Virginia

Tue
05
Oct

Realtor sprouts new marijuana side gig – plant-sitting included

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A Richmond real estate agent is trying to position himself as a go-to resource for the budding at-home marijuana growing scene.(Photo courtesy of The Key RVA)

Eric Morehouse of realty company The Morehouse Group has launched The Key RVA, offering consultation and assistance, plant-sitting and grow kits to people who want to grow marijuana at home in light of newly enacted state laws.

The company’s service area consists of Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield. It has three contractors who visit clients at their homes to render services.

Thu
16
Sep

No diggity: Cannabis festival coming to Virginia Beach, along with famed R&B group Blackstreet

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At the first-ever CannaFest in Virginia Beach on Sunday, you can see a custom car show. You can hear half a dozen musical acts, including one of the ’90s’ hottest R&B acts, Blackstreet. You can learn about uses for CBD oil, hemp and other cannabis-derived products. But no smoking, buying or selling the plant at the event, though carrying a small amount of if it became legal in Virginia on July 1. (Photo Courtesy of CannaFest)

Anthony Brown, the organizer of CannaFest VA 2021, said the purpose of the festival is to celebrate the decriminalization of marijuana and to educate people on the many uses of cannabis and the new law.

Thu
16
Sep

Flower power: Richmond cannabis dispensary is selling dried buds

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After months of only being able to sell oil-based cannabis products like edibles and vape cartridges, the Richmond region’s only licensed dispensary can now sell a more traditional form of marijuana.

Green Leaf Medical (stylized gLeaf) kicked off sales of smokable marijuana, both dry whole flower (also called bud) and pre-rolled joints, at its South Richmond dispensary last week.

Adult use of smokable marijuana was legalized in Virginia in July, which paved the way for Green Leaf to expand its offerings. The company already sold its smokable marijuana in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio, where it also operates.

Mon
13
Sep
Mon
09
Aug

New Virginia Laws Include Legal Cannabis Possession

A slew of state legislation went into effect on July 1 in Virginia, including new laws governing cannabis possession, capital punishment, public carrying of weapons, and littering, among others. The most headline-grabbing of these is the cannabis law, which permits residents 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana (without intent to sell) and to grow up to four marijuana plants in their homes. Possession of more than an ounce but less than a pound carries a $25 penalty, and more than a pound is a felony with a 10-year sentence and a $250,000 fine.

Tue
03
Aug

Garden Stores Swamped by Would-Be Cannabis Growers

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It’s now legal in Virginia to possess small amounts of marijuana, but the only way to get it legally is to grow your own.  That’s given a big boost to business at local nurseries and garden stores.

It’s 6:30 on a hot weeknight in Richmond – almost closing time for Happy Trees Agricultural Supply, but the place is packed.

Customers have come for advice on how to grow cannabis, and there’s a lot to learn according to Regional Operations Manager Richard Gropper.

Fri
30
Jul

Virginia couple designs cannabis stash box for drivers on the go

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"Excited to have a positive impact, providing a solution for our Black community, stay in line with marijuana laws, avoid unnecessary interactions with police."

“[Drivers who possess cannabis] can violate the law, maybe not even knowing they’re violating if it’s not in a sealed container,” Sarah noted. PHOTO BY LOCKGREEN PRODUCTS INSTAGRAM

Sarah and Ronald Morton are locking down their place as cannabis entrepreneurs.

The couple, who are “longtime supporters of marijuana law reform and minority representation in the cannabis industry,” have developed LOCKGREEN, a lockable stash box for road-tripping cannabis consumers, reports 13News Now.

Mon
26
Jul

Legal Cannabis Is One Reason Home Prices Are Soaring Right Now

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A new report suggests having accessible weed can add to your property value.

If you’ve been shopping around for a new home recently, you’ve probably noticed that real estate prices have increased. This is true, particularly in weed-friendly states. But with 91% of American adults who support cannabis legalization, it will only continue to spread throughout the country and there is no doubt it will have an impact on real estate prices.

Fri
09
Jul

Marijuana Now Legal in Virginia — Here’s What the Law Means

As of July 1, marijuana became legal in the Commonwealth of Virginia. But confusion about the law remains. So, before you go out and celebrate the move by Gov. Ralph Northam, which upon his signature April 7, made Virginia the first Southern state to legalize marijuana, do your homework. And remember, the new law only applies to adults in Virginia, 21 years and older.

Wed
07
Jul

A timeline of how Virginia became the first Southern state to turn green

As of July 1, Virginia is the first Southern state, 17th overall, to be painted green with the legalization of recreational marijuana – shaving three years off lawmakers original plans to permit it.

Since the move came three years sooner than lawmakers originally planned, there are still many wrinkles to iron out in the legislation -- but it’s something that has been hovering in the halls of Virginia’s capitol building for decades.

Believe it or not, the road the legalizing marijuana for medical use in the Commonwealth started in 1979, according to an article posted by The Baltimore Sun from The San Francisco Chronicle.

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