What’s legal, what’s not as Virginia legalizes marijuana

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Adult recreational use of marijuana will become legal in Virginia this week, but the commercial production and sale of marijuana is still almost three years away.

State officials are beginning the process of setting up a new state entity to develop regulations for a legal marijuana marketplace expected to open on Jan. 1, 2024.

Under the new law that goes into effect Thursday, adults may legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana and can grow up to four plants per household.

But buying or selling marijuana is still illegal, other than under the state’s medical marijuana program.

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