Portions of the legislature-approved legalization laws in Connecticut and Virginia take effect today including possession and use for adults 21-and-older in both states. In Virginia, adults will be able to grow up to four plants per household, but recreational sales will not commence in the state until 2024.
In Connecticut, retail sales are expected late next year.
Virginia lawmakers approved the reforms in March, making it the first state in the South to end cannabis prohibition. Starting today, it is legal for Virginians over 21 to possess up to 1 ounce and gift up to that amount to another adult. Consumption in the state is only permitted in private.