No, marijuana possession remains illegal in Virginia. The law currently provides for an affirmative defense for a patient, parent/legal guardian to possess cannabidiol (CBD) oil or THC-A oil as defined in §54.1-3408.3 of the Code of Virginia who has been issued a valid written certification from a Board of Pharmacy-registered practitioner and who maintains a current registration with the Board of Pharmacy. Before a practitioner can issue or continue issuing written certifications, he or she must now register with the Board of Pharmacy. A patient/parent/guardian must have a written certification issued to them prior to applying for registration with the Board of Pharmacy and possessing the oils.
Governor Ralph Northam recently signed a bill that would decriminalize Medical Cannabis in Virginia starting July 1, 2020. The new law takes effect July 1, 2020 and reduces penalties for offenses involving personal possession of up to one ounce of marijuana to a civil violation. A medical cannabis card provides an affirmative defense for registered patients, and caregivers. It will also give you the privilege to purchase medical grade cannabis from a dispensary that are opening in Virginia soon. Click here or call 703-589-9964 to schedule and appointment.