As of July 1 2021, the possession and personal use of marijuana for adults in Virginia have been legalized. If you are over 21, you can possess up to one ounce of marijuana, which can be shared with friends. Although one can possess marijuana in public, marijuana cannot be consumed in public.
In addition, adults can grow up to four plants per household for personal use. However, if you are under the age of 21, you are not allowed to possess any marijuana. If you are found in possession, you will be fined $25 and required to complete a substance abuse and education program.
The laws relating to the sale of marijuana remain unchanged, and it is still a criminal offense to sell marijuana or to possess marijuana with the intent to distribute it.