2024 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

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Virginia Cannabis Control Authority

Item 382

Item 382

First Year - FY2025Second Year - FY2026
Cannabis Regulation and Enforcement (30800)$5,411,060$5,411,060
Administrative Services (30801)FY2025 $5,411,060FY2026 $5,411,060
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2025 $4,502,242FY2026 $4,502,242
SpecialFY2025 $908,818FY2026 $908,818

Authority: §§4.1-601 through 4.1-1503, Code of Virginia.

A. Out of the amounts appropriated in this item, $4,300,000 the first year and $4,300,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for the startup and general operations of the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, is authorized to transfer up to $2,500,000 from any general fund balance originally appropriated in Item 479 U., Chapter 552, 2021 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I to the Cannabis Control Authority to cover one-time costs of a seed-to-sale tracking system.

B. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or any other provision of law, a pharmaceutical processor license shall permit such licensee to cultivate and manufacture out of a single establishment location, except that a cannabis establishment changing its cultivation and manufacturing location may operate at both the former and new location during the site transition process which shall last no more than the life of this Act. Prior to operating an additional cultivation and manufacturing establishment at a different location, a licensee shall be inspected by the Cannabis Control Authority in accordance with this Act.