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Virginia Cannabis Control Authority
Virginia Cannabis Control Authority
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Board Description: The Virginia Cannabis Control Authority (“CCA” or “Authority”) is responsible for the regulation of legal cannabis in the Commonwealth. Code of Virginia, Title 4.1, Subtitle II, Chapter 6. This mission includes potential regulation of any future adult-use retail market created by the General Assembly and, starting in Fiscal Year 2024, regulatory oversight and control of the Commonwealth’s existing medical cannabis program currently administered by the Board of Pharmacy. In the event the General Assembly creates an adult-use retail market, the CCA currently is empowered to prescribe and enforce regulations and conditions under which retail marijuana and retail marijuana products are possessed, sold, transported, distributed, and delivered. The Authority is an independent political subdivision of the Commonwealth, exclusive of the legislative, executive, or judicial branches of state government. A five-person Board of Directors guides and is ultimately responsible for the governance of the Authority. A Chief Executive Officer manages the day-to-day work of the CCA. The Governor appoints and the General Assembly confirms both the board and the CEO. A career, nonpolitical staff of employees reports to the CEO and, via the CEO, to the board. Code of Virginia, Title 4.1, Subtitle II, Chapter 6. 
Official Board Description: Link to VA Administrative Code
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Primary contact information for this board.
Name / Title: Jake Shuford  / Legislative and Regulatory Manager
Address: 333 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Telephone: (804)873-9038    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-