar


(Check here for any political or legal actions and dates concerning cannabis.)


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