Gun Ownership and Medical Marijuana Cards In Virginia
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This might be a surprise for many of you but Virginia became the first ever US state to legalize medical cannabis all the way back in 1979.

The whole drive to allow patients with qualifying medical conditions to consume medical marijuana was started by Virginia.

Unfortunately, even after being the pioneer state of medical marijuana access in the US, the state doesn’t have any laws that protect its registered medical marijuana patients from federal trials when it comes to owning a gun and having a medical marijuana card.

In short, there is no way you can have a Virginia medical marijuana card and own a firearm within the state at the same time.

Is It a Good Idea To Take My Gun To a Dispensary in VA?

Virginia is one of the US states where gun possession is heavily regulated. This automatically complicates the gun ownership process if you’re a registered medical marijuana patient as well.

Generally, there are no such places that are ‘off-limits’ to individuals having a valid firearm carry permit. But things can take a 180-degree turn for you if you’re consuming/possessing a Schedule I substance (yes, even medical marijuana) while owning a firearm at the same time.

Consuming CBD Products and Owning a Gun in Virginia

In Virginia, CBD oil-based products derived from industrial hemp and having not more than 0.3% THC content are legal for consumption. This means that if you’re an adult (21 years or older), you can legally consume CBD products while owning a firearm at the same time.

Our expert opinion

No one can take the status of being the ‘first ever US state to legalize medical marijuana’ from Virginia. However, the state does in fact need to ensure the safety and legal rights of its registered medical marijuana users when it comes to matters like owning a firearm, etc.

Helpful Resources Virginia Patients:

Top 6 Benefits of Getting A Medical Card In Virginia

Is Weed Legal In West Virginia?

Virginia Marijuana Laws

Consequences of Obtaining A Medical Card in Virginia

Are Edibles Legal in Virginia?

How To Get A Medical Marijuana Card In Virginia?

By Kif Team

The Kif Team has expert team of writers with a profound understanding of holistic medicine. We specialize in assisting individuals in obtaining their medical marijuana cards. We firmly believe in the therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis for various health conditions. Our mission is to educate and enlighten as many people as possible about its potential advantages.

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