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VA Marijuana Laws

Updated on March 23, 2021.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

2019 Update: Virginia has formally passed House Bill 1251, allowing doctors to recommend both CBD and THC-A Oil for any condition that may benefit. Doctors who are registered with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy can now issue a written certification for a patient to possess CBD or THC-A oil pursuant to §

Update on Virginia Marijuana Laws

The State of Virginia has a legalized medical marijuana program which allows patients to receive a medical marijuana recommendation from a state-approved physician, apply for a Medical Marijuana Card issued by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy, permitting the patient to purchase CBD and THC-A Oil for medicinal use, as per Virginia state law.

Since the medical marijuana program in Virginia is still in its infancy, please be sure to visit our site frequently to get the most up-to-date laws that pertain to the Virginia medical marijuana program. Please click on a corresponding link below to find out more about Virginia’s Medical Marijuana Program. We take pride in providing a one-stop-shop for all the information patients will need to know about the laws and guidelines set forth by the Virginia Medical Marijuana Program.

Although Virginia now has legal medical marijuana, you still cannot possess cannabis or use it recreationally. Patients who are registered with Virginia’s Board of Pharmacy will have an affirmative defense, as defined in §54.1-3408.3. Learn more about your rights as a patient.

Marijuana-Related Penalties in Virginia

If you don’t have a medical marijuana card issued by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy, you can still get charged with cannabis-related offenses. Find out the charges you can face for being in possession of marijuana.

Facts About Medical Marijuana in Virginia

Discover important, intriguing, and factual information about medical marijuana in Virginia. Separate the facts from fiction and learn the truth and history of medical marijuana in the Mother of States.

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