New Virginia Marijuana Law Allowing Home Growing Goes into Effect July 1, 2021

Effective July 1, 2021, adults 21 and over can grow up to four (4) marijuana plants per household.

This law only permits 4 plants to be grown at a main place of residence and permits 4 marijuana plants to be grown per household, not per person living in the home.

There are additional requirements for home growers of marijuana plants including:

  • Ensuring that no plant is visible to the public;
  • Taking precautions to prevent unauthorized access to the marijuana plants by persons younger than 21 years of age; and
  • Attaching to each plant a legible tag that includes the person’s name, driver’s license or ID number, and a notation that the cannabis plant is being grown for personal use as authorized by law.

Effective July 1, it will be illegal to grow more than 4 plants, to sell or distribute home grown marijuana, or to use home grown marijuana to create marijuana concentrate.

If you or a loved one is charged with a marijuana or other drug-related offense, contact our office for a free consultation.

Read more about Virginia’s new cannabis laws here.