VDACS News Releases
June 15, 2023
Starting July 1, Amendments to Virginia’s Food and Drink and Industrial Hemp Laws Take Effect
Amendments affect the sale and regulation of hemp-derived products
Contact: Michael Wallace
During a reconvened session in April of 2023, the Virginia General Assembly amended the Code of Virginia to establish new requirements and restrictions for certain hemp-derived products.
Beginning July 1, 2023, amendments to Virginia’s Industrial Hemp Law (Va. Code § 3.2-4112 et seq.) and Food and Drink Law (Va. Code § 3.2-5100 et seq.) will direct the manufacturing and retail sale of certain hemp-derived products in the Commonwealth. The amendments also detail how the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) will administer the hemp and food and drink laws and related regulations. Amendments to the Code of Virginia impacting hemp products that will take effect on July 1, 2023, include:
VDACS has distributed a communication to retail outlets in its database to advise them of these amendments. Click here for this communication.
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