The cannabis space is young in Virginia, but valuable lessons from the past could provide an edge to those paying close attention.
In addition to establishing a medical marijuana regime some years ago, the Virginia General Assembly legalized adult possession of recreational marijuana without creating a legal retail market. Several retail establishments then emerged throughout the commonwealth purporting to “gift” marijuana to their customers alongside a non-marijuana purchase.
Our Cannabis Practice provides advice on issues related to applicable federal and state law. Marijuana remains an illegal controlled substance under federal law.