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Virginia launches website to answer questions about cannabis

Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 3:14 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ/Gentry Locke Consulting Release) - The state of Virginia has launched cannabis.virginia.gov, a website for Virginians to keep updated on changes and deadlines for Virginia’s new cannabis law going into effect July 1.

From license preferences and loan programs for social equity applicants, to sealing past marijuana-related criminal records, Virginia’s cannabis law “promotes criminal justice reform and creates equitable opportunities for communities that have been disproportionately affected by marijuana criminalization to participate in and benefit from legalization,” according to a release about the site.

As for public health, the website points to the Cannabis Public Health Advisory Council that is tasked with providing regulators with health expertise, educating the public, and allocating resources to alleviate substance abuse and promote public health. Consumers can also find information on medical cannabis, adult use, commercial sales and home cultivation, as well as clear descriptions of legal versus illegal activity related to cannabis.

Because the provisions of the law may change during the 2022 session, Virginia’s cannabis resource page allows viewers to subscribe to an email list that will send out updates to the program.

Stay up to date with commentary and regulations affecting the marijuana industry at gentrylocke.consulting/cannabis.

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