Although Virginia was the first state in the South to legalize cannabis in 2021, local press reports the state still lacks a consistent market. “Lawmakers (…) did not take the necessary steps to establish a commercial market, effectively leaving the commonwealth in limbo,” reads an Op-Ed from The Virginia Pilot. According to the article, “the law contained a couple of key contradictions.”

Virginians can grow, possess and use cannabis but they can't buy it or buy cannabis seeds. On Monday, Virginia’s Cannabis Conference & Lobby Day in Richmond, demonstrated that marijuana has become “a cultural and economic issue in the state,” reported Richmont.com. Meanwhile, the grey market has been filling the void in the recreational market. Data from Leafly estimated the illicit marijuana …

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