Is Cannabis Legal in Virginia?
Cannabis in Virginia is legal for both medical and adult use.
Date of Legalization
In 1979, Virginia legalized medical cannabis to treat glaucoma and chemotherapy side effects, however the law was essentially non-functioning for many years. Virginia opened its first medical dispensary in 2020.
Virginia became the first southern state to legalize cannabis for adult use in April 2021, with the law taking effect, July 2021.
Within Virginia’s adult use framework, adults 21+ may possess up to one ounce of cannabis or an equivalent amount of cannabis product as determined by Board regulation and up to four marijuana plants for personal use at their place of residence;. Within the medical framework a patient may not possess more than a 90 day supply of cannabis product for a given 90 day period and no more than 4 ounces of botanical cannabis during a 30 day period.