Governor sends tweaked hemp regulations back to General Assembly


A proposed state law that has some local hemp-related businesses fearing for their futures isn’t written in stone just yet. Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Monday, rather than signing it immediately into law, recommended changes to legislation that would establish more regulations on the hemp industry in Virginia. He then sent those potential revisions back to… Read more »

Medical cannabis dispensary opens in Colonial Heights


Amid the floundering effort to legalize recreational marijuana sales in Virginia, Richmond’s lone state-approved medical cannabis provider continues to expand with its third standalone retail dispensary in the region.

No recreational pot market for Virginia this year as bill is tabled by the House


The bill would have allowed the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority to begin to issue licenses for recreational cannabis businesses on July 1, 2024, and would have permitted existing state-sanctioned medical cannabis companies to grow and sell recreational cannabis products starting July 1 of this year.

Cannabis dispensary opens in Carytown

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Green Leaf Medical, thwarted in its efforts to open in Chesterfield County, had no problem launching a new store called Cannabist in the city of Richmond.

Pot dispensary’s appeal snuffed out by Chesterfield zoning board


Green Leaf’s attorney suggested that Chesterfield political leaders were ideologically opposed to the idea of a marijuana dispensary within the county. “I can assure you it’s not based in politics,” the county attorney’s office responded.