Virginia cannabis business compliance guide

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Market Type

Virginia has established a medical cannabis program to allow patient access to prescribed cannabis products.

In Virginia, possession of adult use cannabis is allowed, however retail sales for recreational use are still prohibited.

PMP / BioTrack and Inventory

Virginia leverages a Prescription Monitoring Program to track prescription allotments and patient sales. Additionally, Virginia has established a patient registry with BioTrack, however registration within this patient registry is not mandatory.

Purchase Limits

In Virginia, patient allotments are set by prescription, and so a specific patient’s purchase limit may vary.

Overall, a patient may not purchase more than:
90 days supply of cannabis in a 90 day period
No more than 4 Oz. of botanical cannabis in a 30 day period.



Virginia rules do not currently establish or codify any product type equivalencies.



Virginia’s cannabis rules do not create any cannabis specific taxes for medical patients.


Delivery is not permitted

News & Updates

  • In the Spring of 2024, Gov. Glen Youngkin vetoed proposed legislation that would have created an adult-use cannabis market in Virginia. Adult Use Cannabis will not be available for retail sale for the foreseeable future.

State Resources

As of January 1, 2024, Virginia’s cannabis program has been transferred from the authority from the Department of Health Professions, to the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority

VCCA Homepage.



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