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Are there Marijuana Dispensaries in Roanoke?

No. There are no dispensaries selling cannabis in the city. Although recreational cannabis is now legal in Roanoke, sales are yet to begin statewide.

Are there Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Roanoke?

No. Even though medical marijuana is legal in Roanoke, there are no dispensaries selling medical marijuana in the city.

Can You Buy Cannabis from Online Weed Dispensaries in Roanoke?

There are no dispensaries in Roanoke. Therefore, Roanoke residents and visitors cannot buy cannabis from online weed dispensaries.

Visiting a Dispensary in Roanoke

You cannot visit a Roanoke weed dispensary as no cannabis business has been licensed to operate in the city.

Roanoke Dispensary Laws

There are no provisions for the operation of weed dispensaries in the Roanoke Code of Ordinances.

Recreational Laws in Roanoke

The city laws on recreational cannabis align with the state provisions on cannabis use. Virginia's recreational cannabis laws, passed by the Virginia legislature in April 2012, are contained in HB 2312. Under HB 2312:

  • Roanoke adults aged 21 or older can possess up to one ounce of marijuana for personal recreational use

  • Adults aged 21 or older can grow up to four plants per household. Cannabis cultivation may only occur at the cultivator's primary residence. Cultivation must follow these guidelines:

    • The plants must be grown in a location not visible to the public

    • The plants must be clearly labeled with the cultivator's name, driver's license or state ID number, and a notice indicating that the plant is for personal use

  • Individuals of legal age may share cannabis provided it does not exceed one ounce and involves no form of exchange or remuneration. Per state law, adult sharing does not include situations 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

  • Driving a vehicle or riding as a passenger while under the influence of cannabis is illegal

  • Cannabis use in public and on federal lands and buildings is unlawful

  • Making concentrated marijuana from home-cultivated marijuana is illegal

  • Individuals who sell cannabis or who possess the substance with the intent to sell it are subject to misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the amount of marijuana involved

Medical Cannabis Laws in Roanoke

Virginia medical cannabis laws guide medical cannabis use and possession in Roanoke. A recent expansion on the state's first medical cannabis act now permits residents who have obtained recommendations for medical marijuana use for conditions that their certifying physicians determine will benefit from medical marijuana to access CBD or THCA oil. Patients may obtain 5 milligrams of CBD or THCA oil and up to 10 milligrams of THC. Note that CBD or THCA oil is legal when obtained from any of Virginia’s licensed pharmaceutical processors.

To buy medical cannabis in Roanoke, a patient must have an active patient registration issued by the Board of Pharmacy and an active certification issued by a board-registered healthcare practitioner. Patients are no longer needed to have a current patient registration issued by the Board of Pharmacy as of July 1, 2022. To receive a physical medical cannabis card, however, you must submit a completed application to the Virginia Board of Pharmacy.

Note that possessing a medical marijuana card will not protect persons caught driving while high. Hence, medical cannabis users are advised to refrain from medical cannabis use that may lead to intoxication when driving.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Roanoke

If you have a qualifying condition and have received certification from a Virginia-licensed healthcare provider for that condition, you may obtain a medical marijuana card in Roanoke. Note that a qualifying condition is any condition that has been identified or classified as a chronic or debilitating condition by the Virginia Department of Health Profession and, in the determination of a Virginia physician, may be treated with medical marijuana. These conditions include but are not limited to Hepatitis C, cancer, glaucoma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, cachexia, and autism.

Note that the required certification is valid only when obtained from a Doctor of Osteopathy, Doctor of Medicine, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. To assist applicants in finding approved healthcare practitioners, the Virginia Department of Health Professions maintains a list of certified physicians in the state.

Upon obtaining the requisite certification, visit the Initial Application System maintained by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy. Create an account on the system and upload the required documents such as:

  • Your medical cannabis certification

  • Proof of residency in Roanoke

  • Proof of identity

  • Proof of age

You also have to pay the application fee of $50. The required documents listed above may also be submitted to the board by mail, email, or fax at:

Virginia Board of Pharmacy

Perimeter Center

9960 Mayland Drive

Suite 300

Henrico, VA 23233-1463


Fax: (804) 527-4472

After reviewing and approving your application (which may take up to 60 days), the Virginia Board of Pharmacy will issue your card and mail it to the address listed on your application. For more information on getting a Virginia medical marijuana card in Roanoke, review the patient registration guide on the Department of Health Professions' website.

Where is it Legal to Consume Cannabis in Roanoke?

Adults aged 21 or older may use marijuana may be used in private Roanoke residences but not in vehicles or public areas, such as bars, streets, alleys, parking lots, and schools. Also, nothing prohibits landlords and employers from restricting the use of marijuana on their premises.

How to Buy Cannabis at a Roanoke Dispensary

No medical marijuana dispensaries exist in the city, and the sale of recreational cannabis has not started.

The Average Price in Roanoke

There are no dispensaries in the city selling cannabis in Roanoke.

Most Popular Strains in Roanoke

Cannabis is not sold legally in Roanoke.

Can You Smoke in Public in Roanoke?

No. Smoking marijuana in public areas is illegal in Roanoke. Persons caught smoking weed in public may be subject to a $25 civil penalty. Minors caught smoking weed will be issued a $25 fine and ordered to enter a substance abuse program.

How Much Marijuana Can You Possess at Once in Roanoke?

In Roanoke, adults aged 21 or older can possess up to 28.3 grams of marijuana and grow up to 4 plants at home. Registered medical marijuana patients in Roanoke can have a 90-day supply of medical cannabis. State law requires each dose to contain between 5 milligrams of THC-A or CBD and 10 milligrams of THC.

Can I Ship Cannabis in Roanoke?

No. Traveling with cannabis within Roanoke or Virginia is allowed as long as it is stored away from the driver and passengers. However, transporting cannabis across state lines, either into or out of Roanoke, is illegal and could result in a federal drug trafficking charge, a severe felony offense.

Can I Order Cannabis Online in Roanoke?

In Roanoke, ordering cannabis online is impossible as no physical or online dispensaries are operating in the city. Medical cannabis can only be purchased from approved dispensaries in other locations within Virginia.

Are there 24-hour Dispensaries in Roanoke?

No. There are no 24-hour dispensaries in Roanoke.

Can Tourists Use Dispensaries in Roanoke?

No. Roanoke visitors cannot use dispensaries in the city as there are no licensed dispensaries.

Do You Need ID for Dispensary in Roanoke?

Presently, there are no weed dispensaries in the City of Roanoke.

Best Dispensaries in Roanoke

No dispensaries are presently authorized to sell weed in Roanoke.

Do Dispensaries Scan your ID in Roanoke?

No marijuana dispensary is licensed to operate in the City of Roanoke.

How Many Dispensaries are in Roanoke?

There are currently no weed dispensaries in Roanoke.

Can Dispensaries in Roanoke Take Credit Cards?

There are currently no dispensaries in Roanoke.

How Many Dispensaries Can You Visit in One Day?

There are currently no marijuana dispensaries in the city.

Do Dispensaries in Roanoke Take Health Insurance?

There are dispensaries in Roanoke.

Do Dispensaries in Roanoke Track How Much Weed You Buy?

No cannabis establishment selling weed operates in the city.

Can You Enter a Dispensary in Roanoke at Age 18?

There are no dispensaries to visit in the city.

Where Can I Find Roanoke Cannabis Regulator’s Contact Information?

The Virginia Department of Health Professions oversees medical cannabis in Roanoke through the Virginia Board of Pharmacy (VBP), which can be reached at (804) 367-4456 or via email at The Virginia Cannabis Control Authority (CCA) oversees recreational cannabis and can be reached at

How Do I Report Illegal Cannabis Activities in Roanoke?

You can report illegal cannabis activities in Roanoke by filing a complaint to the Enforcement Division of the state Department of Health Professions (DHP) or by contacting the Roanoke Police Department. You may contact the Roanoke Police Department by calling (540) 853-2212 or submitting a report online.