Cannabis flower is now available to Virginia patients who can purchase up to four ounces per month, WRIC reports. The new rules took effect September 1. Prior to the reforms, Virginia patients could only access products manufactured from the oils of the plant.
Raymond Hernandez, Columbia Care Virginia pharmacist in charge and market director, called the day a “major milestone” for Virginia medical cannabis patients.
“A lot of the products we do make by extracting the oil of the plant, are highly effective but you do lose some of those minor cannabinoids and terpenes … This is a big day for all of us in the Commonwealth but most importantly for the medical patients who have been asking for this and seeking this form of medication.”—Hernandez to WRIC