2023 POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
Excerpted from ASA's 2022 State of the States Report.
In 2023, ASA recommends that Virginia lawmakers re-focus their efforts on addressing the areas where they left gaps for patient protections. Virginia is the only state that has medical cannabis access for patients, but no form of caregiver status to help with acquisition or dosing; this is a critical failure that
must be fixed.
The commonwealth must also prioritize providing protections for patients against discrimination in housing, family court, or arbitrary roadside THC testing. Virginia should also authorize existing and future retailers to allow curbside pickup and delivery to patients. In light of the ongoing debate
around adult use/recreational laws, Virginia should also focus on passing provisions included in ASA’s Medical Cannabis Equity Checklist.
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