Virginia Legalization

SUMMARY: A majority of the Virginia legislature voted on April 7, 2021 to approve amendments to Senate Bill 1406 | House Bill 2312, which legalize the personal use, possession, and cultivation of marijuana later this year. Because lawmakers concurred with amendments recommended by the Governor, no further procedural action is required in order for the new laws to take effect on July 1, 2021. Provisions in the law permitting those age 21 and over to possess (up to one ounce) and home-cultivate (up to four plants per household) cannabis take effect on that date. Separate provisions in the law regulating the commercial production and retail sale of cannabis do not take effect until January 1, 2024.