Cannabis control; retail market; penalties. (SB391)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cannabis control; retail market; penalties. Establishes a framework for the creation of a retail marijuana market in the Commonwealth. The bill creates a regulatory and licensing structure for such retail market and for the cultivation, manufacture, and wholesale of marijuana and marijuana products to be administered by the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority. The bill also relocates and modifies numerous criminal provisions regarding marijuana offenses. The bill has staggered effective dates. The bill satisfies the reenactment requirement of Chapters 550 and 551 of the Acts of Assembly of 2021, Special Session I, but makes numerous modifications to the provisions of the 2021 legislation related to licensure, criminal penalties, expungement, regulation of certain hemp products, local regulation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read the Bill »


01/18/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103983D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/13/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB391)
01/18/2022Assigned Rehab sub: Cannabis

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