No. Hampton has no dispensaries selling recreational cannabis. The Commonwealth of Virginia has not yet approved recreational marijuana sales. Therefore, no cannabis businesses are permitted to sell adult-use cannabis in the city.
No. There are no marijuana dispensaries in Hampton. Although medical cannabis is legal in the city, no businesses are approved to sell it legally.
There are no dispensaries in Hampton; hence you cannot buy cannabis from online dispensaries in the city.
You cannot visit a dispensary in the city as no such cannabis establishments are operating there. However, when recreational cannabis sales begin in the city, you will be required to present documentation proving that you are at least 21. If a medical cannabis retail store opens in the city, you must have a valid certification for medical cannabis use and a valid picture ID before you are allowed to purchase medical marijuana.
The Hampton City Code contains no regulations for the operations of cannabis dispensaries. However, when adult-use weed dispensaries begin operations in the city, they will be required to comply with state laws. State laws require that recreational cannabis be only sold to persons aged 21 or older. Hence, recreational weed dispensaries must scan the IDs of their customers before allowing them to buy cannabis.
HB 2312 legalized cannabis for recreational purposes for residents of Hampton and other jurisdictions in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Still, the legislation imposed certain restrictions on the use of cannabis for recreation. Under HB 2312:
Hampton adults aged 21 or older can possess up to one ounce of marijuana for personal recreational use
Adults aged 21 or older can grow cannabis plants in private homes. Still, Hampton landlords are permitted to restrict the use of marijuana on their premises
Adults aged 21 or older can grow up to four cannabis plants per household (not per person). Note that cannabis may only be grown at the cultivator's primary residence. The plants must be cultivated away from public view and tagged with the name, driver's license or state ID number, and notice that the plant is for personal use
Adult transferring or sharing of up to one ounce of marijuana between individuals aged 21 or older without remuneration is permitted. Note that adult sharing does not include instances where:
Marijuana is given away while another reciprocal transaction occurs between the parties in the exchange
A gift of marijuana is advertised or offered in conjunction with an offer for the sale of services or goods
A gift of marijuana is contingent on a separate reciprocal transaction for services or goods
Persons found with more than one pound of marijuana are subject to a civil fine of no more than $25. Persons caught with more than one pound are subject to a felony
It is illegal for any Hampton resident under the age of 21 to buy, consume, or possess marijuana
It is illegal to distribute or sell weed or to possess any amount of the substance with the intention of selling or distributing it
It is illegal to use cannabis while driving or riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle
It is illegal to use cannabis or offer it to anyone in any public place
It is unlawful to make concentrated marijuana from home-cultivated marijuana
It is illegal to use cannabis on federal lands, buildings, and properties
Even though adult-use cannabis has been legalized under HB2312, the measure stipulates that it will not be available in retail stores until at least July 2024. The delay will allow the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority additional time to create the necessary rules and regulations for the cultivation, production, and sale of cannabis.
Virginia medical cannabis laws are the laws guiding medical cannabis activities in Hampton. Although the state's first medical marijuana law permitted medical cannabis use only for treating glaucoma and the side effects of chemotherapy, a recent bill approved in 2018 expanded access to medical marijuana. Before the 2018 expansion, the Virginia General Assembly approved a bill permitting the use of CBD or THCA oil for the treatment of intractable epilepsy. The 2018 bill signed by Governor Ralph Northam allowed Virginia physicians to recommend medical marijuana to any patient who may benefit. Medical cannabis may also be accessible to vulnerable adults through their parents or authorized guardians.
However, before purchasing medical cannabis, you must obtain a written certification for medical marijuana use from a Virginia Board of Pharmacy-approved physician. The certification permits you to purchase up to 5 milligrams of CBD or THCA oil and up to 10 milligrams of THC from licensed pharmaceutical processors. Medical marijuana may be purchased as creams, gels, troches, lollipops, sprays, oils, capsules, lozenges, suppositories, patches, and inhalation products. Per a 2021 legislation, Hampton medical cannabis patients may also access whole-plant botanical cannabis.
Medical cannabis is available to any resident of Hampton with a qualifying medical condition who has received certification for that condition from a healthcare professional certified by the state. The Commonwealth of Virginia defines a qualifying condition as any medical condition that the state Department of Health Professions has identified as a chronic or debilitating condition and that, in a physician's professional judgment, may be treated by medical marijuana. Hampton residents may obtain a medical cannabis certification from a doctor of osteopathy, physician assistant, doctor of medicine, or nurse practitioner. Residents can find a list of certified practitioners approved to issue medical cannabis certifications on the Virginia Department of Health Professions' website. Common conditions for which Hampton residents may obtain medical cannabis certifications include PTSD, Hepatitis C, cancer, glaucoma, cachexia, multiple sclerosis, and autism.
After obtaining a medical marijuana certification, follow these steps to complete an application for a medical marijuana card:
Visit the Virginia Board of Pharmacy’s Initial Application System
Create an account on the portal
Select “Initial Application” on the portal
Select "Pharmaceutical Processing" from the dropdown labeled "profession"
Click "Registered Patient for Medical Cannabis" from the "license type" dropdown
Click "Initial Application" from the dropdown named "Obtained By"
Pay the application fee of $50
Upload the supporting documents:
A copy of the medical cannabis certification
Proof of residency in Hampton
Proof of age
Proof of identity
You may submit the required documents by email to email@example.com, fax the documents to (804) 527-4472, or mail them to:
Virginia Board of Pharmacy
9960 Mayland Drive
Henrico, VA 23233-1463
The Virginia Board of Pharmacy typically reviews applications for medical marijuana cards within 60 business days after submission. Upon approval for a medical marijuana card, the Board of Pharmacy will send the medical marijuana card to the address provided by the applicant in the application. You may call the state Board of Pharmacy at (804) 367-4456, or see the patient registration instructions guide for additional information on getting a medical marijuana card in Hampton.
Marijuana consumption is legal in private residences in Hampton but not in public locations such as bars, schools, banks, streets, and motor vehicles.
You cannot buy cannabis legally in the city. There are no medical marijuana dispensaries in Hampton, and recreational cannabis retail sales have not begun.
There are no dispensaries in the city selling cannabis for recreational or medical purposes.
With cannabis not sold legally in the city, weed strains are only popular among illegal buyers and consumers.
No. Smoking marijuana in public areas is illegal in Hampton.
Adults aged 21 or older in Hampton can possess no more than 28.3 grams of marijuana and cultivate no more than four marijuana plants at their residences. Medical marijuana patients registered in Hampton can possess up to 90-day supplies of medical cannabis. Per state law, each dosage must not contain less than 5 milligrams of THC-A or CBD and higher than 10 milligrams of Tetrahydrocannabinol.
No. You may travel with cannabis within Hampton or from Hampton to other Virginia locations as long as you keep it away from the driver and passengers. However, you cannot ship cannabis from or to Hampton across state lines. Doing so may lead to federal drug trafficking charges, which is a serious felony.
You cannot order cannabis online in the city as there are no physical or online cannabis dispensaries operating in the city. You may only purchase medical cannabis from other locations in Virginia where medical cannabis dispensaries are approved.
No. There are no 24-hour dispensaries in Hampton.
No. Tourists cannot use dispensaries in Hampton. When recreational cannabis sales commence in the city in 2024 or later, tourists with valid government-issued IDs showing they are at least 21 may use dispensaries in the city.
Presently, there are no weed dispensaries in Hampton.
No dispensaries are currently authorized to sell weed in any form in Hampton.
No dispensaries are operating within Hampton.
There are currently no weed dispensaries in Hampton.
It is impossible to predict which payment method will be favored by cannabis dispensaries in Hampton until retail cannabis businesses open in the city. Credit card companies, however, do not typically support cannabis transactions since, according to federal law, cannabis is still considered a restricted substance. Consequently, transactions involving cannabis are likely to be conducted with cash, as in other states where cannabis retail establishments are legal.
Although there are no marijuana dispensaries in Hampton, no regulations limit the number of dispensaries that may be visited in a single day if such cannabis businesses operate in the city.
Although there are no cannabis dispensaries in Hampton, health insurance companies do not cover cannabis purchases in their policies. Health insurance companies operate pursuant to federal laws which classify marijuana as an illegal substance despite the substance's legal status in many states.
When cannabis retail stores are established in the city, they will comply with state law requiring all weed dispensaries to track cannabis purchases. Purchase tracking is done to ensure buyers do not exceed the stipulated possession limits under the law.
You cannot find an approved medical or recreational cannabis dispensary in Hampton. However, when cannabis retail sales for adults begin in the city, you will only be permitted to enter such facilities if you have a valid proof of legal age (21). No persons under the age of 21 will be allowed inside a recreational marijuana dispensary in all Virginia jurisdictions. However, if medical marijuana dispensaries are approved in the city in the future, you can enter such businesses if you are 18 or older and have a valid medical marijuana card.
The Virginia Board of Pharmacy (VBP) under the Virginia Department of Health Professions regulates medical cannabis activities in Hampton, while the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority supervises recreational cannabis activities. You may contact the VBP by calling (804) 367-4456 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Virginia Cannabis Control Authority (CCA) is available by email at email@example.com.
You can report illegal cannabis activities in Hampton by filing a complaint to the Enforcement Division of the state Department of Health Professions (DHP) or by contacting the Hampton Police Department. You may contact the Hampton Police Department by calling (757) 727-6111 or submitting a tip online.