Cannabis control; establishes framework for creation of retail market, transitional sale, penalties. (HB1464)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cannabis control; retail market; transitional sales; penalties. Establishes a framework for the creation of a retail marijuana market in the Commonwealth, to be administered by the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority. The bill allows the Authority to begin issuing marijuana licenses on July 1, 2024, and, beginning July 1, 2023, allows certain pharmaceutical and industrial hemp processors, pending establishment of the retail market, to cultivate, manufacture, and sell cannabis products to persons 21 years of age or older. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/27/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23101530D
12/27/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/04/2023Impact statement from VCSC (HB1464)
01/23/2023Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #5
01/31/2023House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2023Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/07/2023Left in General Laws


Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

This type of legislation has been a disaster for Colorado, under the guise of making a "barely harmful" safe for society. It won't work, leads to rampant drug abuse and gives an ok to a "gateway" drug.

Robert D Legge writes:

Ronald Quasebarth- That is absurd. You must be a shill for the alcohol industry. The only "gateway" pot is an introduction to the criminal element. I don't use it but I know a lot of people do.

Charles McAndrew writes:

Marijuana use leads to chromastructure damage to your brain!